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I have a set of 5 pot lights (LED bulbs) in my kitchen

I have a set of 5 pot lights (LED bulbs) in my kitchen ceiling that have recently begun flickering. Nothing else on the same circuit is flickering. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just seems to have started over the past 2 or 3 days.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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Kevin

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I have two 3 way switches that control a single light. I

Hi, I have two 3 way switches that control a single light. I would like to convert one to an outlet.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just started. I just received the outlet that I want to use.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I can think of. I'm not an electrician. I have replaced switches and fixtures before but that's about it. I did switch off the breaker

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Kevin

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SQUARE d lighting relay 8903, do I need it to get power to

SQUARE d lighting relay 8903, do I need it to get power to the Nc if it's on a time clock?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A hourJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I got my time clock hot and neutral going to the Normally open

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ProGrade

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I have a Lutron Maestro switch that controls light with

I have a Lutron Maestro switch that controls light with ceiling fan. Had been working well. Recently changed light bulb. Now switch doesn't work. Light will turn on with pull chain. Fan doesn't work at all. Little lights on switch blinking up and downJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: few days.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I just bought new replacement simpler 2 toggle sliding switch. Has blue and red wires I put together and black to hot wire. Light will work, no fan.

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I bought a new ceiling fan. When my son pulled out the old

I bought a new ceiling fan. When my son pulled out the old one there were two wires with white tape connected together...one of them had a black sharpie dash on it (an electrician installed old fan) we are trying to determine which is the ground and which is the neutral

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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I had a ceiling fan in my bathroom, black and blue wire

I had a ceiling fan in my bathroom, black and blue wire running to hot, white to neutral, green to ground; it's worked for years. I took it down and replaced with a light fixture, black to hot, white to neutral, green to ground and it doesn't work. The switch does nothing now, doesnt turn the light on. I looked at the switch wiring at it has two hot wires, no ground, which I find odd. I rewired it correctly, still nothing. Not sure what im doing wrong as this is not my first rodeo with simple electrical jobs.

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George Smith

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Dear Pearl, I am in the Dominican Republic. I have two 110

Dear Pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I am in the Dominican Republic. I have two 110 lines. I would like to protect the 220 V pump of the swimming pool. Do I need two CHSPT2Max surge protectors? One for each hot line?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Sure, I am in a small village and there are no qualified electricians here. I am Dutch.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Yes, the situation is a bit complicated.We have 14 hours current from the street line. Mostly during the night. In the night an inverser is changing the batteries and during the day the inverser provides electricity in the house. The pump of the swimming pool is heavy for the inverser and only works during the time there is electricity from the 'street'. The quality of the electricity is low and there are a lot of fluctuations. I have a new 2 pole circuit breaker. Is this for only one hot line?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: Part of the system is 15 years old, other part have been added last 3 years. It is difficult to find a qualified electrician. I tried several, but ithe system is a mess compared to a system in Holland.

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Sam Irvin

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My problems is the ansel system is wire cant get the air

My problems is the ansel system is wire cant get the air take to come when the system is running and it has to shut off when or if a fire startJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 40minsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes im at the job as i speakJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: That will be all just need to find how to connect the n/o or n/c to the contactor to power the coil so that the air take run and then cut out if there a fire

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George Smith

Vocational, Technical or Trade School

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I'm trying to replace a ceiling fan with a light fixture in

I'm trying to replace a ceiling fan with a light fixture in an older house. The fan was able to run while the switch was turned off by the switch needed to be on to use the light on the fan. When i removed the fan the wiring coming from the ceiling consisted of three black wires and one white all connected together and three whites connected together and one black by itself. This does not look right to me at all. Does this have something to do with why the fan worked with the switch off? How do i now wire it to use the light fixture?

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Mike G.

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