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Verifying Fan Connections With A Wiring Diagram


I am rewiring a Table Fan Speed Control Switch: How to Verify Fan Motor Wiring Connections, Checking the Motor and Capacitor Connections.


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Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets


I am installing 3 new outlets in my basement. There is no extra breaker spot available in my box. Can I splice into an existing…


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Electrical Power Quality


How to Select a Power Conditioning Unit – Constant-voltage transformers which provide voltage regulation, filter noise, and suppress surges to protect connected equipment.


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How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?


John in Florida asks; How can I add Another Electric Outlet?


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How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?


There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…


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Identifying A Bad Light Switch


I have a bad light switch, How do I know which one is bad?


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Electrical Conduit Installation


What is the best way to install underground electrical PVC conduit? Can I use schedule 40 PVC conduit coming from underground, exposed for 4 feet outside the wall, then up the wall.


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Testing 220 Volts


Testing 220 Volt Electrical Circuit Wiring: On a 220 volt circuit I am getting 120 between green and black and green and the red wire, is this correct?


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50 HZ and 60 HZ Frequency Power for Home Appliances


50 HZ And 60 HZ Frequency Guidelines: I would not advise plugging a 50 HZ microwave into a 60 HZ outlet because of the electronic circuitry, however as long as the coffee pot has a heating element only and no electronic components, then it should be fine.


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Understanding Electrical Panel Total Amps


How do I figure total amps in the panel box?: The total connected load depends on the electrical devices that are actually connected to the circuits and how often these items are being used.


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How to Install Wiring for a Ceiling Light Fixture


Electrical Wiring Diagrams for Installing a Ceiling light in a Living Room. A ceiling box should be installed and the converted cable from the wall receptacle can be installed up to the new ceiling light fixture.


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Electrical Question about the PE or Protective Earth Connection


Electrical Question about 3-Phase 220 Volt Wiring: The circuit is 220 volt, 3 phase, 60 cycles. The terminal landings are marked L1, L2, L3 and PE.


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How to connect breaker switches from the main electrical supply?


Expanded information about the application is necessary in order to provide an answer.


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What to do when the outlets on one wall do not work


Bedroom Lost Power: All of a sudden, all the outlets on one wall of an upstairs bedroom don’t work. We’ve checked the breaker box….


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Moving an Electric Range Circuit


How to Extend a 240Volt Range Circuit: Can I extend the circuit to the new location, about 20 feet away, by splicing the same size cable inside a covered electrical junction box?


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How to Identify Cord Wires


How to Identify the Individual Wires of a Cord When The Cord Wires are all the Same Color: The Best Way to Identify the Wires of a Cord and how they are Connected


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