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    Re: No Lighting in three areas.

    I have run into, more often than not actually, they actually switch the neutral instead of the hot at the switch. Makes life more confusing.

    Knob and tube can be some of the hardest wiring to...
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    Re: Double Breaker

    I agree with the other answers. Something to keep in mind though: The price of some "piggy-back" or "tandem" breakers has gone through the roof (ahem...Square D QO). If the panel is in an accessible...
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    Re: Replace Bathroom fan w/o attic access

    Love the Fantech fans Mr. asc. Nobody wants to seem to want to shell out the money for one, though. The first one i hooked up, I had to get on ladder to make sure it was on, it was that quiet....
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    Re: Re-connect recessed light fixture

    As was posted, check the manufacturer. It sounds like you might have an eyeball type trim where the the bulb and trim swivels and moves front to back? Whatever type of trim you have, most recessed...
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    Re: light switch toggle

    Hey pinky-Do we really need to resort to name calling? What are you, in 5th grade? The good people here taking time to answer questions are mostly professionals who are trying to offer their honest...
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    Re: New front light burns out fast!!!

    I get this question ALL the time. Not so much the al-cu connection, but the premature bulb burnout. The front door sounds like a dead giveaway. Its probably a weak filament in the light bulb that...
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    Re: electrical outlets

    No problem dhvozza. I understand the simplicity and speed you can put in outlets using the back wire, but it's almost guaranteed it will fail eventually. I guess it keeps me busy on service calls. I...
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    Re: Invisible Fence

    Some rental houses rent the underground locaters that you might see the utility companies using on the side of the road. I'm not sure of the particular name, but the rental house should be able to...
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    Re: Correct outlet for existing circuits

    I find it somewhat unbelievable in this day and age of the NEC that you are actually able to use the 15A GFI on a 20A circuit. Seems like they want everything bigger and stronger but they still allow...
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    Re: electrical outlets

    Chances are the outlet is sparking because there is a load of some kind down the line. Is the outlet back-wired? Back-wiring is when the sets of wires are ran into the stab-lock holes at the back of...
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    Re: light switch toggle

    Rejuvination.com is a good source for period replicated pushbutton switches. Be prepared to dish out the dough, though. I think the switches run between $17-$25 per switch. A real nice look if you're...
  12. Re: Help a Woman! Did I short my Kitchen light switch?

    I agree with all previous posts. A lot of times, especially with older switches, you will get a little pop inside the switch itself when the connection between internal posts is made. My advice would...
  13. Re: Cleaning the grunge from around light switches

    If your devices are really that bad, it'd probably be just as easy to replace them. Generally, they are cheap unless you have Decora Rocker style. They are really easy to replace also, as long as...
  14. Re: Installing Garbage Disposal this weekend

    Sorry to go off course, but the air switches are outstanding, especially for retrofits. I've been trying to talk my customers into them, even on new construction.
  15. Re: Wiring an outlet for a dishwasher and garbage disposal

    FYI,
    Many towns now require separate circuits for the garbage disposal and dishwasher. I believe it is in the NEC (I'm just too lazy to look it up right now). When I used to do new construction...
  16. Re: Halo IC vs non IC housings--swap or keep?

    I agree that there should be a label inside the can that will tell you it it is an IC can or not. If the lights were retrofitted (meaning installed after drywall/plaster was up) they can be switched...
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