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It really depends on the tombstones your light fixture came with. I did the LED retrofit for all the light fixtures in my plant, and some of the fixtures had tombstones that only had two holes on one side, some tombstones had only one hole on each side. I was able to modify a lot of the tombstones that originally came with the light fixtures, but there ...


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With a very high degree of confidence, that dimmer was not part of the original manufacture. The way the cable has been split to bring the live wire out looks very much like a post-consumer hack. Having said that, the box and the dimmer knob both appear to be plastic, so it is hard to see how you could have got a mains shock from the unopened dimmer. On ...


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Don't forget this receptacle will also need to be located inside a GFCI protection zone. Putting the GFCI outdoors is a huge mistake. The weather will wreck it in short order. "But it's an outdoor GFCI!" That listing means it is not unsafe to use outdoors, it doesn't mean it'll last. Safety certifications are not durability certifications. Place the ...


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It would be a code violation to use a cord for permanent wiring according to the NEC. It is not UL listed so it is not made for use in the US. Many devices found online have not passed safety evaluation.


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Not a good idea. Install a waterproof, outdoor-use electrical box with two outlets, using the existing wiring to feed the new box.


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