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How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I had a problem with my dryer outlet so I rewired it and now the dryer does not work, how can I fix my dryer? Electric Dryer Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them, Problems with Dryer Outlet Wiring, Dryer Circuit Wiring.


Why Is My Bathroom Light Fixture Not Working?

by Dave Rongey

How Can I Fix a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan that Stopped Working? The Most Common Problems with Bathroom Light Fixtures and How You Can Fix Them.


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?


Incorrect Outlet Ground Wire Could be a Shock Hazard

by Dave Rongey

The Danger of Incorrectly Connecting a Ground Wire to a Outlet: Why a Ground Wire Should Not be Used as a Neutral Wire on a Receptacle Outlet.


How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Remodel Project

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Remodel Project: Can I install an exhaust fan on a circuit that is GFCI protected? Installing Electric Wiring for GFCI protection, GFCI Requirements for a Exhaust Fan that is Over a Bathtub or Shower.


What Is The Easiest Way To Install An Electrical Panel?

by Dave Rongey

Installing an Electrical Panel: Can I feed a second sub-panel from the one I currently have in my home?


Is Your Electric Clothes Dryer Shocking You?

by Dave Rongey

Why am I getting shocked by my electric dryer? How to Check a Dryer Electric Circuit, Troubleshooting Dryer Electrical Wiring Connections.


Dryer Cord and Electric Circuit Wiring

by Dave Rongey

My Dryer Cord that is Too Short, Can I Splice the Wires? I want to move my dryer to the other side of the laundry room but the cord isn’t long enough.


Furnace Thermostat Wiring and Settings

by Dave Rongey

How to Operating Your Furnace at Safe Settings – The internal high temperature safety switches will prevent the furnace from overheating as well.


Don’t Burn Your House Down – The Key to Safe Extension Cords

by Dave Rongey

How to Make Sure Your Extension Cord is Safe: Extension Cord Safety, The Key to a Safe Extension Cord and The Problem With Extension Cords.


What To Do With Incorrect Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Detect and Repair of Incorrect Electrical Wiring – If the electrical wiring on the switch is incorrect then it is best to remove the electrical wiring from the switch and place wire connectors over the ends of the wires to insulate them.


Hairdryer Outlet and GFI Safety Requirement

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Protection Requirements for a Hairdryer Near a Sink – Keep in mind that if this outlet will be within 6 feet of a sink then the outlets require GFI protection.


Home Electrical Wiring Safety

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring Tips and Safety Advice about Home Electrical Wiring Projects and Electrical Repairs – All Home Electrical Wiring projects should be planned out to avoid mistakes which is outlined in this guide and throughout this website.


Safety Guidelines For Light Fixture Projects

by Dave Rongey

How to Install Do-It-Yourself Electrical Wiring Projects – As with any project, electrical or otherwise – Safety is most important, then comes knowledge – they actually go hand-in-hand. Understand what you are planning to do and then understand all the safety factors involved before attempting the project.


The Importance of Electrical Cover Plates

by Dave Rongey

Prevent Electrical Hazards by Covering Switches and Outlets – One great safety measure is to simply replace an switch or outlet cover to avoid the exposure of electrical wiring and to keep fingers from coming into contact with energized parts.


How to Make Safe Home Made Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

Making Home made Light Fixtures: Is it safe to use 18 gauge lamp cord for a home made light fixture?


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