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Can nonworking half of light set be removed?

I have a set of regular Christmas lights, and one half of the set doesn't work. Can the half that doesn't work be removed and somehow join or solder the two remaining wire ends? The last working ...
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2nd floor rewiring question

I'm rewiring 3 bedrooms on the second floor of an old (1920s) house. All knob and tube has been disconnected. I've got lighting done, but now doing bedroom general outlet circuits. I'm putting each ...
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Narrow conduit with 90 degree elbow - three thhn wires

Currently the narrow conduit (1 inch outside, so inside maybe 3/4 inch) has 2 wires (hot and hot switched). I want to include one neutral so I can change to a light switch outlet combo. It is an old (...
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Narrow conduit (old building), need to run 2xhots, 1xneutral

Currently I have two wires running through the conduit: one hot (coming from box), and one hot switched (on/off according to light switch). I would like to convert it to an outlet switch combo (one ...
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how to replace surface conduit for a two-wire lighting circuit?

I have an old house with unswitched knob-and-tube running to a ceiling fixture. Previous owners ran surface conduit to a wall switch and to a second light fixture over the sink; none of this was ...
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To rewire, or not to rewire [closed]

I had some minor work done and the electrician pointed out some upgrades that might be a good idea. Essentially, the entire house could stand to be rewired--it was built in 1947. I'm thinking of ...
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Making sense of wire colors and connections

I am having trouble identifying which wires are in my box despite all the colors being quite clear. The voltage drop between: White-Ground= 123.5 Red-Ground= .3 Black-Ground= .3 Black-Red= 0 Black-...
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Rewiring part of a circuit, how to properly terminate old branches?

Context There's an overloaded partially-K&T circuit in a small 100+ yr/old home that needs to be rewired. This circuit currently goes from basement panel to attic where it serves ceiling lights ...
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wiring the Air Conditioner plug

Did I wire this correctly? My understanding is that strapped wire (green/yellow) is ground, so I connected it to the middle. And blue/brown doesn't really matter which way they go, since for ...
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Knocking access holes through load bearing walls

I have recently purchased an old property (built around 1900). I have noticed that one door in particular sticks badly and the frame is noticibly slanted. There's a floor hatch to access the crawl ...
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Electrical line has no juice after being shortened

I have a dedicated 15amp line running to my garbage disposal. The line did not run to an outlet, but was hard-wired straight to the disposal. I was installing an outlet under the sink so that I so I ...
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Rewiring my 100 year old rowhome

I am running on 20A wiring (12/2) and replacing some unexpected knob and tubing-the previous owner thought it was a good idea to replace the knob & tubing in the basement and give the appearance ...
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Can I get 240v out of a 120v generator?

How do you wire the neutrals and is it safe when running a 240v home appliance (a window air conditioner in my case) from a 120v generator by wiring a 240v breaker that pulls from two of its 120v ...
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Can you rewire a remote controlled ceiling fan to not be remote controlled?

I have a 9 year old $750 ceiling fan (that is now $1600 to purchase new) that used to work with an in wall remote control that communicated to a chip inside the fan to control the light and speeds. ...
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Is it safe to replace a lamp's UK 5 amp round 3 pin plug with a 13 amp rectangular 3 pin plug?

UK electrical question. I've recently come into a nice pair of lamps. Unfortunately, their plugs are 5 amp and 250v with 3 round pins (BS546A). I do not have round pin sockets in my home. Is it safe ...
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Rewiring My Security Alarm Power Source

A year or so ago when I got my security system installed, they drilled a whole in my wall under an outlet and mounted a permanent plug there. I would like to reclaim this plug for both convenience ...
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BASEMENT EMT CONDUIT + 12G THNN WIRES + NM-B

Sometime I started (slow pace) the rewiring process of a large mansonry house. Overall I intend to use EMT conduit inside walls, and in the attic mostly bx/mc conduit. Will mostly use 12G THNN and ...
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Adding wall light switch for future ceiling fan light option

As part of some remodeling that I am doing, I am considering adding a switch to the wall switch box and a running 14/3 cable to the ceiling fan to control the fan and light (possible future addition) ...
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2 switches and 2 lights, how to separate?

In my living room, I have 2 lights and 2 switches. Both witches turn both lights on. I want to separate them so that each switch turn on only one light. How is this done? Does this require re-wireing ...
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Rewire polarized power receptacle that is installed backwards

The extension of the house I just bought seems to have the US 120V recpeticals wired backwards. The large blade tests hot and the small blade tests neutral. This and a bunch of other issues where ...
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How do I rewire a switched receptacle and make it permanently hot

I have a light switch that controls the top half and bottom half of a nearby receptacle. How do I disconnect this switch and make both halves of the receptacle permanently hot? There are other ...
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Commencement of Rewiring Room with EMT conduits inside the walls

I am rewiring an old house (50s) with romex to have the flexibilitiy to run it outside conduits when necessary and to further protect the wire from creatures plus making it easier to upgrade in the ...
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Should it take a while to get supplies to rewire a 1100sq ft house?

I'm dealing with some contractor problems and I'm trying to get some information to figure out if the contractor is lying to me or just incompetent (or if I'm unreasonable). We had a long delay of no ...
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Rewiring a switch controlled receptacle to a ceiling fan

I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a switch that currently turns on/off a receptacle will instead control a ceiling fan and leave the receptacle always hot. Receptacle: Has 3 cables coming ...
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Rewiring a switch controlled receptacle to a ceiling light

I am trying to rewire our bedroom so that a wall switch that turns on/off a receptacle will instead control a ceiling light and leave the receptacle always hot. Receptacle: Has 2 cables coming into ...
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How do I make two wall switches work in coordination, wirelessly?

I remodeled my kitchen and added under cabinet lighting. The under the cabinet lights are controlled by a wall switch on one side of the kitchen. The overhead recessed can lights have a switch on ...
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What is this lamp base wire clip and how do I remove the wire without breaking the clip?

I'm trying to replace the socket in an old desk lamp, and I need to pull the wire through. However, the wire is secured tightly by a black plastic clip at the base. I'm wondering what this clip is ...
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Rewire Metal Halide Security Light to Use Standard Bulb

I have a Utilitech AHR100-00 http://www.lowes.com/pd_319896-33229-AHR100-00_0__?productId=3435358&Ntt=utilitech+security+light&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dutilitech%2Bsecurity%2Blight&...
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How to rewire house electrical?

I just had an electrician replace the old 100A fuse box of my 1954 house, with a 200A breaker box. The breaker on my meter base and wires between breaker and breaker box were also replaced with 2/0, ...