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

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?


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Electrical Circuit Requirements for Kitchen Ovens

by Dave Rongey

I am installing an oven that is 240 volt, what type of dedicated circuit do I need? How to Wire a 240 Volt Oven Circuit: Kitchen Oven Electrical Wiring and Circuit Requirements.


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Outlet Connection for a 240 Volt Log Splitter

by Dave Rongey

How to Adapt a Dryer Circuit for a 240 Volt Log Splitter: Materials List and Instructions to use a dryer circuit to provide power for a 220 Volt Log Splitter.


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How to Determine if Your Panel Has The Power for One More Circuit

by Dave Rongey

How to Check the Capacity of an Electrical Panel for an Additional Circuit: Available Amperage of the Panel, Adding a Circuit Breaker


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When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard

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.


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Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper

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.


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Wall Outlets and Outlet Strips

by Dave Rongey

Are Outlet Plug Strips Safe to Use? How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Plug Strips.


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Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring

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


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Replacing Electrical Fuses

by Dave Rongey

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


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Correct Electrical Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights

by Dave Rongey

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


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Calculating the Circuit Size for Lights and Ceiling Fans

by Dave Rongey

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


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Understanding Air Conditioning Circuit Requirements

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Troubleshooting tips for an Air Conditioner: I need a 2 pole 20 amp breaker for my panel box, It is for the wire to my air conditioning unit. The specs are rated voltage…


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Electrical Wiring for a Laundry Room

by Dave Rongey

Installing Laundry Room Electrical Wiring for Dedicated Circuits and Outlet Requirements


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Converting Power From An Electrical Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I am wondering if there’s any way to convert the power from a standard outlet to be able to plug in my machine without any rewiring or the like…


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