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I bought a hubbell hbl 1386 3 way switch. 2 pole. i don't know where to attach the 3 lines from the outlet to the switch? the drawing says to put red on L2, black on L1. Not sure where white goes. I don't know where the 3 lines that attach that go to the plug (so i can plug it in the socket)

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What are you using the three way switch to control? A light? Or the socket outlet you are talking about? A three way switch is used in conjunction with another 3 way switch to allow you to turn something on and off from two different locations. If you are only controlling the outlet, then you only need a two way switch. In either case, the white wire, which should be the neutral wire (but don't count on it without testing), does not get fastened to any switch terminals. A switch is used to break the hot (black) side of a circuit. A three way switch used in conjunction with another three way switch also breaks only the hot (black) side of the circuit, but it does it in two different configurations for the two different switch positions.

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Separate 1 switch 3 lights


You need separate wire going to each light.
Here are diagrams:
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http://waterheatertimer.org/images/2-single-pole-switches.jpg
Single pole and 3 pole to control each light separately: must identify black wire to each light. If each light does not have separate black wire inside the switch box, then it is not possible.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/single-pole-and-3-pole.jpg
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I need the written instructions to set up an avid screen gazebo 13x9 model 2086 that I just bought at a yard sale. PLEASE HELP.


How To Assemble Avid Outdoors Model 2086 Screen Gazebo
Start with # 4 poles. There are 4. Attach a #3A to each, and then attach #3 to the other end of the 3A.
These are the 4 legs.
There are 6 #2 and 3 #2A. Attach a #2 to 2A, and then #2 to the other end of the 2A. These 3 are the top ridge pole and the 2 side poles.
I believe there are 4 #1 and 4#1B. Attach a 1 and 1B together. Do this 3 more times. These are the gable poles.
You have 2 connectors that say gable and gable. These are for the top pole and 2 gable poles. You have 4 connectors that say gable and leg. Put the leg poles.....in the "leg" hole, the gable pole in the.....gable hole, and the side pole in the remaining hole. That shoule do it. It's easier to put the top together first, and then get 4 people to raise it onto the leg poles. Yes, the leg poles angle out, not straight down.
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I have a single pole switch that currently controls a bedroom outlet. i am installing a fan and light in the bedroom. i have a new triple switch that i want to control the existing outlet, the fan and the...


Wiring is not fully described: Location of hot wire and neutral wire from breaker box are unknown.
If Hot wire arrives in ceiling box first, the switch box will not have white neutral wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut. Neutrals will be in ceiling box.

What is known: You are replacing single pole switch attached to one 14-2 wire going to light.
You are replacing light with a fan-light and replacing switch with a 3-pole TM8111 switch.
You have replaced 14-2 wire with 12-3 wire.

TM8111 wiring shows following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/TM8111-switch-wiring-500.jpg
Fan pull-chain wiring shows following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Fan-motor-1-344.jpg
Assume neutrals in ceiling box.
Assume Hot wire in ceiling box: Connect 12-3 black wire to black Hot wire. Connect 12-3 white wire to black wire on light. Connect 12-3 red to red wire on fan.
White neutral from fan and white neutral form light connect to other white neutral wires and covered with wire nut.
Wiring at switch:
Black Hot wire from ceiling box connects to A COM terminal.
White wire to ceiling light connects to A SP2
Red wire to fan connects to A SP1

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Does this switch wire like a normal single pole switch ? Why does it look like a three way switch? and why is the so called ground screw silver like the nuteral


I am not sure which switch you have. The Hubbell HBL 1281 is shown in the catalog as a single pole switch. It comes in several models. One model has a single lever that goes up (ON) and goes down (OFF).
Another model is a push button. Push once and it is ON, push again and it is OFF.
The above two switches are to be wired to break the hot (black) wire going to the controlled device. Hot should be connected to the bottom, generally, load should be connected to the top.
There is no NEUTRAL wire location. If there is a ground screw, it should be green.

There is also a three position model that operates two circuits, the middle position is OFF for both circuits, the top is ON for one circuit and the bottom is ON for the second circuit.
Gary

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I have two black wires in box attached to regular light switch & want to know if I can install a Skylark S-603PG single pole dimmer switch which has one black , one red&white, red and green wires


This is single-pole -or- 3-way dimmer
Manual shows on following link:
http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/0301107A.pdf

1) Manual says: The red/white wire is not used in a single-pole application. Twist a wire
nut over this wire for a single-pole application.
2) Green wire connects to bare ground wire. Or bare ground to bare ground.
3) Connect dimmer-red and dimmer-black to either insulated wire that came off of old switch

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MY HUNTER ORIGINAL RUNS THRU AN ORDINARY WALL SWITCH. IT HAS HI AND LO SPEEDS ON THE HOUSING, BUT EVEN LO SPEED IS A BIT TOO FAST AT TIMES... HOW CAN I CONTROL THE SPEED THRU FULL RANGE... A RHEOSTAT...


