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50 HZ and 60 HZ Frequency Power for Home Appliances

50 HZ And 60 HZ Frequency Guidelines: I would not advise plugging a 50 HZ microwave into a 60 HZ outlet because of the electronic circuitry, however as long as the coffee pot has a heating element only and no electronic components, then it should be fine.

Using the Right Tools for the Job

What kind of Tools do Electricians Use? My Hands-On Experience Using Hand Tools.

Kitchen Outlets That Stop Working

Why am I having problems with my kitchen sockets or breakers? How to Troubleshooting and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit.

Installing a Ceiling Fan Using Surface Wiring

How can I Install a Ceiling Fan without an Electrical Box? Install a Ceiling Fan without Turing it into a Major Construction Project.

Microwave Oven Does Not Work Hood Fan Does

Should I unplug the Microwave Oven or Keep Using the Hood Exhaust Fan? This electrical wiring question involves a High Electric Bill and a Microwave Hood Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen of a Home.

Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground

Should I make sure my Circuits are Properly Grounded? How to Determine if a Circuit is Actually Grounded and how to proceed to bond your system for equipment protection

Air Conditioner and Tripping Circuit

My Air Conditioner trips the circuit breaker, does the breaker need to be replaced? Troubleshooting an Air Conditioner Problem.

Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?

I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.

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Electrical Wiring

Installing and Testing Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures

How to Install the Electrical Wiring for a Dawn Outdoor Light Fixture.

Understanding Sub-Panels and Neutral Wires

Electrical Panels with Neutral Wires and Ground Wires: Is it true that an un insulated neutral is not allowed to be used with the power feed cable for a sub-panel?

Upgrading Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring

How can I replace knob and tube wiring? The Most Common Methods for Upgrading Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring, How to Upgrade Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures and Switches.

Why Ceiling Fan Lights Flash or Strobe

I installed new ceiling fans with lights, why do some lights strobe and flash? How to Fix Ceiling Fan Lights that Strobe or Flash.

How to Wire a Switch for a New Light Fixture

How Can I Upgrade from One Switch for One Light to Two Switches for Two Lights? Adding a Light Switch and Fixture, The Wiring at the Existing Switch Box, Wiring for a New Under Cabinet Light Fixture.

How Much Will an Electrician Charge to Install a New Circuit

How much would an electrician charge to install circuit wiring? The Basic Cost Involved for Adding Electrical Wiring.

Are You Doing Your Electrical Wiring Project Right?

I am Installing Some Electrical Wiring Myself, Am I Doing it Right? Installing Home Electrical Circuit Wiring, Planning Electrical Wiring for a Home Project, Electrical Codes and Circuit Requirements.

Kitchen Outlets That Stop Working

Why am I having problems with my kitchen sockets or breakers? How to Troubleshooting and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit.

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Ceiling Fans

How To Add A Ceiling Fan With Existing Light Fixtures

I want the fan to work just by a pull-chain but continue to have the switch operate the remaining can lights, how can I wire this? How to Wire a Ceiling Fan with Existing Light Fixtures.

Basic Ceiling Fan Remote Control Problems

How should I troubleshoot a problem with a ceiling fan remote control? The Most Common Causes of Ceiling Fan Remote Control Problems.

Why Ceiling Fan Lights Flash or Strobe

I installed new ceiling fans with lights, why do some lights strobe and flash? How to Fix Ceiling Fan Lights that Strobe or Flash.

How to Replace Switch Controlled Outlets

How should I Wire Outlets that are Controlled by a Wall Switch? Rewiring a Switch Controlled Outlet.

Installing a Ceiling Fan Using Surface Wiring

How can I Install a Ceiling Fan without an Electrical Box? Install a Ceiling Fan without Turing it into a Major Construction Project.

Replacing a Ceiling Fan Where I Have Three Way Switches

What are the wire connections when replacing a ceiling fan where I have three way switches? Basic for Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches.

Ryan asks Why did the Light in my Ceiling Fan Quit Working

Troubleshooting a Ceiling Fan Light and Wall Switch Problem: The light and fan are turned on and off from switches on the wall.

How To Solve Ceiling Fan Wiring Problems

How Can I Fix a Problem with my Ceiling Fan and Switch? How to Identify Ceiling Fan and Light Switch Wiring Problems, Troubleshoot and Repair Ceiling Fan and Switch Wiring.

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