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How to cut opening in 12" pilaster block-columns for electrical box (porch light install)?

I have two 12"x12"pilaster block columns in my front porch with a poured lintel above and slab below. The pilasters are also poured solid with down-rods and rebar in footer. It is new construction. I ...
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Ceiling fan lightbulb replacement

I have tried unscrewing the top four screws and the bottoms four. I have no ideas left on how to take the glass off eithlut basically completely disassembling the fan.
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6" recessed can light to track light [closed]

I have a single 6" can light which isn't good enough for our needs in our entrance hallway. I want to know if there is a way to convert it to a track light and that way attach multiple lights to the ...
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i want to install a ceiling fanlight without connecting it to the wall switch

i want to install a ceiling fanlight without connecting it to wall switch, but now that it is installed the ceiling fan light come on every time i turn on the light switch and I don't want that,please ...
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my fan over my table works from wall switch but the light fixtures doesnt come on unless i flip the switch numerous times

my fan over my table works from wall switch but the light on the fan wont come on unless I flip the switch a number of times before light will come on. what is causing this problem. if I use the pull ...
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how easy is it to install and american light in the UK?

I am looking to buy this light from the US. Keen to understand if this is possible and what I would need to install it. Many thanks M
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Installing an additional Kitchen Lighting circuit

I would like to install an additional Kitchen Light above a Breakfast Bar as a new circuit but would like to avoid lifting the floorboards on the floor above if possible as it is the bathroom and I ...
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Dedicated wiring to luminaire - what's the minimum gauge

I am wiring a luminaire fixture through a short dedicated 1/2" EMT conduit (a couple of feet). The maximum rating on the luminaire is 100W, although I expect to use much lower wattage. What is the ...
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How can I connect my new light fixtures to old fluorescent fixture bases?

I have these old 6 inch recessed fluorescent light cans in my kitchen. I can hardly find the bulbs anywhere so I decided to replace them. I pulled them apart thinking a could simply wire a new ...
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Why does my oven light flicker when I close the bottom drawer?

I have an electric oven. Recently the oven light flicks on then off when I close the "pan drawer" on the bottom. Any ideas why and repair suggestions appreciated. Thank you.
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candelbra base too long, is it safe?

I bought a candelbra bulb that fits correctly in every way except the length of the base: As you can see the bulb's base on the right is longer than the one on the left. Is it safe to use the bulb on ...
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Using 12-3 to wire lights/fan, sharing neutral

I feel like I am being super paranoid here but I want to make sure I am going to wire these lights correctly... I am going to have two recessed lights and a fan/light combo. The plan is to run 12-3 NM-...
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Two GFCI on 20A bathroom circuit

Long time reader, first time poster... so I thought I had my bathroom wiring layout pretty well nailed but the guy in the electrical department at the local big box store made me rethink my entire ...
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How Do I Program this Timer Switch

There is a timer switch in my garage which I can't figure out how to properly use. What I know about it: It controls my driveway lights There are time tick marks around the circumference of the dial,...
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What thickness cable should I use to wire these outside lights?

Looking at purchasing a few of these: 3X 30W Warm White PIR Motion Outdoor Sensor Security LED Floodlight Security Spot Lights IP65 LED PIR Motion Sensor Induction Lamp We have two existing that ...
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Converting a 3 way circuit from controlling outlets to controlling a fan

I have two switches in the livingroom that control the outlets in the room. We never use them and in fact since we swapped out all the outlets due to age, we didn't split them so they're hot all the ...
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Is there a lighting code restricting where lights can be placed?

I am having a new home built in New Brighton, MN, USA. We went over the plans on where we would like our lights, outlets, switches to be placed throughout the home. I asked them to place a light in a ...
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Replacement motion detector light only works with neutral connected to ground

I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with the wiring going to my replacement garage outdoor fixture. I'm replacing an old burned out fixture and i just moved in so I don't know if it was bad to ...
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How to deal with halogen lights hurting your eyes?

I have gable roof and there are 4 halogen lights on ceilings. If I am sitting upright, it's good but due to the angle of the ceiling, if I move slightly to any direction the light goes directly to my ...
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Changing adjustable fixture light bulb when socket and housing are loose

I'm having trouble changing a ceiling mounted adjustable fixture lightbulb. So there's two issues: one, the metal housing is loose and when I try screwing it in, there's a lot of grinding and varying ...
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Add light to a 3-way circuit - no neutral

I would like to add a new light fixture to a 3-way circuit in my stairway. The new light will be closer to the second switch and therefore would like to wire it from there (the other fixture is in the ...
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Viber bathroom mirror light replacement

I own a Viber bathroom mirror that houses some halogen lights at the top. Does anyone know how I might replace the bulbs on such a unit? They don't appear to twist, push or pull, and I can't see any ...
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making sense of a confusing light switch box

I'm trying to install a GE Z-Wave 12724 Smart Dimmer and my light switch box looks nothing like I imagine it's supposed to with wires properly identified. This wouldn't be the first improperly ...
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Ring Main trips when turning off kitchen flourescent light sometimes. Lighting trip does not trip out

My kitchen light seems to trip the house ring main trip when switching the light off. I have replaced the switch. But sometimes about once a month same thing happens. The lighting elcb does not trip.
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Replacing light switch with dimmer - can't identify wire colours; no ground

I'm trying to do a straight replacement of a single pole light switch from a regular rocker switch to a dimmer. I pulled the old switch out of the box and found the following: two wires coming out ...
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How to open bathroom light cover to replace bulb?

I cannot open the cover. I tried to twist it anti clock-wise, or clock-wise, or pull down. No success. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Ceiling light won't switch off after a new installation

I've looked at similar questions and answers and they don't make too much sense, I guess because my wiring may be different to others. #80208 and #36266 So I thought I'd replaced like for like with ...
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Help connecting a pendant light

I bought a pendant lamp only has 1 blue and 1 green wire how do I connect to my ceiling that has ground, black and white wires ?
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My wall socket is wired to my light switch

I have just moved into a rented property in spain. My wall socket in my bedroom wouldnt work so my landlord came around and "fixed" it. the socket does work now but only when i have my bedroom light ...
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How to replace light switch that is daisy chained to other light switches

I am trying to replace a single pole light switch with a light switch with a digital timer on it. The new light switch has 3 wires (neutral, line, load). The switch doesn't need a ground. My current ...
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How should I connect this new ceiling light?

I purchased a light fixture and the wires attached to the fixture are white, black and green. The junction box where I am planning to install the light was unused and therefore capped. When I ...
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how do I remove this old track light hanger from junction box?

I need some guidance on how to remove this late 1980's vintage track light mounting strap or hanger (brace?) from the 4" round junction box? It appears to have the two small threaded rods, that the ...