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Articles about Outlets

Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up


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



Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets


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



Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets


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.



No Power to Electrical Outlet


I have an electrical outlet that does not work: How to Repair an Electrical Outlet that has Lost Power.



How to Avoid Problems When Replacing Electrical Outlets


I replaced some outlets and now circuit breakers are tripping off, what did I do wrong? Outlet Wiring Connections, Wiring Switch Controlled Outlets, Common Problems When Replacing Electrical Outlets and How to Fix Them.



Outlets Loose Power Due to Space Heater


How Large Appliances Could Cause Electrical Circuit Damage and Failure: The wiring will need to be identified and reconnected with approved insulated connectors.



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.



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.



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.



How to Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet


Why is my GFCI Outlet Tripping Off? Causes of GFCI Outlet Tripping.



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 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.



Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet


I replaced the switch and outlets in a bedroom, why don’t they work right? How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.



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.



Install Under Cabinet Kitchen Outlets


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.



Testing and Repairing Outlet Wiring


How to Test and Repair Outlet Wiring: Having a Circuit Analyzer style plug in tester that will check the power and polarity of your home receptacle outlets is invaluable.



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