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Articles about Outlets

Why Outlets Stop Working


What happened to make my outlets stop working? How to Identify and Repair Outlets, The most common reasons why wall outlets stop working and how they are repaired.


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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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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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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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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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Help to Identify Outlet Power Failures


After a power outage some of the power outlets in my home quit working, what should I check? How to Identify Home Power Outage and Electrical Circuit Failures.


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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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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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Why Bathroom Outlets Stop Working


Why did my bathroom lights and outlet stop working? How GFCI Devices Protect Bathroom Circuits and Outlets


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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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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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