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Wiring a GFCI Outlet with a Switch

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet with a Switch – There are a few different methods that are used to wire GFI Outlets but all start with locating the Line side of the GFCI Receptacle where the power source is attached as described.


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Installing MC Cable for Home Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How to Install MC Cable for Electrical Circuit Wiring: MC cable is required to be installed in some locations for home electrical wiring and is often used when wiring outlets and lighting circuits. The installation of MC Cable must be according to applicable codes including the following guidelines.


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Causes of Electrical Noise and Green Light

By Dave Rongey

Possible Problem Involving Electrical Utility Company High Voltage Wires – What you are probably experiencing is the result of something coming into contact with one of the high voltage lines for an instant.


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How To Fix 3Way Light Switch Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How to Get Your 3Way Light Switches Working: The Most Common Problems with 3Way Switches and How to Fix Them.


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Understanding Electrical PVC Conduit Sizes

By Dave Rongey

Selecting the Right PVC Conduit for Your Electrical Wiring Project – PVC Conduit for Electrical Wiring – (Poly Vinyl Chloride). PVC conduit is commonly used for underground electrical wiring.


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Knob and Tube Wiring and GFCI

By Dave Rongey

How to Add a GFCI Outlet to Knob and Tube Wiring or a 2 Wire Outlet: Identify the Polarity of the Circuit Wiring, Wiring the GFCI Outlet, Adding a Ground Wire to the GFCI Outlet


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Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.


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Locate and Repair an Electrical Circuit Problem

By Dave Rongey

Locating a Problem Electrical Circuit and Methods for Electrical Circuit Repair – The electrical circuit will need to be removed from the circuit breaker and a special circuit locating transmitter can be installed onto the wire to help locate the area that has been penetrated.


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Electrical Wiring for an Attached Garage

By Dave Rongey

How to Plan the Electrical Circuits for Your Garage – Garage electrical wiring diagram and considerations for wiring garage circuits, complete with pictures. Careful planning for your garage with immediate and future equipment considerations will help you understand how to size your electrical circuit requirements.


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Wiring Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey

How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring – Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.


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Why Fluorescent Bulbs Burn Out Quickly

By Dave Rongey

How You Can Have Longer Lasting Fluorescent Lamps – Good Quality Lamps Do Last Longer and inexpensive lamps will cause early burn out, also turning the fixtures on and off several times a day will reduce lamp life.


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How To Wire Smoke Detectors

By Dave Rongey

How to Install and Connect Smoke Detector Electrical Wires – A voltage tester is the best way to identify the electrical wiring as described in this question keeping the following in mind…


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Electric Dryers or Ranges with a Quad Circuit Breaker

By Dave Rongey

Quad Circuit Breakers Save Space in Approved Electrical Panels – As described in this question, a quad circuit breaker may be used in panels that are approved for tandem circuit breakers, and a quad breaker is essentially two special tandem circuit breakers that are connected and have the required tie bar or handle for the 240 volt circuits.


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Checklist For Identifying Why Outlets Stop Working

By Dave Rongey

Checklist for Identifying Outlet Circuit Failures – Double check the 15 and 20 amp circuit breakers. Circuit breakers may be tripped and still appear to be in the ON position. Push them all the way into the OFF position, then back On.


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Older Homes and Up To Standard Government Requirements

By Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring Improvements for Older Homes – I understand that there are increasing regulations to require more energy efficient building codes which require more efficient electrical equipment for new construction.


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Dimmer Switches for Ceiling Fans

By Dave Rongey

Dimmer Switch Options for Ceiling Fans and the Ceiling Fan Light – There are other specific single control switches, you may consider installing a remote module unit which will provide fan speed control and light dimming separately


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