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Feb
15
accepted Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
Feb
15
accepted Timer needed on bathroom vent fan?
Feb
15
accepted How does an illuminated switch light up without a neutral
Feb
13
comment Is it safe to ground/earth an extension cord with the radiator?
Stop holding back. Tell us what you really think.
Feb
13
comment Connect A 3 way swotch to an existing three way switch
Take a look at this answer
Feb
12
comment How do electricians quickly choose electrical box sizes?
@DMoore What I am trying to say is most applications are pretty obvious, especially if you are not working with a very crammed box or a shallow box. I think through how many cables are coming into a box before I choose the size, and I try to use deep boxes to avoid having to worry. No, it is not fast or automatic when you get beyond simple configurations.
Feb
12
comment How can I hang a 250 lb wooden piece of art on the wall?
@OrganicLawnDIY I wholly agree with the fastening on the bottom when using a french cleat. The nature of the art work seemed to preclude that. Your side braces help.
Feb
12
revised How do electricians quickly choose electrical box sizes?
clarification
Feb
12
comment How do electricians quickly choose electrical box sizes?
@HenryJackson Of course they should be! Thanks, I'll clarify. And you are welcome to edit directly anytime.
Feb
12
comment Two Three Way Switches w 14/2
I tried to explain more thoroughly. But the question is not about three switches (which do require a 4-way switch). And the same number of cables is needed in a three switch configuration; the 4-way just sits between the travelers.
Feb
12
revised Two Three Way Switches w 14/2
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Feb
12
answered Two Three Way Switches w 14/2
Feb
12
comment How do electricians quickly choose electrical box sizes?
@Mazura And then you pull out the charts (and your hair).
Feb
12
comment Two Three Way Switches w 14/2
@Scivitri In some (odd) configurations, 14/2 between the switches could work if the load was beyond the second switch on the circuit and already had a neutral.
Feb
12
comment Two Three Way Switches w 14/2
A bit of clarification needed. Do you already have two switches controlling the device or only one? Are you trying to add a second switch or a third? (Same question, just 2 ways of saying it.)
Feb
12
revised How can I hang a 250 lb wooden piece of art on the wall?
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Feb
12
answered How do electricians quickly choose electrical box sizes?
Feb
12
reviewed Approve How can I hang a 250 lb wooden piece of art on the wall?
Feb
11
answered How can I hang a 250 lb wooden piece of art on the wall?
Feb
11
comment Help with electrical plan. What's right, wrong, suggestions?
Switches that control lights form two locations are called 3-way (it has 3 terminals) and diagrammed S3. The middle switch in a three switch configuration is called a 4-way (4 terminals), and is diagrammed S4. Also, there needs to be traveler wires running between each 3-way and 4-way switch. Your upper right circuit lacks that connection.