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How Many Receptacles and Lights does the Code Allow

by Dave Rongey

Ian in Canada asks: How many receptacles and lights does the code allow per 15 amp circuit?


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Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?

by Dave Rongey

Ed in New Jersey asks: Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?


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Should I Install a GFCI Circuit Breaker or a GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Lanny in Minnesota asks: Can a GFCI circuit breaker take the place of a GFCI Outlet? Would it be considered to meet NEC Code Requirements?


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Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building

by Dave Rongey

Michael in California asks: We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.


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Installing Electric Wiring In a New Attached Sun Room

by Dave Rongey

Bob in Wisconsin asks: Installing electric wiring in a new attached Sun Room. Do the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?


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Adding a Conduit to a Main Panel

by Dave Rongey

Joe in Texas asks: On a main panel for residential application would I need a Meyers hub when drilling my own hole in the side? It will be above a concentric knockout, and used for solar instillation.


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Location of a Main Service Disconnect

by Dave Rongey

Is a main electrical service panel required to have a main breaker or disconnect switch? What is the NEC code article number that states this?


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Installing an Underground Electrical Service and Pull Box

by Dave Rongey

How to Install an Underground Electrical Service for a Home: Electrical Pull Box And a PVC 90 Degree Sweep to the Panel, Electrical Code about a Main Electrical Service Disconnect Switch.


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How Do I Correct Ground Wire Electrical Code Violations?

by Dave Rongey

Correcting the Grounding System of Home Electrical Wiring: I have been upgrading some of the fixtures and dimmer switches in my house, When installing ungrounded fixtures and switches where would I ground them?


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What is The Purpose of the Neutral Wire

by Dave Rongey

The Purpose of the Neutral Wire in Electrical Systems: What is the purpose of the neutral wire and the difference between the ground wire and the white neutral wire.


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I Changed My Home Wiring Have I Violated Any Electrical Codes?

by Dave Rongey

I upgraded some appliance circuits, have I violated any codes? What to do If You Forgot to Get a Permit or Inspection for Your Electrical Project.


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Updating Knob and Tube Wiring for an Older Home

by Dave Rongey

Is it common practice to add new wire with old knob and tube wiring? How to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring, Replacing Old Electrical Wiring, What Areas of the Home to Rewire First.


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Electrical Code and Buried UF Cable

by Dave Rongey

Does the electrical code allow you to run UF cable in concrete? Installing Buried Electrical Cable, The Minimum Covering Requirements for UF Cable.


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What is the Electric Code for Installing a 220volt Receptacle

by Dave Rongey

How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.


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Minimum Height for Electric Service Meter

by Dave Rongey

What is the minimum height for mounting an electric service? Mounting the Electric Service Meter.


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How to Install an Underground Electric Service

by Dave Rongey

I want to run an underground electric service from a breaker box, how should I install the cable for an underground electric service? How to Install an Underground Electrical Service.


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