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Articles about Outlets

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



Half Hot Switched Outlets Explained


How to Wire Half Hot Switched Outlets: The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time.



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.



Installing a Counter Top Receptacle


How to Position and Install Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles – The Standard Height for Installing Counter Top Electric Outlet Receptacles – If this work is being done in an existing home then it is best to match the height of the existing receptacles or switches.



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.



Home Warranty and Electrical Parts


Home Warranties and What They Do and Don’t Cover – I highly recommend home inspections before a prospective buyer proceeds with the purchase of a home so that the condition of the home and the important system components have been identified and addressed 0if needed before the home purchase.



How To Control Outside Electrical Outlets


Wiring for Outside GFCI Outlets – the most practical solution would be to install X-10 outlets that could be controlled by a hand held remote or a X-10 switch.



Is Your 240 Volt Outlet Safe


Examining a 240 Volt Circuit and the Electrical Wiring Components for Safety – The wire gauge of the circuit should be verified. If it is found that the circuit wire AWG gauge is #12 then the circuit breaker amperage size could be increased to be a 20 amp 2 pole circuit breaker.



Replacing Home Electrical Wall Outlets


How to make the Electrical Wiring Connections for Wall Outlets



How To Wire a Outlet with a Switch


How to Electrical Wiring for Switched Outlets with Wiring Diagrams



Lost Power to Garage Outlets


How to Check the Electrical Circuit for Garage Outlets



Should a GFCI Outlet Be Warm?


The features and benefits of GFCI outlets and receptacles



Cause of No Power to an Electrical Outlet


How to Identify and Repair Lost Power to an Outlet when there is one outlet that is not working



Flickering Power at Electrical Outlet


Troubleshooting Electrical Outlet Problems: I have 120VAC coming to my receptacle however when you plug something it just flickers.



Identifying Electrical Outlet Wiring


I have an electrical outlet with 1 white wire and 2 black wires. All my other outlets have 2 and 2. Is this safe?



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