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Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch

Emily in Texas asks: 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.

Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building

Michael in California asks: We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.

Tripping Breaker for a Ceiling Fan and Light

Billy in Virginia asks: I have a problem with a light circuit where I removed an old light fixture and hung a ceiling fan and wired it into the existing setup then powered the circuit and hit the wall switch to check functions and the breaker tripped.

Strange Smell In Your House You Think is Electrical

Sara in Tennessee asks: I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical. I can only describe it as burnt sugar or maybe burnt caramel. What should I do if I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical?

Lightning Strikes and Electrical System Protection

I have had lightning strikes that have blown out sections of the PVC conduit, What can I can do to prevent lightning damage.

Connecting A Generator To A Home

Bob in Pollock Pines California asks: How should I install the wiring to connect a generator to my home? Planning and Installing a Generator with a Transfer Switch: How to Connect a Generator to a Home.

How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

I had a problem with my dryer outlet so I rewired it and now the dryer does not work, how can I fix my dryer? Electric Dryer Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Problems with Dryer Outlet Wiring, Dryer Circuit Wiring.

Upgrading an Electrical Service Panel

ML in Rockwell, North Carolina asks:. How should I upgrade my electric service panel? Considerations when Upgrading an Electric Service Panel.

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Why Does My Hot Tub Stop Working

Mark in Seattle Washington asks: My Hot Tub is Tripping Off, is the Wire Size Right?

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?

How Much Power an Electric Panel Has Left

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

Electrical Problem with GFCI Outlet in Kitchen

Kevin, a General Contractor in New York asks: What would cause problems with outlets in the kitchen that would sporadically shut down and minutes later power would resume?

Connecting an EV Charger in a Detached Garage

Matthew in California asks: Can I plug my EV Car Charger cord into an apartment garage using an extension cord?

Wiring a 15amp 125volt Receptacle with Multiwire Configuration

Michael in Maine asks: Is it permissible to connect a 15A, 125V duplex receptacle to both phase conductors of a 120 240V, single phase multiwire branch circuit?

Cord Size for an Electric Log Splitter

Scott in Washington asks: What size extension cord should I use for an electric log splitter?

How Should I Label Electric Service and Distribution Panels

John in California asks: How should I label the Main Meter Service Panel and the Service Distribution Panel with all the breakers for the home?

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Ceiling Fans

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

Emily in Texas asks: 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.

Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.

Replacing Ceiling Light Fixtures with Ceiling Fans

Darrell in San Antonio Texas asks: How can I replace two ceiling light fixtures with two ceiling fans that also have a light kit? How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Wall Switches.

Red Wire for Ceiling Fan Wiring

How do I connect the wires for my ceiling fan? The old fan was connected to a ground, a neutral, a hot, and a fourth red wire that I presume is an additional hot.

Wiring a Ceiling Fan In An Older Home

What is the best way to wire the ceiling fan from an outlet? The current wiring is set up to a switch to power all the outlets.

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