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Static From Electronic Light Fixture Ballast


I installed a new electronic ballast in fluorescent fixture. My radio now has static on it. How can I stop it?

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Installing Workshop Wiring


I am about to start wiring my steel frame shop building for my 240 V air compressor, welders, and auto lift, plus assorted lights and outlets for power tools. Do I need to run all of the wiring through conduit or can I use Romex?
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Big thank to you-Dave Rongey-for sharing technical knowledge with others. You know I must humbly admit, I have a lot to learn from you being a beginner in the world of electrical installation.
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Wiring Outlets Controlled by a Switch


Mark, from Leawood, Kansas asks:
I want to wire a switch to control two outlets. Can you explain the process for me?
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Replacing Multi-Wire Kitchen Outlets


Chris, from Winnipeg, Canada asks:
Dave,
I have 4 standard 120V 15A outlet plugs in my kitchen that I recently wanted to replace. So I went to Home Depot and bought some new plugs and installed them. When I turned on the breaker switch, I saw a spark behind the breaker and it flipped back to the off position.
I consulted with an electrician and he asked me if I had broken off the tabs on the hot side of the outlets. I didn't. So I went back and sure enough the old plugs were missing the tabs. I removed the tabs on the new outlets and now everything works fine.
My question is why did this happen and have I done any damage to the breaker or new outlets that I should be concerned about?
Thank You.
Chris
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Electrical Terminal Block for a Kitchen Cook top


My electric 4 burner kitchen cook top just fried due to careless installation causing stripped wiring and has melted the terminal block. The existing terminal block is 40 amp. After 3 days I still cant locate a 40 amp replacement connector. Can I use a 30 amp connector in its place?

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Power for a Garage Electrical Panel


Michael, from Polson, Montana asks:
I have a Cutler Hammer main electrical panel. I want to add another 100A breaker for my garage panel. There doesn't seem to be a space in the panel to plug in another breaker. Am I going to have to replace the panel, or am I missing something?


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Converting Bedroom Switched Outlets to Ceiling Fixtures or Fans


Jon, from Hull, Iowa asks:
I would like to change my switched outlets in my bedrooms to switched ceiling lights, or possible ceiling fans. I have the main power with 14-2 wire coming into my master bedroom single pole switch; it proceeds to an outlet nearby. The same master bedroom switch proceeds to another bedroom switch where it also feeds a nearby outlet. The second bedroom single pole switch then goes to the 3rd bedroom where it also feeds one switched outlet. All the whites in line were tied together. I have already run a 14-2 wire to the center of each room down to the switch area. This is where I have a question; How do I wire the switch for possible ceiling fans, or ceiling lights; Do I need a double gang box; and can the outlet still be used without turning a switch on?


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Caution When Replacing Kitchen Outlets


Walt from New York asks:
So I'm changing all the outlets in my house. I'm stuck on the kitchen. I copied the wire configuration from old to new, but when I turn the power back on it keeps tripping the circuit breaker. I didn't use GFCI's, but I will purchase some since reading some posts on this site saying that it is the electrical code, even so I don't understand why the breaker keeps tripping. I live in a old house and the previous outlets weren't GFCI's either but they worked fine. What is it that i'm missing?


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Remodel Upgrade Electrical Wiring

Upgrading an Electrical System and Circuit Wiring for Older Homes to Prevent Electrical Problems: Inspect the Home Electrical Wiring, Lighting Circuits and Wiring, Home Remodeling and Upgrading.


How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Garbage Disposal

Garbage Waste Disposal Circuit Wiring: Electrical Connections for a Garbage Disposal, Disposal Switch, Dishwasher Disposal Wiring in Older Homes.


Bathroom Light Not Working Then Check This

I have a light switch that has no power to turn on the ceiling light in the bathroom: Electrical Troubleshooting for a Bathroom Light Problem.


Wiring Receptacles and a Light Switch

How do I wire a single pole switch, one light, and two receptacles for a bedroom? How to Install Electrical Wiring for Receptacles and Light Switches.


Why Space Heaters Can Cause Electrical Outlet Problems

What has caused several outlets to stop working? How to Identify Potential Outlet Wiring Problems where Space Heaters are Used, Fix Electric Outlet Problems Caused by Portable Space Heaters.


Are You Doing Your Electrical Wiring Project Right?

I am Installing Some Electrical Wiring Myself, Am I Doing it Right? Installing my Home Electrical Circuit Wiring, Planning Electrical Wiring for a Home Project, Electrical Codes and Circuit Requirements.


Planning Your Electrical Wiring Project

How Should I add Electric Wiring from One Room to Another Area? Planning for Home Electrical Wiring Projects, How to Correct Wiring Mistakes or Incorrect Electrical Connections.


Adding Electrical Wiring in the Home

How should I install electrical wiring inside the walls of my home? Installing Electrical Wiring around Obstacles inside the walls and ceilings.


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Tripping Circuit Breaker, Outlet at a Wall Switch, Light Fixture without a Ground Wire, Help with Home Electrical Wiring Projects.

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Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
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