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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.

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.

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Electrical Wiring

What Size Conduit For Electrical Wires

What Size Conduit should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.

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.

Install Wiring for an Outside Light

We are going to install an outside light with conduit. Can We use MC cable (BX cable )inside the conduit?

My Breaker Keeps Tripping as Soon as it is Reset

My breaker keeps tripping as soon as it is reset, and my home just had new siding and door frames installed.

Installing 220Volt for a Range and Dryer in a Basement

I am installing new 220volty lines for a range and dryer running through an exposed Basement ceiling. Does the wire need to be in conduit?

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.

Wiring a New Electric Range to an Old Circuit

Our kitchen range has died and we are purchasing a new electric range. Is our existing circuit wiring going to work?

How Can I Have a Light Switch that Has a Light In the Switch?

I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light Or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?

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Ceiling Fans

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

Wiring for a Ceiling Fan Dimmer and Control Switch

How is a Dimmer and Fan Control Switch wired for my Ceiling Fan?

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