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06-24-20, 01:30 PM
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Thanks. I was able to use my tester and locate...

Thanks. I was able to use my tester and locate the correct circuit. Of course, that led to a secondary issue. I was under the impression that when the 5-20 was installed it was on a dedicated...
06-24-20, 12:02 PM
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Tracing 5-20 Outlet to Breaker

I have an outlet that uses a 5-20 outlet (was for a treadmill I no longer own) and want to convert it to a regular outlet. It is on a dedicated 20 amp circuit, but I need to locate which circuit. All...
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Views: 408
Posted By dmwesq

Followed all the directions and was able to...

Followed all the directions and was able to successfully replace the three alarms. Of course as I went to install two of them it turns out they were not 4W-B but were 2112/24S. Same 4 wires so they...
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Views: 408
Posted By dmwesq

Exactly what does this mean? The individual units...

Exactly what does this mean? The individual units have no battery, so I assume you mean to shut the power to the battery in the control box itself? And then to turn off electric to the units...
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Replacing older smoke detectors

I have a burglar/fire alarm system connected to a private local monitoring company. My 3 fire alarms are quite old and I was going to try to replace them myself as the cost for the company to replace...
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

Just to bring this thread full circle, after...

Just to bring this thread full circle, after debating whether to bring in an electrician or not, I finally decided to take an led bulb from another high hat and put it in the one that kept going out,...
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Views: 777
Posted By dmwesq

Wouldn't the mechanism need to be mounted...

Wouldn't the mechanism need to be mounted outdoors for a photo-electric switch to work? Mine is mounted in my garage. I do agree that for the few extra dollars it probably makes sense to to replace...
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Views: 777
Posted By dmwesq

Thanks for the advice. Is that link for the...

Thanks for the advice. Is that link for the entire switch including the enclosure? Wouldn't I just need to replace the motor? Granted, the price difference between what you linked to and the motor...
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Views: 777
Posted By dmwesq

I have used this timer for 19 years and changed...

I have used this timer for 19 years and changed the pins and wheel for daylight savings time so all the settings are correct. Yes, I can manually turn on and off with the levers. Yes, the motor is...
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Outdoor Post Light Timer

I have a series of outdoor post lamps that are run off a timer located in my garage. The timer is a mechanical one in an outdoor enclosure and has recently stopped turning lights off correctly. Not...
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

No insulation over the can - this is a first...

No insulation over the can - this is a first floor kitchen with a floor above it. I'm assuming if the bulb is still going out even when it is hanging outside the can that it may not be from direct...
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Views: 1,026
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Not even sure where the thermal limiter is...

Not even sure where the thermal limiter is located - would that also be where the transformer is? BTW, I did notice that after extended time off the bulb will go on again without having to take it...
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Posted By dmwesq

Inside the can the light goes out after @ 5...

Inside the can the light goes out after @ 5 minutes. Outside the can it goes out after @ 25 minutes.
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Posted By dmwesq

Pardon the question but where would the...

Pardon the question but where would the transformer be located? Is that what is pictured in the first picture I posted? If not, then it is outside the housing and would likely require cutting the...
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I found this page online which leads me to think...

I found this page online which leads me to think perhaps the thermal overload protector is not the issue either. In my case the bulb does not come back on when things cool down unless I first remove...
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

I think I can rule out the socket as the cause of...

I think I can rule out the socket as the cause of the problem. I replaced the socket and the light still stays on for about 5 minutes, then turns off, and once I pull it from the socket and reinsert...
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

OK, thanks for the tips. Going to place order and...

OK, thanks for the tips. Going to place order and see how it works.
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

Thanks. I see one on Amazon that has consistently...

Thanks. I see one on Amazon that has consistently solid reviews, but it comes without the little heat shield. Do the heat shields come off so it can be used with the new socket? I can't tell if those...
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Views: 1,026
Posted By dmwesq

Low voltage high hat issue

My kitchen has a series of low voltage high hats. The original bulbs in each can was an MR16 halogen bulb. As these halogens have burned out in the past year or so I have been replacing them with...
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