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I connected new wire to the left side sensor, and...

I connected new wire to the left side sensor, and still the same problem.

When the sensor works, the wire gives me 3v reading, when it is not working, I cannot get a good reading and the number...
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garage door opener needs "rest"?

My garage door opener is an old overhead destiny 1200, recently it starts to have issue, the left side sensor (red light)will stop working every once in a while, when it is not working, the red light...
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thanks! I have finally solved the problem!

thanks! I have finally solved the problem!
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Posted By caseta

Thanks guys, yes, it is low voltage, all the...

Thanks guys, yes, it is low voltage, all the lights are out.

I just got a chance to dig out some wires, I picked two lights which are very close to the power source and on the opposite side of the...
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Posted By caseta

Unhappy aeration went wrong - landscape lighting wire cut somewhere

I just found out my weekend aeration has gone wrong, the machine must have cut my landscape lighting wire somewhere, as the whole backyard has no light now.

Anyone has similar experience here?...
04-23-20, 10:18 PM
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Posted By caseta

A friend sent me the photo, and he is sure that...

A friend sent me the photo, and he is sure that is a single pole switch to control the porch light.
04-23-20, 07:52 PM
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Posted By caseta

single pole switch with 3 wires (yellow, red and black)

An old single pole switch with three wires, one yellow, one red and one black.

The red wire goes to a wirecap which has another two black wires.

The yellow wire is capped with a red wire
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02-29-20, 05:44 PM
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Posted By caseta

"You can connect the red wire to one of the other...

"You can connect the red wire to one of the other wires and if the light turns on then the wire you connected the red to is the common wire."

I did the test, when I touch the red and the black,...
02-29-20, 05:32 PM
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Posted By caseta

hmmm, before i do the above test. I noticed...

hmmm, before i do the above test.

I noticed something when I test the voltage between the wires.

The red and the bare copper wire gives me 120, but the white and the bare gives me 50.x, why I...
02-29-20, 05:09 PM
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Posted By caseta

The problem is I cannot find any other switch...

The problem is I cannot find any other switch that control the same lights. and this is exactly the reason I did not realized it is a 3 way. :(
02-29-20, 04:54 PM
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Posted By caseta

The white was connected to one of the screws. ...

The white was connected to one of the screws.

the old switch has two brass screw, one black screw(common), and a ground screw.

The problem is I did not take note when I removed the wires, so I...
02-29-20, 04:32 PM
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Posted By caseta

Thanks PJmax, much appreciated! I did not...

Thanks PJmax, much appreciated!

I did not take note when I removed the old switch this time so I cannot remember which is which, but I guess the red(hot) is the common, and the white is not...
02-29-20, 04:05 PM
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Posted By caseta

light switch with 4 wires from same wire bundle

I have an old light switch which has 4 wires connecting to it,

the wires are in color of red(hot), black, white, bare.

I was thinking the red is hot, black is load, white is neutral, bare is...
02-26-20, 06:27 PM
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Posted By caseta

I do have two lag screws nailed the mount plate...

I do have two lag screws nailed the mount plate to the ceiling joist. Figured that should be enough to hold the projector.
02-26-20, 03:46 PM
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Posted By caseta

I am trying to avoid putting up an additional...

I am trying to avoid putting up an additional wood like plywood under the ceiling. Have to make it pretty...
02-26-20, 12:06 PM
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Posted By caseta

mount projector with 2 screws in joists and 2 in drywall

I am setting up my 10 pounds projector in the basement, the mount plate has 4 holes, and only 2 of the 4 holes sit on ceiling joists. I was wondering is it okay to just use the 2 holes to screw in...
01-16-20, 07:36 PM
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Posted By caseta

circuit went dead when replacing bulb, how should I diagnose

I was replacing one of the ceiling light bulb that went dead a few days. When I screw the bulb in I heard "paaaap" then all other 3 lights on the same circuit went dead, and a fairly strong burning...
11-29-19, 03:28 PM
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Posted By caseta

It comes with this one hook on top.

It comes with this one hook on top.
11-29-19, 02:42 PM
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Posted By caseta

The back of mirror has thin metal frame, so d...

The back of mirror has thin metal frame, so d ring probably won't work.
11-29-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By caseta

hanging 40LBS mirror on metal stud

I just found out I have metal stud in the fireplace area after I drilled the pilot hole, never dealt with metal stud before.

My question: Can I just screw in a regular 3/16 x 2 3/8 screw to hold a...
11-18-19, 08:36 PM
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Posted By caseta

I am trying to avoid cutting holes in the...

I am trying to avoid cutting holes in the ceiling.

And not sure about the attic, never tried to crawl into attic (yet)
11-18-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By caseta

I am not quite some about doing surface raceways...

I am not quite some about doing surface raceways on ceiling....
11-18-19, 06:26 PM
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Posted By caseta

junction box canopy adopter - is there a such thing?

I am trying to replace one dinning area pendant with two pendant lights, the problem is there is only one junction box.

I am going to need some sort of "canopy adopter" to take the wires in that...
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Posted By caseta

what is the name of this dewalt bit holder

I have been using this bit holder for a while and really like the feature that you can just pull the sleeve down to release old bit and insert new one.

Unfortunately I recently had lost it, and I...
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