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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?



Lights Dim Out Very Often – Help!


It sounds like there is a loose connection that is beginning to fail, you may want to check….



How Do You Wire a Two Way Switch and Light Using Singles?


There are several methods used to wire two way or three-way switches, and it depends on what the wire configuration or layout is for your application…



Is There a Minimum Distance for an Electrical Socket Near a Kitchen Sink?


I am not aware of a minimum distance for a socket or outlet near a sink, however here in the US they are required to be….



Why Does My Dryer Trip the 220 Volt Circuit Breaker?


An electric dryer requires a dedicated 30 amp 220 volt circuit. Double check that the circuit breaker is a double or 2-pole circuit breaker and its says ……



Is there a Dimmer Switch Rated for CU/AL Type Wire?


We have a three way switch in the dining room and would like to put a dimmer in but cannot find any dimmers that are CU/AL approved.



Can I run Another Switch Off of the Existing Switch to Control the Ceiling Fan?


I am putting in a ceiling fan and there is an existing switch on the wall that controls the recessed lighting in the ceiling.



Electrical Question about a Portable Infrared Sauna


I’ve been building a portable infrared sauna. I know nothing about electrical work, but did my best to follow the instructions. When I plugged it in, there was a huge spark and popping – obviously, something is wrong.



Electrical Question from Pamela about Replacing Old Light Switches


One problem we are having has to do with the electrical switches which were used. They are small with as many as 5 to a plate and they stay in a neutral position. To turn them on, we push upward and the switch returns to its position.



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