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Checklist For Identifying Why Outlets Stop Working


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.



Telephone Wiring and Phone Jacks


Testing Telephone Wiring and Phone Jacks – The phone jacks and connections inside the home will need to be checked and tested. This will show you the direct steps to correctly wiring a telephone jack.



GFI Outlets and Plugs


How Many Outlets can be wired to One GFCI – The limitation of the number of outlets that may be wired to or protected by one GFCI outlet will depend on the actual circuit and where it is located and what it will be used for.



Home Warranty and Electrical Parts


Home Warranties and What They Do and Don’t Cover – I highly recommend home inspections before a prospective buyer proceeds with the purchase of a home so that the condition of the home and the important system components have been identified and addressed 0if needed before the home purchase.



Guide to Longer Lasting Light Bulbs


Here are a few tips for longer lasting recessed can light, and other light bulbs as well – These are the types of light bulbs that are best for ceiling fan light fixtures because of the constant vibration that is produced by the fan motor.



Is Your Foreign Made Light Fixture Safe?


What to Check on Foreign Made Light Fixtures to See if They are Safe – The wires are smaller because most of the foreign made light fixtures are made to operate on 220 volts. Double check your wire gauge because 18 or 20 gauge sounds very small.



Electrical Conduit and Ground Wires


Methods for Grounding Metallic Electrical Conduits – In some installations there will be bonding devices that will be required for proper bonding. So as long as these measures are in place then this should not have an effect on the performance of the GFCI outlet.



The Importance of Electrical Cover Plates


Prevent Electrical Hazards by Covering Switches and Outlets – One great safety measure is to simply replace an switch or outlet cover to avoid the exposure of electrical wiring and to keep fingers from coming into contact with energized parts.



Electric Generator Capacities and Limitations


Understanding Generator KW Output Capacity to Properly Power Your Home – It would be best to check the specifications and the KW capacity of the generator to really know for sure. The total connected load that will be placed on a generator should be known before selecting a generator.



Why A Garage Receptacle May Not Be Working


Checking Electrical Power for a Garage Outlet – there may be a problem with the wiring at this receptacle if all the other receptacles are working normally. Using a plug in outlet circuit analyzer would be very helpful because it will give a lighted display indicating the condition of the circuit and any faults that may be found.



Testing Appliance Circuits


Testing Appliance Circuits -Appliances may be tested one component at a time with the circuit power OFF or while the appliance is NOT plugged into the power source or receptacle outlet.



Adding New Lights to 3-Way Switches


Wiring Three Way Switches – When adding additional lighting to an existing three way switch configuration, the only place the additional lights may be wired to are at the existing light fixture or to the switch box where the existing light fixture is wired to.



How Is A Switched Wall Outlet Wired?


Wiring a Switched Outlet – When wiring a switched outlet care must be taken to identify the individual wires in order to make the right electrical connections.



Testing an Electric Motor Circuit


Steps for Testing Electrical Power for a Pump Motor Circuit – Work you way back towards the controls and power source or electrical panel. It sounds like you lost one of the power legs of the motor circuit.



GFCI Wiring Through A Switch


How to Wire a GFCI Outlet – Typically the bathroom GFCI is on a separate circuit and may not be providing power to your bathroom lighting.



Is Your Ceiling Fan a Lemon?


Watch out for defective or damaged ceiling fans that some stores resell – There is a very good possibility that you bought a damaged ceiling fan.



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