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I worked as an electrician for a few years. Normally it depends on the light fixture you are mounting. The reason why we just stub a wire out is vanity placement. Sometimes we cant get a box mounted in for a few reasons. Plumbing vent stacks, stud placement, and round cut in boxes(old work) will show around the fixture. If the builder placed a nailer for a ...


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Thanks for the tips. I had removed all the wires, taken pictures and was going to test the configuration again to double check that everything was correct. I was emptying the timer box and noticed a black wire there. I thought it was odd to see a wire there.. I re-read the instructions and it turns out I missed a step! As you can see below, there is a step "...


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I am not sure what would cause your flicker. I use these same switches at my plant and because of the mechanical sound have always thought they are mechanical contacts. I drive contactors with them to power much larger lighting loads and love the astrometric timer feature. The switch contacts are not connected to the power so I don’t know why your lights ...


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Of course you could just roll down the shutters letting just the air gaps open, just like . Won't be vanta-black but it's really effective.


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Shoot photos of the wiring and let us walk you through it. The usual place people get derailed is in 3-way switches; they count on the screw positions or wire colors meaning anything at all. The screw positions vary on every switch, and the colors are worse than random in 3-ways. I even recommend you mark the travelers with yellow tape; doing so makes ...


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To answer this question, a short description of the components is probably needed. The 2-wire cable is the "Lead", meaning it is the hot side that provides power/neutral/ground to both the switch and always-on outlets. The 3-wire cable is the "Load", meaning it is the delivery of power/neutral/ground to the outlets. The black wires that are connected to ...


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You can add a ground wire to the box from the panel that feeds it if you want to. If there is conduit it is using the conduit as the ground. With older homes you are not required to update the wiring in this case add a ground wire if the box is not connected to ground I almost never suggest lighting be updated to add grounds but regularly do suggest ...


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