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Electrical Wiring Questions and Answers
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Popular Electrical Wiring Questions and Answers
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Updated: January 25, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
How To Wire a Thermostat
How do I know which wires to connect to the Thermostat Terminals? Typical Thermostat Wiring for HVAC Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning, Thermostat Wire Connections.Updated: January 16, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
Why Is My Bathroom Light Fixture Not Working?
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.Updated: January 23, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
Causes of Electric Circuit Buzz or Crackle
What is causing a buzz and crackle sound in the electric box? How to Locate the Cause of Electrical Circuit Buzz or Crackle, The Most Common Problems that Cause Electrical Circuit Buzz or Crackle and What Should Be Done.Updated: January 25, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
220 Volt Electric Furnace Wiring
How Do I Wire an Electric Furnace? Wiring Connections for 220 Volt Electric Heater and How to Connect the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Furnace.Updated: January 16, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
What To Do With The Ground Wire
Where do I attach the ground wire? Grounding Wall Outlets and Light Switches: What to do When there is Nothing to Attach the Ground Wire, Grounding Wall Outlets and Light Switches, Ground Wires and Ungrounded Fixtures and Boxes, Bonding the Ground Wire.Updated: January 22, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
Checking Light Fixture Wiring Connections
I am adding more light fixtures, the new lights do not work, but the original light does work, what did I do wrong? Common Problems with Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches and How to Fix Them.Updated: January 23, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
Wiring a 4-Wire Range Cord to a 3-Wire Outlet
Can I install a 3 wire cord on a new stove and strap the neutral and ground on the stove terminals? Ground and Neutral Wiring for a 220 Volt Range.Updated: April 23, 2019 By: Dave Rongey
220 240 Volt Air Compressor Wiring
How to Wire a 220 Volt Air Compressor: With a standard 240 volt motor for equipment such as an air compressor there are only two insulated wires for the 220/240 volts and one separate wire for the ground.Updated: February 15, 2019 By: Dave Rongey
Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram Black White Red and Green Wires
How to Connect the Black White Red and Green Wires of a Ceiling Fan: Connecting the white, black, blue and green wires.Updated: January 27, 2018 By: Dave Rongey
Installing and Testing Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures
I just installed a 150w dusk to dawn light fixture and it wont light up: How to Install the Electrical Wiring for a Dawn Outdoor Light Fixture.Updated: January 17, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
3 Prong Cord Wiring For An Electric Dryer
Connecting 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cords: How to Hook Up 3Wire and 4Wire Dryer Cord.Updated: January 25, 2020 By: Dave Rongey
Receptacles Not Getting Full Power
Why Do I Have 70 Volts on a 120 Volt Receptacle? How to Troubleshoot and Repair Outlet Problems, The Most Common Problem with Electric Outlets and How to Repair Them.See more at the Electrical Questions Category Listing.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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