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How to wire LED light to old wiring layout

Bought a new LED strip light to replace an old fluorescent light. After removing the old light I'm left with 3 grey cables coming from the ceiling.There are 3 copper ground wires are all sleeved into ...
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Old house--no neutral wire for Nest Protect?

I'm not particularly electrically inclined, but am giving a go to setting up a wired Nest Protect where an old smoke detector was installed. The device says to connect its white wire to the white (or ...
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One light switch controlling multiple lights

So my husband and I bought an older house (1956). After we moved in, we noticed that if we turn off a certain switch in the kitchen, we can't turn on the lights in the hall, bathroom, or bedrooms. ...
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Wiring a light fixture

I am replacing a light fixture in my bathroom with a LED fixture. My house is from the late 20s so there are some quirks. In this case I have 3 sets of wires into the box. There are 6 other lights, ...
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How to work out which wire goes where when replacing light fixture

There are 2 neutral wires and 3 black ones and a ground. The ceiling light is on and hard wired in and I can't turn it off. The adjacent bedrooms are without power. I know I scrambled the wires so ...
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Fried dimmer turns lights on/off but new dimmer won't

I had two black wires, one red wire and two white wires coming from the ceiling (I suspect there used to be a fan with a light). In the switch box, there was a black and a white wire (with a green ...
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How to test an electrical switch to ensure the power is off

I used a voltmeter to test for power on my electrical switch and I was surprised by a blast of electricity. You can see the damage in the picture. Why did I get a reaction? Did I test it ...
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Test Connection for vintage lighting fitting

Out apartment has one of those vintage light fittings, with the edison bulbs in. It also has 4M high ceilings. One of the bulbs has popped and repeatedly pops if i replace it. so i'd like to take the ...
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3 Way Switch Spark

I am trying to figure out why a spark was created when I was testing the voltage across a three way switch I have. So to make a long story short, I was trying to move some switches because I didn't ...
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No power to room

Left heater plugged in drying floor all night. Woke up to no power in room and no breaker kicked. Can't figure out what happened. Checked plug in and shows hot and ground reversed but don't no how. ...

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