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Adding a Circuit Breaker to an Electric Panel


How to Check the Capacity of an Electrical Panel for an Additional Circuit: How to Find the Available Amperage of the Panel, Adding a Circuit Breaker



Electrical Code for Garage GFI Outlets and Receptacles


How to Plan and Install Electrical Wiring for Garage Outlets and Lighting Circuits: Electrical Codes about GFCI protection for 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles in garages.



Why Space Heaters Can Cause Electrical Outlet Problems


What has caused several outlets to stop working? How to Identify Potential Outlet Wiring Problems where Space Heaters are Used, Fix Electric Outlet Problems Caused by Portable Space Heaters.



Installing or Upgrading Electrical Wiring


I had my entire house rewired, the attic looks like an explosion of a wiring factory, is this safe for the wires to be everywhere? What to do about Problems with Your Electrical Project.



Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?


I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.



Upgrading Old Electrical Wiring in a Home


How to Upgrade Electrical Wiring in an Older Home: The best way to upgrade the electrical wiring is to start with the safety essentials, such as ensuring that the right grounding system is installed at the main electrical panel. Upgrading electrical wiring should begin with the main electrical panel because this is the foundation of the whole electrical system.



How to Install a Sub Panel for an Attached Garage Video


Planning and Installing a Garage Sub Panel: I want to add a panel to my attached garage, what size circuit breaker do I need?



What to do about Home Electrical Power Surges and Spikes


How to Solve Electrical Power Quality Problems: It is probable that there is a problem with the main incoming power from the electrical provider.



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



How to Avoid Damaging Electrical Cables Inside Walls


Can wire locators accurately show where electrical wires are inside a wall? Methods of Home Electrical Circuit Wiring, Electric Wiring Inside Walls, How To Locate Electric Wires, Home Wiring Techniques.



How Do I Connect The Wiring For a New Oven?


How to Wire a New Oven When Replacing an Existing Oven: What to do when you have black wire, red wire, white wire, and a ground wire.



Wiring for a Electric Panel in a Pump House and a Home


Can we run power from the electric utility pole to a large pump house main panel and then to a panel at the main house?



Kitchen Electrical Circuit Wiring


Do I have enough electrical circuits in my kitchen? Circuit Requirements for a Kitchen, Adding Kitchen Electrical Circuit Wiring, Typical 120 Volt Circuits for a Kitchen.



Guest House Electrical Wiring


Question: I own a 1960s home with a 100 amp service panel. Behind the house is a detached guest house. There is a 40 amp 220 feed going from the main panel to a sub panel outside the guest house. They used number 8 wire in metal conduit through the attic going into the ground.



How to Control Walkway Lighting


Question: I am trying to control my walkway lights with motion sensor.



Wiring Diagram Symbols and Terminology


I am trying to install a new digital pool timer. The schematic on the backside has a connection terminal under each of these symbols/letters NO, NC, COMM and an M with ~ under it



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