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I need to replace a bunch of two-prong outlets with three-prong outlets and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 29, 2014 - 20 answers

Why is the wiring in my bathroom not connected to a breaker?

On Monday, Mr. Pants texted me to let me know that as he was preparing his morning toilet, the lights in the bathroom flickered and went off. The lights haven't worked since then and we've been unable to determine on which breaker the circuit resides. Any idea how to figure out what the power source of my bathroom is? Other weird electrical mysteries follow in the expanded text... [more inside]
posted by wizardpants on Jul 25, 2014 - 23 answers

Single-family home energy advances?

Home energy advances. Are there any new developments I should know about as I'm about to move into an older single-family home after 13 years of living in an apartment? It is a gas/electric home with heavy tree shade.
posted by usermac on Jul 13, 2012 - 6 answers

How to ground my home electrical in accordance with code?

Help me understand the national electric code with regard to rewiring and updating several rooms in my 1940s-era house. [more inside]
posted by JohnFredra on Dec 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Solar panels on the roof?

I want to install solar panels when I replace my roof next summer. What do I need to know about manufacturers, incentives, and costs? I am in Washington state. [more inside]
posted by bq on Dec 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation?

Where to buy a 4 1/2" outlet box that is open on both sides for back-to-back light fixture installation? [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Dec 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Naming a new green technology

What would you name a green project that saves electricity throughout a building? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 7, 2009 - 17 answers

Why is my cooktop shocking me?

My cooktop is shocking me. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Aug 6, 2008 - 4 answers

This shouldn't be happening.

Help me diagnose repeated failure of my lighting dimmers. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jun 26, 2008 - 20 answers

What should a homeowner know about electricity in the home?

What should a homeowner know about electricity in the home? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 12, 2008 - 12 answers

I (don't) have the power!

2 outlets & a ceiling light stopped working at the same time. None of the circuit breakers were flipped. What would cause this, and how can I troubleshoot it? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Aug 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Why do my lights spontaneously turn on?

Why do my lights turn on by themselves? Do I have poltergeists? [more inside]
posted by jknecht on Sep 7, 2006 - 8 answers

How to get electricity back?

The power in our downstairs is out but there are no breakers in the fuse panel showing red. Can any electricians out there 'shed some light' (groan....) ???? [more inside]
posted by pman78 on Aug 27, 2006 - 11 answers

How can I save money and energy and still have attractive lighting?

I understand that incandescent light bulbs are antiquated and extremely wasteful, but LED and fluorescent light looks horrible... [more inside]
posted by bradn on Aug 23, 2006 - 24 answers

I just don't want to shower in the dark.

Homerepairfilter: a light bulb blows out. The glass and metal part separate. How do I get the metal part out so I can replace the bulb? [more inside]
posted by Famous on Jun 6, 2006 - 21 answers

How do I judge the electrical system in an apartment?

How do I judge the electrical system in an apartment? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Dec 27, 2005 - 13 answers

One solution for exercise and powering the home?

I'd like to help power the house and exercise, both solved with one solution, and need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Nov 21, 2005 - 21 answers

light bulb blowout

How do I fix a light fixture which causes a bulb to blow out, but only after a month or so? [more inside]
posted by mono blanco on Aug 25, 2005 - 6 answers

What's causing my lights to pulse?

The lights in my house occasionally pulse--that is, they'll rapidly get noticeably dimmer and brighter numerous times within a matter of just a few seconds. I'd say "flicker," but they never seem to actually go completely dark. Does this indicate faulty wiring, or something else? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Mar 11, 2005 - 11 answers

My X10 switches are flaky

I have a number of X10 switches controlling lights throughout my apartment. I have a number of problems with them... [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Feb 22, 2005 - 9 answers

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