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09-16-18, 10:01 AM
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Posted By JohnnyElectric

Ok, that was what I wanted to know. I did check...

Ok, that was what I wanted to know. I did check several upstream boxes and did find all good connections in place for the ground. Of course, will keep checking, but can anyone tell me if it is OK...
09-15-18, 01:43 PM
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Posted By JohnnyElectric

Point taken, I know the hot wire.

Point taken, I know the hot wire.
09-15-18, 10:51 AM
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Views: 427
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Ground at switch / Amp reading

I'm putting in a motion sensor switch which controls two LED can lights. I am using a Leviton switch, Model IPS 02. As background, this particular switch, single pole, requires the correct wiring...
01-22-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Flickering LED's on Dimmer--With a Twist!

I have 4 LED can lights on a normal sliding dimmer that you get at Home Depot. The circuit these lights are on has very little load--a few other LED cans and a ceiling fan (but none of these are on...
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Views: 494
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Getting rid of receiver in favor of sound bar. How to use HDMI hub

Hello, we are now using a Sound Bar instead in lieu of speakers required to go through a receiver. Can I simply replace my receiver with a HDMI hub so that i can plug in other HDMI devices?
10-17-17, 08:30 PM
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Views: 506
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Flickering LED's on Dimmer

I am having problems with my LED ceiling can lights flickering when they are on a dimmer. I have the same issue with a chandelier that we have LED bulbs in. I know the can lights are dimmable, but...
06-29-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Hi Ray, Yes--I plan to wire the next switch...

Hi Ray,

Yes--I plan to wire the next switch so it is in line with the existing 4-way, effectively "between" the 2 3-way switches.

Yes, there are 5 wires at the existing 4-way. I believe I...
06-29-17, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Thanks, I think this means that I take the red...

Thanks, I think this means that I take the red and black off one side of the existing 4-way switch and run these wires to and from the "new added" 4-way and back to the original 4-way...right?
06-29-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Adding another light switch to existing 4-way

I will be adding another light switch to an existing 4-way setup. I would be interested in seeing a wiring diagram to add this switch correctly.
04-23-17, 10:01 AM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Switched outlet is always hot is my problem

Switched outlet is always hot is my problem
04-22-17, 08:32 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Ray, back at home now. THIS time when I tested...

Ray, back at home now. THIS time when I tested it at the switch, the 3-conductor was NOT hot, only the 2-conductor. As a side note, I swear on a stack of Bibles that I tested this before and the...
04-21-17, 06:04 AM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Ray, I can say for certain that the 2-conductor...

Ray, I can say for certain that the 2-conductor cable IS hot at the switch when disconnected. What I did was disconnect all the wires and then turned the breaker on. I checked both the 2-connector...
04-20-17, 06:22 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

I guess the issue I still have is that at the...

I guess the issue I still have is that at the powered switch, when I turn on the breaker I have power at both black 2-conductor and red 3-conductor wires. Doesn't that make it sound as if the red is...
04-18-17, 07:25 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Is there only a 3-conductor cable at the switch? Where was the white origionally

At the powered switch there is a 2-conductor cable and a 3 conductor cable. See diagram in last post...make sense?
04-18-17, 03:03 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Cool If in reality a 3-way switch--what's the recommended wiring diagram?

As background, in the switched outlet there is only ONE red wire, so if this IS a 3-way switch, the power would have gone from the first switch, with a 3-wire to the second switch and then to the...
04-18-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Further

What is at the powered switch is:
14-2 which appears to be the power (coming from ceiling)
14-3 which appears to go to the switch

Again, I think the 14-3 may be going to another switch or...
04-18-17, 09:45 AM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Answers: 1. I have a 3-conductor cable at the...

Answers:
1. I have a 3-conductor cable at the switch
2. I have disconnected the red and black before testing
3. I used the tester by testing the white and the black (powered) and the red and the...
04-18-17, 07:17 AM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Yes, that is correct--power comes in through the...

Yes, that is correct--power comes in through the switch and all receptacles on that circuit are dead.

That is the only three-wire cable in the room other than a 3-way switch at the patio door, but...
04-18-17, 07:12 AM
04-17-17, 02:27 PM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By JohnnyElectric

Switched outlet--powered through switch--both red and black are hot

I just moved into a home. I couldn't find any outlet that went off with the switch, so I searched for the one with the brass tab broken off. Through testing I found the power comes into the switch...
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