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Articles about Outlets





Loose Outlet Cover Plates Can Cause Sparks

By Dave Rongey

Is it safe to turn on a circuit breaker after I noticed sparks? How to Prevent Sparks from Electric Outlet Covers, Loose Metal Cover Plates Can Cause Sparks.


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Install Under Cabinet Kitchen Outlets

By Dave Rongey

Can I install receptacles in a plug strip under the upper cabinets in a kitchen? This electrical wiring project is about Installing New Outlets in a Kitchen.


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Wiring a Wall Switch and Outlet Combo Device

By Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring for a Light Switch and Wall Outlet: Combo Switch and Outlet, A Switched Outlet, GFCI Requirement for Switched Outlets.


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How to add an Outlet to a Switch

By Dave Rongey

Can a receptacle outlet be added where a light switch is located? Considerations when Adding an Outlet to a Switch.


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Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How to Safely Install Home Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Receptacles: The method of installing electrical wiring is first and foremost done according to the applicable electrical codes for your location, then it is up to you which method you wish to use. One junction box may be used as a central splice point as long as the box is the right type and size and is is accessible.


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Adding an Outlet to a Light Switch

By Dave Rongey

How Switch Wiring Can Be Used for Receptacle Outlets: If a power source is located that does not have a ground wire then a 2-wire outlet that does not have a ground prong will need to be installed.


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Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

By Dave Rongey

Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and motors? How Voltage Drop can Cause Problems with a Home Electrical System.


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Why Outlets Stop Working

By Dave Rongey

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


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What To Do About Your Non-Grounded Outlets

By Dave Rongey

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.


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How to Wire Outlets and Lights for a Room

By Dave Rongey

Can lights and wall outlets be on the same circuit? Planning the Electrical Wiring When Adding a Room, Electrical Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Outlets.


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Electrical Problem: My Voltage Seems Normal but the Outlet Will Not Work

By Dave Rongey

Why does my volt meter show 114 volts but the outlets do not work? How to Troubleshoot Electrical Outlet Problems, Common Testing and Repairing Methods for Electric Outlet Problems.


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Installing Electrical Outlets in a Garage Workshop

By Dave Rongey

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


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Installing Surface Mount Wall Outlets

By Dave Rongey

Ken in Windsor Ontario Canada asks: 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.


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How to Repair Signal Loss for a Dish Network TV

By Dave Rongey

How can I fix a problem that causes interference with with my TV reception? Problems with TV signal and How to Repair Them.


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Installing an Outlet for a Wall Mount TV

By Dave Rongey

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.


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Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets

By Dave Rongey

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


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