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Aug
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comment How do I wire one switch in a circuit with two “fixtures” but only one being operated by the switch?
Have you considered a timer for the pond pump?
Aug
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revised How do I wire one switch in a circuit with two “fixtures” but only one being operated by the switch?
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Aug
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answered How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
Aug
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comment How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
@benrudgers Which is why I linked to the building code, and provided the information as a Comment not an Answer. I'm simply pointing out that it is possible to notch joists, in some situations. I'm not advocating notching joists, just pointing out that they may be a valid option.
Aug
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comment How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
@benrudgers First of all, I never mentioned the use of a sawzall (reciprocating saw) to notch joists. Secondly I said "I've never seen a building code that had a problem with notching joists, as long as it's within specific limits.". I then went on to explain some of the limits, and included a link to a more detailed explanation. "never notch the bottom of beams", and "All electrical runs should be in the center third of any timber." are simply not true, and I'm trying to explain why in my comment.
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a paint & primer combo on new wood?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
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reviewed Reviewed When wiring outlets should I use pigtails or both sets of outlet screws?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to wire MR16 LED lights?
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reviewed Leave Closed what is recommended ceiling height for a flat natural pine ceiling to avoid feeling closed in
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
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comment How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
@TDHofstetter "at the ends of the members" means the portion of the beam that is over the supporting member. For example, you can notch the joist so that the supporting member fits into the notch (take a look at the diagram labeled "Floor Joist -- End Cuts", notice how on the left, the joist is notched to fit the support member).
Aug
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comment How can I install a light fixture in the ceiling of a finished room?
@benrudgers How did you determine it's not?
Aug
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comment Are push in connectors up to code?
@TDHofstetter I ripped some apart and blogged about it
Aug
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revised Replacing a toggle dimmer switch with a regular light switch
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comment Replacing a toggle dimmer switch with a regular light switch
What is the make/model of the dimmer?
Aug
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comment Are push in connectors up to code?
They accept a range of wire sizes, but are rated at or above the maximum current of the largest size conductor they work with.
Aug
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comment Should I use a GFCI or AFCI circuit breaker with knob and tube wiring?
@Bryce The AFCI is detecting an arc- or ground-fault within the vacuum, and is working as designed. There's a problem with the vacuum, or the manufacturer didn't get the memo about creating AFCI friendly products. Now that AFCI devices are required in more locations, I'd guess newer products are going to be less prone to tripping them. Could be a good marketing technique "Now AFCI friendly!"
Aug
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comment How do I wire a GFCI with 5 wires?
You should contact an Electrician. Your wiring seems suspect, and potentially dangerous.
Aug
21
answered Replacing a toggle dimmer switch with a regular light switch