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I am not accusing you of telling a lie. You...

I am not accusing you of telling a lie. You never stated anything about the number of wires in the box or about any other wires. All you keep talking about are the three wires connected to the old...
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Posted By racraft

This is simple. Why do you keep making it...

This is simple. Why do you keep making it difficult?

If two of the box wires were connected to one of the old switch terminals. then two of the box wires get connected to one of the new switch...
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Posted By racraft

You cannot use a spool of wire. You need to use...

You cannot use a spool of wire. You need to use the same kind of cable you are using for the cord and plug, and use that from light to light. You cannot have bare wire outside the electrical boxes...
01-30-08, 09:20 AM
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Posted By racraft

You were misled and lied to.

You were misled and lied to.
01-30-08, 09:03 AM
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Posted By racraft

The electrician did something illegal. I...

The electrician did something illegal. I recommend you get him back (at his expense) and have him do the job properly. You can threaten to report him if he balks.

Why did you let the electrician...
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Posted By racraft

"Properly" is a vague term. There are no laws...

"Properly" is a vague term. There are no laws regarding lighting the flag, and you can anything you want, or nothing at all.

You need to decide on your needs.

Will you be lighting the flag...
01-30-08, 06:36 AM
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Posted By racraft

Remove the fan, find the antenna, make it...

Remove the fan, find the antenna, make it visible, replace the fan.
01-30-08, 06:20 AM
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Posted By racraft

Equipment with a motor uses a high start up...

Equipment with a motor uses a high start up current. This start up current is tripping the breaker.

The breaker is becoming weaker and/or the length of the run comes into play and/or the number...
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Posted By racraft

Hmm. Receptacles are not allowed to be dimmed,...

Hmm. Receptacles are not allowed to be dimmed, so you have an issue already.

Three way bulbs, to the best of my knowledge, are not designed to be dimmed, since they are for plug in lamps, which...
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Posted By racraft

Larry's directions have a mis-type. He meant to...

Larry's directions have a mis-type. He meant to say that the cord white goes to the fixture white.
01-29-08, 07:15 PM
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Posted By racraft

In other words, the problem is on their end, and...

In other words, the problem is on their end, and they will fix it.

Now why did you wait so long to deal with this? Half your house not working is obviously a serious problem. I understand,...
01-29-08, 07:12 PM
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Posted By racraft

It's not aluminum. Trust us.

It's not aluminum. Trust us.
01-29-08, 07:11 PM
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Posted By racraft

Not unless there is a accessible disconnect at...

Not unless there is a accessible disconnect at the meter.
01-29-08, 07:09 PM
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Posted By racraft

The red wire is open somewhere. Check at the...

The red wire is open somewhere. Check at the breaker panel, check at the thermostat, check at the heater.
01-29-08, 05:17 PM
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Posted By racraft

Well, you figured it out for yourself. It's an...

Well, you figured it out for yourself. It's an open neutral. Search this forum for open neutral. The check the circuit.
01-29-08, 02:45 PM
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Posted By racraft

Then you aren't looking in the right place. Have...

Then you aren't looking in the right place. Have you tried the web site?
01-29-08, 02:26 PM
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Views: 1,131
Posted By racraft

Call the power company NOW. If I am reading your...

Call the power company NOW. If I am reading your post correctly, it sounds like you have a problem with roughly half the circuits in your house. This would indicate a problem with one leg of your...
01-29-08, 02:21 PM
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Posted By racraft

I don't know. You have the directions. What do...

I don't know. You have the directions. What do they say?
01-29-08, 02:12 PM
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Posted By racraft

You use a wire nut to cap the wire. The...

You use a wire nut to cap the wire.

The thermostat is out of adjustment.
01-29-08, 02:00 PM
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Posted By racraft

The green wire is a ground wire. If the box is...

The green wire is a ground wire. If the box is metal then the ground wire needs to be connected to the metal box. If the box is plastic and there is no ground connection on the new thermostat then...
01-29-08, 11:30 AM
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Posted By racraft

1. GFCI rules only apply to 120 volt circuits in...

1. GFCI rules only apply to 120 volt circuits in garages (unless you put a hot tub in the garage).

2. Wrong. The copper wires goes to the ground screw. This screw will be green.

3. No,...
01-29-08, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,379
Posted By racraft

It's a moot point if this should or should not...

It's a moot point if this should or should not have passed inspection. Somewhere along the way, not necessarily when the panel was replaced, it should not have.

Install a four wire receptacle for...
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Posted By racraft

The black and red coming from/going to the fan...

The black and red coming from/going to the fan and light need to be on the same side of the switch, the side with separate terminals, not with connected terminals.
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Views: 690
Posted By racraft

You have reached a dead end. You knew it would...

You have reached a dead end. You knew it would happen eventually. You are not going to be able to use the latest version of this software.
01-29-08, 09:42 AM
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Views: 997
Posted By racraft

You have to figure out which receptacle is first....

You have to figure out which receptacle is first. You can do this by trial and error, or you can look for clues. Can you see any wiring in the basement or crawl space? Typically the locations...
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