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01-22-14, 08:24 AM
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The wall dimmer or the ones ray was posting...

The wall dimmer or the ones ray was posting about? If it is the one ray was linking there will be about an 1/4 inch on two sides of it and 10 inches in either direction from that to radiate. Do you...
01-22-14, 08:14 AM
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Posted By motos

And ray. Thank you for the example parts. I am...

And ray. Thank you for the example parts. I am going to be going with the rotary dials because I am going to attach the rod to a gate valve (like on a water spigot or something like this:...
01-22-14, 08:09 AM
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Posted By motos

I've already admitted to my novice(at best) skill...

I've already admitted to my novice(at best) skill level in electrical work. The reason I used stuffing was because I was turning a diameter (on the lathe) for a snug press fit of the dimmer unit,...
01-22-14, 07:24 AM
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Posted By motos

A why would be nice. It's a 40 watt...

A why would be nice.



It's a 40 watt bulb that will be in the lamp. I have attached a diagram of what I am working with to show you what will touch what. It will be mounted going into a...
01-21-14, 08:19 PM
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Posted By motos

Any advice for insulating it. Will a good amount...

Any advice for insulating it. Will a good amount of electrical tape on the metal mounting plate be enough?

Thank you
01-21-14, 07:40 PM
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Posted By motos

Not a touch lamp or anything but it spooked me...

Not a touch lamp or anything but it spooked me seeing a ground wire ont he dimmer box. I am just making sure I am not going to zap myself or others when I plug it in. I am a novice electrician (at...
01-21-14, 07:36 PM
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Posted By motos

Apologies, I thought it was a simple enough...

Apologies, I thought it was a simple enough question. It's a basic lamp kit that is going inside a metal tube. Two wires all the way to a lamp socket.

In between those two connections I want to...
01-21-14, 06:07 PM
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Posted By motos

Dimmer switch on a desk lamp

Hi there,
I have a desk lamp I looking to make that is made out of metal. I am stuffing a dimmer switch into the unit. The one snag is I notice there is a ground wire on the dimmer switch box. Does...
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