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Removing a Ceiling Fan Which Wire To Use For The New Light?


I would select the one that is closest to the door, whatever that color ends up being. Just be sure to…


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Installing a programmable timer for an existing lighting system


If the new timer is to take the place of the existing system then you either need to identify that system and….


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Are 4-way dimmer switches available for my lights?


There are a few options for 4-way switching, one of which is very affordable and is very reliable….


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How do I wire new light fixtures to old electrical wiring?


The wiring coming out of the wall looks like two black insulated wires and no copper or bare wires. No third wire at all…


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How do I wire power to more than one light switch?


The power must be fed separately to each switch that you would like to operate independently…


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My Florescent Light Fixtures are Not Working


I replaced all eight 4 foot 32 watt bulbs. I replaced the wall light switch. The circuit breaker seems fine. I have electronic ballast but unlikely both fixtures ballast went at same time. What should I do next?


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Lights Dim Out Very Often – Help!


It sounds like there is a loose connection that is beginning to fail, you may want to check….


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Is there a Dimmer Switch Rated for CU/AL Type Wire?


We have a three way switch in the dining room and would like to put a dimmer in but cannot find any dimmers that are CU/AL approved.


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Electrical Question about a Portable Infrared Sauna


I’ve been building a portable infrared sauna. I know nothing about electrical work, but did my best to follow the instructions. When I plugged it in, there was a huge spark and popping – obviously, something is wrong.


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Electrical Question from Pamela about Replacing Old Light Switches


One problem we are having has to do with the electrical switches which were used. They are small with as many as 5 to a plate and they stay in a neutral position. To turn them on, we push upward and the switch returns to its position.


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Electrical Question from Jim about Lighting


Question: When I turn on my upstairs bedroom ceiling fan, the light inside of my dining room hutch goes on. The light switch on the hutch is a hidden switch in the door hinge…you just touch the door hinge to turn the lights off & on.


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Electrical Question From Harry About Lighting


Question : Currently, over my workbench I have a pull chain incandescent light (14-2 wire). I would like to add 2 new single tube fluorescent fixtures on either side of the incandescent light.


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Electrical Question From Shelley About Kitchen Lighting


Electrical Question : Hello. I want to install pendant lights in my kitchen. I have a can ceiling light that is exactly centered above my sink that I think would be the perfect outlet.


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Electrical Question From Janey About Lighting


I have 3 wires coming through my wall to my fixture. One is yellow, one brown, and one white.


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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights


Hi Dave, We have 4 12 volt under cabinet lights in our kitchen. Two of them don’t work on a regular basis. All the wiring got hidden behind the cabinets when we did our kitchen redo a few years back.


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Electrical Question from Rich about Troubleshooting


Question: Why do light bulbs dim when I screw in second bulb into fixture?


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