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How deep should I embed a 30-foot light post?

I am installing a 30 Foot Round Straight Steel Light Pole, 5 Inch Diameter that I am purchasing from LightMart. I live in the outside of Las Vegas, NV near the mountains where sometimes its very windy,...
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Can I tap into an exterior light fixture to connect different things

I just ran mc cable to a exterior light fixture(dusk to dawn one) from an exterior gfci outlet (which is outside near ground level), I'd like to put and outlet, switch and/or lights in attic close to ...
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Light and fan remain constantly on after changing bulbs to LED

Recently replaced old 40W ES bulbs to LED ones with the same fitting. However this causes the light and (timer) fan in the bathroom to remain consistently turned on despite the switch being in the off ...
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Wiring up new light fitting

I am trying to fit a new light fitting. The connections on this fitting equates to a 4 pin plastic junction box with live, earth, and neutral in that order with the 4th blank. I removed the old ...
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Wiring a garage door sensor

Looking to wire an LED light indicator for my garage door. I'm in no way a lighting/electrical expert and I could use help. I do repair copiers for a living. Home auto mechanic rebuild motors etc. I ...
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Trying to hook up dimmer/fan switch but have an extra wire?

I am trying to replace a switch that had a 4 position light knob and a 4 position fan knob. The old one had three wires coming out of it and the new one has 4. Below is a picture of my wall and the ...
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Terrace house light fixture replacement [closed]

Light fixture is connected and we don’t know how to remove it. We broke the black part and wondering how to remove it and what kind of replacement part can we get for it. Thank you all in advance for ...
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Why do my bathroom lights keep blowing?

Hello: I have a wall mount light fixture that uses 5 globe type bulbs. I have had the fixture for about 10 years, recently each time I replace a bulb - the new bulb burns out within a few hours. ...
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One side of combination switch turns off power in a room

I have an exhaust fan, light fixture and wall outlet connected to a combination switch. The top switch turns on the lights and it works and the outlet is always on, but the bottom switch supposed to ...
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Electrical workaround for wiring a smart switch

There's the following setup in my bedroom: I need to wire the WiFi Switch in the setup above so I made the following workaround: Basically I dimissed Light Bulb 2 in order to get the power line to ...
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Strange bath lighting vanity light

Went to change in the lighting above our bathroom vanity and was greeted with this strange fixture. I am at a loss how to remove it to get replacement. I do not see any type of markings or model ...
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Can a Smart light switch be used for a Gas fireplace insert?

I have a gas fireplace that the on/off function is controlled by a light switch. The switch is connected to two wires only, a black and white wire. There is no ground wire. Can a smart switch be used ...
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How to remove this light globe?

I have not been able to get the glass dish removed from this ceiling light fixture. There are no holes, visible clips or any other clues at how to free the glass. I have tried to turn the dish but ...
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Can I use a regular E26 LED bulb as a replacement for a refrigerator light bulb?

The light bulb in my refrigerator burned out. It was a 40w incandescent appliance bulb like such: I'm wondering if there is any reason I can not put a 9watt A19 LED bulb such as this one (home depot ...
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How should I connect a new smart switch to my wiring?

I think I have a regular 2-way Switch but there are 3 wires connected to it: 2 black wires going to the same screw and a red one going to an upper one. I'm not sure which wire is doing what. How can I ...
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How to get lighting in the shower like this?

I'm remodeling my bathroom and I'd like to know how to get a lighting effect as seen in these photos. To get this, do you basically drop the ceiling to create a soffit over the shower, with a rope ...
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How to slave a new light to an existing pull chain light

We recently remodeled our house and had new outdoor lights installed. Well after the fact that only one works. We realized that the one that doesn't was on a pull chain. Well I'm not the smartest ...
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All lights have tripped out!

The existing kitchen light was taken down, it was always blowing the bulbs. Currently, there's no light fixture up, just a connector type thing. Is this wired correctly? I've attached a photo, the ...
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Ceiling lights wiring

Hi was just seeing if anyone can tell me what are the main Wires and what is the switch wire
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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Motion sensor to flash a 12v light [closed]

I'm looking for a way to put a motion sensor at the end of the driveway and wire it about 150' up the driveway to a 12v light. The operation I'm looking for, is when the sensor sees a car I want the ...
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Light fixture still live when power turned off

I'm sorry if this is an ignorant question, but it is one that I cannot seem to figure out. When I was changing a light bulb in my ceiling pot light fixture, the power switch was turned off, and I ...
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Bathroom light switch changed, now the light only turns on when the fan switch is turned on.

I switched the light switch in the bathroom today because the toggle broke off. I took out the old one, which is the Leviton 15 Amp Duplex Style Single-Pole / 3-Way AC Combination Toggle Light Switch ...
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Installing light switch timer

I am replacing switches in my 1950s house and want to put a new switch timer for my porch light. There was a old one already in place. I am confused because I installed the switch next to it using the ...
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Can't get bathroom light cover off!

We have tried twisting both ways, pulling etc. No screws visiable. Sorry for awful photo, it's pitch black in the bathroom now!
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Ceiling Fan Light won’t work

My ceiling fan light stopped working in my kitchen. I thought one of the sockets broke so I bought a new light kit. Installed it ...correctly...and still no light. There is a remote control receiver ...
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How do I wire in a bathroom light/fan to this box?

