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Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?

by Dave Rongey

I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.


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Where Can I Find 14Gauge Glass Wrapped Wiring?

by Dave Rongey

Ken in Tallahassee Florida is looking for 14gauge glass wrapped wiring. Can you help him?


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Using Copper and Aluminum Wire for Home Circuits

by Dave Rongey

When splicing aluminum and copper wires do the wire connectors need to be a special type? Wiring Methods for Copper and Aluminum Wires, Safe uses of Aluminum Wire for Larger Home Electrical Circuits.


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Replacing a Light Switch and Changing the Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How do I connect the wires when replacing my light switches? How to Replace a Light Switch and Make the Wiring Connections, Identifying the Wiring, Connecting the Wiring for Your New Switch.


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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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How to Repair Damaged Electrical Wires

by Dave Rongey

What is the best way to repair damaged electrical wires? Methods for Repairing Damaged Electrical Wires.


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Electrical Wiring for a Water Heater Circuit

by Dave Rongey

What type of wire should I use for a water heater circuit? How to Wire a Water Heater, Selecting Electrical Wire for a Water Heater Circuit, Correct Wiring Methods are the Key to safe Electrical Circuits, 240 Volt Electric Water Heater Circuit.


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Is Your Electrical Wiring the Right Type

by Dave Rongey

How to Know if Your Electrical Wires and Cables are Correct: Identifying Wire for Electrical Circuits: Homes are wired according to national electrical codes which have various electrical circuit requirements depending on the circuit application and area of the home.


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What is the Correct Electrical Wire Size for Your Project?

by Dave Rongey

What type of wire should I use for Electrical Wiring? How to Select the Right Wire and Cable.


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Electrical Wiring for a Garage Workshop

by Dave Rongey

Installing an Electric Panel for a Detached Garage: Electric Codes for a Detached Garage Panel, Can I use a Main Lug Only Electric Panel Load Center for a detached garage?


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Does Electricity Travel Through the Air?

by Dave Rongey

Electricity Leaking into the Air. Electricity will not leak from one wire or conductor to another without the help of something that will provide a low resistance, which will enable the connection.


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Cable Types for Home Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Select the Right Cable for Home Electrical Wiring Projects. This color standard affects the outside sheath colors, not the individual insulated wire conductors. The NMB cable comes with a ground wire as well.


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Considerations When Planning An Electrical Sub Panel

by Dave Rongey

Bob in Virginia asks: How do I Plan for a Sub Panel Installation? Planning the right amperage and cabling for a sub-panel used in a basement, garage and other locations.


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Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff

by Dave Rongey

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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Rated Capacity of Electrical Wire

by Dave Rongey

Safe Amperage Ratings for Electrical Wire: The amperage rating will depend on the insulation type of the #12 AWG wire, Surpassing the amperage rating of any electrical wire is highly dangerous and not safe and can cause the wire to become over heated which could lead to a fire.


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Cable Strapping and Wiring Methods

by Dave Rongey

How to Strap Electrical Wire and Cable: As the cable passes through holes in the framing it does not need to be supported, only as the cable runs parallel with the framing will the strapping be required.


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