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Articles about Outlets

Why an Outlet Circuit Turns On and Off


Why does an outlet cut out and then it comes back on? How to Repair Outlet Circuit Problems, Common Receptacle Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them.



Why an Outlet May Spark When Plugged Into


Why did I see a spark when I plugged into an electric outlet? Why A Spark May Be Seen When a Cord is Plugged In: Electricity and a Load Spark.



How To Install a Floor Outlet


How can I install an outlet into the floor? The Basics for Installing a Floor Outlet, Parts for Installing a Floor Outlet.



Wiring a GFCI Outlet with No Ground Wire Video


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.



Connecting an EV Charger in a Detached Garage


Can I plug my EV Car Charger cord into an apartment garage using an extension cord?



3Wire and 4Wire Kitchen Range and Stove Circuits Video


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.



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 Troubleshoot Wall Receptacle Problems


How to Test Electrical Wiring for Outlets: I have a 120volt receptacle that does not work even though the voltage tester shows there is voltage at the receptacle.



How to Replace Electric Outlets


Richard in Erie Pennsylvania asks: How to Chose and Install the Right Electrical Outlet: How should I update all my outlets to three prong grounded receptacle outlets?



My Voltage Seems Normal but the Outlet Will Not Work


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.



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.



Wiring a Switched or Half-Hot Outlet


Wiring a Half Hot Switched Outlet: Question, I’m trying to wire my top outlet to be always hot and the bottom outlet to a switch.



Outlet Wiring for Garage Freezers and Refrigerators


GFI Outlet Problems with Garage Freezers and Refrigerator and How to Fix Them: How to Wire a Garage Freezer or Refrigerator Outlet



How To Control Outside Electrical Outlets


Wiring for Outside GFCI Outlets – the most practical solution would be to install X-10 outlets that could be controlled by a hand held remote or a X-10 switch.



How to Ground Outlets and Receptacles


Here are some Electrical Tip for Home Outlets – Metal receptacle outlet boxes must be grounded, and one method is to pigtail the ground wire so that it is attached to the outlet and the metal outlet box using a Green grounding Screw.



Help for Lost Power to a Bathroom GFCI Outlet


How to Repair a Bathroom GFI Outlet: Troubleshooting Bathroom Electrical Circuit Problems and Testing a Bathroom GFCI Outlet.



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