Jim,

You have a special fan there. Hunter Originals are my specialty.

There are two ways to accomplish a slower speed with this fan.

1. A wall variable speed control, solid state, rated for 3 or more amps, regular fan controls will not work as your fan draws 2.5amps on high, not even new ones that are labeled for the Original.

2. Retrofit the fan to make it a three speed. If you're good with wiring, it's really simple. What you need is, a standard 3 speed pull chain switch, not a double pole one like cheaper/new fans have that use capacitor speed control, we are using cap. speed control, but not the same way they do. So you want an "SP3T" switch. You also need an 9 10 or 11 or 12 MFD capacitor (depending on how fast you want your low to be 8 is 20rpm, 11 is 75 approximately). You will remove the switch cap to your fan, and you will find your switch has a black, blue and red wire connected to it. Remove all wires, attach the black to L on your new switch, attach blue to 1, then you need 2 extra pieces of wire. Stick one wire in 2 and the second wire in 3. Now, get your capacitor and hook one side of it to the red wire and position 2, then hook the other side to the wire you put in position three.

Remember to get the Single pole switch for non capacitor speed control fans, if you get the double pole, both winding sets in your fan will be activated, which will draw double current and burn your motor out.

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Also, are you aware that your fan uses oil (like an engine) ? and is not permanently lubricated?

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Im installing a TORK 1103.. Im hooking this timer up to 4 outlets.. I have a black, a white, a red and a copper wire.. my problem is I have to turn the timer on and off manually.. The clock is not...


Tork 1103 is mechanical timer with 125V 3 watt clock motor
Dial on front face rotates when clock has voltage
Dark and light colored pins connected to dial, and turn timer on and off
There is removable brass bar that connects poles L and 1

You have 4 wires:
Red >>> I'm not sure about this wire, is this Hot wire coming from tandem breaker?
Black >>> this is Hot wire coming from tandem breaker
White >>> this is Neutral wire
Bare ground

Test wires:
Please test Black and Red to bare ground to see if these are both Hot
Test Hots to white to confirm this is Neutral
Solution ASSUMES black and red are both Hot, and white is Neutral

You have 2 problems:
Prob 1) Clock does not rotate dial: so clock is bad -or- clock not wired correctly
Prob 2) You are able to control 4 plugs using manual override, which means load wires are correct
However, you want to wire timer 'without red wire' (which is confusing, since red wires are connected to outlets)

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Solution Prob 1:
1) The diagram show the N or Neutral wire is connected to Unmarked pole on timer
2) Black Hot has to be connected to pole L
3) Unmarked pole and pole L must be wired with 120V as shown before dial will rotate
4) If wiring is correct and dial does not rotate, then clock motor is bad
5) If dial rotates, check outer rim of dial to see if you have dark and light pins for on-off functions
6) Notice that all the Neutrals connect on Unmarked pole

Solution Prob2:
Are you saying that the household wiring extends beyond the 4 plugs, so when you turn off the 4 plugs, it also turns off more plugs and switches farther down the line? If so, you need to wire plugs with separate hot wire.
Let me review features on timer which might help:
1) There is removable brass bar between poles L and 1
2) If brass bar is removed, then you need Hot wires on both L and 1... but you can jumper between L and 1 with short black wire
3) If brass bar is there, then one Hot connected to either L or 1 will power both clock and load.
4) Timer is DPST double pole single throw ... so you can control 2 different loads ... one load connects to Unmarked pole and pole X ... another load connects to Unmarked pole and pole 2

If brass bar is removed:
Jumper between poles L and 1 ... so only one Hot wire is used on your timer.

Below shows jumper on poles L & 1: hot to load is on pole 2

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Hi.
You need to wire it up with 6mm twin and earth cable.
You must connect it to a seperate 30amp double pole cooker box, and nothing else.
Do not onder any circumstances connect it to a 13 amp socket outlet,
Unless you have a good knowledge of electrics, then I would recommend you get a qualified electrician to wire it in for you.
Please rate my solution.
Thankyou.

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use electrical tape around outside of outlet to protect terminals.
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