Originally Posted by Joekerr
I was already seeing this week's greatest internet story. "Individual seeks electrical advice from online forum, is trolled - fire department called" And then as a subline "Troll seeks police protection".
Ok, am glad everything worked out for you though. Electricity is nothing I'd ever play with, I know my limits. And back in high school, I was always the kid whose light never lit up after completing the circuit board...looked like a freaking idiot all the time, every time. Hated electrical shop. Liked automotive and woodworking though.
I was expecting something to short-circuit, but all went well... phewwwww haha.
And yes, i'm on the same boat as you with electricity... when i was young, i burst 2 bulbs screwing them in - so i've always respected electricity - and tried not to mess with it. This project seems simple enough, so i went for it!
Maestro, Thanks for the huge heads up! Definitely great advice. Since my first "project" worked okay, I'll probably mess with this quite a bit more in the future. That cord repair kit is just what i need for my next project - wasn't sure if they sold that... and i wasn't going to spend $100 for wires and plugs - so i just went w/ the 3-wire electrical cord.
Picture below on my small project (nothing fancy, just wanted to get some lights on the new makeup vanity i got for my fiance)... wired both lights together. Thanks again for all the helpful advice - guys!