This is a very old house. I wanted to add a light/fan to this bathroom while the ceiling was down for repair. When I opened the switch box this is what I found (second picture). A GFI wired correctly,...
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Help replacing a dimmer switch

Hi. Hopefully someone can help me with this. I have a dimmer switch that controls a ceiling fan with lights. I want just a regular on/off switch. When you run the fan it makes a noise unless the ...
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3 wires hanging from fixture

I have a light fixture that no longer works after a space heater blew the circuit. I removed it from the ceiling and it looks like a few wires were burned. i was able to connect the black and white ...
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Why is my oven bulb so hard to turn?

My oven light burned out. When I try to turn the new light bulb in my Kenmore oven it's like sandpaper against sandpaper. Why is this?
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How can I replace a halogen light bulb inside this glass enclosure?

I have to replace this fused lightbulb but it is being caged by the glass as seen in the photo. How do I remove the glass?
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LED lamps glow with switch off [duplicate]

My stairway LED ceiling lamps on 3-way switches glow next morning after being off all night. Is this an indication of stray voltage, bad switch or short circuit? They still glow today after 14 hours.
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Pole Light keeps tripping Breaker

I have a post light that I replaced. The old post rusted out at the bottom and fell over. So I dug a new hole and set in a new post and fixture. Before this, I tested the breaker with a generic light ...
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Light Switch 1 Red 2 Black Wires

I have a light switch that has 1 red wire that goes into a hole by it's self and 2 black wires that go into the same hole the white wires are tied together with a nut and pushed to the back of the box....
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My bulb is permanently on. Why?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Setting: Victorian house, kitchen. Light switch. 1 red wire going into common. 1 red wire going into L1 Original set up in the ceiling rose. 1 ...
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Dimmer stopped working but light switched on after maybe short-circuiting ceiling light

I pulled out the pendant light bulb that was hanging at the center of this metal framed Turkish style lamp. The light bulb touched the metal frame and there was a sudden explosive sound, burning smell ...
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laundry room fluorescent lights dim and flickering

Starting about a week ago, the fluorescent lights in my laundry room became dim and flickering. I bought two tubes from lowes (F40KB-ECO 48", I don't think that's relevant but anyway), put them on, ...
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Can I replace a plug with a switch?

I have a dilemma. In my kitchen, there has always been an unused electrical box in the ceiling. On the wall in my kitchen, there has always been a switch that doesn't control anything. I always ...
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How to remove the flush mount ceiling fixture

I am trying to change the bulb in the ceiling fixture as shown in the pic. However, it is not easy to remove the fixture. I twisted the cover counterclockwise but I could not make it. Please help me ...
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how do i remove this

My bedroom light has burned out and I do not know how to replace it, cuz i do not know how to get this screw thingy off
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Illuminated Mirror Wiring

I've purchased an illuminated mirror (with a built in light strip around the outside) for my bathroom remodel. I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire it. I have the wiring prepped for a new ...
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Two dimmers (for two separate lights) in one junction box where there's only White, Black and Red coming out of the wall

So, 40 yr old townhouse, there are two ceiling lights in the "rec room" area of the bottom floor/basement. Two dimmer dials/switches (push in for on or off, twist for dimmer function) in one ...
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How can I continue a circuit from a light switch through a light using 12/3 cable?

I'm remodeling my master bedroom, and in the process I have to fix some shoddy electrical work from previous homeowners. It seems that they tapped into the existing circuit to add an exterior flood ...
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Replacing an Apartment Light Fixture that has a Built-In Switch

I am hoping to replace a vanity light in my bathroom over my sink and I have already gone ahead and ordered a light fixture. However, I realized I may have made a mistake in choosing the new one... ...
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In a one-way dimmer, can C and L1 terminals be swapped?

In a one-way dimmer switch, does it matter which way round the C and L1 terminals are connected (both electrically and in terms of UK wiring regs)? For context, I have a dimmer that's wired the ...
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How to change ceiling light on a flush flat light fixture

My ceiling light fixture looks like this. I can't seem to be able to remove it no matter which way I try. Any suggestions?
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5 way wiring question

I’m changing light switches to decora from toggle. I have 4 switches to one light fixture where 4 of the 3 switches have 5 wires and the 4th switch has 3. 1: 2 red 2 black 1 ground 2: 2 red 2 black ...
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Cieling fan lights take 6 seconds to come on

Harbor Breeze Pawtucket Model 40958 I just had this fan installed through Lowes (8/6/18). When I turn on the fan/lights at the wall switch, the lights take 6 seconds to come on. But the remote on ...
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Black wire x3, white wire x3, ground wire x3.

I took out a ceiling fan in a bedroom. I didn't pay much attention to how it was wired up because I've replaced 5 ceiling lights in the house previously and they've been without issue. My issue on ...
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Ceiling box has 2 black and white wires but fan/ light only has 1 of each

Installing a new fan/light with 1 red wire 1 white wire and 2 green wires The box in my ceiling has 2 black wires, 2 white wires, and one bare wire. (The 2 black wires were capped together, and the 2 ...