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Electrical Wiring for Generator Connections


Why you should never connect a generator in such a way as to back-feed your electrical system. This is extremely dangerous not only to your home but also the electrical utility crews who may be working on downed electrical wires.



Can I install a larger size bulb in the light socket?


Can I use a different replacement light bulb in my light fixture? What will happen if put a larger bulb?



Electrical Question about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit


I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.



Circuit Breakers Used for Electrical Wiring


What size Circuit Breakers are needed for Electrical Wiring Projects? How to Select Circuit Breakers for Electrical Wiring, The Most Common Types of Circuit Breakers for Home Electrical Circuits.



Converting a Fluorescent Light to Energy Efficient


How to Convert a Fluorescent Light Fixture from Magnetic Ballast and T12 Lamps to Electronic Ballast and T8 Lamps: Electronic Ballast, Replacement Lamps, Lamp Sockets, Fluorescent Light Color Options, Procedure to Convert the Light Fixture Ballast and Lamps.



Installing Surface Mount Wall Outlets


What kind of surface conduit can I use to run power from a wall outlet to a light fixture? Installing Surface Electrical Conduit for Wiring a 120Volt Outlet and Light Fixture.



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.



Long Distance Electrical Wiring


How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring: Ohms Law and Voltage Drop Calculations, Increased Wire Sizes and Connections to Electrical Devices, Sizing the Circuit Breaker.



Wiring a Light Fixture to a Switched Outlet


I want to install a light in a ceiling to control by a switch that controls a plug. How to Install a Light in a Ceiling that is Controlled by a Wall Switch that Operates an Outlet.



Why CFL Lamps Flicker in Motion Lights


Why do my CFL lights flicker when controlled by a motion sensor? How to Prevent Security and Motions Lights from Flickering.



Electrical Question about Circuit Breakers


The electrical box on the pole had a bad fuse. I replaced both of them. Meanwhile the well is not working.



Changing a Hot Tub Electrical Circuit


Installing a Hot Tub Circuit: If your electrical service is not adequate then an upgrade to a larger service may be required.



Electrical Question from Curt about Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring


How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.



Flat Screen TV Outlet Location


How to Wire a Flat Screen TV Outlet – A recessed box is used so that the flat screen TV may be mounted over or near the electrical box so that the wiring it is hidden and not visible.



Why The Oven Makes The House Power Go Back On


How to Identify the Cause of Lost Power to the House: Indications of a Potentially Serious Electrical Problem – Problems such as this may include damage to the internal electrical panel and possibly the electrical wiring and components.



Energy Savings Controls for Outdoor Lighting


How can a photocell be used to control outside lights? Control Different Types of Outdoor Security Lighting so they Come On Automatically and Save Money on Your Electric Bill.



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