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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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Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

By Dave Rongey

Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.


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My Post Light has a Damaged Cable, Can I install Low Voltage Lighting

By Dave Rongey

Lisa in Ohio asks: I have a post light with a damaged UF cable. Can I install low voltage lighting to the undamaged end of the UF wire the post light?


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Should I use a Remote Switch or a Standard Dimmer Switch?

By Dave Rongey

Eric in Florida asks: What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 remote switch? Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?


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Will a Laundry Unit Work with the Outlet in Our Apartment?

By Dave Rongey

Kevin in Lakewood asks: We are going to purchase a laundry center. The circuit we will be using is 15amp, will this work in our apartment?


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Install Dusk to Dawn Fixture by the Front Door

By Dave Rongey

Frank in Oklahoma asks: There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. Should that fixture control the other two lights?


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Adding Electric Wiring to a Garage

By Dave Rongey

Del from Minnesota asks: I need a 50amp, 30amp, and 20amp circuit in my garage. Do I need more than one conduit for the electrical wires?


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Adding a New Circuit to the Main Panel for a Garage Panel

By Dave Rongey

Mike in Florida asks: I have the electrical main coming into an exterior panel, and being back-fed into a 125 AMP breaker. This then flows through the panel itself and into a sub-panel just inside the building.


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How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?

By Dave Rongey

Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.


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Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast

By Dave Rongey

Wayman in Canada asks: I need advice about fluorescent ballasts replacements. I have 3×48″T12 lamps installed in a line: one 2 tube fixture,and a single tube fixture The lamp of the single fixture will not illuminate (even after changing the tube). Can a light fixture with a electronic ballast share the same circuit with a light fixture with a magnetic one?


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Someone is Spying On Me, How Can I Detect these Spy Devices?

By Dave Rongey

Laurie in Wisconsin asks: I know I have a motion detector and a hidden camera on my living room ceiling. How can I detect devices that have been planted in my home that are watching me and spying on me?


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50 Amp GFCI Trips When the Outlet is Installed

By Dave Rongey

Michael in Ohio asks: Why a new 50 amp GFCI breaker trips when the outlet Is installed in the box.


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How to Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem

By Dave Rongey

Wayne in Washington asks: I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.


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How Can I Have a Light Switch that Has a Light In the Switch?

By Dave Rongey

Ted in New York asks: I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light Or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?


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