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I am attempting to install a track lighting system in place of an old track lighting system which broke. I think I have followed all of the instructions, everything seems to be wired properly and I have checked and there is power running at the box, along the entire track and at the switch. I have tried two different lights in case one was broken and neither will turn on when I flip the switch. One worry I have is whether or not the ground wire is installed properly and I don't know if this would affect the system. But my worry is because there is an extra wire coming out of the ceiling box which is just copper (no green on it, so I attached the green ground to that and attached the wire cap. So the ground coming from the lighting system seems to be properly connected but I am not positive. I have tried to take the right pictures and have attached them but any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just bought a timer to connect an outside light to. It appears the circuit is a single pole, but the timer requires a 3 way circuit. Two circuits over I've got a ceiling fan circuit that is a 3 way, can I just splice the extra wire from there? Also, what's the best way to recognize which wire is the hot, neutral and so on? Thanks in advance?
Recently I replaced a ceramic chain pull light fixture in my basement (because the chain broke. I prepared myself with the tools needed for this repair (a flashlight and screwdriver. While switching off circuits to determine which circuit needed to be off, I noticed that 2 separate breakers turned off the lights in the room where the breaker panel was located. Is this uncommon?
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Created: Jul 17, 2011 | Flag
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This is my first post as well as I am a new homeowner of an older home that was constantly "jerry-rigged" for many years as it seems. I will try to break this down as easy as possible.
We have a switch in the portico and one next to the rails of the garage door that operate a chain pull light fixture. A fixture/outlet adapter is screwed into the light, then the bulb, and the garage door opener is plugged in. We realized that if we were to turn off the light in the garage, there goes power to the garage door as well.
We had an electrician come in who was paid by the sellers to do some work and made the switches inoperable and the light fixture constant hot so the garage door opener would always have power, but the ONLY light in the two-car garage is one bulb with a string, in the middle of the garage (not fun at night.
What I would like to do is install two garage ceiling fluorescent lights that can be operated by the switch in the garage AND in the portico THEN add a new outlet that is constantly hot to plug in the garage door opener.
I have searched for a week and nothing comes up. Any help would be appreciated!
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Created: Mar 1, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 1
My ugly front yard. Looks like we are growing an electrical box! Besides the bushes that must go and replacing the shutters, what do I do with this?
I want to replace 6" cans above the bar in the kitchen with hanging pendant lights with a 6" ceiling plate, and from the looks of it the hole for the cans is almost exactly the same size of the ceiling place.
What is the best method to "bridge the gap"?
The pendant is here: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/porter-pendant/?pkey=cpendants