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Can I just use wire capped neutral for a smart switch?

I am a DIYer and have a single pole switch which I’m swapping out for a smart single pole switch. Since the previous one was a dumb switch it doesn’t connect a neutral as it has no need for a circuit ...
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Adjusting Dimmer with no visible low end trim

When the dimmer is too low, the lights don't turn on with the flip of the switch until I raise the dimmer and then I can lower it again to make the lights dim. One thing I read that might be the issue ...
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Light switch wiring help [closed]

The dimmer switch in our bathroom was replaced about a month ago. Recently the breaker just started popping. I'm not too sure if the wiring is right or what is going on. Any information on what I ...
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Is it normal to see light between the plywood on a roof deck?

I am replacing my roof and needed plywood changed out due to water damage. They have completed the decking and are waiting for inspection prior to putting the other layers. Is it normal to see light ...
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Hanging porch light junction box

When I went to install a new hanging light, the old junction box snapped as I tightened the screws. Pulling the old box out, I see only a small metal crossbar (maybe 10" long and a 1/4" ...
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Connecting flush mounted ceiling light

Just bought flush MOON ceiling light. The ceiling receptacle has red(live),yellow (live) and white pair (zero) wires. How to connect black and white wires to this? Thanks VS
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Light Fixture Has Two Hot & Neutral Wires

Not sure what to do here. The light fixture has two hot/black wires and two neutral wires. It was only servicing one light fixture, so I don't know what to do with it. I didn't uninstall it originally ...
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GE Stove "Burner On" and "Hot Cooktop" light are staying on

My GE flattop stove "Burner On" and "Hot Cooktop" light are staying on. I already tested the switches on each burner and they all test good. I tested for Ohms and Continuity. I ...
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Bulbs Burn Out in Wall Sconces

Does anyone know why the bulbs in some of my wall sconces burn out so quickly? Am I using the wrong bulbs? Should I be using another kind? I have used the example shown, cheap, made in China, LEDs. ...
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Okay to drill into concrete ceiling with cracks?

I am not too handy. I have a shed-like room in my house that is basically bare cinderblocks I want to use as a workshop/garden tools etc. There is one electrical outlet. I want to hang a work light in ...
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How does my light fixture work and how can I replace it?

We just bought a house and aren’t loving the light fixture. I know most light fixtures you can replace yourself Or a company to do it for a small fee. However, ours is definitely a DIY situation from ...
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I couldnt find this at Home Depot. What should I use to replace it? [closed]

Home Depot doesn't carry these. I am not familiar with these and have never replaced one. Seems pretty easy to replace though. More concerned with brand and quality. I am not sure if I should buy the ...
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Replacing light bulb in flat fixture

I just purchased a new home and am in the repair process and one or two of the light fixtures appear to require bulb replacements. I was able to twist the main cover off of the fixture but underneath ...
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How do I fix this Underwriters Laboratories light fixture part that's missing side clips?

One of my light fixtures (recessed ceiling) fell in the kitchen. It's a UL thing that stays in place with these metal clips that go in the holes you can see in the images below. What happened to the ...
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Ceiling Fan and Light Fixture Don't Work

I last used my ceiling fan and light fixture in early January 2024. Both worked properly. The unit is operated with a simple remote control. When I attempted to turn the light fixture on last week, ...
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Run single strand of K&T wire through conduit under floor?

I have a contractor putting a pocket door in a wall in our 1925 house. He removed plaster from one side of the wall and exposed a single strand of Knob and Tube wiring right where the door needs to ...
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Suddenly no AC power to wall switch

Got a led can light over shower that suddenly stopped working. No AC to the feed wires of the can. No AC to the wall switch that controls the light. Both black wires connected to the switch are not ...
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Old wiring into new light switch

I'm trying to replace an old light switch. I was thinking that I'd have to pigtail all the neutrals and all the hot and the grounds but that caused an arc so I'm not sure how to go about wiring these ...
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Replacing a compact fluorescent bulb in a bathroom exhaust fan with an LED bulb?

I have a bathroom exhaust fan that has a built-in light that is a compact fluorescent bulb. It does not provide sufficient lighting (2400 lumens) and they do not produce a replacement bulb that is ...
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Proper Connections for a Light Switch

I had an electrician out this weekend and he replaced 3 light switches. I just opened two of them to check and I noticed that none of the wires are wrapped around the two gold screws or the green ...
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Dimmer wired to 2 lights and half wall outlet

I am pretty comfortable with wiring in a DIY sense but this has me stumped. We have two ceiling fans, each with a light set. At one end of the room is a standard toggle for turning fan lights off/on....
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3 sets of wire in a switch box [closed]

I'm replacing a switch in my room, the old 2 way switch had all 3 blacks in the switch and the grounds bundled up and the whites bundled together I bought a 3 way switch I guess not knowing what I ...
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How to fix strobing ceiling light fixture

Recently moved into a new apartment and noticed this ceiling light strobes when I flip the switch. When I took the cover off, this was underneath which I wasn’t expecting. Any idea how to stop the ...
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How do I fix my 3-way light to work with my Ring floodlight cam and my dining room dimmer switch

When I moved in, an indoor 3-way light switch existed. One to turn on overhead fan, one for the dining room light & one for backyard porch light. My handyman replaced my porch light with a Ring ...
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Switch old light switch to new dimmer

I've moved into a older US home I'm trying to update a light switch to a dimmer. The wires are clothed but in good condition. There are two wires going to the top side screw and one on the bottom. I ...
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Led bulb body getting hot touch in one socket but not other

