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Cord and Plug Safety for Electric Kilns


How to Replace an Electric Kiln Cord: We replaced the 2-prong twisted cloth cord on our old kiln with a new 3-prong plug and 20amp rubber electric cord, but we were told later that we should have used a twisted 20amp cloth cord.



How Do I Troubleshoot My Clothes Dryer Circuit?


Why did my clothes dryer stop working? How to Check a Electric Clothes Dryer Circuit, Why a Clothes Dryer Stopped Working and What to Check.



Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat


Why is my clothes dryer is turning but not heating and not drying the clothes? How to Find Out Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat.



Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections


Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.



How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Stove Power Problem


What would cause my electric stove to stop working and how can I fix it? Troubleshooting an Electric Stove Power Problem, The Most Common Problems with an Electric Stove Circuit.



Installing Electrical Radiant Heat Floor Mats


How to Install an Electric Radiant Floor Heat System: Components of an Electric Radiant Floor Heat System, Electric Circuit Requirements for a Electric Radiant Floor Heat System.



Space Heaters, Air Conditioners and Electrical Outlets


The Problem of Sharing Outlet Circuits with Space Heaters: Can I plug a heater into an existing outlet? Space Heater Electrical Circuits.



Identifying The Source of Electrical Hazards


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.



Wiring Connections for an Electric Water Heater


What are the Wiring Connections for a Water Heater? The Electrical Connections for a 50Gal 240 Volt Electric Water Heater.



One of my HVAC Units Quit Working


Repairing an HVAC Unit that Quit Working: Replacing HVAC Electrical Parts and System Components, Causes of a Melted Electrical Wire on a HVAC Unit.



Ground Wires and 240 Volt Circuits


What should I do with the ground wire on a 240volt circuit? How and Where to Connect Ground Wires on 240 Volt Circuits.



How to Keep Water Pipes From Freezing


How do I keep the water pipes and pressure tank from freezing in the winter?



Generator ATS Provides Power During Partial Power Loss


How a Generator Automatic Transfer Switch Works and is a Very Important Part of the Home Generator System



Should Your Home Have An Electrical Safety Inspection?


What causes the lights in the home to pulsate when air conditioner is on…



Electrical Code and Swimming Pool Light Fixtures


GFCI Ground Fault Protection for Swimming Pool Lights: NEC Article 680-20, As described in this electrical question, anyone who enters the pool with this light on is in Danger of Potential Electrical Shock!



Verifying Fan Connections With A Wiring Diagram


I am rewiring a Table Fan Speed Control Switch: How to Verify Fan Motor Wiring Connections, Checking the Motor and Capacitor Connections.



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