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How should a cut chandelier wire be repaired?

Replace the cord. Legal situation will vary by country, but in NZ I would cite ASNZS 3000:2007: 3.7.2.6 Mechanical stress All cables and conductors shall be installed so that there is no undue ...
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Replacing light bulb in flat fixture

That's an LED fixture without a replaceable bulb. The form-factor and color-temperature switch are both indicators of that. You might be able to get a new driver (most likely part it actually would ...
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Using a 4” hole saw on wood panel walls to install a round electrical box?

It's difficult to say how bad the paneling will splinter, but here are a few pointers. I have done exactly what you propose to do and find that if I tape over the spot I will be drilling with blue ...
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How should a cut chandelier wire be repaired?

The real issue is that the lamp appears to be suspended on the electrical cable. That's not OK. There's a chain, and there's a metal wire; the weight should be suspended on one of these. There's ...
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Using a 4” hole saw on wood panel walls to install a round electrical box?

You might consider a spiral saw instead. They're much less likely to splinter than a large hole saw. Such saws are unwieldy, and if you let the drill tilt at all they tend to grab and sprain your ...
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5 bulb chandelier on a dimmer switch flickering on full power

Dimmer switches will wear out in time. With the power off, remove the switch and connect the two wires together and turn on the power. If the light operates correctly, it a good sign that the dimmer ...
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How to pass NM cable through framing for fixture centered on gable end

I'm not sure that's even a framing member, it looks to me it's only job is to connect the two adjacent sheets of plywood sheathing. But in any case, a single hole just large enough for an NM cable ...
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How do I fix this Underwriters Laboratories light fixture part that's missing side clips?

This is a DIY site -- it would be trivial to cut duplicate clips from sheet metal, or even a heavy-weight can, and but a minute to form it into a similar shape. Beauty is not factor; the clips are ...
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black insert stuck in tube light fixture

Yes, you need a special key to rotate that thing. The key has two pins about 1/4" long, and spaced about 1/2" apart from each other. The pins would be on the end of a stick, and ...
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Using a 4” hole saw on wood panel walls to install a round electrical box?

You need to use a 4 1/8" hole saw. It will fit much better. I'm an electrician, and that's what we use for round electrical boxes.
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How do I fix this Underwriters Laboratories light fixture part that's missing side clips?

Thanks for the help, everyone! I looked in there with a flashlight and found one clip. It's not much but is doing the job right now. And yes, UL is just the certification -- the extra information was ...
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Can you identify/explain the wiring in my bathroom based on this diagram?

I think there's enough information to answer your question, though you'll have to verify a few things. You won't be able to do this using the existing wiring, for several reasons: You can't have ...
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LED Light fixture suggestions

Most LED fixtures are designed for a fixed color temperature, e.g., 6,000 K for blue-white (confusingly termed "cold" appearing), or 3,200 K (yellowish-white confusingly termed "warm&...
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Installing 3 Bulb Chandelier

Earth wire are grounds. The N= Neutral or white L= hot or load and go to the black wire. Normally the wires to the lightbulbs are all tied to a pigtail for each Hot, neutral and ground. The spare, ...
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1970's house new light fixture with connectors

It sounds as if you have an old system that uses the metal boxes to provide a ground. If I am understanding you correctly, you have an existing ground wire attached to a screw in the original ceiling ...
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