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Identifying the Cause of Improper Voltage Readings


How to Identify the Cause of Wrong Voltage Readings: I installed a new breaker panel in an old house that had fuses. I rewired whole house, everything works great, replaced 10-2 wire to the barn with 3 – 1 AWG wires.



Testing Electric Light Switches


Can a Light Switch Leak Voltage? Light Switch Circuit, Voltage Tester Readings and Explanations.



Electrical Troubleshooting after a Power Outage


How to Reset Electric Power after a Power Outage: How to Reset Circuit Breakers and GFCI Outlets, Reset Tripped Circuit Breakers, Reset Tripped GFCI Outlets, Test and Reset GFCI Devices.



Electric Motor Overload Switch


The Causes of Electric Motor Overload: Understanding Internal Motor Overload Protection, Contributing causes that will cause a motor to reach an over heated condition.



Don’t Call an Electrician Until You Try This


How to Reset the Power to a Circuit: I have an electrical problem where the power in a room went off. I replaced the circuit breaker but the problem still exist.



Causes of No Power to Electrical Circuit


How To Locate and Repair the Cause of Circuit Power Loss: Here is a Procedure to Help You Find the Cause of Lost Power to an Electric Circuit.



GFCI Outlets and Aluminum Wire


How to Safely Wire GFCI Outlets: Creating a Copper Pig Tail with Aluminum Wire, Working with Aluminum Wire, Splicing Aluminum Wire, Anti-Corrosion Ointment for Aluminum Wire, Attaching Aluminum Wire, AL/CU Rated Outlets and Switches.



How to Repair a GFI Problem


How to Locate and Repair a GFI Outlet or Circuit Problem: The Most Common Problems with GFCI Outlets and How to Fix Them.



Light Bulb Base and the Light Fixture Socket


How to Identify the Positive and Negative Parts of a Light Bulb: Light Bulb Base and Fixture Socket, Electrical Tips about Light Bulbs and Fixture Wiring.



Federal Pacific Circuit Breaker Alternate


Federal Pacific Circuit Breakers Can Be a Problem – Here’s an Alternative Electrical Repair…



Signs Of Electrical Troubles You Should Watch For


What To Do When These Home Electrical Conditions Occur – Abnormal conditions with home electrical wiring are an indication of possible problems that could lead to a hazardous situation for the home and it’s occupants.



Home Electrical Wiring Repairs – Should You Fix It?


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.



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Testing 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.



Why Home Outlets May Stop Working


How to Repair Home Electrical Outlets – The Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting for Electrical Outlets



Why Track Lights May Stop Working


How to Know What Causes Lights to Not Work – Installing high watt lamps that are not specified for the track light head. Each light head or compatible light fixture attached to the track light has a bulb size, type and watt limitation



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