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Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights


How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.



How to wire a range for 3-wire and 4-wire cords


I wired my 3 wire 40amp electric range and the electric burners turn on, but the control panel does not work. Wire and 4-Wire Cord Connections for an Electric Range or Freestanding Stove, Connecting the Ground Wire, and Installing a New Circuit for an Electric Range.



How Can I Discover What is Tripping Off my Circuit Breaker?


How can I find out what is tripping a circuit breaker? How to Identify an Electrical Problem and Circuit Failure.



Installing a Whole House Fan


I am installing a whole house fan that runs on 120v 250 watts max. The fan comes with 2 grounded plugs, 1 to fan, one to damper system to simply plug into an existing outlet in the attic…



Is Your Contractor Doing It Right?


How a Homeowner Can Know if their Contractor is Great or a Fake – Both the homeowner and the electrical contractor should never assume anything, but rather ask questions and make sure every detail is agreed on and understood.



When To Call an Electrical Contractor


Do Not Take Chances With Questionable Wiring: I have a electrical panel and off of the panel is a “relay box”.



How to Become an Electrician or Electrical Contractor


Electrical Apprenticeship and Electrical Contractor Training: How do I be come Electrician as well as an Electrical Contractor?



Boy Gets a Big Surprise From a Tesla Roadster


I recently took a test drive in a Tesla Roadster and had the most Amazing Experience: The acceleration is so fast because there is no torque loss, so your power is right there, right now. This car goes from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.5 seconds, I experienced this first hand and talk about FUN!



Air Conditioner and Tripping Circuit


My Air Conditioner trips the circuit breaker, does the breaker need to be replaced? Troubleshooting an Air Conditioner Problem.



Why Your Apartment Electric Bill May Be High


Why the Electric Bill of an Apartment Condo or Flat May be High: How to Track Your Energy Usage, My apartment was using a lot of energy every day and I felt I was being charged for my neighbors electricity.



Energy Savings Calculation for Lighting


How to Calculate Energy Savings for Lighting: Is there any difference in the energy savings if I replace light bulbs in a regular 120 volt fixture or in a 12 Vac low voltage fixture?



Kilowatts and Kilowatt hours KWH


How to convert watts to kilowatt/hours



Junction Box Splice for a 220 Volt Electric Range Cable


How do I Splice a 220 Volt Cable in an Electrical Junction Box? Splice Electrical Wires, What to do with the Ground Wire.



Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building


We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.



Home Electrical Power Problems and the Utility Company


Identifying and Correcting Home Electrical Power Quality Problems: If the voltage drops below 110 volts then this may be an indication that the electrical utility company has some upgrading to perform to their system.



How to Improve Your Power Quality


The Importance of Power Conditioning and Surge Protection: Power Conditioning may help prevent Electrical Failures from Abnormal Conditions, Power Conditioning to Protect Your Electronic Devices and Cell Phone



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