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Concrete Floors and Electrical Safety

Updated: August 22, 2018 by: Dave Rongey

Will I get electrocuted even though I am standing on concrete? The Potential Electrical Shock.

I accidentally cut into a wire is there anything I can do?

Updated: September 26, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

I cut into an electrical wire in the wall. How can I fix it? How to Splice or Repair an Electrical Wire or Cable, Avoid a potential fire hazard and future problems with damaged electrical wires or cables.

Electrical Question about a Tripping Circuit Breaker

Updated: September 7, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping? The Most Common Causes of a Tripped Circuit Breaker.

Possible Causes of Electrical Shocks

Updated: October 18, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Causes of Electrical Shock from a Machine: Testing for a Electric Voltage Leak, I have been receiving electric shocks from my washing machine.

What about the old electrical wiring in my home?

Updated: October 26, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

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 Safely Remove A Broken Light Bulb

Updated: June 26, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

Here is the Process for Safely Removing a Broken Light Bulb

Can I Rewire My Tanning Bed Light Fixtures?

Updated: March 31, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Upgrade and Change the Lamps in a Tanning Bed

The Watt Size Limitations of Light Fixtures

Updated: December 7, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

Why You Should Never Oversize a Light Bulb

Should You Take On A DIY Electrical Project?

Updated: September 29, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I’m switching out outlets in bathroom. I have an in line pair. I switched out the last in the line and everything worked fine. When I went to switch out the first one in the line, I lost all power…

Electrical Wiring to a Porcelain Lamp Holder

Updated: July 11, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

Can I use 18 gauge thermostat wire to connect from the Romex to the Lamp holder?

What happens if my treadmill outlet is not grounded?

Updated: June 16, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

Someone told me that if its not plugged directly into a grounded outlet it could ruin the machine and…

Is my wiring project safe and to code?

Updated: June 14, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I see so many times where electrical projects are installed without regard to electrical codes and an understanding of some important factors….

Is it safe to install a larger sized circuit breaker?

Updated: June 14, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

The solution is to have new circuits installed for specific areas or devices which would eliminate the possibility of…

My cord is too short, can I use an extension cord?

Updated: June 14, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

The concern is that an undersized or unsafe type of insulation found with most general purpose extension cords is unsafe and….

DANGER – Do Not Power Wash Your Fixtures or Outlets!

Updated: June 11, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

Question: I have a property light mounted over my garage door. I was hosing off the garage and sprayed the light and heard a pop sound. Answer: Spraying ANY electrical device with water is EXTREMELY Dangerous!

Electrical Question about A Kettle Plug That Gets Very Hot

Updated: June 8, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I have an electric kettle that seems to work well but the plug gets very hot as the water heats up.

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