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Electrical Power Quality


How to Select a Power Conditioning Unit – Constant-voltage transformers which provide voltage regulation, filter noise, and suppress surges to protect connected equipment.



Electrical Code and Protecting NM Cable


Installing and Protecting NM Electrical Cable – The NM Cable must be positioned and fastened so that the cable will be protected from damage especially when the wall coverings are installed.



Electrical Code for Replacing a Service Panel


Is it within code to replace a 30 circuit service panel with a 42 circuit service? Electrical Codes and for a Service Panel.



Can I Use A Remote Control Switch For Lighting?


How to Wire a Remote Control for Light Fixtures: Installing a Control Module, Wiring the Control Devices, Security and Monitoring Options.



Wiring a Bathroom GFI Outlet and Light Switch


How do I wire a GFI outlet and switch in my bathroom? Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom GFI Outlet with a Light Switch: Wiring Diagrams for GFI Outlets.



GE Breaker Type Prevents Dryer From Working – Part 2


Dryer Circuit and Circuit Breakers: This problem was due to a typical error of installing the breaker into a position of the panel which prevented the breaker from producing 240 volts.



Wiring a Smoke Detector in a Basement


How to Install Smoke Detectors – Take the mystery out of smoke detector wiring for basements. Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke.



How to Trace Wires with Electrical Testers


How can I Trace Wires Inside a Wall to find out where the power is coming from? How to Test Outlet Wiring using Non Contact Voltage Testers, Testing for Broken Wires.



How to Wire Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures


How do I wire a dimmer switch for a new light fixture? How to Connect Wires for Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures.



How To Change Switched Outlet Wiring


I have an outlet controlled by a switch that I would like to have so it controls only one of the outlet socket, will I have to rewire anything? How to Change Switched Outlet Wiring.



Microwave Oven Does Not Work Hood Fan Does


Should I unplug the Microwave Oven or Keep Using the Hood Exhaust Fan? This electrical wiring question involves a High Electric Bill and a Microwave Hood Exhaust Fan in the Kitchen of a Home.



How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?


There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…



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


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



Wiring a Switch that Controls an Outlet


Wiring a Switch Controlled Outlet: Wiring Configurations for a Half-Hot Switched Outlet.



Electrical Question about a Pool Pump Not Working


Checked the wires and they looked old but current seemed to be flowing. I decided to wire the pump directly to a plug and insert into an outlet…



Methods for Splicing Electrical Wires


How to Splice Electrical Wires and Cables: Is it safe to install junction boxes to splice several wires?



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