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Articles about Electrical Repair

How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch


What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.



Dealing with a New or Used Home with Questionable Electrical Wiring


Home Electrical Wiring Problems and How to Fix Them: Dealing with Questionable Electrical Wiring in a New or Older Home that May Cause Concerns.



Using a Circuit Tracer to Detect a Broken Electrical Wire


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.



How to Repair a Kitchen GFCI Circuit


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 Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture


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.



Splicing Electrical Wires Safely


How to Splice Electrical Wires: Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Practices, Electrical Wire Size, Solid and Stranded Wire, Tin Coated Copper Wire



How To Fix Light Fixtures


Tips for Fixing Light Bulbs That Will Not Light Up in Most Any Light Fixture: This handy tip works for just about any light fixture.



Splicing 220 Volt Wiring


How to Splice 220 Volt Electrical Wiring: Considerations when splicing 220 volt cable wiring in order to make the splice safe, accessible and makes sure the circuit maintains integrity.



Upgrading a Home Electrical Service Panel


How to Upgrade a Home Electrical Service – Planning for a successful home service panel upgrade.



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.



Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms Once and For All


Azad in Illinois asks: Why Do my The Smoke Detectors Keep Going Off During the Night? How to Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms.



Installing Outlets Near Air Conditioning Ducts


David in Texas asks: I’m trying to find out what the minimum distance an electrical outlet has to be from air conditioner ducting. I’m mounting a projector that is near one of my air conditioner duct outlets.



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.



How to Replace Electric Outlets


Richard in Erie Pennsylvania asks: How to Chose and Install the Right Electrical Outlet: How should I update all my outlets to three prong grounded receptacle outlets?



Identifying and Repairing Electrical Wiring


How to Identify Junction Box Electrical Wiring. A tester or meter may be used to identify the electrical wiring that may be found in the junction box.



Outlet Wiring Connections


I have an outlet that does not work properly. It is powered from an overhead light and when you plug something into the outlet the light blinks.



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