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How to Build an Environmental-Friendly House with Limited Funds


If you’re remodeling a home, do an energy review first to help you figure out what energy efficiency changes should and can be made to your home. In this way you’ll calculate how much energy your home needs.



Mobile Home Outlets that Work On and Off


Outlet Circuit Repair for a Mobile Home: The most typical cause for part or all of an outlet circuit to stop working, or to work intermittently is due to either a deteriorating connection where the electrical wires attach to the outlet.



Grounding a Light Fixture Plug


How to Ground a Light Fixture Cord and Plug – By code, if a ground source is not provided, then an outlet or receptacle should not have a ground plug.



RV Electrical Service Pedestal


RV Park Electrical Service Pedestal Connection – If the service pedestal is designed to accommodate additional equipment being installed onto it without violating the UL rating or any other code stipulations.



Furnace Thermostat Wiring and Settings


How to Operating Your Furnace at Safe Settings – The internal high temperature safety switches will prevent the furnace from overheating as well.



Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagrams and Connections


How to Connect the Wiring when Replacing a Ceiling Fan – If the ceiling junction box only has a black and a white wire then it will attach to the black and blue of the ceiling fan and the pull chains will be the switch controls.



Voltage Readings and Dryer Outlets


How to Test a Dryer Circuit and Outlet – We just had brand new house built, the dryer breaker tripped now the dryer doesn’t work.



How Many Electrical Wires in Conduit


How Many Electrical Wires Can Be Put Into Electrical Conduit – It is very important to understand the limitations when installing wire into conduit and Wire insulation is rated upon the amount of heat it can safely withstand.



Help for Ceiling Fan Wiring


How to Connect Ceiling Fan Wires – With this wiring configuration there should be separate wall switches that will control the ceiling fan motor and the ceiling fan light.



Poor Power Quality and Appliance Problems


Poor power quality and bad circuit wiring can cause electrical appliances to have problems – Poor power quality and bad circuit wiring can cause electrical appliances to have problems.



Motor Home Circuit Electrical Troubleshooting


How to Detect Motor Home Outlet Circuit Failures – The power source should be tested from the closest junction box to the panel and out from there to all the other affected outlets. A visual Inspection of the outlets, wiring and wire connectors.



Electric Heaters and Circuit Safety


How to Safely Dealing with Increased Electrical Loads – To avoid circuit overload and creating a potentially dangerous condition circuit breakers or fuses should never be removed and replaced with one that is a different type and or has a higher rating.



SCADA Systems and Home Automation


The Future of Home Automation Systems and Home Controls – SCADA systems are extremely useful for numerous applications which are integrated into Home Automation and Home Control Systems. We now rely heavily on SCADA systems, they are here to stay, and they will just keep getting better with technology.



Kitchen Electrical Circuit Wiring


How to Wire a Kitchen: Basic home electrical wiring for kitchens and common wiring practices with photos and wiring diagrams.



Testing A Light Switch


How to Use Electrical Testers to Test a Light Switch – A switch can be tested using a ohm meter continuity tester or a voltage tester.



How to Install Ceiling Fans


How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring – Keep in mind that most traditional ceiling fans have separate pull chains that operate the fan motor and the light fixture.



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