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Articles about Outlets

What To Do About Your Non-Grounded Outlets


My house has three prong outlets but there is no ground wire, is this safe and what should I do? How to Fix Ungrounded Outlets, Grounding an Ungrounded Circuit, What To Do About Ungrounded Outlets.



Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets


Can the Bathroom GFCI Circuit be Used for Other Electric Outlets? Bathroom GFCI Outlets on a Dedicated Circuit.



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.



Will a Laundry Unit Work with the Outlet in Our Apartment?


We are going to purchase a laundry center. The circuit we will be using is 15amp, will this work in our apartment?



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.



Adding an Outlet to a Wall Switch


I wired an outlet from a light switch but the outlet does not work, what did I do wrong? How to Wire a Switch Controlled Outlet.



How to Install an Outdoor Electrical Outlet


Install Wiring for an Outdoor Outlet: What is the best way to install a 110volt outlet outdoors? The Methods for Installing an Outdoor Outlet.



Causes of Lost Electrical Power to Outlets


Why have I lost power to my electric outlets? How to Troubleshoot Lost Power to Outlets: Repairing an Outlet Circuit Problem, Circuit Problems or Faults, Checking Outlets and Electrical Circuit Wiring.



3Wire and 4Wire Kitchen Range and Stove Circuits


How can a stove be connect to a 3-wire outlet? 3Wire and 4Wire Range and Stove Circuits, Wiring 3 prong and 4 prong Range Cords.



Installing Electrical Outlets in a Garage Workshop


How many electric outlets can I have on the same circuit? Installing Circuit Wiring for Outlets in a Workshop Garage.



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 an Outlet for a Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher


I want to install an outlet for a garbage disposal. Do I need to install a GFI outlet to wire the garbage disposal and dishwasher in my kitchen? How to Wire a Garbage Disposal and a Dishwasher.



How to Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet for a Freezer or Refrigerator


My freezer lost power, do I have a bad GFCI receptacle? Problems with GFCI Outlets for Freezers and How to Fix Them.



How to Install Outside Outlets


Installing an Electric Outlet on the Siding of a Home: Protection against the weather elements to prevent moisture from entering the receptacle outlet.



Wiring a GFCI Outlet with No Ground Wire


How is a GFCI outlet wired for a 2-wire circuit that does not have a ground wire? Wiring a GFCI Outlet on a 2-Wire Circuit.



Why Do I Have Lower Voltage Readings?


Ed in Kansas asks; Why is there only 48volts between the neutral and ground on an electric outlet? How to Identify the Cause of a Low Voltage Condition of an Outlet.



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