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I am asking your opinion on what happened. Was in the

I am asking your opinion on what happened. Was in the bathroom with the lights on. There is one fixture on the wall with 3 bulbs in it. I have never had more than three - 60 watt bulbs in the fixture. Yesterday when I was in the bathroom, the light intensity went to almost dark then to 50%, then to 100% and back down to dark several times. No other lights in the house did that. The switch and the light fixture are not more than 3 years old. The wiring may be 30 years old to much older, I am not sure. I was thinking to be safe I should replace the switch and the fixture. Any comments?

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Kevin

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Just answer.com Ask an electrician I bought 4 of these - 4

Just answer.com Ask an electrician I bought 4 of these - 4 solar panels and 8 lights. 2 lights run off of 1 solar panel. Robust NATURAL WHITE (NOT BLUISH) Solar Spotlights (Set of 2) // HUGE 3W Solar Panel // DOUBLE CAPACITY 4000mAh Lithium Battery // HEAVY DUTY 2X15 LED Spotlights - 2X16 Ft Cable // Sold by: ROBUST SOLAR INC Product question? Ask Seller The lith. Battery is in the solar panel, charged by the sun, then at night the battery powers the lights until dead, then the cycle repeats. I want to put the solar panels in the back of the house and the lights themselves up front (constant shade). The length of wire between panel and light its;ef is 16.5 feet. They sell a 16.5' extension cord but it is $12 each, and I Would need 4 i guess. 1)i would like to use my own wire (keeping same awg) and run that wire to the front of the house (buried)- but this Would mean 4 double lines going approx 123 feet (back of house to front) How the wiring is now, see: http://clients.misenheimer.com/v/7KyxiUYYUu6oV8w4mIkl However, could i do it like this (below) instead? (Where all solar panels are in a 'series' and are connected with ONE wire between them and then ONE wire goes from the back of the house to the front of the house to power the lights: http://clients.misenheimer.com/v/OBortQzQPXcaiJvqIj2V Please let me know. Thanks! Mark More info on the lights themselves if it is helpful: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017K34TLK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 NATURAL WHITE (NOT BLUISH) 2X15 LED HEAVY DUTY (Diameter 3.7in) spotlights. ___*Waterproof & Heatproof. WORKING from DUSK to DAWN if select suitable working mode even in WINTER in most areas of USA. SEPARATE HUGE 3W (10.7inX6.5in) Solar Panel to get FULLEST SUNSHINE exposure (CAN PUT the SPOTLIGHT even AT DARK PLACES). ___*Solar panel life span: 5 years. ___*LED life span: 50,000 hrs. DOUBLE CAPACITY 3.7V 4000mAh Lithium battery. ___*With Protection Circuit Board. POWER ADJUSTABLE: High, Medium, Low. ___*2X16.4 foot cable. ___*Optional 16.4 foot EXTENSION cable. › See more product detailsJA: Have you talked to a solar panel professional about this?Customer: It's not complicated. UnneededJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Are you a bot?JA: I'm an assistant to the Electrician. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: are you a personJA: No. I'm the Electrician's Assistant.Customer: You are a botJA: It makes me sad that you don't believe in me. Maybe I'll be like Tinkerbell and die unless you believe I'm real.Customer: How much $ to answer my question about the solar panels?

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Red light in outdoor outlet stayed on after disconnecting

Red light in outdoor outlet stayed on after disconnecting extension cords,JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: The christmas decorations went out first about 6 pm yesterday and the red light was on I disconnected extension cords and light stayedf on and is still on. i also pushed reset button to try to turn it offJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No I just wonder if it is a fire hazard until my son gets back tonightJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No I think I gave you all the information

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Alex

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FOR KEVIN ONLY! What's up Kevin, Wanted to verify with you

FOR KEVIN ONLY!What's up Kevin,Wanted to verify with you that I'm cutting the old knob and tube power correctly. Lemme know when you're available. Thx

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,644 satisfied customers
I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC

I have replaced to standard 15amp breakers with two ARC 15amp fault circuit breakers. One of the two kicks off after I return power to the breaker box. This particular circuit is present in various areas of my house (various lights, outside outlets (with GFI) and a garage light and outlet (also GFI).How can I trace down the issue ? I have returned the original breaker to the box, and it now works fine, but I'll need the ARC one in to pass inspection - and of course if this is pointing out a problem with the my wiring, I would like to resolve it.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,644 satisfied customers
My house has a 220v transfer box on my main breaker panel.

My house has a 220v transfer box on my main breaker panel. It was installed in 1999 and has a 3 wire Nema 6-20 plug. The original generator had a compatible female receptacle. That generator got stolen and I got a replacement: a generac gp5500. It has a Nema L14-30p plug. I am trying to connect things to make it work, as we have an ice storm bearing down on us. I have a male Nema L14-30p and a male Nema 6-20p, but my knowledge is tapped. What now?JA: What's the make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: Generate go 5500. Two years old. Tops.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Looks that way. Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Different question, there.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

4,644 satisfied customers
Just moved into new home. It seems My micro and stove are on

Just moved into new home. It seems My micro and stove are on the same circuit which I know should not be the case. Using the micro trips the circuit. In the breaker there are two 20 amp cuircuits labeled oven. Flipping them does nothing and are clearly not connected to the oven. A separate unlabeled breaker controls both the micro and oven. How can I fix?

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

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I just bought my wife a treadmill for Christmas and I am

Good afternoon. I just bought my wife a treadmill for Christmas and I am perplexed. The Treadmill is in the living room. When we turn it on, many times it blows a breaker in my bedroom. At the same time the treadmill is still running on the living room. sometimes it blows both the breaker that is associated in the living room and the breaker in my bedroom. They are two separate breakers.JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Electrician for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: since about Dec 15thJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: It depends. I will have to rule out the treadmill vs the house wiring. The House is less than 5 years old.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: No I have not consulted an electricianJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: the Bedroom is a 20 Amp Arc Fault Circuit

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I bought this lighted tree which had a warning lable

I bought this lighted tree which had a warning lable attached around the cord. That said touching this cord exposes me to lead, California law. I understand that anything sold to California has to have this sticker on merchandise. I am wandering if I handle this cord daily if I would accumulate blood levels of lead? This tree only works by plugging it in and it something that I wanted to keep for year round use.

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Sam Irvin

Electrical Systems Journeyman

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