How to Repair Electrical Outlets – Locating a Loose or Burnt Wire or Splice Connection – A burnt or loose connection is typically found in an outlet junction box or receptacle box where two or more cables and wires are spliced, or where the wires of the circuit are attached to an outlet.
Directions for Installing a New Dimmer Switch – There are some brands of dimmer switches that have Master and Slave dimmers, and this has been a problem for a few people because they were totally unaware of the differences even though they appear to be identical.
How to Replace a Light Switch – Single pole switches will only have two switched wires and the connection of these two wires to the terminal screws of the switch will not matter, or the polarity is not crucial.
How to Connect the Wiring when Replacing a Ceiling Fan – If the ceiling junction box only has a black and a white wire then it will attach to the black and blue of the ceiling fan and the pull chains will be the switch controls.
How to Connect the Red Wire and the Blue Wire for a Ceiling Fan – Installing an Outdoor Ceiling Fan Wiring an the Electrical Wiring Connections can be a little tricky especially when it comes to the red wire and the blue wire.
How to Install Wiring for a Radiant Floor Heat System – Typically you may specify the voltage of the radiant floor heating system, and I always recommend 240 volt because it will perform better, check the options for the system you choose.
How to Wire a GFCI Combo Switch Receptacle Outlet – The same is true for the GFI outlet connections. This GFI switch combo will either come with wired leads for connecting to your existing wires or there will be screw terminals for direct wired connections of your existing wires. With the screw terminals you will typically have the option of sharing the same power source or separate power sources.
How to Provide the Ground Wire Safety Feature for Ceiling Fans – The ground wire system of the home serves as a safe path to the earth ground in the event of an electrical malfunction where voltage is released outside of the safely insulated energized areas of any electrical device.
How to Installing a Clothes Dryer Electrical Circuit – A typical 240 volt electric power circuit and the dryer cord wiring system.
How to Install Motion Detector and Security Light Fixtures – Installing spot lights and motion detector lighting fixtures provide security and energy savings and they can easily replace an existing exterior wall fixture.
How to Check an Electrical Wall Outlet for Safety – Unchecked problems can turn into electrical hazards that can be prevented and easily corrected.
How to Detect and Repair of Incorrect Electrical Wiring – If the electrical wiring on the switch is incorrect then it is best to remove the electrical wiring from the switch and place wire connectors over the ends of the wires to insulate them.
How to Test a Dryer Circuit and Outlet – We just had brand new house built, the dryer breaker tripped now the dryer doesn’t work.
How to Install Electrical Wiring the Safe Way – Some electrical equipment requires a separate dedicated 220 volt circuit that is not shared with any other device or equipment.
How to Splice and Relocate Telephone Cables and Electrical Wiring – Partitioned junction boxes are ideal when you don’t want to have two separate boxes close together as with your application, not only for the splice, but they can also be used for mounting your outlet and telephone jack
How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power in a Garage – Be sure about the condition of the circuit breakers or fuses. Circuit breakers may appear to be in the ON position when they may be tripped OFF.