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Articles about Outlets

Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo


How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo? Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.



Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams


How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.



Microwave Keeps Blowing Fuse


Troubleshooting a Microwave Oven Problem: Why did our microwave oven stop working?



How to Wire GFCI Circuits and GFI Outlets


How to Wire GFCI Circuits and GFI Outlets: How do I wire a GFCI Breaker for more than one circuit?



Bathroom GFI Outlet Wiring


How to Wire a Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit: Wiring so the receptacle outlet which is located in the bathroom is protected by a GFCI.



Troubleshooting a Bathroom Outlet Problem


Mike in Vancouver, Washington asks: I had an outlet go bad in a bathroom and there were popping and crackling sounds, what would cause this? How to Correct an Outlet Voltage Problem, Troubleshooting Outlet Wiring Connections, Neutral Wires and GFCI Outlet Circuits.



Half Hot Switched Outlets Explained


How to Wire Half Hot Switched Outlets: The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time.



How To Wire An Outlet From A Switch


Wiring Electrical Outlet for the Home, Home electrical which wiring includes 110 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.



Wiring a Switch Outlet Combination


How to Wire a Combo Switch Outlet: These switch outlets are pretty handy and once the wiring designations are understood the wiring can be a snap.



How Many Receptacle Outlets Are Allowed Per Circuit


How many receptacles can you wire onto a 20amp circuit breaker? How to Know the Number of Outlets to Wire on a Circuit.



Making Changes to Wall Switch Wiring


Changes have been made to the wiring to a switch, and now when the switch is turned off the power also goes off to all the outlets in another room. How can this be corrected? Common Problems When Wiring Wall Switches and Outlets and How to Fix Them.



Why Kitchen Outlets Do Not Work


The 110 volt circuit the circuit breaker is not tripped, but appliances won’t work: Problems with 110Volt Kitchen Outlets and How to Fix Them, How to Test and Repair Kitchen Electrical Outlet Circuits.



Why Bathroom Outlets Stop Working


Why did my bathroom lights and outlet stop working? How GFCI Devices Protect Bathroom Circuits and Outlets



Why Outlets Stop Working


How to Identify and Repair Outlets: What happened to make my outlets stop working? The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.



Installing an Outlet for a Wall Mount TV


How can I install an outlet for my new TV? How to add Wiring for a New Outlet, Adding an Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV.



Moving a Receptacle Outlet


How are the wires spliced when moving a wall outlet? How to Wire and Relocate an Outlet.



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