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How to Wire More than One Light Switch


Wiring Light Switches Electrical Question: The house is pre 1965 and I have a hot that comes in to a 4 gang box and feeds a light in a dining room. So a black and white in and black and white out to the light. Wiring for Light Switches Owen asks: The house is pre […]



Wiring a Shed with Outlets and a Light


I am wiring up my dads shed for him. I put in 4 outlets and now wiring the light switch and the fixture.



Electric Dryers or Ranges with a Quad Circuit Breaker


Quad Circuit Breakers Save Space in Approved Electrical Panels – As described in this question, a quad circuit breaker may be used in panels that are approved for tandem circuit breakers, and a quad breaker is essentially two special tandem circuit breakers that are connected and have the required tie bar or handle for the 240 volt circuits.



Wiring a Switch for a Ceiling Fan


Don in Florida asks: How do I wire a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan? Wiring a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan.



Smart Light Switch Wire Connections


I am trying to connect a smart light switch. The existing switch only has two black wires connected to it, which i assume are the line and load wire.



How to Repair Damaged Wires Inside a Wall


Damaged electrical wires in a flex conduit while drilling through a cinder block wall and one or both 14-2 wires that go to an inside bedroom outlet.



How to Repair a Light Switch Circuit


How to Locate and Repair Faulty Electrical Wiring for Lighting: Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting Methods used to solve the majority of the home electrical problems.



Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working


What could be the problem with a light socket that is not working? How to Repair a Lamp Holder and Why a Lamp holder May Not Work, Here are a few things that I have found that will prevent a light socket or lamp holder from working.



Using Correct Light Bulbs for Your Light Fixture


I changed a Light Bulb and now we Smell Burning Plastic, What Should We Do? Replacement Light Bulbs for Light Fixtures.



Occupancy Sensors 3-Way and 4-Way Switches


How do I wire a motion a sensor to control lights? How to Wire 3-Way and 4-Way Occupancy Sensors to replace existing 3-way switches.



Why Circuit Breakers Trip Off and What To Do Next


What Causes a Circuit Breaker to Trip Off? The Most Common Problems that Cause a Tripping Circuit Breaker.



How To Extract a Broken Light Bulb From a Socket


How to Fix a Broken Light Bulb Problem: When replacing a light bulb it was twisting in the light socket then when I turned the light back on the bulb popped and flashed then the power went out.



How to Test a Light Switch


How to Use Electrical Testers to Test a Light Switch – A switch can be tested using a ohm meter continuity tester or a voltage tester.



DIY: Home Electrical Wiring Repairs


How to Work with Home Electrical Wiring Problems: To solve home electrical wiring problems attention must be directed at the symptom, in this case the tripping GFCI where the wiring should be checked.



How to Wire a Double Switch or Triple Switch


I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring. Wiring Guide for Wiring Two or Three Switches.



Underground Wire to a Shed Panel


I had some 8-3 UFB with ground cable buried in my yard I want to re use it as the feeder for sub panel in a shed.



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