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Changing a Hot Tub Electrical Circuit

Installing a Hot Tub Circuit: If your electrical service is not adequate then an upgrade to a larger service may be required.

Electrical Question from Curt about Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.

What to do about Home Electrical Power Surges and Spikes

How to Solve Electrical Power Quality Problems: It is probable that there is a problem with the main incoming power from the electrical provider.

Flat Screen TV Outlet Location

How to Wire a Flat Screen TV Outlet – A recessed box is used so that the flat screen TV may be mounted over or near the electrical box so that the wiring it is hidden and not visible.

Considerations When Planning An Electrical Sub Panel

Bob in Virginia asks: How do I Plan for a Sub Panel Installation? Planning the right amperage and cabling for a sub-panel used in a basement, garage and other locations.

Installing Electrical Wiring For Post Lights

How to Install and Troubleshoot Wiring For Outdoor Post Lights: Checking the Wiring, Connections to the GFI, Post Light Wiring.

How to Install a Motion Detector Light to Replace the Porch Light

Diane in California asks; How to Wire a Motion Detector Light Fixture: Installing a motion detector light to replace a porch light.

Why Is My Voltage Not Right After My Circuit Breaker Tripped Off?

How to Restore an Electric Circuit: Check the voltage of both legs of power to ground, or test receptacle outlets and devices in the home. If it is found that the voltage is still not correct you may need to call a qualified electrical contractor to make a few tests to identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.

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Troubleshooting Outlets and Lights that Do Not Work

Troubleshooting a Problem with Lights and Outlets: Electrical wiring repairs should be made using the right materials for your particular application. Here are a few choices to help you decide what you’ll need.

Removing Light Fixtures When Painting a Room

What to do about Light Fixtures and Electrical Wiring While Painting a Room.

How to Replace a Thermostat

Why does my new thermostat not work? What to Check When Replacing a Thermostat.

How to Remove a Light Fixture and add a Ceiling Fan

Electrical Wiring for a Ceiling Fan: You may want to consider installing a remote control unit, which would prevent having to add any additional wiring, but still provide separate control capabilities.

How to Correct Low Voltage Conditions

How Single Phase Voltage Regulators Work to Correct Abnormal Voltage Conditions: Single Phase Servo Voltage Regulators determine automatically the change in voltage as the constant voltage. This is accomplished by using electro-mechanic, passive or active components. The Servo Voltage Regulator makes the comparison between the real output voltage and the inner reference voltages.

How to Prevent Generator Overload and a Tripped Circuit

How can I set up a small generator to keep my essential items powered up? How to Identify Home Circuits and Prioritize the Run Time.

Electrical Question from Curt about Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.

Home Remodeling and Electrical Wiring

How is the electric wiring changed when adding a new outlet? How to Relocate Electrical Wiring, Identifying and Connecting Electrical Wires.

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Ceiling Fans

Electrical Question from Curt about Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Switch and Outlet: To wire an outlet from the power which is supplied to a ceiling fan the incoming power source to the switch box must be identified and verified that there is a neutral available as well as the hot and the ground.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Module: Common Mistakes with Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switches and Remote Controls, Remote Control Module Unit Applications.

How to a Replace a Ceiling Fan and Hook Up the Wires

Wiring a Ceiling Fan to a Wall Switch: Installing a Tandem Switch or Two Stack Switch for a Ceiling Fan and Light

How to Avoid Burning Up a Ceiling Fan with a Dimmer Switch

How to Wire Wall Switches for a Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fan Motor Speed Controls and Dimmer Switches

Wiring for a Ceiling Fan Dimmer and Control Switch

David in Maryland asks: How is a Dimmer and Fan Control Switch wired for my Ceiling Fan?

Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working

Kris in Missouri asks: My son and I replaced a Ceiling Fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.

How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.

Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch

We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.

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