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04-13-16, 03:56 PM
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thank you, much appreciated

thank you, much appreciated
04-11-16, 09:08 PM
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Posted By diymick

Box Size for a 3-way switch

Iím trying to determine the right size box for a 3 way switch.

The two boxes will be on either side of an existing 2x4 drywall wall. Power feed will be from a light and 14 AWG, NMD-90 wire will...
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Posted By diymick

The supplies came in during the week. This...

The supplies came in during the week.

This time, I shut off the power to the main alarm panel before touching anything else. I didnít want to go down the same path of blowing fuses.

Hereís...
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Just an update. I ordered several 1A/DSC-1A &...

Just an update. I ordered several 1A/DSC-1A & 5A/DSC-5A fuses, a new motion sensor, LC-100-PI, and a new battery (12V, 4 Ah), as the old one had discharged years ago. Now, I'm waiting for the...
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Prior to losing power due to the fuse problem,...

Prior to losing power due to the fuse problem, which I created, the sensor seemed to be stuck in motion detected status as the red light was always on.

Is there some way to do some...
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The smallest 1 Amp fuse I could find in some...

The smallest 1 Amp fuse I could find in some stores I checked was 20mm. The 1 Amp fuse on the board seems to be 15mm. However, it looks like I can order it online, and just wait for it to come in....
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DSC PC 2550 shut off while tinkering with motion sensor wires

I have a DSC PC2550.

I had a motion sensor whose red light was always a constant red. Years ago, for reasons that I don't remember now, a contractor that had been working on my washroom reno...
11-02-15, 08:17 PM
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Posted By diymick

The house was built in 1974.

The house was built in 1974.
11-01-15, 08:10 PM
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I rearranged the wires as indicated. Everything...

I rearranged the wires as indicated. Everything worked out well.

I was curious about another set of ceiling fixtures in the vicinity. They turned out to have the same issue. I fixed those as...
10-31-15, 10:30 PM
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I did some further investigation. There is...

I did some further investigation. There is another ceiling fixture that is connected to the same switch. I took out that fixture as well, and prepared the below wiring diagram of my observations. ...
10-30-15, 05:09 PM
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Posted By diymick

Yes, the switch does have only one 2-conductor...

Yes, the switch does have only one 2-conductor cable, and both wires are connected to the switch.
Here's a picture of the switch, link...
10-30-15, 01:15 PM
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Is there a way to tell if it is a switch loop or...

Is there a way to tell if it is a switch loop or not?

I do know the white is hot.

I just don't know how to tell if it is a "constant hot" that is being referred to.
10-30-15, 08:03 AM
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Yes, the 5th black and white wires were connected...

Yes, the 5th black and white wires were connected to a previous light fixture. I'm just not sure how.

Since the 5th white wire is hot, shouldn't that go to the black wire of the fixture. Then,...
10-29-15, 10:01 PM
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Posted By diymick

It's the light box. It's the box in which the...

It's the light box. It's the box in which the wires from the ceiling fixture are connected to other wires. To be sure, here's a picture of what it looks like:58198

I tested the voltage by...
10-29-15, 08:22 PM
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Posted By diymick

installing light fixture - neutral wire hot

I recently had to install a ceiling light fixture. The wiring I saw in the junction box seemed odd, and I just wanted to clarify things.

There were 5 black, and 5 white wires in the junction box....
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