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Electrical Question about Under Cabinet Lights


Hi Dave, We have 4 12 volt under cabinet lights in our kitchen. Two of them don’t work on a regular basis. All the wiring got hidden behind the cabinets when we did our kitchen redo a few years back.



Electrical Question from Barbara about Fixture Wiring


Question: Hi I am replacing a ceiling fixture. There is one switch that controls 2 wall fixtures and the ceiling fixture. The new fixture has one white and one black wire. The junction box has 1 white and 2 black wires twisted together; 3 white twisted together and 2 black twisted together.



Electrical Question from Pat about Circuit Wiring


Question: How would I wire these various circuits:



Electrical Question from George about Dryer Wiring


Question: Can I change my daughter’s dryer cord from 3 flat bladed plug to a cord with one right angle (or “lying down T”) if wiring is adequate (10 gauge) and dryer indicates 28 amp? Receptacle currently on wall for old dryer would then match.



Electrical Question from Mike about Light Switch Wiring


Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.



Electrical Question from Ursula about Light Switch Wiring


Question: I have a double dimmer switch that controls two sets of lights in the same room.



Electrical Question from Sabah about Home Wiring


Question: I often find that my ceiling fan motors get burnt during lightning (the lightning need not be strong.very very mild) even if the the main switch is off.



Electrical Question from Moturi about Motor Starter Wiring


Electrical Question from Moturi about Motor Starter Wiring Received from Moturi a Homeowner in Singapore Question: How do I make wiring connections in Star & Delta for a stater connection Dave’s Reply: Thanks for your electrical question. The Following links will assist you with your electrical question: For more information about Dimmer Switch Wiring Dimmer […]



Electrical Question from John about Electrical Wiring


Question: I have two outlets that do not work. When I test them with a volt meter I get the meter to light if I touch the black wire to the box but not when I touch it to the white wire.



Electrical Question from Rich about Troubleshooting


Question: Why do light bulbs dim when I screw in second bulb into fixture?



Electrical Question from Edem about High Electric Bill


Question: 1. Why is it that in some house after using electricity for about a year, then after some time without bring in any other equipment or any home devices, then the bill for the cost of electricity start raising?



Electrical Question about a Circuit Breaker for a Deep Fryer


Question: My breaker in my candy shop trips when I put on my double deep fryer. What can I do about it?



Electrical Question from Meredith about Troubleshooting


Question: I have two light fixtures in my kitchen that are controlled by one dimmer switch. Actually, there are two switches on different walls that control both. One fixture has 3 CFLs in it, the other has 1 incandescent bulb. Last night, both fixtures started flickering and buzzing, then went out.



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 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 Chuck about Circuit Breaker


The built in vacuum popped the circuit breaker, but even when I unplug the vacuum the circuit breaker switch will trip in a matter of seconds again. Do I need to replace the individual breaker switch?



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