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How can I locate the switch for my outdoor lights?

Workaround, if you have wifi: install a wifi-controlled smart bulb rated for outdoor use, and switch it from your phone. No wiring work needed.
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Light switch wiring help

Turn the circuit breaker off. Put the wires back in the box. Call an electrician.
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Is it normal to see light between the plywood on a roof deck?

There is actually a requirement that the plywood sheets are not tight against each other. The normal spacing is about 1/8 inch or the thickness of a nickel. Some installers use Plywood clips to keep ...
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Hanging porch light junction box

That looks like standard channel siding - I'd recommend you remove it, install the light properly, and then replace the siding.
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Hanging porch light junction box

It looks like you have some thin vinyl material as a porch ceiling, unsuitable to hang any light no matter the weight. So you need a "fan box", one with a bar that attaches to the ceiling ...
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GE Stove "Burner On" and "Hot Cooktop" light are staying on

I have a GE electric cooktop that does this also, and a sharp bonk (sometimes my knuckle works, but it's easier with a pot or pan) to the area of the light turns it off. If you listen closely as you ...
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Light Fixture Has Two Hot & Neutral Wires

You need to figure out where each cable goes and then what each wire does. Two likely scenarios: Multiple Light Fixtures If you have multiple light fixtures on a single switch (or a single set of 3-...
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Bulbs Burn Out in Wall Sconces

The “Q type” bulb that your fixture manufacturer recommends is halogen. If that’s the glass tube type bulb you’re talking about, it could be blowing if you touched it with your bare fingers. You can ...
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Okay to drill into concrete ceiling with cracks?

Being an unreasonable person, I'll attempt to answer the question without all the information requsted in the comments. Plan on locating a crack free space on the ceiling to mount your work light. I ...
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I couldnt find this at Home Depot. What should I use to replace it?

It is a fluorescent ballast. IMO the best approach if this has failed is to replace the entire fixture with an LED one, or to replace the bulbs with LED ballast-bypass ones. Then you can just discard ...
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