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Articles about Outlets

Why Outlet Adapters are Not Safe and What the Alternatives Are


The Problem with 2Prong Ungrounded Outlets: The Risks Involved when Using Adapters and Solutions to Consider, Upgrade the Wiring or Install a Ground Wire to Make it Safe



Problem with Outlets in a Bathroom


All bathroom plugs do not work. Light’s working and only Two GFI plugs in or out of the house and they both work.



Replacing Outlets Without Ground Wires


How to Replace an Electrical Outlet When There is No Ground Wire: If the electrical box is metal then the ground wire should also be attached to the metal box using an approved grounding screw.



The Importance of Electrical Circuit Polarity


How to Identify and Repair Reverse Polarity of an Electrical Circuit: Electrical Safety and Proper Circuit Polarity, Polarity has to do with the flow of electricity. Polarity and Outlets, Circuit Wires and Polarity.



Outlets Stopped After Heavy Rains


When Electrical Outlets Stop Working: Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.



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.



Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off


Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



Kitchen Tile and Electrical Outlets and Wiring


How to Remove an Outlet from a Kitchen Counter Top or Tiled Wall: Keep Electrical Wiring Accessible, Removing an Outlet by Opening the Wall.



Repairing a Kitchen Outlet


How can I fix a kitchen outlet that quit working? How To Identify and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit, Troubleshooting Guide for Repairing a Kitchen Outlet Circuit Problem.



Flat Screen TV Outlet Location


How to Wire a Flat Screen TV Outlet – A recessed box is used so that the flat screen TV may be mounted over or near the electrical box so that the wiring it is hidden and not visible.



How to add an Outlet to a Switch


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



Wiring a Wall Switch and Outlet Combo Device


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



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