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Articles about Electrical Questions and Answers

Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?


I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.



What is The Purpose of the Neutral Wire


The Purpose of the Neutral Wire in Electrical Systems: What is the purpose of the neutral wire and the difference between the ground wire and the white neutral wire.



Upgrading Old Home Electrical Wiring


How to Upgrade Older Home Wiring: One consideration when upgrading older home electrical wiring would be to use Wiremold short box extensions and run Wiremold surface raceway electrical conduit between the devices to install the wires.



Possible Causes of Lost Electrical Power


What would cause a circuit to loose power after an electrical storm? How to Diagnose Electrical Problems and Lost Power After Electrical Storm.



Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets


How Can I Fix a Outlet that Lost Power after an Extension Cord Has Been Cut or Damaged? How to Locate and Restore the Power to an Outlet Circuit Has Lost Power.



How to Fix a Microwave Oven that is Tripping a GFCI Outlet


The microwave will work on a regular outlet, just not a GFCI. Does the outlet in a cupboard have to be GFCI?



Safety Guidelines For Light Fixture Projects


How to Install Do-It-Yourself Electrical Wiring Projects – As with any project, electrical or otherwise – Safety is most important, then comes knowledge – they actually go hand-in-hand. Understand what you are planning to do and then understand all the safety factors involved before attempting the project.



Electrical Wiring Methods- Screw Terminals or Quick Connect


Is it true that the older method of wiring switches and outlets is to attach the wiring to the screw terminals? How to Connect Wires to a Switch or Outlet: Best Practices for Electrical Wires for Outlets and Switches and Factors Relating to Electrical Connections.



Range Circuit Wiring and 3-Wire Outlets


How to Connect the Wires for a Electric Range Cord: Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 or 240 Volt electric power cord wiring system, You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range cord.



What Size Conduit For Electrical Wires


What Size Conduit should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.



How to Fix a Tripping GFI Outlet For a Refrigerator or Freezer


How Can I Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet for a Refrigerator? Solve the Problem of a Tripping GFCI Refer or Freezer Outlet.



Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?


Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?



How to Wire Light Switches From an Outlet


How can I install two switches that will be operating two separate sets of light fixtures? How to Wire Light Fixtures from Switches and Outlets, Example of Installing Wiring for Light Fixtures and Switches.



Avoid Home Improvement Electrical Wiring Problems


Home Improvement Electrical Projects – In my experience this job would have taken more than 5 hours….



How to Solve the Problem of Tripping Circuit Breakers


Sandra in Oklahoma asks; How can I fix a Tripping Circuit Breaker Problem? How to Identify the Electrical Circuit Requirements and Updating the Electrical Service.



Tripping Breaker for a Ceiling Fan and Light


I have a problem with a light circuit where I removed an old light fixture and hung a ceiling fan and wired it into the existing setup then powered the circuit and hit the wall switch to check functions and the breaker tripped.



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