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Articles about Outlets

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.



Electrical Wiring for a Switch Outlet Combination


How is a combo outlet and switch wired? Wiring a Electrical Outlet and Switch Combo Device.



Switch Outlet Wiring for an Old House


I’m installing an outlet off of a wall switch. I have no white wire to hook up to, how can I do this? How to Install Home Electrical Wiring for a Wall Outlet.



Wall Outlets and Outlet Strips


Are Outlet Plug Strips Safe to Use? How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Plug Strips.



Wiring a Plug to be Controlled by a Switch


How can I have the top plug to be switched and bottom to be live? Wire Half-Hot Plugs and Switched Outlets.



Does Your Washing Machine Require GFCI Protection


Should a GFCI Outlet be Installed in a Laundry Room: Wiring an Electric Outlet Circuit for a Washing Machine, Wiring a Laundry Room, Washing Machine Outlet, Outlets Close to a Sink.



Installing Outlets Ground Up or Down


Why Electrical Outlets May Be Positioned With The Ground Up or Down and Which Way is the Right Way



How to Repair Signal Loss for a Dish Network TV


How can I fix a problem that causes interference with with my TV reception? Problems with TV signal and How to Repair Them.



GFCI Receptacle for Hydro Massage Jetted Tub


Does a hydro massage tub require GFCI protection with reset and test buttons? How to Make Sure You Have GFCI Electrical Circuit Protection for a Jacuzzi Tub.



Installing an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV


How to Install an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV – There are some great cut-in boxes that can be used in either the wall or the ceiling which will avoid having to open up the wall.



Troubleshooting Problems with Electrical Outlets


The electrical power in my bedroom is off and none of the wall outlets work: How to Understand Outlet Polarity Testing, When using a outlet tester on the outlets it reads that the hot and ground are reversed.



Installing a Switch Shorts a Wire and Trips Off The House


When installing a switch for a garbage disposal the power was on and the white wire grounded and tripped the breaker for the entire house: How to Repair Wiring Problems with Switches, Common Problems When Wiring Switches and How to Fix Them.



How to Test Receptacle Outlet Circuits


I have receptacles on one wall that appear to have power when tested but when I plug something in it does not work. How to Test a Receptacle for Voltage.



Wiring GFI Outlets in a Kitchen


Installing Kitchen Outlets on a GFI Circuit: How many outlets can you install in a kitchen after the GFCI receptacle.



Replacing an Outlet with a GFI Receptacle


How to Replace an Outlet with a GFI Outlet or GFCI Receptacle: Identifying Wires for GFI Connections.



Kitchen Outlets and Circuit Wiring


Guide to Wiring Kitchen Electrical Circuits:Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Outlets, 120 Volt Small Appliance Circuits, 120 Volt Outlet Circuits, 240 Volt Dedicated Circuits.



Exposed Electrical Outlet Wiring


How to Check an Electrical Wall Outlet for Safety – Unchecked problems can turn into electrical hazards that can be prevented and easily corrected.



Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring


How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity



Why Home Outlets May Stop Working


How to Repair Home Electrical Outlets – The Secrets of Successful Electrical Troubleshooting for Electrical Outlets



How To Extract A Broke Ground Prong from an Outlet


Extracting a Broken Ground Prong From an Outlet – If the ground prong is hallow then insert a small screw driver into the space and twisting it slightly until it is wedged then pull out gently.



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