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oops. <_< I think one of the last two eyelet connections I did shorted out. I was doing great, and now nothing works anywhere! How do I fix this? Will it be ok if I take out the offending eyelets and re-insert them? Or will the tape be too damaged?

This is my first attempt at wiring and I am not doing too well. :doh:

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Are you sure the eyelets are the culprit? Did you see a spark? Did the short mess up the fuse in the transformer?

Is there electricity between the transformer and the eyelets?

Can you give a little more detail?

If the eyelets are the culprit, you may have to remove them and patch over the damaged part with another piece of tape.

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Hi Jackie,

This happens in my Pierce every now and then. After I put on wallpaper, wainscoting, etc some of the lights would go out, sometimes all of them. Try to gently rub over where your connections are w/your finger. Sometimes it's the way the paper/wainscoting touches the connections. Mine typically light back up after I do this. It's a pain though.....I guess my connections aren't that great. Good luck.

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Hmmmm.....

I am using eyelets rather than the brads at my tape wire junctions. I did mostly the fold-n-go wiring, but have several locations where I need to do the eyelet thing. I have no wallpaper up yet at these spots- just bare walls and tape wire.

I did three junctions successfully - checked for power after each one. Then I got a bit over confident and did two junctions before I checked for power the next time...and oops- zippo! I did not see a spark, Kathie, but from what I can see back in that ridiculous-access spot is that the one eyelet is kinda partly off the blue side. Don't know that it is actually touching the copper side.... but nonetheless, I am quite sure that this is the culprit junction. :angry:

I will try removing the damaged wire and putting down new tape and try again.....

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... from what I can see back in that ridiculous-access spot is that the one eyelet is kinda partly off the blue side. Don't know that it is actually touching the copper side.... but nonetheless, I am quite sure that this is the culprit junction. :angry:

I will try removing the damaged wire and putting down new tape and try again.....

I think you've answered your own question. I've also been in situations where I knew what needed to be done but hoped some easier answer would suddenly appear to make it all better! :D

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