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Articles about Outlets

Wire Connections and Adding Outlets


How are the wires connected when adding new outlets? How to Add Outlets and Make the Right Connection.


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Dedicated Circuit for Bathroom Outlets


Can the Bathroom GFCI Circuit be Used for Other Electric Outlets? Bathroom GFCI Outlets on a Dedicated Circuit.


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Heated Outlet and the Cause of Lost Power


How to Repair Wiring and Splices in Outlet Boxes: Be sure to double check the wiring and any splices in the outlet box where you have seen the heated neutral.


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How to Repair a Wall Outlet that Quit Working


What Caused my Wall Outlets to Quit Working and How Can I Fix Them? The Most Common Problems with Wall Outlets and How to Them.


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How To Ground Old Two-Wire Outlets


Can I run a line from the panel to one location then bring all of the grounds from the outlets on one circuit to that location and tie them all together there, or do I have to run the ground to each outlet and splice each one in there? Attaching a Ground Wire For Old 2Wire Outlets: Electrical Grounding Methods and Requirements.


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I turned off the main breaker to the house to show the kids how it worked,…


How to Reset a Main Circuit Breaker and Restore Your Power


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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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Why do my outlets have 120 volts and nothing works?


My outlets are reading 120V on my meter but when I plug something in they do not work. Why Electrical Outlets May Not be Working.


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Website with Great Home Wiring Diagrams


I used your wiring diagrams to correct a 3 way switch problem: Wiring diagrams are an important tool for completing your electrical projects, so I have provided several to assist you.


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Installing Outlets Ground Up or Down


Why Electrical Outlets May Be Positioned With The Ground Up or Down and Which Way is the Right Way


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Wiring Symbols for Outlets


What are the wiring symbols for Sockets and Outlets? Identification of Wiring Diagrams and Symbols used in Electrical Construction.


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Installing an Outdoor GFCI Receptacle


Weatherproof GFCI Outlet Box: I am installing a GFCI receptacle on the outside of my home, the receptacle box cannot be recessed.


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Troubleshooting Problems with Electrical Outlets


The electrical power in my bedroom is off and none of the wall outlets work: How to Understand Outlet Polarity Testing, When using a outlet tester on the outlets it reads that the hot and ground are reversed.


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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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Replacing 2 Wire and 3 Wire Receptacle Outlets


How to Wire Replacement Electric Outlets: Types of Outlets, 2-Wire Outlet and 3-Wire Outlet, Outlet Wiring Connection, Outlet Trips a Circuit Breaker.


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Identifying Travel Trailer Outlet Problems


Troubleshooting Travel Trailer Outlet Problems: I have a travel trailer which suddenly lost power to several electrical outlets while several others work fine…


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