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Does Your Dimmer Switch Need Replacing?

August 18, 2010 by Dave Rongey

My wife has been pushing in on the dimmer switch on the ceiling fan instead of just turning it. Now it turns but the light doesn’t come on. Do I need to replace to dimmer or something more serious…


3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring

August 10, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Wiring a 3 Way Dimmer Switch Background: Tim, a Homeowner from Green Valley Arizona USA Question: Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black . The current house wiring is bare copper black and white leads. The direction state 1)green to bare copper 2) ID tagged or marked wire? removed […]


Is Welding Cable Permitted for a 200 Amp Electrical Service

July 30, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Can I use welding cable in place of solid wire to route from the meter box to the breaker panel…


Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets

July 21, 2010 by Dave Rongey

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…


Home Electrical Wiring Methods

July 21, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Is it advisable to use the floor or ceiling route for electrical wiring…


Splicing Electrical Wires For A Power Source

July 13, 2010 by Dave Rongey

I wanted to splice some wires in my attic for a ceiling fan but the wire that is available is too taught to put in a typical junction box…


How do I connect two fluorescent light fixtures together?

June 12, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Depending on the containment of the fixtures, how far the fixtures will be apart and if the wiring will be vulnerable to damage you could either use…


How Do It Connect The Ceiling Fan Wires?

June 11, 2010 by Dave Rongey

These are the typical wiring connections for ceiling fans….


Electrical Question from Sankar about Sizing Cable for a MCCB

June 4, 2010 by Dave Rongey

How to select the cable & MCCB. I Need the cable chart.


Electrical Question – What is a 2-wire Borilis?

June 4, 2010 by Dave

Question: A 2-wire borilis. What is the meaning of that term, pertaining to electrical wiring?


Question – Dimmer Switches – Part 2

February 20, 2009 by Dave Rongey

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


Question – Dimmer Switches – Part 1

February 20, 2009 by Dave Rongey

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


Question – Cabin Wiring Methods

February 20, 2009 by Dave Rongey

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


Question – Attic Insulation and Wiring

February 20, 2009 by Dave Rongey

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


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