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Electrical Question from Mike about Adding Lights


Question: I have track lighting installed..Hampton bay track and lights. I want to add a small hard wired light to hang from the track down over my kitchen island.



Electrical Question from David about GFCI Wiring


Question: The kitchen counter (3 outlets) does not have GFCI protection at this time. I just determined that each of the outlets has 2 circuits, one to the top outlets and the other to the bottom outlets.



Electrical Question from Vic about AFCI Circuit


Question: After expanding a bedroom, the city says I need an arc-fault breaker, but the wiring uses a “shared Neutral”.
Have you heard of any breakers compatible with this?



Electrical Question from Teresa about Circuit Breaker


We woke up with no power in the bedroom and one wall of another room. We checked circuit breakers and all are live and getting power.



Electrical Question From Jeffrey About Solar Lighting


I wanted to do a DIY solar outdoor light project and I was wondering about a specific issue.



Electrical Question From Alex About GFCI Wiring


I upgraded my bathroom outlets recently. I noticed that after the work, I do not have power from these outlets. These outlets are protected by GFCI from the garage.



Electrical Question from Mehmet about Electrical Safety


While trying to hang a picture on the wall, thanks to the malfunctioning cable finder, the nail went through a power cable. After a cracking sound the breaker tripped. Removed the nail and than the board. There is a blackened hole on the live side of the cable but the wire inside is intact.



Electrical Question from Winterlight about Electrical Wiring


Question: I own a 1960s home with a 100 amp service panel. Behind the house is a detached guest house. There is a 40 amp 220 feed going from the main panel to a sub panel outside the guest house. They used number 8 wire in metal conduit through the attic going into the ground.



Electrical Question From Suzanne About Ceiling Fan Wiring


Electrical Question : We presently have a ceiling fan that is operated by two wall switches, one for fan, the other for light. We have purchased a replacement fan w/light that has a receiver for fan canopy and remote wall switch that has a buttons for fan,includes 2 speeds, light with dimmer.



Electrical Question from Jim about Lighting


Question: When I turn on my upstairs bedroom ceiling fan, the light inside of my dining room hutch goes on. The light switch on the hutch is a hidden switch in the door hinge…you just touch the door hinge to turn the lights off & on.



Electrical Question from Midyero about Wiring Sockets


How do I wire sockets in ring from the consumer unit?



Electrical Question From Michael about Troubleshooting


I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor.



Electrical Question From Protus about Cable Management


Question: What does cable management mean and what are the factors to be considered during cable management?



May is National Electrical Safety Month


During National Electrical Safety Month in May, Dave at Ask The Electrician is encouraging homeowners to eliminate electrical safety hazards in and around their home. Electrical hazards can result in property damage, potential injuries and even deadly electrocutions.



Electrical Question From A Beginner About Ceiling Fan Wiring


Question: Hi, I have outlets in my bedroom where the top socket is controlled by a light switch. I would like to make all the sockets constant and add a ceiling fan and control that with the switch.



Electrical Question From Harry About Lighting


Question : Currently, over my workbench I have a pull chain incandescent light (14-2 wire). I would like to add 2 new single tube fluorescent fixtures on either side of the incandescent light.



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