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Articles about Outlets

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.



How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?


John in Florida asks; How can I add Another Electric Outlet?



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



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.



Moving a Receptacle Outlet


How are the wires spliced when moving a wall outlet? How to Wire and Relocate an Outlet.



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