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I Would Like To Run Power Out To My Shed

by Dave Rongey

Bryan in New York asks: I would like to run power out to my shed which sits about 150 feet back from house. I’m thinking direct bury UF from home panel box.


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Moving an Oven and the Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

Dan in Florida asks: I am moving my oven in to an Island. What is required for 240 and 120 lines under the floor to the island.


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Install New Wiring in a Main Panel

by Dave Rongey

Jake in West Virginia asks: New commercial 200amp 1 phase breaker panel. With line power entering from the bottom.


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Location of a Main Service Disconnect

by Dave Rongey

Gerry, a Handyman in Arizona asks: 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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Wiring a 240Volt Air Compressor

by Dave Rongey

I am wiring a new air compressor. It is 240volt, 28 amps, 7.5 hp, single phase. Is #6 wire big enough?


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Lightning Strikes and Electrical System Protection

by Dave Rongey

I have had lightning strikes that have blown out sections of the PVC conduit, What can I can do to prevent lightning damage.


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Electric Dryer Circuit Troubleshooting Checklist

by Dave Rongey

I am on my third electric dryer. First one we replaced because we were told the board was bad. We purchased another and it did not work. Here is a Dryer Circuit Diagnostic Checklist.


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Electrical Wiring for Bathroom GFI Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Andre from Burlington, Ontario asks: How do I wire a GFI outlets in two separate washrooms but on the same circuit when one GFI has four wires and the second only has two.


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Causes of Lost Power to GFCI Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Bruce in Edna Texas asks: Why does my GFCI Outlet Circuit loose power and stop working? Troubleshooting a Bad GFCI Outlet, Testing and Replacing a GFCI Outlet.


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How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light

by Dave Rongey

How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? Wiring a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.


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Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I replaced the switch and outlets in a bedroom, why don’t they work right? How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.


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Wiring a NEMA 14-30P Cord for a Electric Dryer

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire an Electric Dryer Cord: Electrical Circuit Requirements for an Electric Dryer. Understanding the circuit and outlet wiring for a dryer.


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Connecting A Generator To A Home

by Dave Rongey

Bob in Pollock Pines California asks: How should I install the wiring to connect a generator to my home? Planning and Installing a Generator with a Transfer Switch: How to Connect a Generator to a Home.


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Timers and Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I’m trying to replace a single pole light switch with a timer light switch in a box that also has another single pole switch going to another light: How to Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting.


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How Many Electrical Wires In a Junction Box

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Junction Box: Selecting a Junction Box for Electrical Wiring, The Basics of Electrical Junction Boxes, The number of wires that are allowed in a Junction Box.


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Replacing Ceiling Light Fixtures with Ceiling Fans

by Dave Rongey

Darrell in San Antonio Texas asks: How can I replace two ceiling light fixtures with two ceiling fans that also have a light kit? How to Wire Ceiling Fans and Wall Switches.


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