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Half Hot Switched Outlets Explained


How to Wire Half Hot Switched Outlets: The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time.



The Height for Installing Outlets and Switches


How to Install Light Switches and Outlets: How High Should Outlets and Switches Be From the Floor, Remodeling and Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring.



How to Ground a Panel for a Detached Shop


Installing a Panel and Ground System for a Shop: Factors that Determine the Type of Bonded Grounding System, Detailed Questions and Answers about Installing a Shop Panel and Bonded Ground System.



Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams


How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.



How to Wire a New Dishwasher


Wiring Connections for a New Dishwasher: How do I connect the electric wires for my new dishwasher?



Upgrading RV Electrical Panel


How to Upgrade an RV Electrical Panel: I have an RV with a 30 amp service and I would like to upgrade the electrical box.



My Motion Detector Light Stopped Working


My motion detector light stopped working. I ordered new Patriot double LED motion detector light assembly.



How to Wire a Switch for a 115 Volt Dayton Blower Motor


How should I wire a switch for a Dayton Blower Fan and make sure it is grounded? It is a 115v ac fan, but it only has 2 wires coming out of it.



Why a Dryer Does Not Dry Clothes


Our dryer quit blowing hot air. Any idea what could cause two dryers to do this?



How to Install a Whole House Humidifier Circuit


What kind of circuit breaker should I install for a humidifier? Installing a dedicated circuit for a Whole House Humidifier.



When a Fluorescent Light Ballast Needs to be Replaced


Does My Fluorescent Light Ballast Need to be Replaced? The Most Common Problems with Fluorescent Light Ballast and How to Fix Them.



Understanding Home Generator Panels


How to Plan for a Generator and Transfer Switch Installation: Panels and Generator Circuit Power



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.



Installing a Washer Dryer Unit with an Existing Dryer Plug


Will my 240volt 3 prong outlet work with a new dryer with a 250volt with a 4 prong cord? How to Connect 3 Prong and 4 Prong Plugs for a Washer Dryer Combo.



Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo


How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo? Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.



Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet


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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