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Why Is My Bathroom Light Fixture Not Working?

How Can I Fix a Bathroom Light Fixture and a Bath Exhaust Fan that Stopped Working? The Most Common Problems with Bathroom Light Fixtures and How You Can Fix Them.

How to Install a Sub Panel for an Attached Garage

Planning and Installing a Garage Sub Panel: I want to add a panel to my attached garage, what size circuit breaker do I need?

Adding Circuits to a Sub-Panel

How can I add more circuits to a sub panel? I want to add four more circuits to my electric panel box. How to Add Circuits to a Panel and Determine the Number of Circuits That Can be Added to a Sub Panel.

How to Get Electrical Training

How Can I Get Started in the Electrical Trade to Become an Electrician? Training for an Electrical Career, Residential Electrical Wiring and Electrician Training.

Sources for Electrical Training Courses

How Can I get Hands On Electrical Training? Opportunities for Electrical Work and Electrical Training, Electricians Looking for Work, Home Remodeling Projects, Learn the New Technologies, Learn about Electrical Parts and Materials.

The Shocking Truth About Neutral Wires

Why am I getting 120 volts from a neutral wire? Why There May be Voltage on a Neutral Wire. Some of the worst shocks I have ever received while working on live circuits was from neutral wires, here is why and How You Can Prevent Electrical Shock from a Neutral Wire.

Circuit Breakers and Electrical Wiring Safety

My outlet tester says that that the Hot and Ground are reversed, how can I fix this? Electrical Circuit Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Troubleshooting Problems with Outlet Circuit Wiring.

How to Improve Your Power Quality

The Importance of Power Conditioning and Surge Protection: Power Conditioning may help prevent Electrical Failures from Abnormal Conditions, Power Conditioning to Protect Your Electronic Devices and Cell Phone

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Electrical Wiring

Installing a Manual Transfer Switch

How to Select the Right Generator Transfer Switch: How to Save Money on a Generator Transfer Switch – These two items actually work hand in hand, and the end result will actually be how large the generator will be and there are a few more options that may be much easier to install and much less costly that a large transfer switch.

How to Fix an Electrical Wiring Problem

How to Fix an Electrical Wiring Problem: How can I install outlets on a wall of a new garage? I was going to put a GFCI outlet in the first outlet, but I am confused by the wiring.

How to Repair Landscape Lighting

How can I fix my low voltage outside landscape lights? How to Inspect and Repair Landscape Lighting.

Is it Safe to Replace Circuit Breakers in a Breaker Box?

I have a 200 amp breaker box, I want to replace two circuit breakers, is this OK? The total load on the breaker box is not the total of all of the breaker ratings added up.

Installing Pot Lights

How to Install Recessed Pot Light Fixtures: Some types are constructed so that the insulation can come into contact with the fixture housing and there are others that give a specific distance based on the heat that will be produced and other factors.

How to Pass an Electrical Inspection for Recessed Lighting

Electrical Wiring Methods for Recessed Light Fixtures: Installing the Electrical Wiring, Terminating the Electrical Wire, Connecting the Wire to the Light Fixture.

What Size Main Disconnect Breaker in a Sub Panel

Can I use a 100amp main breaker in a 50amp sub panel? Options for a Main Disconnect Breaker in a Sub Panel.

How Many Wires are Allowed in a Recessed Light Box

Installing and Wiring Recessed Light Fixtures: NEC 314.16 and Box Fill, What does it mean when a light fixture wire box specifies a maximum number of wires?

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Ceiling Fans

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home

I am installing a ceiling fan in an old home where there are three wires in the box, how should I connect the wires? How to Connect the Wires for a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home: The Process for Identifying Wires for a Ceiling Fan.

Installing Remote Control Ceiling Fans

How to Install a Remote Control Module Kit for a Ceiling Fan: Some new ceiling fans have the remote control module wired directly into the fan so there is no exterior remote control module to wire.

How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Switches

Can I connect the electric 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.

Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram Black White Red and Green Wires

How to Connect the Black White Red and Green Wires of a Ceiling Fan to the Wires in the Ceiling Electrical Box: Connecting the white, black, blue and green wires.

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.

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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