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You are not my electrician.

I need some help figuring out the wiring in my switched ceiling junction box in order to connect a basic light fixture. In the box I have three pairs of black/white wires and one yellow wire. My fixture has one pair of black and white wires. [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

How can a lightswitch that controls both outlets be converted to switch just one?

How can a lightswitch that controls both outlets be converted to switch just one? [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Jan 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Installation of combination light switch outlet

I have a former light switch that I want to convert to a combination plate where the switch toggles power to the accompanying outlet. However, there are some details that leave me uncertain whether or not this can be accomplished without a certified electrician. [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Broken light switch

Broken light switch. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Explain this so I can sleep

What just scared the crap out of me? Hallway light went on for about 15 seconds, then off, and is now burnt out. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Apr 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me not be the annoying new roommate who killed the house.

I am not an electrician. But I'm poor, and I'm not an idiot. Unfortunately, I think I did something stupid when wiring a new wall plug; I accidentally touched two wires together, and now the electricity is off in two rooms. More electrically savvy people: can you help me? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Feb 15, 2010 - 34 answers

Where in the world can I find a black, dual single-pole light switch?

Electrical Product Filter: I'm going out of my mind trying to find a dual single-pole switch for my kitchen. In black. I can drive to Home Depot and get one in white or ivory, but heaven forbid anyone carry it in black. [more inside]
posted by Detuned Radio on Jan 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Hotel bathroom light switches outside the bathroom?

Why do some hotels have the bathroom light switch outside the bathroom? [more inside]
posted by kiltedtaco on Jun 21, 2007 - 34 answers

DIY Dusk to Dawn Porch light

How to convert a porch light to be light-sensitive? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Sep 7, 2005 - 10 answers

How to undo central light switch setup?

In my new apartment, the outlet I have to use for my computer system is hooked up to a lightswitch that also controls the room's lights. Any good ideas on how to undo this situation? [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Apr 28, 2005 - 16 answers

How to Put in a Power Outlet in a Basement Closet

I have a closet in a converted basement (drywall). In the closet there is a light bulb powered by a switch so I assume there is electricity. My burning desire in life is to get a power outlet in that closet. What steps do I need to take? Is this a crazy young-person sort of dreamer's dream?
posted by xmutex on Feb 6, 2004 - 17 answers

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