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Is it dangerous to have no cover on a fluorescent tube (bathroom light)?

There is probably some increased risk of shock. There is more risk of glass breakage; the glass in fluorescent tubes is very thin. If you have kids in the house I'd suggest finding covers, or making ...
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Should I plan for potential current capacity demands when sizing a circuit?

If you ever decide to install a small generator, ie any one that is not "whole house", you'll want to ration power to the sump pump and other moderate loads while ignoring small but critical ...
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Should I plan for potential current capacity demands when sizing a circuit?

Incandescent bulbs are no longer sold in the US, so the concern about higher wattage bulbs is minimal. If someone should find some incandescents and install them, in the worst case the breaker will ...
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Should I plan for potential current capacity demands when sizing a circuit?

7 + 4 = 11 amps. This is never a problem on a 15 amp circuit. Sump pumps are not a continuous load in normal situations. If you treat the pump as a fastened motor for load calculation, it's still ...
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Can I safely ground a light fixture if the ceiling box has two hot and one neutral wire (no ground wire)

This is a wiring hack job. Someone had a problem with the proper neutral wire, but they were aware that the safety grounding system has an equipotential bond with the neutral in the panel, so they are ...
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Installing new ceiling roses

Mechanically speaking, there is probably a timber joist somewhere near the hole. It's better to screw any fitting into that, rather than have it hang from the plasterboard alone which is not able to ...
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Wiring a new light fitting (pre 2004 wiring)

If this is the UK, you probably have 'ancient colours' (solid green not green/yellow). Here's a wiring diagram for a typical ceiling rose: (source, can highly recommend his videos too) We are ...
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three way light switch change fron old to new

A lot use none standard colours as the switch Hot/live returns, I would assume the main hot/live goes into A, the N/Neutral terminal goes into N, then the switched Hot/Live go into A 1-3, I can not ...
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How do I rechain these wires properly?

Completely new to electrical work The "smart" advice for this is to stop work. Most localities require a permit or license for electrical upgrade work. There's a clear indication that you'...
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Replacing outdoor light fixtures

First and most important, find the breakers that control the fixtures. Don't rely on just turning off the switches. Turn the light on and then start flipping breakers until the lights go off. If the ...
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Replacing outdoor light fixtures

With two people, have one turning off breakers one by one till the light goes off. A single person turn off the main breaker. Loosen the fixture and take pictures of the wire connections. Place new ...
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Fix christmas lights when AC voltage adapter shows no breaks

A non-contact AC voltage detector won't find a break in series-string lamps if the wires are twisted together and the break is past the half-way point of the hot wire, because, for the whole length of ...
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Reattaching light to house (brick)?

The existing holes in the brick have split so you would need to fill with resin or similar, then redrill and use suitable anchors. However, I see the metal conduit box offering two ears which are ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

A cheap way of providing two-way dimmable light is simply to add a diode into the circuit. On the low power setting the power goes through the diode into the lamp. On the high power setting the power ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

These may be using the old trick if putting two bulbs in parallel for bright, series for dim... Thought I'm not convinced that's better than just turning off one of the bulbs. All guesswork until we ...
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Finding light bulbs that work properly with "2-way" lamps

Everything points to this being some sort of fancy dimmer switch. 100 WATT TYPE A LAMP MAX Clearly incandescent, so pre-dates the LED revolution and decent compact fluorescents. (Unrelated, but for ...
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Trash or Recycle Old Halogen Under Cabinet Light Fixtures

This is the general problem of e-waste. I installed a new inkjet printer for a customer last week. The old one had a small broken part, probably fixable. But the ink cost so much that over the course ...
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