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How Much Power an Electric Panel Has Left

By Dave Rongey

Chuck in Virginia asks: How can I find out the amount of amperage available in my 200 amp Panel?



50 Amp GFCI Trips When the Outlet is Installed

By Dave Rongey

Michael in Ohio asks: Why a new 50 amp GFCI breaker trips when the outlet Is installed in the box.



How to Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem

By Dave Rongey

Wayne in Washington asks: I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.



Light Fixture Circuit Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How to Make Electrical Wiring Connections for Home Light Fixtures: Typical Wiring Mistake with Light Fixture and How to Fix It.



Why Is My Bathroom Light Fixture Not Working?

By Dave Rongey

Jim in Livermore California asks: How Can I Fix a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan that Stopped Working? The Most Common Problems with Bathroom Light Fixtures and How You Can Fix Them.



Why Your Light Fixture May Not Be Working

By Dave Rongey

Glen in Texas asks; Light Fixture Problems and How to Fix Them: Identify a Problem Wire Splice, Repairing an Electrical Wire Splice.



Why Electrical Outlets Do Not Have Full Power

By Dave Rongey

Sam in Midland Texas asks: Why do my Outlets not have Full Electrical Power? How to Troubleshoot Electrical Power Problems.



Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch

By Dave Rongey

Sam in Vancouver Canada asks: Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture? Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture.



How to Identify Electrical Problems

By Dave Rongey

Why did my lights and outlets stop working? Identifying Electrical Wiring Problems when lights and outlets are not working.



Understanding Electrical Circuit Wiring

By Dave Rongey

How can I troubleshoot a problem with a Multi-Wire Branch Circuit? The Difference Between Series and Parallel Electrical Circuit Wiring.



Repairing Electrical Outlets That Do Not Work

By Dave Rongey

How Can I Fix Outlets that Do Not Work? How to Troubleshoot Outlet Wiring Problems and Make Repairs.



Why Outlets Stop Working

By Dave Rongey

Elliot in Florida asks: What happened to make my outlets stop working? How to Identify and Repair Outlets, The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.



How To Wire Two Light Switches

By Dave Rongey

How Can I Wire Two Light Switches to Control One Light Fixture? How to Fix Light Switch Wiring and Three Way Switches, The Key to Wiring Light Switches, Three Way Switches and Four Way Switches.



Changed a Light Bulb Now Fixture Does Not Work

By Dave Rongey

What caused a light fixtures to stop working after I changed the light bulb? Homes with old electrical wiring could experience problems that will require some electrical trouble shooting to locate the problem.



How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet

By Dave Rongey

GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.



Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off

By Dave Rongey

Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



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