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Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections


Electrical Wire Connections for a Dimmer Switch – Many times it is found that a white wire may be used for a switch leg which will carry current or electricity to the light fixture. If you discover this, make sure to identify the wire as a switched wire.



How To Fix 3Way Light Switch Wiring


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



Electric Dryers or Ranges with a Quad Circuit Breaker


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.



Why a EV Charging Station is Tripping a Circuit Breaker


Whit in North Carolina asks; Wiring a EV Charging Station: 240 volt 30 amp Electric Vehicle Charging Station, I’m having a problem with a tripping circuit breaker.



Causes of Lost Power to Part of a Circuit


Basic Electrical Circuits and the Causes of Lost Power – Electrical wires can produce a certain amount of heat when there is a load on the circuit. If there is an electrical splice that is beginning to fail, it will produce more heat due to small amounts of arcing that takes place.



Sump Pumps and Dedicated Circuit Outlets


Understanding Sump Pump Circuit Requirements – It is good to consider all the possibilities of failure that could occur and deal with them right away and put into place all the safe guards to make sure the project is done right the first time.



Attic Wiring, Junction Boxes and Electrical Safety


How to Store Unused Electrical Wires: Is it safe to leave live wires capped in switch box covered by flat plate?



Why Part of a Home Lost Power


What will cause lost electric power to part of our home? Electrical Problems that Could Cause a Home to Not Have Full Electrical Power or Abnormal Power.



Hot Tub Circuit Wiring Requirements


When installing the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Hot Tub it is very important to select the right cable and to make sure it is properly grounded with GFCI protection.



Adding a Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights


Selecting the Size and Type of Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights – The watt capacity or size of the dimmer switch should be greater than the total amount of connected watts from the light fixtures being controlled. Dimmer capacity typically starts at 600 watts.



Installing a Circuit for an Electric Stove


How to Upgrade From a Gas Stove to an Electric Stove – To upgrade from a gas stove to an electric stove a new dedicated electric circuit will need to be installed.



Why Kitchen Receptacles Quit Working


Kitchen receptacles typically do not need to be replaced if they stop working. Counter top receptacles in the kitchen are protected by a GFI device such as a GFI receptacle or a GFI circuit breaker.



Wiring a GFCI Outlet with a Switch


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.



Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets


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.



Electrical Code for Wire Type and Size


How to Know What Wire Size and Type to use for Home Electrical Wiring – Continuing the circuit with the same wire size and type is essential to maintain the integrity of the circuit.



How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch


What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.



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