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Identifying Electrical Outlet Wiring


I have an electrical outlet with 1 white wire and 2 black wires. All my other outlets have 2 and 2. Is this safe?



Electrical Safety and Stray Voltage


Tonight while attempting to draw water in the tub we felt electrical sensations while the water was running in the tub…



Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Light Switch Wiring


The lights quit working on the ceiling fan. There are 4 bulbs & a 3 way switch. I replaced the light switch. Still no light…



How To Repair Fixture Wiring


I accidentally screwed a metal screw in to a fixture wire and the light stopped working. I back the screw out and put black tape on the wire where I damaged it, turned on, but it still will not turn on…



Electrical Code for 4-Wire Dryer Circuit


Where does it specifically state the change from 3wire to 4wire service?



Installing an Additional Switch for a Light Fixture


I have a light switch that controls two lights, how do i separate them so i can have two separate light switches?



VOIP Telephones Setup


VoIP Telephones and Wiring Configurations Background: Marc, a Homeowner from Ottawa, ON, Canada [ad#block]Question: Hi, I’ve got a VoIP system up and running with a Sipura phone adapter. I’d like to wire the VoIP to my home’s unused “Line 2” so that theoretically, I could plug a “Line 2” phone into any (properly wired) phone […]



Electrical Circuit for a Power Exhaust Unit


I’m wiring a power exhaust to a commercial HVAC unit and i want to have single point power to the unit and exhaust…



How To Replace a Kitchen Stove Switch


I am replacing a switch inside a Frigidaire Elite kitchen stove. I need to know where to plug the wires, two black, on red and two white on the element’s switch…



Electrical Wiring Symbols


What symbols can I use, for marking on a wall, to indicate to an electrician where I want Outlets in a room for power…



Light Fixture Conversions and Electrical Safety


I want to convert a brand new hard wire fixture to a plug in – is this safe to do?



Electric Outlet Ground Testing


It seems that all of my outlets on the second floor do not have a ground. I have a “smart” power strips that show “no ground” and the bathroom GCFI is tripped…



Electrical Troubleshooting Home Electrical Problems


an air conditioner has all of a sudden stopped working. It seems to have a 120V plug. Can a Socket go bad, could it be a wire, or the circuit breaker itself…



Calculating Voltage Drop for an Underground Circuit


Calculating voltage drop for an underground circuit…



Considerations When Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring


I have very old wiring on this home so I decided to redo all of it, should I run my wiring straight to the breaker box for each room or can I do multiple rooms to the same breaker…



Does Your Dimmer Switch Need Replacing?


My wife has been pushing in on the dimmer switch on the ceiling fan instead of just turning it. Now it turns but the light doesn’t come on. Do I need to replace to dimmer or something more serious…



Common Electric Appliance Repair – Espresso Machine


I have an electric motor that goes to a La Marzocco espresso grinder. The grinder burrs will not spin when the motor runs…



Room Addition Home Electrical Wiring


What sort of cable is used for an interior run to a sub-panel and are there protection/mounting requirements…



Troubleshooting Possible Faults in Home Wiring


What are the possible fault in home wiring, generator, and their remedies…



Considerations When Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring


Is there an exception to the code when running new wire through an existing finished wall, Old-work…



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