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Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building


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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Electrical Question about a Kitchen GFCI Outlet Circuit


I have several electrical outlets in my kitchen, all marked GFCI; however, only 2 of them have a trip/reset button.


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Outlets Stopped After Heavy Rains


When Electrical Outlets Stop Working: Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.


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Troubleshooting Electrical Outlet Problems


Some of my outlets are not working and will work only if something is plugged into a different outlet: How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Outlet Problems.


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Why Outlets Stop Working


What happened to make my outlets stop working? How to Identify and Repair Outlets, The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.


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Home Wiring Electrical Boxes


Electrical Boxes and Wire Fill: Home wiring is the process of installing electrical wire to a location that will serve electrical devices or an appliance. One very important component is the box where the wire will be installed. The type and size of the home wiring electrical boxes will depend upon the circuit size, application and its location.


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Bathroom GFI Outlet Wiring


How to Wire a Bathroom GFCI Outlet Circuit: Wiring so the receptacle outlet which is located in the bathroom is protected by a GFCI.


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Installing a GFCI Outlet Without a Ground Wire


Can I install a GFCI outlet on a 2wire circuit that does not have a ground wire? How to Install a GFCI Outlet Where There is No Ground Wire.


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Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring


How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets: Checking Electrical Wiring Connections, Inspect Wiring to Additional Outlets, Burnt Outlet Wiring Connections.


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Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff


While replacing sheet-rock in my kitchen I notice the wire coming from an outlet had blackish brown sorta greasy stuff running down the wire. How to Repair Nicked Electrical Wire and Cables.


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Wiring a Switched or Half-Hot Outlet


Wiring a Half Hot Switched Outlet: Question, I’m trying to wire my top outlet to be always hot and the bottom outlet to a switch.


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Replacing Ungrounded Outlets with a GFI


Replacing Ungrounded 2-Prong Outlets with a Standard 3-Prong Outlet, Replacing Ungrounded 2-Prong Outlets with a GFCI Outlet.


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Signs Of Electrical Troubles You Should Watch For


What To Do When These Home Electrical Conditions Occur – Abnormal conditions with home electrical wiring are an indication of possible problems that could lead to a hazardous situation for the home and it’s occupants.


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Splice Box for Electrical and Telephone


How to Splice and Relocate Telephone Cables and Electrical Wiring – Partitioned junction boxes are ideal when you don’t want to have two separate boxes close together as with your application, not only for the splice, but they can also be used for mounting your outlet and telephone jack


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Checklist For Identifying Why Outlets Stop Working


Checklist for Identifying Outlet Circuit Failures – Double check the 15 and 20 amp circuit breakers. Circuit breakers may be tripped and still appear to be in the ON position. Push them all the way into the OFF position, then back On.


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Home Warranty and Electrical Parts


Home Warranties and What They Do and Don’t Cover – I highly recommend home inspections before a prospective buyer proceeds with the purchase of a home so that the condition of the home and the important system components have been identified and addressed 0if needed before the home purchase.


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