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Electrical Contractor Listings on Ask-The-Electrician


How do I get listed as an Electrical Contractor on the Ask-the-Electrician website? Electrical Contractors can get a free listing on one of the state pages here at ask-the-electrician.com.



Why Won’t My GFI Outlet Reset?


Fully explained wiring instructions complete with a picture series of an installation and wiring diagrams can be found in the GFCI area here…



How To Make an Underground Cable Splice


I hit an un-located 2″ conduit with a trencher, breaking the conduit and pulled about 40′ of 3/0 THHW coated neutral wire out of the conduit…



Air Conditioner Size and Room Electrical Circuit


The NEC states that the total rating of a plug-connected room air conditioner, where lighting units or other appliances are also supplied, shall not exceed…



Electrical Wiring to NEC Standard


Wiring a Home to N.E.C. Standards, Home Electrical Wiring in Another Country: I’m building a home in another country where they use 100 volt 60 hertz power, but I want to use 110volt 60 hertz as the standard in the U.S.A.



Light Fixtures and Three Way Switches


How to Wire a Light Fixture to a 3-Way Switch: The easiest way to add another light fixture is to connect the additional light to an existing lighting fixture that is controlled by the three ways switches.



Installing UF Electrical Cable


Can UF Cable electrical wire be installed into an electrical conduit? How to Install UF Underground Feeder Cable for Electrical Wiring.



Recessed Spot Lights That Cause a Drafty Room


How to Install Recessed lighting – This air tight design prevents air passing from the room into the attic space where the light fixture is installed. If existing fixtures are not the air tight type then an approved enclosure may be built around the fixture to prevent this occurrence.



Understanding Electrical PVC Conduit Sizes


Selecting the Right PVC Conduit for Your Electrical Wiring Project – PVC Conduit for Electrical Wiring – (Poly Vinyl Chloride). PVC conduit is commonly used for underground electrical wiring.



Power for Three Way Switches


Wiring 3-Way Switches: I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches.



Older Homes and Up To Standard Government Requirements


Electrical Wiring Improvements for Older Homes – I understand that there are increasing regulations to require more energy efficient building codes which require more efficient electrical equipment for new construction.



Electrical Problem with Two Circuits from the Same Phase


How to Identify and Solve Electrical Circuit Problems



Switching a Bathroom Fan and Light Separately


How to Wire Your Bathroom so the Lights and Fan are on Separate Switches – The key factor is to understand where the power source enters the circuit – The power source will either enter at the switch box or up at the light fixture or the exhaust fan.



What To Do If Your Home Electrical Circuits Are Not Grounded


How to Upgrade an Older Home to Have Grounded Electric Circuits: The Importance of Grounding Electrical Outlet Circuits, How to Ground an Electric Outlet Circuit.



Identifying the Cause of Improper Voltage Readings


How to Identify the Cause of Wrong Voltage Readings: I installed a new breaker panel in an old house that had fuses. I rewired whole house, everything works great, replaced 10-2 wire to the barn with 3 – 1 AWG wires.



Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?


I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.



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