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Electrical Question from Eric about Electrical Wiring


Eric, Thanks for your question. – The main focus of this website is Residential Electrical Wiring.



Electrical Question from John about Electrical Inspection of a 220 circuit


Question: Single strand aluminum wire….not sure if I have this or not in last inspection



Electrical Question about the Red Ceiling Fan Wire


Question: I just installed a ceiling fan and it appears to be working OK. There were three wires in the ceiling box, white, black and red.



Electrical Question from Travis about Ceiling Fan Wiring


Question: Have only two wires out of ceiling . Ceiling fan and light have two black,one white,one green. What to do with hooking up.



Electrical Question – What to do with Ceiling Fan Ground Wires


Question: Why do I have 3 copper ground wires in my ceiling light fixture? I’m putting in a ceiling fan. Do I connect all 3 wires with the green fan ground wire?



Electrical Question from Kabelwa about 220 Volt Wiring Diagram


Question: Send the diagrams of motion sensors installed in windows that is my improvements on security measure.



Electrical Question From Michael about Troubleshooting


I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor.



Electrical Question about Panels, AFCI and GFCI Requirements


Question: What are the current laws,federal and state for CT. For 2010 for a breaker box



May is National Electrical Safety Month


During National Electrical Safety Month in May, Dave at Ask The Electrician is encouraging homeowners to eliminate electrical safety hazards in and around their home. Electrical hazards can result in property damage, potential injuries and even deadly electrocutions.



Electrical Question From Anthony About Troubleshooting


Question: I guess I’ll describe what I did and then ask the question. I wired my pool pump motor. From the house I have 110/115V going into an outdoor outlet box that contains a GFI outlet. These wires went into the line terminals.



Electrical Question From Robert About GFCI Wiring


Electrical Question : I have a gfi plug that is connected to the circuit breaker box. This is the main “reset” for the house. The house keeps getting these spots where the electric will go out and the gfi will kick in.



Electrical Question From Harry About Lighting


Question : Currently, over my workbench I have a pull chain incandescent light (14-2 wire). I would like to add 2 new single tube fluorescent fixtures on either side of the incandescent light.



Electrical Question From Jim About Circuit Breaker


Question: I currently have a 100 amp service and am considering adding a hot tub. My panel is full with 12 15A, 7 20A, and 1 60A (double pole) breakers. I have 2 refrigerators, a max of 3 window AC units in the summer, a whirlpool tub, and the usual assortment of kitchen appliances and electronics and a treadmill.



Electrical Question From a Beginner About Troubleshooting


Question: I live in a modular home. Recently, the lights went off in one room. The circuit breaker had flipped off. When I checked the circuit breaker I noticed it was warm to the touch.



Electrical Question From Robert About Light Switch Wiring


Question: My wife and i just found out that when our house was built in 1972 the electrician or contractor that built this house, instead of using a third wire on 3-way switches they used the bear ground wire for their 3rd wire



Electrical Question From Robert About Troubleshooting


Question: Unfortunately, we are having to turn our air conditioners on already in the Midwest. I have two units, one for each level of my house. My unit downstairs will not turn on. I checked the fuse outside and swapped it with the upstairs unit and it still did not work.



Electrical Question About Light Switch Wiring


Question: I purchased a neon sign and want to hard wire it to a light switch. See arrows on the attached picture.
The light switch use to wire my pool table lights.



Electrical Question From Hank About GFCI Wiring


Question: I am about to finish building a 32′ x 48′ garage/shop and nearly ready to start the electrical wiring. I have been told that there are differences, according to the NEC, between wiring a garage or a shop.



Electrical Question From Buster About Troubleshooting


Question: I have 2 wall plugs and 1 closet light that works intermittently. There is no apparent/obvious reason. They are closely connected and all work or do not work at same time.



Electrical Question From Michael About Troubleshooting


Question: I have a electrical heated floor and had to shorten the wire in the floor. Wire that was 44 ohms and is now 36 ohms @ 120v



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