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Sep
23
comment Why isn't the switch working to turn off my ceiling lamp after I replaced a fan w/light?
Also, please add a location to your user profile, at least your country. The wire colors I described are for the US; if you're in the UK or Europe, for example, things are a bit different.
Sep
23
comment Why isn't the switch working to turn off my ceiling lamp after I replaced a fan w/light?
Please describe how you wired both the switch and the ceiling lamp. At the ceiling side, were there 4 wires coming in (red, black, white, copper)? What do you see at the switch side? What are the wires connected to? Photos are best, but a description or illustration is also good.
Sep
22
comment Is the light quality of halogen/LED low-voltage recessed light actually better than an equivalent line voltage light?
"Line voltage" LEDs are just LEDs with their own DC rectifiers. I recently installed these into standard recessed can housings. The black chunk above the trim and diffuser is the rectifier.
Sep
22
revised Is the light quality of halogen/LED low-voltage recessed light actually better than an equivalent line voltage light?
OP accidentally a word.
Sep
22
comment Do outlets in damp locations require GFCI protection?
Revisited this while looking at front-door lighting, where a tripped GFCI would lead to a dark entryway which is itself a safety and security issue. Code very clearly restricts GFCI protection requirements to receptacles, not outlets or circuits in general. GFCI protection can affect how deep you must bury underground cable runs: headed to a lamp pole? Bury 24" down without GFCI, only 12" with. Here is a quick forum discussion from 2007 on the topic; the Code references are still valid as of the 2011 NEC.
Sep
22
answered Is the light quality of halogen/LED low-voltage recessed light actually better than an equivalent line voltage light?
Sep
22
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Sep
21
comment Bending wire versus cable
@BMitch Good ideas. The spiral is definitely commonly encountered in wiring cabinets/breaker boxes. As far as I can tell, the min-radius requirement only applies to cables, not conductors. 300.19(C)(3) (supporting vertical cables/wire in a long run by winding them around insulating supports) even requires a deflection of >= 90 deg.
Sep
21
comment How do I use this H/L/V Wiring?
FWIW I often use CoSketch to make garish but functional illustrations. It's a collaborative whiteboarding app, but it works well enough. I'd be happy to learn of better tools; sounds like a good Meta post.
Sep
21
comment How do I install electrical through “new work” stucco?
And actually, IIRC, if the box is in-wall rather than surface mount, you don't even have to bother with damp/wet-rated kit. Don't quote me on that; look it up.
Sep
21
revised what sort of cable should I use to add extra tv outlets
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Sep
21
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Sep
21
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Sep
21
revised what sort of cable should I use to add extra tv outlets
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Sep
21
comment Change circuit breaker for dual purpose fitting
Your terms ring strangely in the air. Please supply photos. National context might also help, as Chris Cudmore suggests.
Sep
21
asked Bending wire versus cable
Sep
21
answered How do I install electrical through “new work” stucco?
Sep
21
accepted Why do my LED lights flash on cold start?
Sep
21
comment Why do my LED lights flash on cold start?
Interesting. The LED lamps feed the 120 VAC mains power into a DC rectifier to drive the actual LED. I can see that without tearing anything apart. Without a teardown, I can't say much about the dimmer internals. The Chinese version is a newer hardware/firmware rev. It managed to dim the lamps lower and more evenly, but it had that blinding camera flash effect.
Sep
21
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