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09-20-14, 07:21 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

Unhappy Thanks for saving me the effort of trying it and...

Thanks for saving me the effort of trying it and being all confused lol.

And thanks again SO SO SO much for the help!
09-20-14, 07:15 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

Works like a charm, and thank you very much for...

Works like a charm, and thank you very much for all the help, and for being so timely!

Last question: if I splice both my new white and black into the white and black in the OTHER switch (the one...
09-20-14, 06:54 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

Can you be a bit more specific? There's two wires...

Can you be a bit more specific? There's two wires in my new cable: black and white. There's three wires in the 3 way switch: the black on the black screw, a red on a gold screw, and a black on a...
09-20-14, 06:45 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

Yep, they sure do... It's beautiful. So if I...

Yep, they sure do... It's beautiful.

So if I am understanding correctly, there is no way for me to use the available wiring in this box to run my lights.

If I splice them into the wiring...
09-20-14, 06:35 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

I tried as PJmax suggested, and took the black...

I tried as PJmax suggested, and took the black wire from the black screw of the 3 way switch (from the middle cable coming into the box), and wired it to my new switch. I sent the black from my new...
09-20-14, 06:05 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

Yes, the new cable goes to the fixtures, and has...

Yes, the new cable goes to the fixtures, and has black, white, and bare ground wires.
09-20-14, 05:56 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

I already have the fixtures mounted and wired up,...

I already have the fixtures mounted and wired up, light bulbs and everything, ready to hook into the box as soon as I know which wires to use. I was going to use that as a test.
09-20-14, 05:44 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

Thanks! Are there possibly two different...

Thanks! Are there possibly two different configurations that I could test in order to determine which way is right? My local hardware store closed at 7 and I don't have a voltmeter.
09-20-14, 05:32 PM
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Views: 897
Posted By jnewbs

Diagnose this box pic please!

I'm putting some light fixtures in my basement stairwell. There's a box with two switches in it pictured here. I'm adding a third switch, and I don't know which wires to tie the black and white...
11-10-12, 06:15 PM
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Views: 2,656
Posted By jnewbs

Ah, I've got you. I thought that return line was...

Ah, I've got you. I thought that return line was referring to the phone wiring somehow. Thanks for clarifying.
11-10-12, 05:47 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

We don't use or plan to use those phone lines -...

We don't use or plan to use those phone lines - no repercussions to cutting them off?

Also does anyone have an idea of how I should go about rerouting the cold air returns? They don't go straight...
11-10-12, 03:07 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

I did look in the basement, and saw that the...

I did look in the basement, and saw that the Conduit ends above the ceiling panels and IS empty, so good call on that.

Also the grey wires are cut off in the basement ceiling, just hanging limp...
11-10-12, 01:52 PM
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Posted By jnewbs

Question ID these please! Hole in wall yields 3 surprises...

Hello, All. I am knocking a down about a 7 foot portion of a load bearing wall in my house to open up the area between two rooms. I checked as well as I could from the basement to see what was in...
05-23-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ...

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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I made sure all the splices conformed to your descriptions, and everything is on the up and up - more than I can say for the person who ran the...
05-21-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

You nailed the wiring in the receptacle right on....

You nailed the wiring in the receptacle right on. Here are three pics of the receptacle after I wired it in. I think the bridge is missing on the hot side, as you indicated it might be. I am going...
05-20-12, 07:31 AM
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Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

No - I don't have one of the physical two pronged...

No - I don't have one of the physical two pronged sensors. As indicated I am regretting the choice I made when buying the wireless one. It's good to tell me there is no juice running through an...
05-19-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

I will look into that and give it a shot if it is...

I will look into that and give it a shot if it is as you say. But just to further my knowledge of wiring, I'd like to pose a question. I assumed that I could run a cable from any functioning cable...
05-18-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

So joining it to the black is the correct way to...

So joining it to the black is the correct way to ensure that the outlet will work correctly and without a switch?

Also, will running a wire from the attic light bulb be the correct...
05-18-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By jnewbs

Ceiling Fan installation

Hello all,

I'm hoping you can help me out - I have a ceiling fan that is wired up but not working. I feel like I have checked and doubled checked each connection 100 times but still no go. I am...
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