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I have two ceiling light fixtures and a ceiling fan

I have two ceiling light fixtures and a ceiling fan currently all being controlled by one of the switches on a double switch plate. The second switch used to control a wall outlet but has since been disattached. How do I make it so the light fixtures only are controlled by one switch, and the ceiling fan, controlled by the other switch?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just installed new fixtures last night. They were originally all lights, but now that I have switched out one of the three for a ceiling fan,I would like to control each fixture type with a separate switch.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yeah.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I'm a girl, and I only know the basics of electric work.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: No way to tell. My house was built in 66' so this wiring setup may have been in place since the beginning, but all the components have at some point been replaced with newer ones.

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I need assistance with wiring of new fan on dual

I need assistance with wiring of new fan on dual switches.How does this website work please?

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Alex

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Does code allow feeding to panels from the load side of a

Does code allow feeding to panels from the load side of a 200 amp single phase disconnect in a home?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just came up on a job I am figuring on a home with a 400 amp serviceJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yep i am an electrician, and I am trying to this on a budget , just want some insite on the best way to separate these feedsJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: not really

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Steve G.

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For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property

For background, I'm an electrical engineer, and the property in question outside of the city limits, without any permitting requirements.I had the coop put in a 200A meter to provide power to various landscape features, etc. The meter is about 200 ft from where I'll be install the disconnect/panel. I was wondering how long can I run before putting in a junction box. And, if I need to put in a junction box, if you could tell me a little about it, box type, pole requirements, etc. If you have a picture that'd even be better. The run will be underground - I plan to trench 30" to allow for variation of the 24" coverage requirement.Thanks,Mo

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Mike G.

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The ceiling casing has, black and copper wires. (Newly

Hi. The ceiling casing has white, black and copper wires. (Newly installed 2 months ago) . My light fixture has white, black and silver wires. So the black goes to black, white to white, but do I connect the silver to copper? Which is the ground correct? My concern is that the fixture is aluminum.

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Rico Soma

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I installed this high output florescent two bulb light. its

I installed this high output florescent two bulb light.http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-2-Light-High-Output-Multi-Volt-T5-Compact-White-Fluorescent-Strip-Light-ZR-2-54T5HO-MVOLT-GEB10PS/203137160its too bright, can I get lower lumen bulbs for fixture or dim with special switch? it puts out 8900 lumens, concerned it will damage my eyes. I was replacing old type 6 ft 54 watt twin bulb but not the same even though bulb watt was.Also the fixture did not cover ceiling box all the way so you can see wires in box showing. do I need to put special cover plate with hole for wires to go through.

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Mike G.

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I have 10 recessed lights and 2 ceiling fans on a 15amp

I have 10 recessed lights and 2 ceiling fans on a 15amp circuit feed through a junction box to 2 switches, one for the 10 lights on a dimmer and a regular switch to control both fans. Everything is working fine, except when I switch the fans on/off, the recessed light all momentarily flicker off then back on.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Just connected it todayJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: All the work has been done myselfJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: No

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Kevin

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I am hooking up a legrand motion sensor and it will not

i am hooking up a legrand motion sensor and it will not light upJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: just nowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: i am doing the workJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Kevin

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In New York State, a contractor is wiring an apartment with

In New York State, a contractor is wiring an apartment with its own service panel in my 3-apartment building. He is using 12/2 cable to connect 240V baseboard heater. There are 3 heaters in the apartment, each has own thermostat. Every thermostat has its own 12/2 cable. All 3 cables connect to a junction box near service panel. Then from junction box, there is only one 12/2 cable connect only one double-pole 20-amp breaker. Is that correct?

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