brokenm

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  • Year of birth 1971
  1. Yes, this day is coming upon us soon. This is where we will be able to see the sunlight when we leave work. The true beginning of Spring. Biergartens will start to open up. Spring is here. But be warned, in Germany the day that this happens is different than the US. The US will still observe this day as the first Sunday in April, which this year is April 2 at 3:00 AM. Next year, the US will change this to the second Sunday of March.     I learned the difficult way with the difference between the US and Germany in regards to DSL. The first year I was here, I was in Konstanz and looked at the last boat scheduled to arrive back in Lindau. Well, I was off by an hour, which confused me when I asked the attendent that the last boat leaves at seven, right? He responded, "Yes." I then asked, but where is the boat? He responded the last boat leaves at seven. this went in a circle until he mentioned that the previous day the time changed.
  2. I am going to finally connect my lamps today. In the past, it was simple for me as, they already had connection boxes with the previous lamps already conncetd, and I only had to exchange the wires. Now I have live wires hanging out of my ceiling. What do I need minimum to buy, and how do I conncect the lamps to the wires. I know that in Germany Live wires are Brown, Neutral are Blue, and Ground are Green/Yellow. Some old house may have L-Black, N- Gray, G-Red. So, is there are prefered order or which wires I should connect first? I plan on purchasing the little patic boxes where you can connect all of the wires together. Where does one buy these? So I connect Live to Neutral, after connecting Ground to Ground? I also have a three way switch?? Two switches in different locations, for one lamp. Do I connect two lives to two Neutrals? Or is it simply one live to one neutral , a switch router to a switch router, and a ground to a ground? There are too many wires!!! And finally, are thes plastic boxes safe? Should I also wrap them up with electrical tape?