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Can I Wire my Dryer to my Range Outlet?

Can I use my range outlet for my dryer? Why Wiring a Clothes Dryer to a Range Outlet is Unsafe.

I Lost Power to My House How Do I Fix It?

Why did I Lose Power to Part of my House? How to Turn the Power Back on to Your House.

Upgrading an Electrical Service Panel

How should I upgrade my electric service panel? Considerations when Upgrading an Electric Service Panel.

Understanding the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring

How to Configure the Ground and Neutral of Electrical Wiring: A ground wire is not intended to be a current carrying conductor. To use a ground wire for anything other than a ground would be very dangerous and is not recommended.

How to Determine if Your Panel Has The Power for One More Circuit

How to Check the Capacity of an Electrical Panel for an Additional Circuit: Available Amperage of the Panel, Adding a Circuit Breaker

Replacing Outlets Without Ground Wires

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet When There is No Ground Wire: If the electrical box is metal then the ground wire should also be attached to the metal box using an approved grounding screw.

Replacing a 3Way Switch with a Time Switch

Converting a 3Way Switch to a Time Switch: Converting the wiring from two 3way switches to become a single timer control is accomplished by converting the wiring so that the power source of the hot and neutral are at the location where the timer will be installed.

Repairs for Outlets That Do Not Work

The Cause and Solution for Non Working Electric Wall Outlets: This is one of the most typical problems which occur with 110 volt electrical outlets in the home.

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Electrical Wiring

Can I Wire my Dryer to my Range Outlet?

Can I use my range outlet for my dryer? Why Wiring a Clothes Dryer to a Range Outlet is Unsafe.

How to Wire a Generator Transfer Switch

What is the Basic Wiring Configuration for a Generator Transfer Switch: Each Wiring Termination must be correct for the Power Conductors of the Line or Load.

The Height for Installing Outlets and Switches

How to Install Light Switches and Outlets: How High Should Outlets and Switches Be From the Floor, Remodeling and Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring.

How to Fix a Sign Light Fixture

What can be wrong with a sign light fixture? How to Fix a Fluorescent Light in a Sign Fixture.

Installing a Sub Panel for a Detached Building

Do I need to run a ground wire for a 200 amp sub panel that is 200 feet away from the main panel? Grounding a Remote Sub Panel at a Detached Building.

Add a GFCI Outlet Circuit to a Bathroom

How should a GFCI Outlet circuit be installed for an existing bathroom?

Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches

How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.

How to Wire a Mini Split System

What type of wire should I use to install a mini split system?

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Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

I wired my ceiling fan and light. The fan will come on but the light will not. How can I fix this?

How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

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.

Replaced a Ceiling Fan Now it is Not Working

I replaced a Ceiling Fan in our bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.

How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Switches

Can I connect the wires together at the ceiling box rather than run two hot wires off the wall switch? Wiring Diagrams and Wire Connections for Ceiling Fans, Connecting the black wire, red wire, blue wire and the white wires.

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

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