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03-21-18, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Christopher1976

No I assume as much and like anything off the...

No I assume as much and like anything off the internet things that shouldn't be sold still do. It wasnt a big deal I just thought maybe it was shady to knowingly sell them to USA without them working...
03-21-18, 02:46 AM
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Posted By Christopher1976

Aquarium water heater

Hello I thought I maybe knew the answer to this but just to get clarification. I bought a couple aquarium heaters from eBay and some come even with North American style plug even. However I did not...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Why thanks again I did just that already but will...

Why thanks again I did just that already but will save the diagram for future reference luckily I had pics of my old fixtures with tubes
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Posted By Christopher1976

aquarium fluorescent light wiring

Hello all. My son brought me this and dropped it off and just fix it or hook up the wires. I guess he wanted to use the shell for strip lights but now just wants the tube and original fixture put...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Thank you for the help and guidance. My 9volt...

Thank you for the help and guidance. My 9volt battery died in the multimeter and had to wait.
I found the hot wire immediately and the neutral right after. The wire with little thread inside was...
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Posted By Christopher1976

So one end of probe touching the spots on inside...

So one end of probe touching the spots on inside of socket that you labelled and the other touching each of the 3 wires? And which will be the right one again the one with closest to 0 which is the...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Ok i got mine set on ohms and 200. What lead do i...

Ok i got mine set on ohms and 200. What lead do i put where? I don't think it matters as its non directional but just in case. Also how will I know I've found it. The number will stay low or jump...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Yes Ray it is a Edison or e26/27 socket. It does...

Yes Ray it is a Edison or e26/27 socket. It does not have plug it was designed to be hard wired. And the problem is all 3 small sheathed wires all run inside one large clear sheathing making it kinda...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Help identifying 3 wires inside sheathing

The light fixture had little tags on the individual strands identifying them. However my son must of lost them or they came off. Anyways there is 3 clear sheathed wires inside a clear thicker...
02-10-17, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Christopher1976

Discovered Ceiling octagon junction box.

Upon removing a mirror tile on wall I found this octagon junction box. It had a plastic cover that had been sealed and glued to it. I don't think that it's safe as is and was just curious best course...
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Posted By Christopher1976

As pj said some power can leak through and the...

As pj said some power can leak through and the tiniest amount of power is enough for the led or ballast on a cfl to start or attempt to. I installed a motion sensor switch in my room and when turned...
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Views: 748
Posted By Christopher1976

Just had a Homer Simpson moment...DOH. Grabbed my...

Just had a Homer Simpson moment...DOH. Grabbed my brothers ballast instead of mine. That would make sense lol. Sorry
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Posted By Christopher1976

This new ballast is hooked up properly I think...

This new ballast is hooked up properly I think but not working. The lamp is brand new and the ballast just bought. I'll post pics but can't seem to figure what's wrong

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Views: 367
Posted By Christopher1976

I got it all done and works perfectly thanks again

I got it all done and works perfectly thanks again
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Views: 367
Posted By Christopher1976

I'm with you so far and yes I just replaced the...

I'm with you so far and yes I just replaced the receptacle anyway as the old one was circa 1976. Now the lights are just simple Daisy chained and turn on at same time. The existing switch for them...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Keeping receptacle hot always

This junction box contains main power coming in. A set of black and white going to switch, another plain light 6 feet away, a receptacle set and the light that covers this box (not shown) I cleaned...
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Views: 748
Posted By Christopher1976

Yeah I did trace the problem back they had a...

Yeah I did trace the problem back they had a black and white switch loop to switch not wired right. So I will fix that right away and then back to the florescent problem. I will start s new thread...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Different Ballast electronic t8

Just thought I would add to this since it's mine and a ballast question. Would a florescent tube fixture work still or start with the hot and neutral backwards? I know other bulbs will still light up...
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Posted By Christopher1976

What I find a little frustrating is you can...

What I find a little frustrating is you can hardwire it from the box or store but if i cut the plug off another one with same wire and parts it shouldn't be done. I just dont understand the reasoning.
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Posted By Christopher1976

It's actually kinda funny today on a local...

It's actually kinda funny today on a local website similar to Craigslist I picked up 3 diff t12 fixtures and ballasts and all worked great
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Posted By Christopher1976

Yes I've repaired quite a few lamps of my mom's...

Yes I've repaired quite a few lamps of my mom's and built quite a few also. The spt2 is thicker and not as easy to fit through some of the same openings as spt1. I just wasn't 100 percent sure it was...
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Posted By Christopher1976

SPT-1 wire hardwired

More of a opinion or just some knowledge. When I moved into my place there was some swag style pendant lights with chains and such hooked up to the bedroom light junction box and controlled by the...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Build a huge firepit and the big bonfires you...

Build a huge firepit and the big bonfires you have will most definitely light up the yard...
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Posted By Christopher1976

Had to read up on the shunt and non shunted a few...

Had to read up on the shunt and non shunted a few days ago. Hooked it up quickly to a heavy duty 3 wired cord and when I plugged it in instant start and no him or striation. I'm not leaving it...
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Views: 455
Posted By Christopher1976

Does it say common on the switch or do you mean...

Does it say common on the switch or do you mean there is a hot (black) and a neutral (white) at switch?

Mod Note: A white connected to a single pole switch along with a black is part of a switch...
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