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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Moving a Receptacle Outlet


How are the wires spliced when moving a wall outlet? How to Wire and Relocate an Outlet.



The Problem of Vandalized Electrical Wiring


How to Repair Vandalized Electrical Wiring: What is the best way to repair electrical wiring that has been vandalized? Dealing with the Problem of Vandalized Electrical Wiring.



How to Repair a Vacuum Cleaner Cord


I have a vacuum cleaner, the plug was acting up, it started to smoke and melted into the socket. Can this be fixed?



How to Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet for a Freezer or Refrigerator


My freezer lost power, do I have a bad GFCI receptacle? Problems with GFCI Outlets for Freezers and How to Fix Them.



How to Install a Dimmer Switch in a Kitchen


I want to install a dimmer switch in my kitchen. My Electrical box has a switch with one black wire one red wire going to same side of switch.



Converting a Fluorescent Light to an Electronic Ballast


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?



Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building


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.



How to Wire a Mini Split System


What type of wire should I use to install a mini split system?



Installing a Sub Panel for a Detached Building


Do I need to run a ground wire for a 200 amp sub panel that is 200 feet away from the main panel? Grounding a Remote Sub Panel at a Detached Building.



Adding Electrical Wiring in the Home Videos


How should I install electrical wiring inside the walls of my home? Installing Electrical Wiring around Obstacles inside the walls and ceilings.



Long Distance Electrical Wiring


How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring: Ohms Law and Voltage Drop Calculations, Increased Wire Sizes and Connections to Electrical Devices, Sizing the Circuit Breaker.



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.



How to Wire Outlets and Lights for a Room


Can lights and wall outlets be on the same circuit? Planning the Electrical Wiring When Adding a Room, Electrical Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Outlets.



Help to Identify Outlet Power Failures


After a power outage some of the power outlets in my home quit working, what should I check? How to Identify Home Power Outage and Electrical Circuit Failures.



Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?


Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?



How to Rewire a Problem GFCI Outlet Circuit


Denny in Texas asks: How Can I Rewire an Outlet Circuit where Multiple Outlets will be Protected by more than one GFCI? GFCI Protection for One or More Outlets, GFCI Wiring Diagrams.



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