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Switch doesn't switch correctly.

Please help me understand this bizarre home electrical-wiring problem, and how to fix it. I've got a mid-50s house. I wanted to put an outlet into the second bathroom, which has none, and it looked like the easiest way to do that would be to replace a wall switch with a combination switch/outlet (specifically, this one). [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 30, 2012 - 10 answers

You shall not... forget the light on.

I want to convert a wall switch into a door switch (for a wardrobe light). Is this easily feasible? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Feb 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Two bulbs, one switch

Can I wire two light switches into one switch? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Sep 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Light switch making popping noise.

Calling all MeFi electricians: why does my light switch make a popping noise, and will it kill me? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

In the dark about my light bulbs

Why do the glass parts of my light bulbs keep separating from the metal? [more inside]
posted by emumimic on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

How to wire up light switch?

How do I wire up this infra-red mains light switch. [more inside]
posted by matholio on Dec 6, 2008 - 1 answer

I just want to plug things in

I have a light switch on the wall that controls both an overhead light and an outleft. I'd like it to only control the overhead light, while still sending power on to the outlet. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jan 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Turn an antique bottle into an incandescent bulb!

Craftiwork Filter: Help me turn an antique bottle into a light bulb/fixture. The incandescent sort. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on May 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do my light bulbs hate me?

Why do my light bulbs keep burning out? [more inside]
posted by PEAK OIL on Mar 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Our bedroom fan with light bulbs makes a quick snapping or popping noise when it's off. Normal? Bad? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on Oct 26, 2006 - 14 answers

How to invisibly provide power to an LED?

How could I have LED's on a pane of glass light up with no visible contacts like This amazing table? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Sep 2, 2006 - 28 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

I need to make the bulbs in a lamp pulse on and off.

I need to make the bulbs in a lamp pulse on and off. [more inside]
posted by bkeaggy on Apr 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Was Edison's original light bulb really designed to never run out?

Was Edison's original light bulb really designed to never run out? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Oct 29, 2005 - 14 answers

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