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Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?

May 26, 2016 by Dave Rongey

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

Incorrect Outlet Ground Wire Could be a Shock Hazard

October 12, 2016 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.

Electrical Wiring Methods: Screw Terminals or Quick Connect

June 12, 2015 by Dave Rongey

Is it true that the older method of wiring switches and outlets is to attach the wiring to the screw terminals? How to Connect Wires to a Switch or Outlet: Best Practices for Electrical Wires for Outlets and Switches and Factors Relating to Electrical Connections.

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.

Upgrading Old Home Electrical Wiring

October 29, 2016 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

October 11, 2016 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?

Avoid Home Improvement Electrical Wiring Problems

October 18, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Home Improvement Electrical Projects – In my experience this job would have taken more than 5 hours….

What Size Conduit For Electrical Wires

October 28, 2016 by Dave Rongey

What Size Conduit should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.

Range Circuit Wiring and 3-Wire Outlets

March 28, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How to Connect an Electric Range Cord: Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 or 240 Volt electric power cord wiring system, You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range cord.

Cable Strapping and Wiring Methods

November 16, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How to Strap Electrical Wire and Cable: As the cable passes through holes in the framing it does not need to be supported, only as the cable runs parallel with the framing will the strapping be required.

What is The Purpose of the Neutral Wire

December 13, 2014 by Dave Rongey

The Purpose of the Neutral Wire in Electrical Systems: What is the purpose of the neutral wire and the difference between the ground wire and the white neutral wire.

Relocating and Splicing an Underground Electrical Circuit

August 15, 2011 by Dave Rongey

How to move and splice an underground electrical circuit

Electrical Codes for Lights and Outlets

September 3, 2011 by Dave Rongey

Does either a national or state electrical code require that smallest allowable gauge wire is 12-gauge…

Electrical Panel Sizes and Circuit Wiring

September 3, 2011 by Dave Rongey

We have installed a 100 amp breaker box in a new work shop, what size breakers do I attach the main lines to in the 200amp box…

Considerations When Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring

August 15, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Is there an exception to the code when running new wire through an existing finished wall, Old-work…

Does Your Dimmer Switch Need Replacing?

August 18, 2010 by Dave Rongey

My wife has been pushing in on the dimmer switch on the ceiling fan instead of just turning it. Now it turns but the light doesn’t come on. Do I need to replace to dimmer or something more serious…

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