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Articles about Outlets

Wire Connections and Adding Outlets


How are the wires connected when adding new outlets? How to Add Outlets and Make the Right Connection.



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 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.



Why No Power to Wall Sockets


How to Get Your Wall Sockets and Outlets Working Again: The problem could be at one of the wall sockets or outlets where the wiring connects to the outlet or it could be a wiring splice in one of the outlet boxes within the outlet circuit.



Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff


While replacing sheet-rock in my kitchen I notice the wire coming from an outlet had blackish brown sorta greasy stuff running down the wire. How to Repair Nicked Electrical Wire and Cables.



Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets


How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.



How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles


Vince in New York asks: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box, how should this be wired?



Electrical Circuit Causes Damage to Electronic Devices


I’ve had two electronics appliances die after being plugged into a particular outlet, is it possible that the problem is an outlet problem…



Outdoor GFI Outlet Has a Red Blinking Light


I have an outdoor GFI outlet that has a Red LED Light that is Blinking, what is causing this?



Replacing an Electrical Outlet


How to Replace an Electrical Outlet: When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process



Troubleshooting Electrical Outlet Problems


Some of my outlets are not working and will work only if something is plugged into a different outlet: How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Outlet Problems.



Testing Electrical Outlets


How to Test and Repair an Outlet Circuit Problem: Guide for Testing an Outlet Circuit, Inspect the Outlet Wiring, Electrical Troubleshooting.



Installing Outlets Near Air Conditioning Ducts


David in Texas asks: I’m trying to find out what the minimum distance an electrical outlet has to be from air conditioner ducting. I’m mounting a projector that is near one of my air conditioner duct outlets.



Understanding Switched Outlet Wiring


How to Wire a Switched Outlet: Wiring 110 volt switched outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home.



How To Change Switched Outlet Wiring


I have an outlet controlled by a switch that I would like to have so it controls only one of the outlet socket, will I have to rewire anything? How to Change Switched Outlet Wiring.



How to Replace Kitchen Outlets and Avoid a Direct Short


When Replacing Outlets and There are Two Circuits be Sure to Make This Important Adjustment to Avoid Tripping the Circuit Breaker.



Replacing an Outlet with Alot of Wires


How to Identify the Wiring When Replacing an Outlet – What to do When an Outlet has a Lot of Wires



How to Convert a Switched Outlet to Non-Switched


How to Convert Switched Outlets to be Hot All the Time: The easiest way to convert a half-hot duplex receptacle or a switched outlet to be hot all the time is really not that difficult.



Why Wall Sockets and Outlets Stop Working


Electrical Troubleshooting for an Outlet and The Reason Why Most Wall Sockets and Wall Outlets Are Not Working…



Replacing Outlets With Several Wires


How to Splice Electrical Wires for an Outlet



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