DIY Electrical Wiring

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He just wanted to install a new light in the bathroom, but it didn’t turn out exactly right. It looks like a case of two homeowners in a row who did their own wiring, and believe me, building on someone else’s weirdness only leads to more weirdness. At least this couple hasn’t been electrocuted, which is a real possibility when you get this many wires crossed.

I once had a bathroom/bedroom addition built. It didn’t take long to figure out things were wonky, because when you turned off the bathroom light, the alarm clock by the bed stopped. I could’ve called the contractor back to fix it, but he’d screwed up so many other things, he probably would have just made it worse. I got a master electrician to sort things out -after he stopped laughing. -via Viral Viral Videos

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I fitted some lights to a shop the other day - and the plasterer kindly wiped the plaster off the cables when he finished - and took the markings off, too. I managed to get the two circuits in series instead of parallel - which with old lamps would have just left everything a bit dim. With the new LED sets you get the most amazing disco effect.
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I must commend him on producing one of the most elaborate wiring puzzles I think I've ever seen, and the wife that can't stop laughing is just the cherry on top. I can see how some of that might happen (and could probably fix it in 5 minutes), but to get all of it together is a real moon-shot.

I do hate how electrical wiring is done, today. Replace an outlet and several random circuits stop working (if you don't expect it and handle it just right). It would cost just a few more dollars to wire a house without ANY of those elaborate pass-thru / points of failure.
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