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Hairdryer Outlet and GFI Safety Requirement


Electrical Protection Requirements for a Hairdryer Near a Sink – Keep in mind that if this outlet will be within 6 feet of a sink then the outlets require GFI protection.



The Importance of Electrical Cover Plates


Prevent Electrical Hazards by Covering Switches and Outlets – One great safety measure is to simply replace an switch or outlet cover to avoid the exposure of electrical wiring and to keep fingers from coming into contact with energized parts.



Why A Garage Receptacle May Not Be Working


Checking Electrical Power for a Garage Outlet – there may be a problem with the wiring at this receptacle if all the other receptacles are working normally. Using a plug in outlet circuit analyzer would be very helpful because it will give a lighted display indicating the condition of the circuit and any faults that may be found.



Testing Appliance Circuits


Testing Appliance Circuits -Appliances may be tested one component at a time with the circuit power OFF or while the appliance is NOT plugged into the power source or receptacle outlet.



Repairs for Electrical Outlets that are Not Working


I have several outlets that are not working in various parts of the house…



How to Replace a Plug on a Cord


Wire Colors for a 120 Volt Plug – The wiring definitions for a 120 volt plug are…



Problems with Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switches


How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch that keeps the ceiling fan or light from working…



Why New Light Bulbs May Not Work


Light Fixture Sockets, New Light Bulbs and Home Electrical Wiring



Kitchen Disposal Switch Wiring


How to Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Disposal Switch



Wiring a GFCI Receptacle


How to Wire GFCI Outlets and Receptacles with Photos and Wiring Diagrams



Removing an Older Bath Exhaust Fan


I have removed a wall mount bath exhaust fan. It was on a timer switch. I removed the timer switch



Dealing With Serious Electrical Repairs


I looked at a house today that I was interested in buying. The breaker box was stolen and wires cut off 3 foot from the floor..



Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control


I’m installing a ceiling fan with a remote control for fan and light, my old fan was controlled by a wall switch, how do I wire the remote receiver?



Installing Home Electrical Wiring


Where do I attach the ground wire from the 4 wire cluster, on the neutral bar



Electrical Power for a Garage Panel


I’m running power to my garage from the house, what size cable and breakers would be correct



Vanity Light Location for Illumination


How can we extend the light projection of a vanity light



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