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Incorrect Outlet Ground Wire Could be a Shock Hazard

April 1, 2015 by Dave Rongey

The Danger of Incorrectly Connecting a Ground Wire to a Outlet: Why a Ground Wire Should Not be Used as a Neutral Wire on a Receptacle Outlet.

How to Wire Light Switches From an Outlet

May 13, 2015 by Dave Rongey

How can I install two switches that will be operating two separate sets of light fixtures? How to Wire Light Fixtures from Switches and Outlets, Example of Installing Wiring for Light Fixtures and Switches.

Electrical Wiring Methods: Screw Terminals or Quick Connect

August 11, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Connect Wires to a Switch or Outlet: Best Practices for Electrical Wires for Outlets and Switches and Factors Relating to Electrical Connections.

How to Fix a Tripping GFI Outlet For a Refrigerator or Freezer

April 27, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Fix a Tripping GFI for a Refrigerator or Freezer: Solve the Problem of a Tripping GFCI Refer or Freezer Outlet.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram Black White Red and Green Wires

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Connect the Black White Red and Green Wires of a Ceiling Fan: Connecting the white, black, blue and green wires.

Splicing Electrical Wiring In an Attic

March 30, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Splice Electrical Wiring and Enclose the Wire Splice in a Junction Box: Question, What is the correct and most efficient way to splice electrical wire that is running through my attic.

Electrical Wiring for Two GFCI Outlets

August 29, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Two GFI Outlets: GFCI Outlets and Circuit Breakers, Bathroom GFCI Outlet, GFCI Outlet Circuit for a Bathroom, GFCI Wiring Diagrams.

Sure Signs of Electrical Trouble with a Light Fixture

August 9, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Light Fixture: Indications of Light Fixture Wiring Problems, Light Fixture Wiring Splices, Moisture or Water Leaks Around Light Fixtures, How to Check Light Fixture Wiring, Hot Light Bulbs That Cause Wiring Problems.

Upgrading Old Home Electrical Wiring

November 2, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Upgrade Older Home Wiring: One consideration when upgrading older home electrical wiring would be to use Wiremold short box extensions and run Wiremold surface raceway electrical conduit between the devices to install the wires.

Safe Electrical Wiring Methods for Garages

January 7, 2015 by Dave Rongey

Installing Garage Electrical Wiring: Is it OK to run Romex wire through and along studs in a garage if I am not installing drywall?

Ask The Electrician – Electrical Questions and Answers Database

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical Wiring Problems: Licensed Electrician shares the Methods of Electrical Wiring that are used to solve the majority of home electrical wiring problems, and shows how home wiring projects are performed.

Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets

July 29, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Damaged Cords that Cause Lost Power to Outlets: How to fix lost power after a cord has been cut or damaged while working outside with an electric tool such as hedge trimmer.

Kitchen Range Circuit

November 26, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Install Electrical Circuit Wiring for an Electric Range Circuit. I have an older home and the circuit to my existing range is 3 wire 40 amp.

How Do I Wire a Remote Control Ceiling Fan?

October 28, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Remote Control and Wall Switches for a Ceiling Fan: A remote control and wall switches may be wired and used to control a ceiling fan so it will allow you to use the remote control for the light only but you will need to control the fan motor.

Receptacles Not Getting Full Power

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Troubleshoot and Repair Outlet Problems: Troubleshooting Guidelines and Examples, The Most Common Problem with Electric Outlets and How to Repair Them.

Possible Causes of Lost Electrical Power

October 18, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Diagnose Electrical Problems and Lost Power After Electrical Storm that can Leave your Electrical Circuits Dead, I Keep Losing Power to Half my House.

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