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I'm installing a ceiling fan with lighting kit. The fixture

Hi, I'm installing a ceiling fan with lighting kit. The fixture has 3 wires, blk,wh and ground, but the ceiling box has 4 wires, red, blk, wh and ground. I'm using 2 switches one for the light and the other for the fan. How to wire?

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Changed florescent fixture with a pull chain to flat led

changed florescent fixture with a pull chain to flat led fixture it always turned on and off with the wall switch

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I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm

I'm not knowledgeable about electrical things but since I'm replacing a ceiling fan/light combo with another ceiling fan/light combo, I thought it would be straight forward. I have two 3-wire cables hanging from the ceiling. I believe one is the major electrical feed and the other was added later for a wall switch to the fan/light. I don't know how to wire the new fan with both cables.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The house is about 50 years old. An electrician needs way too much money to come look at it.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think that covers it.

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I am replacing a light bathroom vanity with an LED light and

I am replacing a light for the bathroom vanity with an LED light and no matter how I wired it up it knocks the breaker. I checked continuity between the two wires coming out of the switch and sticking out of the wall.they are good. Right beside the two wires coming out of the Wall where the light is are two more wires, black and white sticking out. They have power on them. When I unwired the old light all of the blacks were tied together and the whites were tied together. Now it knocks the breaker, with all of these wires unhooked my overhead light in the next bathroom is off. If I touch the black and white wire from my LED light to the other two wires with power coming in it lights up the light and the bathroom light in the next bathroom.

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I have an electric hoist with 4 wires in the hoist is three

I have an electric hoist with 4 wires for control in the hoist is three wires coming from the motor to the term board there is two capacitors hooked in parallel hooked to the terminal board they are fed from a up limit switch which is feed from remote 0ne power wire from line white goes directly to motor black wire the hot wire from power cable goes to remote my remote is an up down push button that has a safety mechanical interlock so you can,t push both buttons at the same time how do i wire the remoteJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: 3 yrs old and i am an electrician but i don't have the old remote which i am sure is differantJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: just send me a wiring dia. and i will be for ever thankfull

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I have installed 2 systems. One on each side of the room.

I have installed 2 systems. One on each side of the room. Each system has a control box with a switch and dimmer for the lights. Also has a USB and outlets. Everything is hooked up and works, except the lights. I wired them per the instructions with red wire for load and white with black stripes as neutral. When I hook up power to these with hot wire to the load (red wire) and then neutral to neutral white with black stripe I then run a pigtail from both to switch. When I turn lights on it blows the breaker. What am I doing wrong? Tried several ways in wiring with the same results or the lights will not turn off. I hope you can tell me the answer!

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You The issue is I am an electrical dummy. I'm wiring a

YouThe issue is I am an electrical dummy. I'm wiring a timer switch to a light and fan. I blew out one box trying to wire it now I'm on my second box. Two black wires coming out of box are bundled with one black wire from switch. Third black wire is connected to other switch pole. All three white wires in box are bundled together. And three grounds are all bundled and wired to switch. This is the current switch setup. How do I wire the four timer wires to this. One timer wire is red (load).

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Have 2 exterior coach lights controlled by a defective timer

Have 2 exterior coach lights controlled by a defective timer and want to put back to a manual switch.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: 15 mins, when pulling the timer out, many of the wire nuts were loose and so the wires all separated from each other.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: have pictures of the wires inside the box

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I want to install an Intermatic T101 pool filter. There

Hi, I want to install an Intermatic T101 for my pool filter. There previously was a simple switch(no different than one you'd see on a light) that controlled a twist lock receptacle for the pool filter. I'm changing the simple switch for the Intermatic in order to have the filter run on a timer.Where I'm running into an issue is having both the Clock Motor in the switch, AND the filter work. There are 3 wires coming up from the receptacle. (Black, Black, Green). Obviously Green is ground, so that is fairly simple. To have the filter working, I have the black on both the line and load screws. Currently however, the clock motor wires are on A, and line which doesn't work. I know the motor is good as well because if I move the 2 black wires to "A" and "Line" the timer is clearly working but there is nothing from the pump.I know the odd setup here is that the pump is typically wired directly into the timer. I'd like to stay away from that if I can. I feel like there is a way of accomplishing this even if I have to run another conductor from the receptacle to the switch, in order to power the Clock Motor.THanks!

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