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Installing a Occupancy Sensor Switch for a Bath Exhaust Fan


How is a Occupancy Sensor wired to control a bathroom exhaust fan? Wiring a Motion Occupancy Switch: Wiring Diagram for a Motion Detector Occupancy Switch.



Guidelines for Installing Telephone Wiring


How to Install Telephone Cable Close to Electrical Wiring: Preventing Signal Noise, Spacing Telephone Wire Away from Electrical Cables.



I accidentally cut into a wire is there anything I can do?


I cut into an electrical wire in the wall. How can I fix it? How to Splice or Repair an Electrical Wire or Cable, Avoid a potential fire hazard and future problems with damaged electrical wires or cables.



How to Connect the Wires of a Ceiling Fan


I bought a new ceiling fan and can not figure out the wiring. How do I wire it? Connecting the Wires for a Ceiling Fan Made Easy.



Power Quality and Your Home Electronic Devices


Why does my neighbor’s ac unit make my lights flicker? How Power Quality and Power Conditioners help protect Home Electrical Devices.



Testing An Electrical Circuit For A Ground


Should I make sure my Circuits are Properly Grounded? How to Determine if a Circuit is Actually Grounded and how to proceed to bond your system for equipment protection



50 HZ and 60 HZ Frequency Power for Home Appliances


50 HZ And 60 HZ Frequency Guidelines: I would not advise plugging a 50 HZ microwave into a 60 HZ outlet because of the electronic circuitry, however as long as the coffee pot has a heating element only and no electronic components, then it should be fine.



Using the Right Tools for the Job


What kind of Tools do Electricians Use? My Hands-On Experience Using Hand Tools.



Installing Ceiling Light Fixtures


How are the wires connected for a new light fixture? How to Make the Wire Connections for Light Fixtures.



Principles for Domestic House Wiring


How is a domestic building is wired and what principle is there to follow in wiring a domestic building? Planning your circuits for the anticipated loads is crucial to prevent any overloaded conditions.



Installing a Ceiling Fan Using Surface Wiring


How can I Install a Ceiling Fan without an Electrical Box? Install a Ceiling Fan without Turing it into a Major Construction Project.



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.



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