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Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch

By Dave Rongey

Emily in Texas asks: We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.


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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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Tripping Breaker for a Ceiling Fan and Light

By Dave Rongey

Billy in Virginia asks: I have a problem with a light circuit where I removed an old light fixture and hung a ceiling fan and wired it into the existing setup then powered the circuit and hit the wall switch to check functions and the breaker tripped.


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Strange Smell In Your House You Think is Electrical

By Dave Rongey

Sara in Tennessee asks: 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?


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Lightning Strikes and Electrical System Protection

By Dave Rongey

I have had lightning strikes that have blown out sections of the PVC conduit, What can I can do to prevent lightning damage.


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Connecting A Generator To A Home

By Dave Rongey

Planning and Installing a Generator with a Transfer Switch: How should I install the wiring to connect a generator to my home? How to Connect a Generator to a Home.


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How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

By Dave Rongey

I had a problem with my dryer outlet so I rewired it and now the dryer does not work, how can I fix my dryer? Electric Dryer Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Problems with Dryer Outlet Wiring, Dryer Circuit Wiring.


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Upgrading an Electrical Service Panel

By Dave Rongey

How should I upgrade my electric service panel? Considerations when Upgrading an Electric Service Panel.


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My light fixture does not work right, what is wrong?

By Dave Rongey

I just put up a light fixture and now the switch not working right. How to Wire a Light Fixture and Switch.


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Why do my outlets have 120 volts and nothing works?

By Dave Rongey

My outlets are reading 120V on my meter but when I plug something in they do not work. Why Electrical Outlets May Not be Working.


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Wiring a 4-Wire Range Cord to a 3-Wire Outlet

By Dave Rongey

Can I install a 3 wire cord on a new stove and strap the neutral and ground on the stove terminals? Ground and Neutral Wiring for a 220 Volt Range.


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Testing 220 Volts

By Dave Rongey

Testing 220 Volt Electrical Circuit Wiring: On a 220 volt circuit I am getting 120 between green and black and green and the red wire, is this correct?


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How Do I Connect The Wiring For a New Oven?

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a New Oven When Replacing an Existing Oven: What to do when you have black wire, red wire, white wire, and a ground wire.


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Electrical Conduit Installation

By Dave Rongey

What is the best way to install underground electrical PVC conduit? Can I use schedule 40 PVC conduit coming from underground, exposed for 4 feet outside the wall, then up the wall.


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How to Become an Electrician or Electrical Contractor

By Dave Rongey

Electrical Apprenticeship and Electrical Contractor Training: How do I be come Electrician as well as an Electrical Contractor?


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Help for Bathroom Light Circuit Problems

By Dave Rongey

My bathroom lights went out and now none of the lights or electrical outlets in the master bath or master bedroom are working, what could be the problem? How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Bathroom Light Circuit Problem.


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