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Light Fixture Problem with a Porch Light


Replacing ceiling porch light fixtures with Westinghouse flush mount model 66919. The old fixtures are on a one way switch and are operable.



GFCI Circuit Breaker for 240Volt Beer Keg Cleaning Equipment


Can you put a GFCI breaker on a circuit that has an SO Cord with an L6-30 plug on it? The equipment has a heater element that is used in cleaning beer kegs.



How to Upgrade an Old Fuse Panel


How to Upgrade a Fuse Box. Upgrading an Old Fuse Panel should be more than just replacing the electrical box, here’s what I suggest…



Do I Have to Run New Wire for my Dryer?


I am buying a new GE dryer for a 30 yr old home that has the typical 10-3 wiring. The manufacturer says it needs to be a 4-wire outlet.



How to Fix an Outlet that has a Yellow Light and is Not Working


We have an outlet that has a yellow light and the outlet is not working.



Adding a Conduit to a Main Panel


On a main panel for residential application would I need a Meyers hub when drilling my own hole in the side? It will be above a concentric knockout, and used for solar instillation.



Strange Smell In Your House You Think is Electrical


I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical. I can only describe it as burnt sugar or maybe burnt caramel. What should I do if I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical?



How Can I Find the Amps of my Electrical Panel


Is there a way by looking at the electrical meter to tell how many amps my electrical panel has?



50 Amp GFCI Trips When the Outlet is Installed


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



Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections


Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.



How to Replace Switch Controlled Outlets


How should I Wire Outlets that are Controlled by a Wall Switch? Rewiring a Switch Controlled Outlet.



Removing a Light Fixture and Install a Ceiling Fan


How can I replace my old ceiling light fixture with a new ceiling fan and light fixture?



How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power


Why have I lost power to my lights and outlets? How to Identify the Cause of Lost Electrical Power, Common Problems that Cause a Tripped Circuit Breaker or Lost Power.



Adding Electric Wiring to a Garage


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



Replacing a Ceiling Track Light


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?



Our Water Heater is Not Working


Why is my water heater not working? We recently replaced our entire water line up to our home, However, since doing so we don’t have hot water.



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