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How Do I Wire a Remote Control Ceiling Fan?


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.



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.



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.



3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring


Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black.



How To Wire Light Fixture Cord Wires


How can I determine how to connect the wires of a light fixture cord? How to Identify and Connect Light Fixture Cord Wires.



Question – Dimmer Switches – Part 1


When lights that are on dimmer switches don’t work, make sure you understand the difference between Master and Slave dimmer switches.



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.



Question – Dimmer Switches Can Cause Bulbs to Hum


The humming you hear is actually the bulb filament vibrating.



Incorrect Outlet Ground Wire Could be a Shock Hazard


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.



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.



Question – 200 Amp Main Circuit Breaker Tripping – Part 1


My 200 amp main electrical circuit breaker trips. Should I replace it?



Kitchen Range Circuit


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.



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.



Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets


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…



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.



Electrical Problems after a Lightning Storm with Circuit Breaker


After a lightning storm problems with a Circuit Breaker.



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