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07-14-19, 04:35 AM
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Posted By dsydvf

Thanks.... sounds like I need a pro for this one.

Thanks.... sounds like I need a pro for this one.
07-13-19, 06:53 AM
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Posted By dsydvf

External Breaker for Home A/C

Greetings,


My A/C unit’s external power/breaker box has a bad circuit breaker. It is an older style “Stab breaker” (I think that is what you call it...see picture).

Bottom line: I am...
10-27-18, 04:50 AM
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Posted By dsydvf

The green wire (coming from conduit source) is...

The green wire (coming from conduit source) is attached to the ground tab of the switch.

The 3 wires you see near the top left corner in the picture are coming from the metal conduit source that...
10-26-18, 06:52 PM
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Posted By dsydvf

Grounding an outlet

Greetings,



In my basement I have an external metal wall box that has a switch that controls an overhead light bulb in that room along with a 3-prong power outlet in the same box.

I noticed...
05-21-18, 03:35 PM
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Posted By dsydvf

hmmm.. that makes sense, I would need a small bit...

hmmm.. that makes sense, I would need a small bit and it might need to be prepared for metal (lead) under the plastic. I am considering this option (it would be awesome to find a metal tube to insert...
05-21-18, 03:29 PM
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Posted By dsydvf

Many Thanks for your tip. I followed the link and...

Many Thanks for your tip. I followed the link and saw the part pictured there, etc. Unfortunately it has been discontinued is no longer orderable there. Thanks for trying
05-19-18, 11:58 AM
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Posted By dsydvf

Need creative solution for vertical blinds

My mom has 2 sets of LOUVER DRAPE brand vertical blinds. My understanding from Home Depot is that the company, LOUVER DRAPE, no longer exists. These vertical grapes cover 4 large storm doors ((2...
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Posted By dsydvf

It sounds then like TFN or TFFN = Fixture wire (I...

It sounds then like TFN or TFFN = Fixture wire (I would buy 18 AWG version). If Home Depot does not carry this I'll try our local Gross Electric lighting store (Toledo area). Many Thanks! :thumbup:
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Posted By dsydvf

Re-Wire Steampunk Wall Fixture... choosing the right wire

Mode note: This thread was merged with an earlier one since it seems to be the same topic.

Greetings,

I am going to re-wire a steampunk wall fixture that has 5 E26 light sockets (the fixture...
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Posted By dsydvf

You guys are awesome :thumbup:. The cover plate...

You guys are awesome :thumbup:. The cover plate and box links are much appreciated... perfect (I wondered about the box placement relative to where the studs are located...it looks like that would do...
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Posted By dsydvf

Thanks for your help with this and for your...

Thanks for your help with this and for your candor about your safety concerns. It seems to me that if I build it properly using 16-18 gage wires, making sure it is properly grounded, etc. that it...
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Posted By dsydvf

Here is a shot of what I think you are asking...

Here is a shot of what I think you are asking for. This is the flange where the wires exit the pipe that are supposed to tie into your power (notice how they conveniently spray painted them too)....
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Posted By dsydvf

Thanks for the reply and the great info. That...

Thanks for the reply and the great info. That would work fine for sure. We were hoping to avoid the external cord as we felt it would look better without that hanging from the wall too (the wires...
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Posted By dsydvf

Re-wiring a wall fixture

I purchased a unique wall fixture with standard E26 light sockets. My intent is to use this device with Vintage LED bulbs (probably 3 or 4 watts each bulb).
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I really like the design and...
04-09-17, 07:28 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

Thanks everyone

I bought a nifty little continuity tester from Amazon (didn't understand the ohms portion of the meter could achieve this too). Still... nice device for an someone with limited experience and it made...
04-01-17, 02:40 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

Very good. Thank You. Hmmm.. your comment...

Very good. Thank You.

Hmmm.. your comment gave me an idea.

If I turn off the power, remove the chandelier so that I can get to the wires in the ceiling, is there a device that would allow me to...
04-01-17, 07:14 AM
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Posted By dsydvf

Thanks again for your input! One last thought...

Thanks again for your input! One last thought since I noticed a pattern. Maybe this will help?


Here is one Last try to understand this. I am wondering if the following information may give some...
04-01-17, 05:14 AM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. Now...

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated. Now understand the old electrician's comment while he was trying to figure it out, "I've never seen anything like this in 40 years". He also made a comment...
03-31-17, 08:52 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

Sorry... I am using the terms Cables/wires. There...

Sorry... I am using the terms Cables/wires. There are 6 wires (my mistake) and all are cloth covered wires from the 1920s I presume. The more modern plastic covered wires (traditional...
03-31-17, 07:52 PM
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Posted By dsydvf

To clarify, I have 7 cables. 1 is hot (I...

To clarify, I have 7 cables.

1 is hot (I labeled the hot one X).

The other 6 (labeled A through F) are cloth covered wires (no black and white wires at all).

Thanks again!!!
03-31-17, 06:29 PM
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Posted By dsydvf

OK... a long story.. but I updated all of the...

OK... a long story.. but I updated all of the switches. A wire broke while I was screwing the last switch in (and the last 2 switches didn't work). I called a retired electrician who ended up pulling...
03-31-17, 10:46 AM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

I see. That makes sense. For example, if I can...

I see. That makes sense. For example, if I can identify the pair coming from the kitchen chandelier, if I carefully measured with a multimeter I'd see120v coming from that source, etc. if a hot...
03-31-17, 05:44 AM
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Views: 851
Posted By dsydvf

Wiring 3 switches in a 4x box. Rule out if power coming from fixture?

Greetings,

I have a 4-switch box in the wall. 2 of the switches control outside lights independently. These outside lights are mounted very high. The 3rd switch is for the kitchen table...
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