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Rewire light switch and socket with multiple wires in same connector

I'm changing my switches and sockets at an apartment I bought, but I have serious problems with the way they are currently wired. Let me give you two examples: 1 way, 4 gang switch wired as: 1 hot ...
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How can I lay Laminate floor around a cavity

the floor I’m laying on has floor cavity sockets, how can I lay laminate around this?
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Change broken wire from socket of standing lamp

Attached image of socket . I couldnt figure out how to remove two end of wire from socket. Wire is broken and I would like to install new wire in this socket. If you attached any video link or thread ...
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Plug socket not working

My plug sockets are brand new but the top hole in one won't let me put the plug in any explanation please?
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What is this outdoor electric component called and used for?

This box was previously linked to an outdoor artificial pond filter, as far as I can see. However, now nothing in the system works. The outlet next to the unit also doesn't work. Does anyone know ...
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How can I vertically adjust my exterior door hinges?

I cannot figure out how to vertically adjust these hinges in my glass door. The door is not closing properly, but only on the top side, and it creaks with strong winds, and even partially opens from ...
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Can I use SEC (2/2/2/4 copper) for going from meter to panel

I am going thru overhead to underground service conversion. For this purpose I need to move the meter to connect with 3” riser. The meter socket would have main disconnect as well. I am looking at ...
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Electrical outlets that allow different plug types

I am based in the UK. I recently bought an extension cord where each socket accepts different plug types - UK, European, US, Australian - can all be plugged into these sockets. This was a massively ...
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Utilizing a broken lamp socket

I have this reading lamp socket which is broken for 20 years, home is also very old, but I am unable to put it for any good use; no one uses this lamp or will use it. Can I use it for any good use ...
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Can a fridge use a regular socket?

so I live in Norway, and I want to move my fridge to outside my kitchen as it's quite cramped, but the issue is that my fridge has a short cable and I either have to use a long extension cord or plug ...
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Wall socket not working after changing lighting connection

I am having a problem in my apartment after making changes to the lighting switches. I live in Germany and live in my own apartment. We had one multi-way switch and one normal switch which controls ...
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Advice on electrical socket fixing into wood fibre internal wall insulation

Our house has recently been insulated with Pavatex wood fibre boards, with a finishing coat of lime plaster on top. I now want to add more electrical sockets. Standard UK style. Ideally the back boxes ...
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Inaccessible socket behind counter needed for washing machine

I’m trying to fit my washing machine and the only socket for it is in an inaccessible spot on the wall behind the cabinet next to the washing machine gap. The gap is very small, only enough to fit ...
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Is it possible to convert a pull-chain lamp to a "turn-knob"?

I have a pull-chain lamp that is in need of repair (the pull-chain doesn't always turn the lamp on) Would I able to swap this out with a turn-knob? I have seen some youtube videos, but they all mostly ...
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Replacing outlet: six wires and three screws?

I am replacing an outlet in what it seemed a quite straightforward procedure. This is the original wiring: As you can see, it's two blues, two browns and two yellow/green ones wired in six different ...
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Should I unplug( even though electrical connection to socket is cut off using a switch) during thunderstorm

Let's say there's a socket and an appliance is plugged into that but the electrical connection to the socket is cut-off using a switch. so there's a air gap and this should act as insulation and I ...
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Replacing recessed lighting socket

A tenant managed to rip out the socket threads from a recessed lighting can while trying to remove the light bulb. Pictures of the fixture and the existing socket below. I would like to just replace ...
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Cut too big a hole in drywall for socket

New to home improvements here so bear with me. I cut a hole to put in a new socket, but it seems the hole I cut was just a bit too big. The socket wings almost cover the entire area, but not quite: ...
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Old double socket has two Live and Neutrals terminals, new socket has one?

One side of a dual gang socket in my garage has stopped working, after buying a replacement I can see that the old socket has two terminals each for live, earth and neutral, however the new socket ...
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How would you secure a lamp socket in a wooden hole?

Suppose you have a wooden block. You drill one hole through for the cable, and then another shallower to put the socket into that holds the lamp. How would you forward to secure the socket. I've ...
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two refrigerators on one power outlet [closed]

Is it allowed to plug in two refrigerators in a power outlet having two sockets? It is 220V. I heard that there might be some limitations on Amps of the appliances plugged in the outlet, but I'm 100% ...
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How do I change an outdoor light fixture in to an outdoor 13amp socket

How do I change an outdoor light fixture in to a 13 amp outdoor socket
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How can I conceal an electrical box mounted on a wall with an angle passing through it?

Moved into a house with a 2 gang socket mounted on an angled bit of wall. It's a galvanized steel back box with holes for mounting that have been left exposed. This is in my child's room and starting ...
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Alternative plugs for 110v

For about 50 years now, (U.K. 220v based), I've cut off cables from power tools, leaving a foot or so, and replacing the connector with a 'kettle' plug type (IEC C13 male). On larger equipment, there'...
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How much weight does a horizontal light socket hold?

I have a porch light that is flush mounted with the sockets pointed sideways. In order to hang a light bulb camera, I would need to install a socket extender to get the correct angle. That would ...
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Is it safe to slightly unscrew a (non-dead) light bulb so it doesn't complete the circuit?

