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Jul
27
comment Installed Ceiling Fan, Now Light Switch Not Working Properly
+1 Simple, elegant. (And I slap may forehead and say Doh!)
Jul
27
comment Installed Ceiling Fan, Now Light Switch Not Working Properly
But where does that red one come from? Not from the left switch that only has black wires (which you think originally controlled the fixture - could you be mistaken about what it did before?)
Jul
26
comment Installed Ceiling Fan, Now Light Switch Not Working Properly
What does the remote control module instructions say about which remote module wire wire to connect to the AC line in?
Jul
26
comment Installed Ceiling Fan, Now Light Switch Not Working Properly
Red is hot, and probably switched. Green is ground. White is neutral. If the old fixture went on and off with the left switch, there has to be another junction somewhere since the left switch only has black wires. Also, it is unusual for a fan that is using one hot line to the remote control to use a red instead of a black. The fan instructions don't mention the remote unit. Is there a separate model number for that remote receiver unit?
Jul
26
answered Installed Ceiling Fan, Now Light Switch Not Working Properly
Jul
26
asked Why use AFCI receptacles rather than AFCI breakers?
Jul
26
comment How to repair a microwave door with a broken spot weld
@wallyk There are all levels of skill when it comes to repairs, and many of our readers would have the ability to tackle this safely. But there are some things, if screwed up, have very dangerous consequences. Having a rank amateur handle a main electrical panel is a bad idea. While the risks of microwaves leaking are small. If there were a compromise of the door seals, there is a risk, albeit small, of a very bad exposure, especially with prolonged exposure near the device. It's hard to control for level of skill, pattern of use. Better safe than sorry. You are free to disagree and answer.
Jul
25
comment What tools and techniques do I need to recreate this piece of furniture? (pic in description)
I think you need a Robbie the Robot.
Jul
25
comment Running a new kitchen light circuit from a receptacle with a “traveller.”
The screws holding the red and black wires each have a small brass plate under them. Is there a brass tab connecting those two terminals (it may have been broken off)?
Jul
24
answered How can I convert a closed stringer staircase to an open stringer staircase?
Jul
23
comment Do I need a permit to renovate a porch in NYC?
Most jurisdictions have something like a certificate of existing use for structures built before Cs of O were required. When you try to sell you may need a cursory inspection to make sure it's not a deathtrap, but nothing like a full blown C of O inspection. You may need a C of O for any new work done post building code.
Jul
22
answered Reinforce chair stretchers with screws?
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Automated/Controlled Lighting - Options?
Jul
21
comment Automated/Controlled Lighting - Options?
This is basically spam. If you posted a generic answer and then made a passing reference to your company, among others, providing materials, including disclosure, it might pas muster.
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Are all toilet bolts installed from under the floor?
Jul
21
revised Are all toilet bolts installed from under the floor?
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Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Garage door opens only partially in hot weather
Jul
21
revised Garage door opens only partially in hot weather
minor form
Jul
21
reviewed Reviewed Convert light socket to plug socket for LED lighting strip
Jul
21
comment Convert light socket to plug socket for LED lighting strip
Can you post an image of the socket?