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Circuit Breakers Used for Electrical Wiring


What size Circuit Breakers are needed for Electrical Wiring Projects? How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring, The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits.



Wiring a Light Fixture to a Switched Outlet


I want to install a light in a ceiling to control by a switch that controls a plug. How to Install a Light in a Ceiling that is Controlled by a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet.



Why CFL Lamps Flicker in Motion Lights


Why do my CFL lights flicker when controlled by a motion sensor? How to Prevent Security and Motions Lights from Flickering.



Electrical Question about Circuit Breakers


The electrical box on the pole had a bad fuse. I replaced both of them. Meanwhile the well is not working.



Installing X-10 Controls For Lighting


I have a single light switch that controls 10 – F40T12 drop in 4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures.



Calculating Electrical Power Requirements


I am looking to lease a 5,000 sq ft building that has (2) 200 amp 3 phase 220/480 electrical panels feeding (1) 110/220 panel…



Electrical Question from Jordan about Garage GFCI


I am running the electric to my detached garage. I plan on installing two receptacles, one for the door opener and the other closer to the main door for lawn equipment and a radio.



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.



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.



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 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.



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…



Electrical Conduit Installation


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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