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How to Fix a Wiring Problem that Causes Electrical Trouble

by Dave Rongey

Should a white neutral wire have voltage when the circuit breaker is off? A multiwire circuit has been improperly installed, which is causing electrical problems within the home.


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Testing and Repairing Outlet Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Test and Repair Outlet Wiring – Having a Circuit Analyzer style plug in tester that will check the power and polarity of your home receptacle outlets is invaluable.


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Adding an Outlet to a Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How Switch Wiring Can Be Used for Receptacle Outlets: If a power source is located that does not have a ground wire then a 2-wire outlet that does not have a ground prong will need to be installed.


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How to Trace Wires with Electrical Testers

by Dave Rongey

How can I Trace Wires Inside a Wall to find out where the power is coming from? How to Test Outlet Wiring using Non Contact Voltage Testers, Testing for Broken Wires.


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How to Wire Light Switches From an Outlet

by Dave Rongey

How can I install two switches that will be operating two separate sets of light fixtures? How to Wire Light Fixtures from Switches and Outlets, Example of Installing Wiring for Light Fixtures and Switches.


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Replacing a 2-Wire Receptacle Outlet

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a New Replacement Outlet: I replace a receptacle but I failed to mark which wire went to silver common side of old receptacle and which went to brass hot side.


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Installing Electrical Wiring for a Shed

by Dave Rongey

How do I add new electrical wiring to my shed? Circuit Wiring and GFCI Protection for a Shed.


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Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets: Checking Electrical Wiring Connections, Inspect Wiring to Additional Outlets, Burnt Outlet Wiring Connections.


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Possible Causes for an Outlet Circuit not to Function

by Dave Rongey

How to Repair a Faulty Outlet Circuit: An Outlet Circuit that Tests OK but still Does Not Work, Here are some reasons why an outlet may not work properly and what should be checked.


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Wiring For A Light Switch and Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Wiring a Switch for a Light and Outlet: Plan your wiring accordingly so you can make all these connections. Two examples have to do with ceiling fans, but the same applies to any regular light fixture.


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Plug-In Testers and Faulty Receptacle Outlet Readings

by Dave Rongey

My plug in tester says the wiring is wrong, How should I fix the problem? Plug-In Tester Readings, Re-Wiring a Receptacle Outlet, How to Repair Outlet Electrical Wiring Problem.


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How to Change Out Electrical Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Why is the power tripping off after I replaced my electric outlets? Common Mistakes When Replacing Electrical Outlets and How to Fix Them, Working with the Wiring and Electrical Outlet Box.


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How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?

by Dave Rongey

How to add Another Electric Outlet: Before tapping into an existing circuit to add power for an outlet the line must be verified that it is in fact an outlet circuit and not a line use for switching a light fixture or similar application.


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Testing Electrical Outlets

by Dave Rongey

How to Test and Repair an Outlet Circuit Problem: Guide for Testing an Outlet Circuit, Inspect the Outlet Wiring, Electrical Troubleshooting.


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How to Convert a Switched Outlet to Non-Switched

by Dave Rongey

How to Convert Switched Outlets to be Hot All the Time: The easiest way to convert a half-hot duplex receptacle or a switched outlet to be hot all the time is really not that difficult.


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No Power to Electrical Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I have an electrical outlet that does not work: How to Repair an Electrical Outlet that has Lost Power.


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