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Electrical Question from Skip about Home Automation and Lighting


Question: I am trying to control my walkway lights with motion sensor.



Could there be a Problem with our Main Circuit Breaker?


Why does our house have partial power, is there a problem with our panel? Electrical storms, or changing an outlet that shorts out and causes sparks can cause a number of problems with the home electrical system.



How to Use Switched Outlet Wiring for a New Ceiling Fan


How can I wire an outlet and ceiling fan so it is controlled by the switch?



Does My New Double Oven Require a New Electric Circuit?


My old oven has 30 amp fuses. I have just bought a double oven which requires hard-wiring 45 amp fuse. What should I do?



I Replaced my 3way Switches Now My Lights Dont Work


I replaced my old 3-way switches with new ones and now the 2 hallway lights only work when one of the switches is on/active (this is not the switch in which the hot wire is located).



I Just Replaced a Garbage Disposal and It Still Does Not Work


Installed garbage disposal after other quit. On that wall we have a 2 switch plate. Works over sink light and disposal. Although we have power in at the wire the light and disposal does not work the disposal.



How do I use existing electrical wiring for new deck lights?


Install a Flood Light on a Deck: How to use an existing power supply.



Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections


Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.



Can I install a larger size bulb in the light socket?


Can I use a different replacement light bulb in my light fixture? What will happen if put a larger bulb?



Electrical Question about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit


I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.



Electrical Question about Circuit Breakers


The electrical box on the pole had a bad fuse. I replaced both of them. Meanwhile the well is not working.



Electrical Question from Jordan about Garage GFCI


I am running the electric to my detached garage. I plan on installing two receptacles, one for the door opener and the other closer to the main door for lawn equipment and a radio.



How Do I Install Electrical Wiring For A Pond Pump?


Larry in Milford, Ohio asks: How to Wire a pond pump back to house to junction box on outside foundation through wall and…



How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?


There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…



Electrical Question about a Pool Pump Not Working


Checked the wires and they looked old but current seemed to be flowing. I decided to wire the pump directly to a plug and insert into an outlet…



Does Your Residential Electrical Service Need Replacing?


Home Electrical Safety Inspections are a great way to check your home for possible electrical problems.



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