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Cord Size for an Electric Log Splitter

by Dave Rongey

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


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Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

David in Pennsylvania asks: I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.


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How to Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem

by Dave Rongey

Wayne in Washington asks: I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.


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Testing 220 Volts

by Dave Rongey

Testing 220 Volt Electrical Circuit Wiring: On a 220 volt circuit I am getting 120 between green and black and green and the red wire, is this correct?


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Wiring a Photocell for an Outdoor Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Photocell Control to an Outside Light Fixture: Matching a Photocell to an Outdoor Light Fixture, Example for Wiring a 120Volt Photocell.


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How to Select and Wire a 120 or 220 Volt Air Conditioner

by Dave Rongey

Which Air Conditioner Costs More to Run, One that Runs on 110volt, or 220volt? Consider Air Conditioner Efficiency and Electrical Consumption which will make a difference with Your Energy Bill.


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Is Your Foreign Made Light Fixture Safe?

by Dave Rongey

What to Check on Foreign Made Light Fixtures to See if They are Safe – The wires are smaller because most of the foreign made light fixtures are made to operate on 220 volts. Double check your wire gauge because 18 or 20 gauge sounds very small.


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Why Do I Have Lower Voltage Readings?

by Dave Rongey

Why is there only 48volts between the neutral and ground on an electric outlet? How to Identify the Cause of a Low Voltage Condition of an Outlet.


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How to Replace a Plug on a Cord

by Dave Rongey

Wire Colors for a 120 Volt Plug – The wiring definitions for a 120 volt plug are…


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How To Check An Electrical Appliance Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Home Outlet Testing Made Easy: Testing home receptacle outlets can be easily done by using a plug in circuit analyzer.


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