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08-08-20, 02:01 PM
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Both switches were wired identically. So on each...

Both switches were wired identically. So on each one I moved the black to the common terminal and the white to the brass terminal above it. So, one set of wires reversed on each switch. Now works...
08-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By CanadianGuy

Joed, I reversed those two sets of wires and the...

Joed, I reversed those two sets of wires and the problem is now fixed. Thank you very much!
08-07-20, 01:00 PM
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Views: 273
Posted By CanadianGuy

Joed, the black, white and red wires are from two...

Joed, the black, white and red wires are from two cables. It's a small box with three cables and somewhat of a rat's nest. This is an old house that has had many things done to it over the years.
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08-07-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By CanadianGuy

Here are pix. I pulled both switches but...

Here are pix. I pulled both switches but photographed only Switch-1 because they are the same make/model and the wiring is identical. Looking at the switch:
-- Right side: black attached to brass...
08-06-20, 12:39 PM
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Views: 273
Posted By CanadianGuy

Correcting wrong wiring

I've discovered that the switches controlling our deck lights were not properly wired and wonder if it's possible to fix that without pulling cables.

There are two doors to the deck. Next to each...
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Posted By CanadianGuy

Small engine gas tank mounting

I noticed that the gas tank on my chipper was flopping about. The chipper, quite a few years old with many hours on it, appears to be a clone of a Brush Master. The 13 hp Lifan engine appears to be a...
08-14-19, 07:55 AM
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Views: 627
Posted By CanadianGuy

Sharkbite valve on supply line

The 50-year-old shutoff valve on my supply line should be replaced as there's a tiny leak. I'd like to use Sharkbite and wonder if model 22185LFCA would do the job. ...
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Views: 436
Posted By CanadianGuy

Ah! I wasn't aware of that switch plate and...

Ah! I wasn't aware of that switch plate and dimmer. Will definitely look for them. Thank you very much!
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Views: 436
Posted By CanadianGuy

Larry, I was hoping to get a rotary dimmer...

Larry, I was hoping to get a rotary dimmer because the switch is part of a three-switch gang. If I can't get a rotary dimmer I'll have to replace the other two non-dimmer switches with decoras.
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By CanadianGuy

Rotary LED dimmer

Does anyone make a rotary dimmer that works with LED bulbs? I haven't been able to find one. Thanks
Forum: Water Heaters
07-25-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By CanadianGuy

Small internal leak

Thank you. Our electricity provider is offering to cover 40% of the cost, to $800, of replacing our water heater with a heat pump water heater. The promotional material at...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-24-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By CanadianGuy

Small internal leak in water heater

I have a 40 gal electric water heater that's about 10 years old. Last year showers were quickly turning cold so I replaced the lower heating element. That fixed the problem.

A month or so ago I...
08-18-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By CanadianGuy

Ray, I would love to turn over all of this stuff...

Ray, I would love to turn over all of this stuff to an electrician. But there are only a few in the two small towns that service my rural area and with a building boom underway none of them are...
08-17-15, 05:21 PM
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Views: 865
Posted By CanadianGuy

I'll discuss this with my handyman. Thank you!

I'll discuss this with my handyman. Thank you!
08-17-15, 09:59 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By CanadianGuy

It turns out this is a ground. The bare wire was...

It turns out this is a ground. The bare wire was cut so short that I didn't notice it. So there are 3 wires -- white, black and red -- plus a bare ground wire. At the sub-panel cable connects to a...
08-16-15, 04:49 AM
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Views: 865
Posted By CanadianGuy

Converting 220 line to 110

I have removed an old wall oven from my kitchen and wonder what's involved in converting the dedicated 220 line to 110.

The 220 line starts at a sub-panel in a basement kitchenette just below the...
07-22-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By CanadianGuy

Thank you very much for your help Ray!

Thank you very much for your help Ray!
07-22-15, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By CanadianGuy

OK. So it looks like I simply get a single pole...

OK. So it looks like I simply get a single pole switch and attach 23B white and 23B black. Should I mark the white with a black marker to indicate that it's hot? Then, using wire nuts, I connect...
07-21-15, 04:33 PM
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Views: 688
Posted By CanadianGuy

Ray2047, thanks for your help. Yes it is a duplex...

Ray2047, thanks for your help. Yes it is a duplex switch. The tab was removed.

The white from 23B is connected to the switch as are the blacks from all three cables. The white from 21A is...
07-21-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By CanadianGuy

Double switch wiring

I hope you guys can solve a mystery I've encountered in renovating my kitchen. There is a double switch with 2 incoming circuits (21A and 23B). Circuit 21A controlled a light over the stove that I no...
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Views: 1,559
Posted By CanadianGuy

I was going to remove the fan from the hood and...

I was going to remove the fan from the hood and then connect the empty hood to the rooftop fan.
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Views: 1,559
Posted By CanadianGuy

Worth keeping rooftop kitchen fan?

Can anyone answer these questions and/or comment on the kitchen ventilation options Iíve listed below?
1. Can a rooftop extractor fan be damaged from the reduced air flow if itís connected to a...
06-02-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By CanadianGuy

OK, I'll be cutting out the wall. Thank you both...

OK, I'll be cutting out the wall. Thank you both for the quick replies!
06-02-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By CanadianGuy

Replacing kitchen tile splashback

I'm completely re-doing my kitchen: new cabinets etc. Yesterday the second splashback tile I removed took the wall with it, leaving a hole. I saw that the tile was simply cemented to what seems to be...
04-09-15, 04:16 PM
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Views: 884
Posted By CanadianGuy

Does drywall always have to be taped & mudded?

I'm going to redo my kitchen this summer. Based on a bathroom reno, I suspect that I'll have to rip out the wall behind the current tile backsplash in order to take out the tile. I'd then put in new...
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