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Cord Size for an Electric Log Splitter


What size extension cord should I use for an electric log splitter?


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Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet


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


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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Why Do I Have Lower Voltage Readings?


Ed in Kansas asks; 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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Testing 220 Volts


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


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?


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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How to Replace a Plug on a Cord


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


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


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