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Articles about Outlets

Causes of Lost Power to Outlets


Patrick in Iowa. asks: I have no power in half my outlets, what could be the problem? Troubleshooting the Problem of Lost Power to Outlets, How to Locate and Repair Lost Power to Electric Outlets.



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.



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?



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.



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.



Electrical Connections for a 240 Volt Dryer Outlet


How to Wire a 3Wire 240 Volt Dryer Outlet: Connections for the X Y W Wire Terminals of a 240 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.



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



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 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…



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.



Replacing Outlets With Several Wires


How to Splice Electrical Wires for an Outlet



Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring


How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets: Checking Electrical Wiring Connections, Inspect Wiring to Additional Outlets, Burnt Outlet Wiring Connections.



Replacing a 2-Wire Receptacle Outlet


How to Wire a New Replacement Outlet: I replace a receptacle but I failed to mark which wire went to silver common side of old receptacle and which went to brass hot side.



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