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Adding Circuits to a Sub-Panel


How can I add more circuits to a sub panel? I want to add four more circuits to my electric panel box. How to Add Circuits to a Panel and Determine the Number of Circuits That Can be Added to a Sub Panel.



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 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!



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.



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



Electrical Question from Skip about Home Automation and Lighting


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



The Shocking Truth About Neutral Wires


Why am I getting 120 volts from a neutral wire? Why There May be Voltage on a Neutral Wire. Some of the worst shocks I have ever received while working on live circuits was from neutral wires, here is why and How You Can Prevent Electrical Shock from a Neutral Wire.



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