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I have a motion sensor light switch I am trying to install

I have a motion sensor light switch I am trying to install the switch Has 2 black wires a green and a bare. The box I am trying to install it to has 3 sets of wiring. The original Switches were wired as so left switch had 2 blacks wires to it the right Switch had a red and a black twisted around a screw and then plugged in to the left Switch. I only need one switch I tried the red On bottom connected to the black And top black and the green And bare connected to bare. It's not working

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I'm replacing 2 light switches in the kitchen that

I'm replacing 2 light switches in the kitchen that control the same light.When the light switch is in an off position I can't turn it on with the other switch.If the light switch is in an on position I am able to turn it off with the other switch.How can I fix this.

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Kevin

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I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can

I'm wiring a mirror with lights all around. The mirror can have up to 15 light bulbs at 40 watts each. I've been using 16/2 lamp cord.I want to add a dimmer and 15 amp power receptacle to the mirror. Can I still use 16/2? I've been looking for 14/2 but I. An only find it in low voltage landscape wire. What's the safest way to do this?

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Trying to hook up ceiling fan with heater and light to knob

trying to hook up ceiling fan with heater and light to knob and tube wiring circuit, hooked into main power via an existing light, but i am thinking white wire is wrong since my new switch turns off existing light but fan is onJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: how can i trace the right wire to tap intoJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: none i can think ofJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a three switch plate next to my front door that

I have a three switch plate next to my front door that operates #1 Interior lights, #2 Entry light, and #3 Porch light. I bought a dusk to dawn light timer that's meant to replace the #3 switch in the bank of switches. However, once I turned off the breaker and opened the light switch housing, I'm totally stumped by the wiring. I should note that this wiring is less than two years old and was installed as part of a remodel project (by a professional electrical contractor). Here's how it looks: There are four white conduits leading to the junction box. Conduit "A" has wires red, black, white, and green. Red is connected to the top of switch #1. Black is connected to the bottom of #1. White is connected to a hub of several other white wires coming from the other 3 conduits and tied together. Green is connected to a hub of all the greens. Conduit "B" has a black wire connected to the bottom of switch #2. White is connected to the white wire hub. Green is connected to the green wire hub. Conduit "C" has black, white, and green wires all connected to their respective colored hubs. Conduit D has a black wire connected to the boom of switch#3. White is connected to the white hub. Green is connected to the green hub. The hub with all the black wires has dark grey wires that connect this hub to the bottom of switches #2, and #3.So this timer switch that i bought to replace switch #3 has red, white, black, and green wires. Switch #3 (like switch #2) has a black wire in from a conduit and a black wire from the hub of black wires. How should i connect the new timer switch into this configuration? That you for your help!

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I am trying to wire a light switch with an electrical

I am trying to wire a light switch with an electrical receptacle on it. When I connect the power according to the diagram, the light works but the receptacle does not have power to it. There were only two wires connected to the former light switch. They were both black. One was hot and one was neutral. Why is the electrical receptacle not working?

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Replacing light switches and outlets in an old condo. When

Replacing light switches and outlets in an old condo. When going from one style of a light switch to another, my hallway light will not come on and the light switch in the bedroom that controls the same light has three black wires that power it and trip my circuit breaker when I attempt to wire it. I'm curious as to how to fix this exactly. I'm happy to send pictures if that helps.

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I took a light fixture out to replace it. it was wired to

i took a light fixture out to replace it. it was wired to two white wires in the box. there are also two red and two black wires that are connected through wing nuts.JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: what is the cost?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Electrician. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how much is the rest?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a junction box that has 3 sets of Romex in it, 1 has

I have a junction box that has 3 sets of Romex in it, 1 has black and white wire, second has black white and ground, and third has black white and a ground attached to the box. There were two switches that one controlled light over sink and second controlled ceiling light. Switch for ceiling did work now nothing works. Breaker did trip and I reset itJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Is there anything else important you think the Electrician should know?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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