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How to Wire More than One Light Switch

Wiring Light Switches Electrical Question: The house is pre 1965 and I have a hot that comes in to a 4 gang box and feeds a light in a dining room. So a black and white in and black and white out to the light. Wiring for Light Switches Owen asks: The house is pre […]

Help for Bathroom Light Circuit Problems

My bathroom lights went out and now none of the lights or electrical outlets in the master bath or master bedroom are working, what could be the problem? How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Bathroom Light Circuit Problem.

How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

I had a problem with my dryer outlet so I rewired it and now the dryer does not work, how can I fix my dryer? Electric Dryer Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Problems with Dryer Outlet Wiring, Dryer Circuit Wiring.

How I Install Circuit Breakers in Electrical Service Panels

How to Install Circuit Breakers: Organizing the Circuit Cables and Wiring, Making up the Grounds and Neutral Wires, Installing the circuit breakers.

How to Make the Right Ceiling Fan Wiring Connections

I replaced my ceiling fan and the switch and now it does not work, how do I check the wire connections? Ceiling Fan Box Wiring, Wiring the Switch Box, Wiring a Ceiling Fan that is Replacing a Light Fixture.

How to Replace a 3 Way Switch with a 3 Way Dimmer Switch

How to Wire 3Way Dimmer Switches: Common 3Way Dimmer Switch Wire Connections and Light Level Adjustments, Wiring Two 3Way Dimmer Switches.

Why Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping Off

Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping? The Most Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit Breaker.

How to Make an Electrical Cable Splice

How to Splice Electrical Cables: Where the cables enter into the junction box will depend on the cable orientation, however I have found that it is best to enter at the same side in order to line up the conductors evenly for the splice.

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Electrical Wiring

Underground Wire to a Shed Panel

I had some 8-3 UFB with ground cable buried in my yard I want to re use it as the feeder for sub panel in a shed.

How to Wire an Air Compressor that is Outside

Installing 8o gal air compressor that requires a 30 amp breaker,  Can I use a 50 amp hot tub GFCI breaker outside as a hook up?

Circuit Breaker for a Kitchen Cooktop

How do I connect the wiring for a cooktop or stovetop? Wiring a New Cooktop to Replace the Old Cooktop.

How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

I had a problem with my dryer outlet so I rewired it and now the dryer does not work, how can I fix my dryer? Electric Dryer Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Problems with Dryer Outlet Wiring, Dryer Circuit Wiring.

Wiring a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Switch

Do I need a neutral wire between switch boxes for the circuit wiring? How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Electrical Wiring for Switches.

Rewiring a Light Switch that Feeds Another Light Switch

I replaced the switch with a new switch, now the pantry light works, but the range light fan doesn’t. How to Change the Wiring of a Light Switch.

Electric Wiring for AFCI in a Home

Can residential circuits dedicated to lighting with AFCI light switches share neutrals with other dedicated lighting circuits with AFCI light switches?

How to Wire a JVR Digital Time Switch

How can I wire a JVR Digital Time Switch? Wiring a Circuit for a JVR TL34 Digital Time Switch.

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Ceiling Fans

How to Make the Right Ceiling Fan Wiring Connections

I replaced my ceiling fan and the switch and now it does not work, how do I check the wire connections? Ceiling Fan Box Wiring, Wiring the Switch Box, Wiring a Ceiling Fan that is Replacing a Light Fixture.

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home

I am installing a ceiling fan in an old home where there are three wires in the box, how should I connect the wires? How to Connect the Wires for a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home: The Process for Identifying Wires for a Ceiling Fan.

Installing Remote Control Ceiling Fans

How to Install a Remote Control Module Kit for a Ceiling Fan: Some new ceiling fans have the remote control module wired directly into the fan so there is no exterior remote control module to wire.

How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Switches

Can I connect the electric wires together at the ceiling box rather than run two hot wires off the wall switch? Wiring Diagrams and Wire Connections for Ceiling Fans, Connecting the black wire, red wire, blue wire and the white wires.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram Black White Red and Green Wires

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

Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

I wired my ceiling fan and light. The fan will come on but the light will not. How can I fix this?

How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.

Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working

I replaced a Ceiling Fan in our bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.

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