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Can I convert my high pressure sodium, mercury vapor And

Can I convert my high pressure sodium , mercury vaporAnd metal halide 75 watt , 150 and 400 watts to LEd . How doI do this and what is recommended?

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I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof

I want to install LED rope lights on the inside of my roof on the outside patio. Currently these LED rope lights have a plug on the end of them. I Really want to cut off the plug and run it too a switch. I have a ceiling fan that is controlled by a switch and then I have another switch that would be controlled by the light on the ceiling fan, but the fan that is installed does not have a light attached to it. Can I use THAT switch to control my LED rope lights and what's the best way to connect the two together

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Mike G.

Master Electrician

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I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the

I'm remodeling my home and need to start to install the electrical - outlets, switches, lights, fans, etc. I live in Minnesota, what are the requirements for mounting electrical boxes for outlets and switches - how many inches from the floor, distance between, etc.

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Kevin

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Diploma

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What are the symptoms of 32120-001 transient voltage surge

What are the symptoms of 32120-001 transient voltage surge suppressor that has failed?There is one installed in my RV and it does not allow consistent flow of electricity from genset to coach. Voltage is a consistent 108/ 216 volts.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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My basement is lit with 12V MR16 Halogen bulbs. I would like

My basement is lit with 12V MR16 Halogen bulbs. I would like to replace with LED. I purchased Philips MR16 LED lights, 12V, 7W, With input 12V AC as written on the packaging. My questions: 1) Is it okay to use these lights without changing transformers or antyhing? 2)Do I have to replace all lights connected to the switch at the same time

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Kevin

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Diploma

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I have a garbage disposal plugged into a GFCI receptacle

I have a garbage disposal plugged into a GFCI receptacle that does not have a load. Last night the garbage disposal jammed and I flicked the switch a couple times (first time it hummed, second time it didn't do anything). I unplugged the disposal and fixed that. I know it works because I tried it in a different receptacle, but now, the GFCI that it was pugged into isn't resetting. I flip the switch for the GFCI, and an ***** *****ght is on. I reset it and the light goes off, then test and the ***** *****ght come back on. I replaced it with a new GFCI, but the same thing is happening.

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Kevin

Supervising Electrician

Diploma

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Brand-new house, have a 20-A GFCI circuit in which the GFCI

Brand-new house, have a 20-A GFCI circuit in which the GFCI will go bad within a few weeks. I have replaced it now 3 times.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: for about 6 monthsJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I am a master electrician, although not a residential electrician. so, yes I will do it myself.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: no

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Kevin

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Diploma

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Under the counter lighting .. I changed the small bulbs to

Under the counter lighting .. I changed the small bulbs to LED TO REDUCE HEAT ! But they strobe or flicker. This does not occur w the old in condescend bulbs or hallageon .JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Since I cud the bulbs to LED NON DIMMABLEJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope

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Kevin

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Diploma

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My oven keeps tripping my ( gfi, or gfci ), I don't now the

My oven keeps tripping my ( gfi, or gfci ) , I don't now the difference. This is a somewhat new problem. My husband was an electrician and he installed the stove. That was about 11 years ago. This was never an issue. The problem is new. I have had several electricians look at this. I have also had a kitchen aide repaire man here. He insists that its an electrical issue. I'm selling my house and need this issue resolved. Thanks

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Andy B

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