I would totally replace the knob and tube regardless of cost. The safety of this old type of wiring is far too questionable to rely on. The scien...
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This is not my usual area of expertise but woodworking is a hobby of mine, so i will take a stab at this. If you want to use a neutral color stain...
Go to your local hardware store and purchase another pull switch for a ceiling fan. If it is a light switch it only needs to be the type that has ...
How close are you to the house? If you are too close you are probably hitting the footing of the foundation. I would move out at least 10 inches a...
Well then it is not the bulbs. I can't say for sure without looking at the ballast, but a lot of commercial fixtures are 277v input, Even though t...
Are you sure that the lamps required by these fixtures are t8's. If they are then i need a little more info to try to help.
No, the wire that was placed by the builder is probably just from the door button. to verify this check the wires for power if they have a small v...
Sorry skippy but just because people know a little bit about home wiring doesn't mean they are qualified to replace a panel. When doing this type ...
There is copper coated aluminum wire but i never heard of Aluminum coated copper wire. I don't know what the silver coating is but think that mayb...
Yes this is a common occurrence. The dimmer switch is "absorbing"(for lack of a better word) more electricity when the lights are dimmer.
If the lights lit for a short while then went out it could be that the bulb was too high of a wattage for that fixture and tripped the thermal prot...
This project is one probably better left to a licensed electrician. It does require a permit and most states require that the permit is requested ...
Aluminum and copper have different galvanic properties. They also have different heat coefficients. This means they will expand and contract at d...
Sounds like you had a bad ground not which caused an open neutral. Often times the Main grounding electrode is connected to the water pipe. Becau...
First aluminum and copper have different galvanic properties. They will tend to corrode each other. Second, they have different heat coefficients...
Shiela I think you should get an electrician to find out what is wrong. It sounds like it could be a dangerous situation if it the slam of a door ...
New code requires houses to be wired with wire that is rated for 90 degree celsius wire. This means that the insulation can withstand higher tempe...
It can be as easy as removing the switch and wire-nutting the two wires together attached to the switch. Then putting a solid cover over the box. ...
I think I would abondon the old anchor holes and have new ones drilled were they will be stronger than the first. There are a lot of different typ...