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How to Connect the Wires of a Ceiling Fan

By Dave Rongey

I bought a new ceiling fan and can not figure out the wiring. How do I wire it? Connecting the Wires for a Ceiling Fan Made Easy.


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How to Upgrade an Electrical Panel and Install a Home Generator

By Dave Rongey

Planning and Installing a Home Generator System: The complete home electrical system should be considered when installing a home generator system and transfer switch. Upgrading portions of an aging home electrical system is advisable. Here are some key factors that you should consider before attempting such a project.


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How to Correct Low Voltage Conditions

By Dave Rongey

How Single Phase Voltage Regulators Work to Correct Abnormal Voltage Conditions: Single Phase Servo Voltage Regulators determine automatically the change in voltage as the constant voltage. This is accomplished by using electro-mechanic, passive or active components. The Servo Voltage Regulator makes the comparison between the real output voltage and the inner reference voltages.


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Wiring the Ground for a Generator and Transfer Switch

By Dave Rongey

How to Connect Grounding for Generators: The portable generator does not require a separate ground rod, however any electrical wiring enclosure including the generator transfer switch is required to be grounded to the ground system of the main panel of the home electrical system.


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Identifying The Source of Electrical Hazards

By Dave Rongey

How to Prevent a Potential Problem with a Circuit that is not Properly Grounded: The terminations to the outlet and the connections of the power cord should be positively identified and verified. The 4 wire 240 volt outlet should have a ground wire attached to it and if the outlet box is metal or has a ground screw terminal then there should be a ground wire attached there as well ending up with a bond of all ground wires within the outlet box.


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Why Is My Voltage Not Right After My Circuit Breaker Tripped Off?

By Dave Rongey

How to Restore an Electric Circuit: Check the voltage of both legs of power to ground, or test receptacle outlets and devices in the home. If it is found that the voltage is still not correct you may need to call a qualified electrical contractor to make a few tests to identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.


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Home Electrical Wiring Repairs – Should You Fix It?

By Dave Rongey

How to Work with Home Electrical Wiring Problems: To solve home electrical wiring problems attention must be directed at the symptom, in this case the tripping GFCI where the wiring should be checked.


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Can I Change The Wiring For My New Exhaust Fan And Light Fixture?

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Bath Exhaust Fan and Light Fixture: You could junction in the exhaust fan junction box or a new junction box could be installed in an accessible location and separate out the switched wiring, one which will lead to the bathroom exhaust fan and the other that will lead to the recessed light fixture.


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What Is The Best Type of Under Cabinet Lighting?

By Dave Rongey

How to Select the Right Under Cabinet Light Fixtures: We would like to add under cabinet lighting. What lighting, in your opinion, is the best of the current variety of options?


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Converting a 120 Volt Motor to 240 Volts

By Dave Rongey

How to Convert the Electrical Circuit Voltage for a Motor: There are multiple problems here. You and the electrician did not discuss exactly what the 240 volt outlet would be used for. This is a big mistake, and I’m amazed that the electrician did not ask you what the circuit would be used for.


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How Do I Wire a Remote Control Ceiling Fan?

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Remote Control and Wall Switches for a Ceiling Fan: A remote control and wall switches may be wired and used to control a ceiling fan so it will allow you to use the remote control for the light only but you will need to control the fan motor.


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Wiring Pendulum Lights For A Creative Application

By Dave Rongey

How to Make Light Fixture Wiring Connections: The electrical junction box provides a safe enclosure for the wire connections, and it also provides a way to anchor the fixture, which usually the fixture has a plate or canopy that covers the opening of the fixture box.


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What about the old electrical wiring in my home?

By Dave Rongey

How to Upgrade Electrical Wiring in an Older Home: The best way to upgrade the electrical wiring is to start with the safety essentials, such as ensuring that the right grounding system is installed at the main electrical panel. Upgrading electrical wiring should begin with the main electrical panel because this is the foundation of the whole electrical system.


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Local Codes May Determine Electrical Service Panel Locations

By Dave Rongey

Why is the main electric service panel located outside some homes? Your Main Electrical Panel Location may Depend on Local Codes.


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Cause of Electrical Shock From A Guitar Amp

By Dave Rongey

How to Repair a Guitar Amplifier – Prevent Electric Shock form a Guitar Amp: The important thing is to attach the ground wire to the metal chassis of the guitar amp. Cords can become frayed after a great deal of use. Also inspect where the cord enters the amp because this is a high stress area where the cords generally break down.


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How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Hot Water Dispenser

By Dave Rongey

Circuit Requirements for a Hot Water Dispenser, Kitchen Hot Water Dispenser: Many kitchens have instant hot water dispensers which require a high amount of electrical power. If this installation is not correct then you risk overheating wires and burning up switches. The cord, switch and outlets components for the water dispenser should also have the same rating.


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