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Articles about Electrical Questions and Answers

Question – Halogen Bulbs


Do halogen bulbs smell when they’re about to go out?



Question – Attic Insulation and Wiring


Attic electrical wiring covered with insulation poses a concern about over-heating.



Question – Battery Charger Safety


Can I keep my battery charger plugged in all summer?



Question – Electrical Troubleshooting Practices


Electrical troubleshooting requires testing procedures to find the problem.



Question – Cabin Wiring Methods


Is it safe to just lay wiring on top of the rafters?



Question – Ceiling Fan Light Kit Wiring


Can a dimmer switch be installed on a ceiling fan light?



Question – Ceiling Fan Installation and Dimmer Switches


Installing ceiling fans where fixtures are now on dimmer switches.



Question – Ceiling Fan Replacement


What are the right wiring connections for my ceiling fan?



Question – Troubleshooting a Ceiling Fan Light Fixture


Here is the correct wiring of a ceiling fan light fixture.



Question – Does a 240 Volt Light Fixture Require a 2-Pole Circuit Breaker?


See why installing a 240 volt circuit without a 2-pole circuit breaker poses a hazard.



Question – Home with Electrical Overload – Part 1


This 100 year old home is having some electrical issues.



Question – Home with Electrical Overload – Part 2


This 100 year old home continues to have power outages. Now we discover a moisture problem.



Question – 220 Volt Circuit – Part 1


Some exercise equipment will require a dedicated 220 volt circuit.



Question – 220 Volt Circuit – Part 2


Some exercise equipment will require a dedicated 220 volt circuit.



Question – Cords and How to Identify the Individual Wires – Part 3


I think a hardware store employee gave me wrong advice about cords. One side is smooth, one is ridged; which is which?



Question – Cords and How to Identify the Individual Wires – Part 2


Smooth side, ridged side: Which is which?



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