It's dangerous to leave an open socket, but I have a light fixture that's too bright and I don't have a dead bulb to put in one of the sockets. Is it safe to put a bulb in but unscrewed enough that it ...
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Light sockets not lighting most bulbs

We recently purchased a barn built in 1990. Only one of the bulbs was functioning, so I replaced the rest. They still wouldn’t light up so I replaced them again. Still nothing. I went through and ...
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Can I put a standard light kit on this ceiling fan that had a built-in light?

Does this ceiling fan accept a standard light kit, or is this something proprietary? The bulb in this low-profile ceiling fan violently died. After replacing the bulb it does not work. I intend to ...
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Grounding pin on Type E socket is warm to the touch

I live in an apartment building built about 40-50 years ago, with aluminium wiring and Type E power plugs. I noticed that the grounding pin on one of the sockets is somewhat warm to the touch, I would ...
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Solar panels in rental - power plug

When living in a rental, if solar panels are hooked up in the traditional way they become part of the property, and have to be left behind when leaving the rental. When placing solar panels, how could ...
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Loose plug socket, is it safe to tighten outer screws

sorry probably a stupid question but the front of my plug socket has come loose from the back box, is it safe to just tighten the outer screws? It's a UK plug socket with 2 outlets and the loose ...
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Can a burnt plug cause issues?

I had 2 electronics plugged into a double type C plug. One of them burnt to the point the cable fell off and the other got soldered and I cut off the cable. I will get it all fixed, but my question is:...
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Are receptacles for round-pronged plugs (i.e. Europlug) more durable than receptacles for flat-pronged plugs?

I live in the Philippines and the standard for electrical outlets for residential areas here isn't that rigid like with Western countries. A lot of houses/apartments here doesn't have a ground ...
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Disposal wires?

In the circuit breaker, I have a switch labeled as "disposal". I have noticed in my pantry there is closed off square cover (electic cover) that has four screws. I loosened the screws to ...
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How do I replace a generator's 4 pin socket with a 3 pin socket?

I acquired a Briggs & Stratton "Storm Responder" 6250 watts, 8500 starting watts 1850-series 425cc generator. It´s American. I now live in Spain - were 240 volts as normal. The generator ...
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Can I use a 16amp 250w EU plug in a converter plug which says 13amp in the uk?

I recently bought a NutriBullet which has an EU plug on it. The plug says 16a 250v. I have an adapter to use it in the uk but it says 13a on it. Can I plug it in and use it with the adapter? I can’t ...
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What is the socket on this power supply called?

I have this broken power supply for a decorative outdoor lighting. It has this interface we never seen before We can't find the exact model where we live, but I think if I can identify this socket ...
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Can this lamp socket handle a splitter/adapter that takes multiple light bulbs?

I'd like to add two socket adapters to this lamp in order to put 4 bulbs in it to get more light. However, I'm confused by the message saying MAX 60 W Type A OR 10 W LED OR lamp adapter. Will this ...
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UK house, all sockets upstairs have 3 sets of cables connecting

I was planning on adding a spur from a socket in my house (in the UK). On removing the socket I would have liked to spur from there are 3 sets of cables connected to it (3 live, 3 neutural, 3 earth) ...
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Is it possible to install a LAN-socket into this empty one?

Our router in our appartment is plugged into from what i've gathered a telephone line socket in the living room. The same telephone line socket can be found in two other rooms, where about 10-15 years ...
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What outdoor lightbulb is this?

The light bulb died. I haven’t come across this type before and honestly I am also unsure how to take it out. It seems like I might need to take out the plate.
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Can I split a single washing machine outlet for a lamp?

I have a single three prong socket in my wall for my washing machine. I would like to put a small lamp on the counter next to the washer but there are no other sockets anywhere in my laundry room. If ...
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What can open this collar nut?

The picture is of a device for pressure injection. It is somewhat stuck and I want to open and clean it, so that hopefully it starts to work again. I need to open the collar nut pictured. It has 4 ...
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Sockets not working for specific rooms

Sockets are not working for couple of rooms and RCB circuit tripped off. I unplugged all equipment's but its still tripped off so unable to find faulty socket. Is there way to find faulty socket or do ...
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Is there any reason to prefer non-impact sockets?

Most manufacturers of sockets produce two varieties: impact, and chrome. As far as a I know the only difference is impact can be used in impact wrenches. Why would you ever get a socket set that isn't ...
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Rewire a ceiling light to a double socket

Is it legal and safe to remove a light fitting and use the three standard wires to wire up a double socket or gang plug? I want to mount a projector exactly where my light fitting is in the way.
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How to safely repair this lightbulb holder/socket with threaded attachment?

I have a hanging bulb holder near my bunk bed and I sometimes accidentally hit this holder when sleeping on the top bunk. Unfortunately, the holder is now detached from the ceiling due to the ...
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wiring outside lights and adding a double socket

I've just wired up a daisy chain of GU10 LED fence lights in my garden and my plan was to run my 2.5mm cable from the house to an outdoor light switch and then carry on to the first light. My wife ...
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Why did my lights go out when I accidentally dropped a charger plug on a power cord with empty sockets?

I unplugged my computer charger from a multi-plug extension cord with many empty sockets and the wires were still tangled on the floor so I pulled on the charger to get it loose, but I accidentally ...
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How do I add an external power socket to a lighting circuit?

I'm installing some ELV garden lights and would be grateful for some advice on connecting up. I'd like to control them from a spare light switch (the 2nd switch controls the exterior wall lights) just ...
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