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06-11-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheWGP

Awesome - I'll plan to leave the incandescent in...

Awesome - I'll plan to leave the incandescent in until the new recessed lights arrive (special order because they're HUGE and square). At that time, when I already have a hole in the ceiling to...
06-11-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheWGP

There's no neutral at the switch box, so a...

There's no neutral at the switch box, so a side-wall installation of such a light is impossible without a home-run, which would be even more difficult than running wire for a normal switch.

I may...
06-11-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheWGP

Sadly, this circuit only has three light fixtures...

Sadly, this circuit only has three light fixtures on it - that's all there is. One light at the top of the basement steps, switched at the top of the basement steps in the same box as the wireless...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By TheWGP

I think he means something like Vonage - those...

I think he means something like Vonage - those can be plugged into your normal house jacks to have your old phones work.

Pictures are greatly needed here before you randomly start connecting...
06-11-08, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,745
Posted By TheWGP

Sadly, I'm guessing this guy is long gone. ...

Sadly, I'm guessing this guy is long gone.

Also sounds like he isn't going to have the money to do serious repairs like everyone is suggesting - maybe we could make some suggestions based on...
06-10-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheWGP

True - but we don't have drywall, we have veneer...

True - but we don't have drywall, we have veneer plaster over plasterboard lath, which is difficult (for me, at least) to make look good in terms of large-scale repairs. Paying someone to do a...
06-10-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,387
Posted By TheWGP

Leakage current affecting CFL's - any way to fix?

Well, I finally got around to putting in one of my projects. This one is a "wireless switch extender" - the lights in the basement are only controlled by a switch at the TOP of the stairs, so this...
06-02-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,353
Posted By TheWGP

A pad is only really useful if your basement is...

A pad is only really useful if your basement is dryer than most - we have one under our loose-laid carpet, but that's mostly because our basement is dry as a bone and we fully expect to pull up the...
06-02-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,405
Posted By TheWGP

The picture makes things a whole lot clearer -...

The picture makes things a whole lot clearer - yes, this should be relatively simple - exactly as furd said, UF #12 if it's a 20a circuit, #14 if it's a 15a.

One question - he said he'd prefer the...
06-01-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,405
Posted By TheWGP

You can get 0 degree starting, cold-weather...

You can get 0 degree starting, cold-weather tolerant fluorescents - these aren't going to be the $5 cheapies, but you probably don't want those anyway.

Also, you need to decide if you want...
05-23-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,798
Posted By TheWGP

Agreed - but on a board like this, I think we all...

Agreed - but on a board like this, I think we all sometimes wish posters would have even such a minimal amount of equipment as a plug-in tester! :wall:
05-20-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 22,580
Posted By TheWGP

I'm only replying because this is a pretty clear...

I'm only replying because this is a pretty clear problem on two fronts. This is a MWBC, multi-wire-branch-circuit, and also, the AL-CU connection without no-ox is problematic for...
05-20-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,768
Posted By TheWGP

Without saying anything about whether it's...

Without saying anything about whether it's required by code or not, because I'm not experienced at all with burial of low-voltage stuff, the "garden hose" idea you suggest seems to be asking for...
05-20-08, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By TheWGP

While you wait for one of the pros to chime in......

While you wait for one of the pros to chime in...

Where is this closet located? Since you're turning it into a BATHROOM specifically, it's highly unlikely that you can just reuse the feed to that...
Replies: 2
Views: 10,049
Posted By TheWGP

An update! I was actually able to find a...

An update!

I was actually able to find a special order product at Home Depot that I believe will work - and they let me use a coupon on it, so even with shipping included it was only about 90...
Replies: 2
Views: 10,049
Posted By TheWGP

Recessed light replacement options?

Hello - I usually hang out on the Electrical forum, but I've run into something of a bothersome problem with my basement lighting.

I've got two recessed lights in the rec room - they're quite old....
04-20-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By TheWGP

Yeah, your being a renter really means you can't...

Yeah, your being a renter really means you can't do anything beyond replacing an outlet or switch, and some people would argue over even that. That said, there are... difficult... landlords.

It...
04-20-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,494
Posted By TheWGP

This is just another example of what's right...

This is just another example of what's right according to the listings/code and what 'works' deviating.

No, the tandems shouldn't be used in that box at all... but if they fit, well, it's not the...
04-08-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,002
Posted By TheWGP

Just anecdotally: When we moved in here, there...

Just anecdotally: When we moved in here, there was a HUMONGOUS ceiling fan with incorporated "5-light" fixture in the master bedroom (over the garage). This room has ceilings that are about 7 feet...
04-06-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By TheWGP

Since you say "permanent" campground, I'm going...

Since you say "permanent" campground, I'm going to let you worry about whether you're renting or not - people are really touchy about it.

You haven't made very clear exactly what you have. Is...
03-18-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,943
Posted By TheWGP

Just as a datapoint - our house is about 3000...

Just as a datapoint - our house is about 3000 square feet if you count the basement (which is heated/cooled). We have electric dryer, electric stove/oven, electric A/C. Gas heat, gas water heater. ...
03-07-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,279
Posted By TheWGP

Wow, I couldn't imagine having the whole breaker...

Wow, I couldn't imagine having the whole breaker panel outside - that just seems so _massively_ inconvenient. I could understand it in the case of rental property maybe where the landlord is...
03-06-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,007
Posted By TheWGP

Since you mention an old house and I think we're...

Since you mention an old house and I think we're assuming you mean GFCI receptacles, I wonder if you are trying to provide GFCI protection in order to plug 3-prong cords into a 2-wire system.
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03-02-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,132
Posted By TheWGP

Wow, they told you to wait after hearing your...

Wow, they told you to wait after hearing your problem? I would call a different electrician. I'd consider your problem a potentially dangerous one, and one that should be fixed ASAP - certainly...
02-22-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By TheWGP

It sounds like basically what you want to do is...

It sounds like basically what you want to do is overload the feeder out to the outbuilding. I totally understand what you're trying to do, but I think it's a bad idea. This is mainly because you're...
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