Articles about Electrical Questions and Answers
The humming you hear is actually the bulb filament vibrating.
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.
Is it safe to wire the ground wire to the neutral side of the outlet? Why a Ground Wire Should Not be Used as a Neutral Wire on a Receptacle Outlet.
The microwave will work on a regular outlet, just not a GFCI. Does the outlet in a cupboard have to be GFCI?
Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?
What Size Conduit should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.
My 200 amp main electrical circuit breaker trips. Should I replace it?
How to Install Electrical Circuit Wiring for an Electric Range Circuit. I have an older home and the circuit to my existing range is 3 wire 40 amp.
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.
I am installing 3 new outlets in my basement. There is no extra breaker spot available in my box. Can I splice into an existing…
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.
Can the Romex brand wire be used when Wiring a Basement? Romex or metal cable: What should be used when wiring a basement and how is the wiring protected. NEC Code Article Sections 336-6c, 333-11
What would cause a circuit to loose power after an electrical storm? How to Diagnose Electrical Problems and Lost Power After Electrical Storm.
After a lightning storm problems with a Circuit Breaker.
After a lightning storm problem with clothes dryer.
After a lightning storm, some plugs don’t work and the dryer tries to come on, but will not start.