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How do I wire new light fixtures to old electrical wiring?


The wiring coming out of the wall looks like two black insulated wires and no copper or bare wires. No third wire at all…



How do I wire interconnected AC powered smoke detectors?


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



How do I connect wiring in my ceiling junction box?


I tried pretty much every combination possible to hook up a 2-light ceiling fixture in the hallway, and none are working. I found out that now the bathroom light right off that hallway is no longer working too…



I am installing a ceiling fan in my living room


I am attempting to connect it to a switch that controls a 2 plug receptacle which appears to be a end of the run circuit…



How do I connect two fluorescent light fixtures together?


Depending on the containment of the fixtures, how far the fixtures will be apart and if the wiring will be vulnerable to damage you could either use…



Can I splice 5 hot wires together in one wirenut?


The answer is yes as long as you use the right size wire nut for the size of the wires that you are splicing. To help you select the right size wirenut ….



What to do with the red wire from the ceiling fan remote unit


If your fan does not have a light installed with it then just cap off the red wire and make your connections for the…



My new ceiling fans trip the circuit breaker


If the circuit trips off immediately then this could be a short in the circuit wiring or components. If the circuit trips after the ceiling fans have…



How Do It Connect The Ceiling Fan Wires?


These are the typical wiring connections for ceiling fans….



Adding An Air Conditioner With a 9 Amp Rating


Unfortunately most room air conditioners require a dedicated circuit. Depending on how loaded the 20 amp bedroom outlet circuit is….



DANGER – Do Not Power Wash Your Fixtures or Outlets!


Question: I have a property light mounted over my garage door. I was hosing off the garage and sprayed the light and heard a pop sound. Answer: Spraying ANY electrical device with water is EXTREMELY Dangerous!



Can I splice behind drywall with or without an electrical box?


You may not conceal any electrical splice. All electrical splices or wiring modifications must be contained in an approved electrical enclosure that is…



How do I wire power to more than one light switch?


The power must be fed separately to each switch that you would like to operate independently…



What gauge or type wire for sink disposal to wall socket?


Typically the wire gauge is #12 and the type wire in most new home wiring is 12/2 Romex. However if you are extending from original wiring make sure to…



Electrical Question about Replacing a Casablanca Ceiling Fan


I am replacing current ceiling fans with 3 speed with double switches in the wall. One for fan, One for light. The older fan is a variable Casablanca with a light kit.



Trench Depth for Solar Power Conduits


Question: I have a question about an installation of solar panels. I have #3 wire running from the panels 110 ft to the house installed in ENT. How deep of a trench do I need?



APC Power Inverter Modification


Can the aircraft adapter on a APC Travelpower 75 watt dc to ac power inverter be cut off and an fused cigar lighter plug attached….



How Do I Wire My New Light Fixtures?


Some light fixtures have junction boxes with limited space so they should not be used for distributing the circuit to other locations…



What is the Rated Ampacity of Copper AWG 4-3 Romex?


The amperage capacity will depend on the Type of Insulation, such as THW, THHN, etc. They all have different temperature ratings. This will show…



My Florescent Light Fixtures are Not Working


I replaced all eight 4 foot 32 watt bulbs. I replaced the wall light switch. The circuit breaker seems fine. I have electronic ballast but unlikely both fixtures ballast went at same time. What should I do next?



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