The LED bulb body in one particular socket gets hot. I changed the bulb the socket and checked the wiring to the button for any loose wire. Still bulb in that particular socket gets hot while same ...
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Added lights to circuit, now lights flicker

I have 2 lights powered from a circuit in a hallway right below my attic access. I had 1 light in the attic, but I ran some wire and added 3 more lights and to make it daylight up in the attic. When ...
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Toronto Condo light fixture 4 cable

I’m trying to wire my light to the ceiling, but i’m so lost with this 4 wire coming out from the wall.. Do you guys know what colour should be connected with which? 😭 Thanks for the help!
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Is it better to use two-wire or three-wire cable for a bath fan/light unit? [closed]

I’m running Romex cable in a bare (framed only) bathroom. End result should be 2 vanity lights on one switch, and then above shower light (recessed LED water-rated) and a separate vent/fan (Delta ...
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What size breaker and wire for 315' for outside light post

I am installing lights on 30' light poles for beach volleyball courts. What size breaker and wire for runs up to 315'? 100 amp service provided to the panel. Can 20 amp breaker be used without ...
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How do I remove this light bulb?

I cannot work out how to remove this type of light bulb in my bathroom. The little black bits on the outside seem to hold it in place, but I can't seem to remove them or the wider unit. And the usual '...
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Adding outlet from a switch [closed]

Please help me with the wiring. I had two switches for 2 fixtures in the kitchen. I installed pot lights and now control them with switch 1. Wiring from switch 2 have been capped in the ceiling. I ...
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Two White Wires, one red, one black on a lightswitch?

I'm getting rid of this old hideous lightswitch with a nicer looking paddle switch. It only goes to one light. White at the top right and bottom right, red at the bottom left, black at the top left. I'...
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Can I replace a 1.25w LED stair light fixture with a 2w LED light fixture on a string of 7 light fixtures? [duplicate]

What can I replace a discontinued 1.25w 350mA LED stair light fixture with (7 light run, 1.25w ea)? Can I replace it with a lower 1w fixture or can I replace it with a higher 2w fixture? Is the mA of ...
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Outlet and lights not working

Wanted to post this here to see if I could get any tips or things I’ve missed I have a Lennar built home in 2019. A few days ago my wife was using a hair dryer in mater bedroom and all of a sudden ...
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Tried replacing a bedroom light/fan and I can’t get the switch to respond/shut it off

Tried replacing a fan/light combo in a bedroom of a 1971 built home. This is my third install around the house. When I pulled the old fan off I found 7 wires (3 white bundled and soldered together, 3 ...
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How can I find the end of a dead wire that is not attached to a switch?

I have a shop light in a garage but I can’t find a switch for it. Leads me to believe it’s a dead wire not connected to anything. I need to find the other end. I just don’t know where the shop light ...
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What is the third group of wires in the switch box?

I'm trying to replace a light switch with a dimmer. According to a Youtube tutorial and the installation instructions, I am expecting two black wires: one for load and one for hot. There should be two ...
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Can I hook up IKEA light using red 14/2 wire?

I just uninstalled a ceiling fan with the intention of installing an IKEA light in its place: After removing the ceiling fan I noticed that the wire in there looks like regular 14/2 lumex to me, but ...
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How do I rewire my kitchen ceiling light? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install a new light in my kitchen but I have six wires coming out of the ceiling but I have no idea which wires are which can you guys help me?
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Does a light bulb socket security camera require the wall switch to be on? [closed]

Does the light switch have to stay on all time for the camera to work? Where I want to place it there are 20 accent lights hooked up to 1 light switch. Are there any workarounds if I don't want to ...
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How to connect light fixture?

I’m changing a light fixture, and I didn’t think to check how the old one was connected, but it was connected to the red and the pink wires shown in the picture attached, just don’t know which ones ...
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What’s the proper way to wire this light switch?

I’m thinking the two red wires go to the switch wires and the blue wire with the white neutral?
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Replaced 2 hallway light fixtures but now the light bulbs stay on dimly, even with its off [duplicate]

So I had two very old light fixtures in my hallway with 2 switches at each end, and either switch would turn on or off both fixtures. Just replaced the light fixtures and put in LED lights, hooked up ...
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How should I connect a new light fixture with black, white, blue and green wires? [closed]

I have a halogen bathroom fixture with two halogen bulbs. I have one black wire and one white wire from the wall. A dimmer switch activates this fixture, and an overhead can light simultaneously. The ...
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Shower puck light install

I live in a condo and want to install a shower light. Will it be an issue to install a damp/wet rated light in our shower ceiling with plumbing above it? In case if there is a leak from the above ...
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Light switch issue...what to do? [closed]

I was working on replacing some bathroom switches to a more modern single pole. I got the new switch wired and switch and fan work great but my hall light and dining room light have no power...there ...
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Trying to wire new kitchen light

I live in the U.K. and I’m trying to wire a new light fixture in my ceiling. Coming out of the ceiling I have two red wires twisted together three black wires of which two are twisted together and ...
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home light switch problem

I'm having a bit of an issue. I've been doing electrical work for the past year or so but I'm still relatively new to this. Most of the stuff I have done has been a plug and play system or simple ...
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Placing 4” LED in the external soffit of the house with no ground

I’m trying to install 4 inch cannless LED lights in the soffit under the roof of my house. Unfortunately there is no room for the junction box which is at least 1 1/2 inches thick. I took the ...
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