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Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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Views: 276
Posted By cartman

This thread is confusing, but I think I...

This thread is confusing, but I think I understand OP's question.

I think OP is saying the old neutral is still attached to the anchor, which is why he's asking about cutting it off. If it wasn't...
Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By cartman

Thanks @Zorfdt, that's very helpful. Is the...

Thanks @Zorfdt, that's very helpful.

Is the entire purpose of MWBCs just to save on expense and wiring labor? Makes sense for a pro, but seems not so much for DIY since cost/labor differential for...
11-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By cartman

MWBC and attic wiring

I've got a junction box in my attic that is fed by 12/3 cable. Of the 6 cables in pic below, one is the feeder 12/3. 3 are switch legs (1 running to light switch, 2 running to 2 different lights...
11-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By cartman

So what would happen if touched hot wire to...

So what would happen if touched hot wire to ground wire (where my digital meter shows ~9V between them) - would any current flow?

And why does this phantom voltage go away when the breaker is shut...
11-20-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By cartman

Noticed something I don't understand. Maybe...

Noticed something I don't understand. Maybe someone here can explain this. With the light switch off (circuit breaker on), I checked voltage at one of the light fixture's junction box. I measure 0v...
11-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By cartman

Update: Pulling up the tab at the base of the...

Update: Pulling up the tab at the base of the light socket resolved the rapid on/off and buzzing, which revealed a much slower on/off cycle. I assume this is related to the thermal switch. Putting a...
11-18-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By cartman

I removed the can, opened the junction box and...

I removed the can, opened the junction box and the connections seem ok. Then I used a screwdriver to pry the tab at the base of the light socket up a little bit. Turned switch on and no more buzzing...
11-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By cartman

Light fixture buzzing

I've got a light switch that controls 4 recessed ceiling lights. One of the lights blinks on and off. On time varies between ~3-10 seconds. Off time is ~1-3 seconds. Currently have LED bulbs, but was...
11-18-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By cartman

I don't see how they're better than properly...

I don't see how they're better than properly installed wire nuts (pretwist wires together). But because they're not subject to movement once installed and pushed back into the box, they seem pretty...
11-18-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

I used a Carlon blue plastic box with integral NM...

I used a Carlon blue plastic box with integral NM clamp (hinged pieces of plastic you push the cable past). Next time I have to replace an existing box, I might use a metal box with plaster ears and...
11-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

Thumbs up @PJmax's suggestion on pulling out the nails...

@PJmax's suggestion on pulling out the nails worked. I used a pair of needle nose vise grips and was able to wiggle the nails out of the stud. Replaced the old box with the Carlon blue new/old work...
11-16-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

I found a similar box, the Madison Smart Box....

I found a similar box, the Madison Smart Box. From the 360* view on Lowes site, it looks like built-in 1 x 12g and 1 x 14g NM clamps on each of top and bottom of box. So could be an issue for old...
11-16-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

Ah. I was thinking inside the junction box, which...

Ah. I was thinking inside the junction box, which I was thinking it would be very short strokes. Good call on going outside, keeps the cables out of harm's way too.

Good point. I suppose I could...
11-16-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,669
Posted By cartman

What a disaster. Thanks for sharing. They'd have...

What a disaster. Thanks for sharing. They'd have been much better off wearing earmuffs at night for a few weeks and getting that dog trained correctly!
11-16-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

Thanks @PJmax, that looks a lot easier than what...

Thanks @PJmax, that looks a lot easier than what I was proposing. I'll give it a shot.
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cartman

Right, and in the case of the new LED ceiling...

Right, and in the case of the new LED ceiling lights I'll be installing, I'll have to run romex anyway, so it wouldn't be significantly more work to include low voltage wiring.

My question is what...
11-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By cartman

Removing old box to install deeper box

I've got this old light switch/outlet combo. I installed recessed LED lights and want to install a dimmable LED switch.
https://i.imgur.com/fuU1rtw.jpg

The wiring seems fairly straightforward,...
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cartman

Thanks PJ, that clears up much of the confusion...

Thanks PJ, that clears up much of the confusion and lets me wade thru the huge array of options with more direction.

So the neutral is for smart/wifi dimmers. For the LED lights I already have...
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cartman

General LED dimmer questions

I installed some canless recessed LED fixtures and want to get a compatible dimmer where I'll use existing wiring between switch and lights. I'm also looking to install canless recessed LEDs in...
10-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,669
Posted By cartman

A few points in no particular order. That is...

A few points in no particular order.

That is NOT a APBT. APBTs don't get anywhere near that size. If it had some pit-like features, it's probably some type of 'bully' dog. These usually come from...
10-20-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By cartman

In the future, save yourself the hassle of...

In the future, save yourself the hassle of opening up the wall for this. Setting type joint compound ("hot mud") could fill that gap and you could use regular outlet plate to cover. Or spray foam...
10-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By cartman

I'd listen to these guys and provide some pics of...

I'd listen to these guys and provide some pics of this wiring, especially cross-sectional pics, before you spend a lot more time on the work you're doing.
10-15-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By cartman

@PJmax, are you referring to these? These...

@PJmax, are you referring to these?

These are permitted by the NEC, correct? ...
10-13-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 857
Posted By cartman

Measured current on the GEC to water pipe a few...

Measured current on the GEC to water pipe a few minutes ago, and it was ~2.5A (fluctuating around that figure). As we might expect, there is more electricity usage in the evenings among the houses on...
10-12-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By cartman

I ran into a similar problem on a box where I was...

I ran into a similar problem on a box where I was changing out the outlet. Rather than waste time trying to extract the broken off screw, I replaced the box. But mine wasn't as complicated in terms...
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