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What is the Correct Electrical Wire Size for Your Project?

Updated: November 13, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

What type of wire should I use for Electrical Wiring? How to Select the Right Wire and Cable.

How to Splice Direct Buried Electric Cables

Updated: November 12, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

Is there a way to cover spliced wires and lugs to prevent damage? Repairing Direct Burial Electrical Cables.

Electric Circuit Repair after Flood or Water Damage

Updated: November 6, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

What should I do about Water Damaged Electrical Wires? Basic Procedure for Water Damaged Electrical Systems, Electrical Repairs for Water Damaged Electrical Wiring and Parts.

Why Dusk to Dawn Fixtures Go On and Off

Updated: April 10, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

What would cause a dusk to dawn light fixture to turn on and off? How to Test Outside Motion Light Fixtures for the sensitivity of the motion detector.

How to Fix a Wiring Problem that Causes Electrical Trouble

Updated: March 22, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

Should a white neutral wire have voltage when the circuit breaker is off? A multiwire circuit has been improperly installed, which is causing electrical problems within the home.

How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture

Updated: March 13, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.

The Importance of Electrical Circuit Polarity

Updated: January 30, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

How to Identify and Repair Reverse Polarity of an Electrical Circuit: Electrical Safety and Proper Circuit Polarity, Polarity has to do with the flow of electricity. Polarity and Outlets, Circuit Wires and Polarity.

How to Repair a Kitchen GFCI Circuit

Updated: December 24, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

Why are the outlets in my kitchen out and the GFCI outlet with a light is glowing? Guide to Kitchen GFI Outlet Circuit Problems and How to Fix Them, GFI Outlet Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs.

How To Safely Rewire a Light Fixture

Updated: December 21, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

What is the right way to rewire a light fixture? Here are some Helpful Tips for Rewiring a Light Fixture.

Repairing a Kitchen Outlet

Updated: October 10, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How can I fix a kitchen outlet that quit working? How To Identify and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit, Troubleshooting Guide for Repairing a Kitchen Outlet Circuit Problem.

Using a Circuit Tracer to Detect a Broken Electrical Wire

Updated: October 8, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How can I locate a damaged or broken electrical wire inside a wall? Electrical Wire Locators and Circuit Tracers, What to Do if Electrical Wiring has been Damaged Inside a Wall.

Installing Electrical Power to a Garage

Updated: September 25, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How should I Wire a GFCI Circuit Breaker for my garage electric panel? Garage Electrical Wiring, How to Wire a GFCI Circuit Breaker.

Help to Identify Outlet Power Failures

Updated: September 4, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

After a power outage some of the power outlets in my home quit working, what should I check? How to Identify Home Power Outage and Electrical Circuit Failures.

Using Correct Light Bulbs for Your Light Fixture

Updated: August 23, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

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

Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working

Updated: July 6, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

Don in Nebraska Asks: 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.

How To Extract A Broken Light Bulb From A Socket

Updated: June 22, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

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.

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