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Wiring a Wemo Light Switch on a 3-way switch

By Dave Rongey

Jim in Virginia asks: I’m installing a Wemo 3way WiFi Switch replacing an existing 3-way switch.


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I Would Like To Run Power Out To My Shed

By Dave Rongey

Bryan in New York asks: I would like to run power out to my shed which sits about 150 feet back from house. I’m thinking direct bury UF from home panel box.


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How Many Receptacles and Lights does the Code Allow

By Dave Rongey

Ian in Canada asks: How many receptacles and lights does the code allow per 15 amp circuit?


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Installing 220Volt Wiring for a Solar Power Monitor

By Dave Rongey

James in California asks: Is it code compliant to run two separate 12-2 Romex cables instead of one 12-3 for 220volt?


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Replace MR16 Bulbs with MR16 LED Bulbs in a Track Light

By Dave Rongey

Lee in Virginia asks: I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. However, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.


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Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

David in Pennsylvania asks: I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.


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Moving an Oven and the Electrical Wiring

By Dave Rongey

Dan in Florida asks: I am moving my oven in to an Island. What is required for 240 and 120 lines under the floor to the island.


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Replacing a Ceiling Track Light

By Dave Rongey

Saelon in Oregon asks: I installed all new track light, and my no-touch power tester lights up almost anywhere on the ceiling within 12 inches of the track. Is this normal?


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Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?

By Dave Rongey

Ed in New Jersey asks: Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?


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What Is Dual Outlet For Under Cabinet Lighting

By Dave Rongey

Tracy in Massachusetts asks: What is dual outlet for under cabinet lighting. I need a fixture that is in the middle of a string of under cabinet lights.


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Problem with Outlets in a Bathroom

By Dave Rongey

Tommy in Alabama asks: All bathroom plugs do not work. Light’s working and only Two GFI plugs in or out of the house and they both work.


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Outdoor GFI Outlet Has a Red Blinking Light

By Dave Rongey

Migul in New Jersey asks: I have an outdoor GFI outlet that has a Red LED Light that is Blinking, what is causing this?


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Recessed Can Lights Last Only a Few Months

By Dave Rongey

Carl in Washington asks: Our recessed can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years.


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Should I Install a GFCI Circuit Breaker or a GFCI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

Lanny in Minnesota asks: Can a GFCI circuit breaker take the place of a GFCI Outlet? Would it be considered to meet NEC Code Requirements?


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Generator Automatic Transfer Switch is Crackling Sizzling and Arcing

By Dave Rongey

Jack in Virginia asks: Why does my automatic transfer switch makes a Loud ‘pop’ and there was also a visible flash?


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Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building

By Dave Rongey

Michael in California asks: We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.


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