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Switch loop light convert to ceiling fan

If you are fine with "the light and the fan are always and only on together" or "any independent switching of the fan and light are done at the fan" whether by a remote or by pull-...
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LG LRE4213st Burnt Rotary Switch

One likely cause of switch failure could be a short in the heating element to ground. Inside the metal spiral of that element is a piece of high-temperature, high resistance wire, such as nichrome, ...
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How can I switch between high-current 240V devices in my workshop?

Is there some additional constraint that prevents you adding a second outlet? It is normal practice that services and feeders are over-subscribed (within limits, of course) precisely because of the ...
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Replacing a three-way switch

Identifying 3-way wires: Turn off the circuit breaker. Use the NCVT to confirm there are no hot wires. Photograph, label, etc... One of the 3 terminal screws of the switch should be a different ...
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Why does this light switch have three black wires connected?

Possibly you must switch to pigtails, possibly you may. Depends on the switch. Most new outlets and switches except the 99-cent ones have rear-entry terminals that are not "backstabs" in ...
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Warped Light switches

The pictured switch does not look warped to me. The toggle paddle still appears to have the typical angle found on this type of switch (Decora style), and the edges are still flat. It looks damaged, ...
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How can I combine three switched circuits into one?

You can determine if it's possible by checking the following: The lights are all on the same breaker. Turn off the breaker that controls any of them, and they should all turn off. The lights are ...
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Replacement cord for a window air conditioner, what guage cord should it have if it's a 0651515LY with the numbers 14478 on the plug?

A quick search of that number shows a 14 AWG 5-15 connector with a leakage detector. Assuming that (similar to GFCI, but different) is required either by local code or by the air conditioner ...
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Changing faceplate on Casablanca Intellitouch

These right here: look to be clips that hold the cover in place. Once you have the old face plate off, turn it over and you should be able to see how to pry the old one out and pop the new one in.
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How can I switch between high-current 240V devices in my workshop?

You need a 60 amp, 2 pole, 2 position, selector switch or drum switch. Sometimes it is also called a motor reversing switch. Fairley common, but I would suggest looking for it from a commercial ...
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How can I switch between high-current 240V devices in my workshop?

The switch you want exists, you just aren't looking in the right place Switches bigger than 30A generally require something heftier than a wall-switch mechanism, so you need to look for something ...
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