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Home Wiring Articles include:

Kitchen wiring
Bathroom wiring
Bedroom wiring
Home Office wiring
Laundry room wiring
Garage and Workshop wiring
Basement wiring


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Static From Electronic Light Fixture Ballast


I installed a new electronic ballast in fluorescent fixture. My radio now has static on it. How can I stop it?

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Installing Workshop Wiring


I am about to start wiring my steel frame shop building for my 240 V air compressor, welders, and auto lift, plus assorted lights and outlets for power tools. Do I need to run all of the wiring through conduit or can I use Romex?
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Appreciation for Help From Ask-The-Electrician.com


Big thank to you-Dave Rongey-for sharing technical knowledge with others. You know I must humbly admit, I have a lot to learn from you being a beginner in the world of electrical installation.
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Wiring Outlets Controlled by a Switch


Mark, from Leawood, Kansas asks:
I want to wire a switch to control two outlets. Can you explain the process for me?
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Replacing Multi-Wire Kitchen Outlets


Chris, from Winnipeg, Canada asks:
Dave,
I have 4 standard 120V 15A outlet plugs in my kitchen that I recently wanted to replace. So I went to Home Depot and bought some new plugs and installed them. When I turned on the breaker switch, I saw a spark behind the breaker and it flipped back to the off position.
I consulted with an electrician and he asked me if I had broken off the tabs on the hot side of the outlets. I didn't. So I went back and sure enough the old plugs were missing the tabs. I removed the tabs on the new outlets and now everything works fine.
My question is why did this happen and have I done any damage to the breaker or new outlets that I should be concerned about?
Thank You.
Chris
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Electrical Terminal Block for a Kitchen Cook top


My electric 4 burner kitchen cook top just fried due to careless installation causing stripped wiring and has melted the terminal block. The existing terminal block is 40 amp. After 3 days I still cant locate a 40 amp replacement connector. Can I use a 30 amp connector in its place?

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Power for a Garage Electrical Panel


Michael, from Polson, Montana asks:
I have a Cutler Hammer main electrical panel. I want to add another 100A breaker for my garage panel. There doesn't seem to be a space in the panel to plug in another breaker. Am I going to have to replace the panel, or am I missing something?


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Converting Bedroom Switched Outlets to Ceiling Fixtures or Fans


Jon, from Hull, Iowa asks:
I would like to change my switched outlets in my bedrooms to switched ceiling lights, or possible ceiling fans. I have the main power with 14-2 wire coming into my master bedroom single pole switch; it proceeds to an outlet nearby. The same master bedroom switch proceeds to another bedroom switch where it also feeds a nearby outlet. The second bedroom single pole switch then goes to the 3rd bedroom where it also feeds one switched outlet. All the whites in line were tied together. I have already run a 14-2 wire to the center of each room down to the switch area. This is where I have a question; How do I wire the switch for possible ceiling fans, or ceiling lights; Do I need a double gang box; and can the outlet still be used without turning a switch on?


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Caution When Replacing Kitchen Outlets


Walt from New York asks:
So I'm changing all the outlets in my house. I'm stuck on the kitchen. I copied the wire configuration from old to new, but when I turn the power back on it keeps tripping the circuit breaker. I didn't use GFCI's, but I will purchase some since reading some posts on this site saying that it is the electrical code, even so I don't understand why the breaker keeps tripping. I live in a old house and the previous outlets weren't GFCI's either but they worked fine. What is it that i'm missing?


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Installing Workshop Receptacles

How Many Workshop Receptacles on a GFCI Circuit
Question from Bruce: How many receptacles can I put down stream after a GFCI? I am running a 15 amp circuit in my new workshop with 12-2 wire. This electrical question came from: Bruce, a Handyman from La Mesa, California.

Bruce, for a workshop application it will really depend on what the receptacles will be used for or what will be plugged into the receptacles. The other consideration is how many of these tools or devices will be operated at the same time. If these receptacles are for general purpose and conveniently located and the circuit load will be low then you can place as many as you wish, 10 or may be 12. The point is that you will be limited by the amperage of the circuit, not how many receptacles you actually have. I guess the easiest way to explain this is that just because you have 10 receptacles does not mean that there is a load on the circuit, that only happens once tools or equipment is plugged in and is being used. By the way, if 12-2 wire is being installed then the circuit breaker may be sized at 20 amps, not 15 amps.

Installing Workshop Wiring

Should I Install Electrical Conduit or Cable Wiring in my Workshop
Question from Clyde: I am about to start wiring my steel frame shop building for my 240 V air compressor, welders, and auto lift, plus assorted lights and outlets for power tools. Do I need to run all of the wiring through conduit or can I use Romex?

Clyde, If the finished walls will be open so that the wiring will be exposed then the electrical wiring will need to be installed in conduit to provide protection. However, if the walls will be finished off with a covering such as sheet rock that will provide protection for the wiring then Romex type cable may be installed as long as it is permissible in your area. Ask your local building department when you obtain your permit and they will inform you.

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