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04-03-07, 05:41 AM
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Resolution of the Problem

First thing the electrician checked was the newest can.
He asked me if I overtightened the screws that hold the wire in the box attached to the remodel can. I thought tighter was better, but he...
04-02-07, 09:59 AM
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Throwin' in the towel

Thanks for all who took the time to help me.
I've decided to ask for some adult supervision (electrician is coming over this afternoon).
I'll post a results once we've gotten to the bottom of it....
04-02-07, 08:13 AM
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Posted By joeinbcs

wiring of the ceiling cans

The ceiling cans are halo non-IC remodel units with three female plugs (black, white and ground) that will accept up to three wires each. I took a splice from the original ceiling light box (black,...
04-02-07, 03:40 AM
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Wiring of lights

The switch box contains two switches, one for the vanity and one for the overhead lights. Each switch is serviced by a two wire cable (black and white,plus ground).
Originally there was one center...
04-01-07, 04:17 PM
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Digital Multimeter

Thanks for all your help....I have a cheap digital multimeter. I set it where it looks like an upside down "U" with legs. When I placed the contacts on the black and white wires, there is initially...
04-01-07, 03:52 PM
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Continuity Test?

If this means did I put the white and black wires together, yes I did (with the power on and off), with no effect.
The situation is exactly as you've described it.
04-01-07, 03:34 PM
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Voltage testing

I checked the voltage from black to ground and white to ground and got nothing. Turned off the circuit and the lights went off. Still nothing.
04-01-07, 02:39 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Short

Thanks, I already removed the clamp to see if I could see any damage to the insulation.
Nothing apparent.
04-01-07, 02:28 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Cans

Originally, the switch went to one overhead light. I removed this light some time ago, installed the cans serially. A cable from the old overhead light continues the circuit - not really sure where...
04-01-07, 02:15 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Whole Story

Before I screwed it up, the box contained two basic toggle switches. Feeding each switch was one cable with three wires, one white, one black and one bare.
That's it. I didn't do anything to the...
04-01-07, 02:09 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Fessin' up

Ok, you got me.
There are two switches in the box. One controlls vanity lights. The other (which I'm having trouble with) controls five cans with 50 watt halogen spotlights).
Both switches are...
04-01-07, 02:04 PM
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Every way I could think of

The old switch, a simple toggle, has two poles on opposite sides and a ground near the bottom. I don't recall whether the white was on the left and the black on the right, or vice-versa (I've done...
04-01-07, 01:55 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Already called lutron

Thanks for the advice though. Nothing wrong with the dimmer, as I successfully installed on the switch which shares the box and it works fine.
04-01-07, 01:23 PM
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Posted By joeinbcs

Dimmer Woes

Hi,
I've replaced a standard single-pole switch with a dimmer. Problem is that the lights stay on and the dimmer switch has no effect. I removed the dimmer and turned the power back on and the...
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