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When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard

Updated: May 15, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

Can you replace a 15 amp circuit breaker with a 20 amp circuit breaker if the wire is 12 gauge and it’s protected by a 15 amp fuse at the load? The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring and an Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard.


Why You Should NEVER Up-Size an Electrical Circuit Breaker or Fuse

Updated: May 26, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker, Electrical Question: Can I increase the amp rating on a breaker to fix a tripping breaker problem?


Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper

Updated: March 22, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Should I rewire my house with 20 amp circuits and 12 gauge copper wire? Guide to Upgrading Aluminum Wiring to Copper Wiring, Electrical Circuits, Lighting Circuits, AFCI Circuit, Living Room Circuit.


Correct Electrical Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights

Updated: November 24, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights: Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights.


Planning and Installing Recessed Can Light Fixtures

Updated: March 21, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

Installing Recessed Light Fixtures: Considerations When Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures, Planning and Installing Recessed Lighting.


Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring

Updated: September 30, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity


Replacing Electrical Fuses

Updated: August 14, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size


Calculating the Circuit Size for Lights and Ceiling Fans

Updated: July 15, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Determine the Circuit Size for a Lighting by Calculating the Total Electrical Load…