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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?


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Wiring a 3-Wire Dryer Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Help with Electrical Wiring for a 30 amp 3-wire Dryer Outlet: Make sure that the white wire is wrapped with black or red electrical tape at both ends of the cable to identify it as being a hot wire and not a neutral wire.


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220 240 Volt Air Compressor Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a 220 Volt Air Compressor: With a standard 240 volt motor for equipment such as an air compressor there are only two insulated wires for the 220/240 volts and one separate wire for the ground.


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Causes Of Electrical Shock in Homes

by Dave Rongey

A friend is getting shocked when he touches a light switch and when he touches the water taps, how can this be fixed? Incorrect Electrical Wiring Can Produce Electric Shocks.


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Understanding Sub-Panels and Neutral Wires

by Dave Rongey

Is it true that an uninsulated neutral is not allowed to be used with the power feed cable for a sub-panel? Electrical Panels with Neutral Wires and Ground Wires.


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About Light Fixtures and No Ground Wire

by Dave Rongey

How can I wire switches and light fixtures when there is no ground wire? How to Install a Light Fixture without a Ground Wire.


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How to Wire a Range Cord

by Dave Rongey

How is a Built In Electric Range and Oven Wired? Wiring a Range with an Oven, 3Wire and 4Wire Options.


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How to Wire a New Dishwasher

by Dave Rongey

Wiring Connections for a New Dishwasher: How do I connect the electric wires for my new dishwasher?


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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.


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Grounding Home Electrical Circuits

by Dave Rongey

When installing new electrical wire where do I connect the ground wire? How to Install Ground Wires for Home Electrical Circuits, Common Methods for Grounding Home Electrical Circuits, Ground Buss and Ground Bars, Grounding at the Panel, Grounded Circuit Cables.


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How to Ground a Panel for a Detached Shop

by Dave Rongey

Installing a Panel and Ground System for a Shop: Factors that Determine the Type of Bonded Grounding System, Detailed Questions and Answers about Installing a Shop Panel and Bonded Ground System.


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Light Fixture Ground Wire Attachment

by Dave Rongey

How to Ground a Light Fixture: The ground wire of the incoming electrical circuit should be bonded to the electrical junction box, and the ground wire of the fixture should be grounded as well.


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Grounding Electrical Outlets in a Garage

by Dave Rongey

How should I ground an outlet to a box? How to Ground Electrical Outlets: Grounding the box and the outlet using a method that works with your wiring and box space.


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Wiring Diagrams for Installing Ceiling Fans

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Switches for a Ceiling Fan and Light: Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagrams, Wiring Two Toggle Type Stack Switches or a Double Switch for a Ceiling Fan.


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Electrical Connections for a 240 Volt Dryer Outlet

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a 3Wire 240 Volt Dryer Outlet: Connections for the X Y W Wire Terminals of a 240 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.


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Dealing with a New or Used Home with Questionable Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

Home Electrical Wiring Problems and How to Fix Them: Dealing with Questionable Electrical Wiring in a New or Older Home that May Cause Concerns.


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