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Articles about Outlets

Mobile Home Outlets that Work On and Off


Outlet Circuit Repair for a Mobile Home: The most typical cause for part or all of an outlet circuit to stop working, or to work intermittently is due to either a deteriorating connection where the electrical wires attach to the outlet.


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Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring


How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity


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Replacing Receptacles


Replacing receptacle outlets and inspecting the wiring – How to Test Outlet Wiring – Make sure you are testing the wiring correctly. When testing outlets it is best to use a circuit analyzer that will indicate the condition of the wiring with a three light display.


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Repairs for Electrical Outlets that are Not Working


I have several outlets that are not working in various parts of the house…


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Replacing Home Electrical Wall Outlets


How to make the Electrical Wiring Connections for Wall Outlets


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Electrical Question about a Receptacle at the End of a Line


I have a receptacle at the end of a line with 1 set of wires coming into the wall box, that I want to make into a blank wall plate


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Electrical Codes for Lights and Outlets


Does either a national or state electrical code require that smallest allowable gauge wire is 12-gauge…


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Add Lighting to Brighten Up Your Bedroom


I have an existing circuit in my bedroom and want to add lighting with switches in the closet. I figure I need to add a junction box and connect into the existing circuit….


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Bathroom Outlet Locations for Electrical Safety


When installing a new outlet in a bathroom, how far from the water source must it be?


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Lost Power To Bathroom Outlet Circuit


We recently discovered that all electrical outlets in the 2 1/2 bathrooms in our house are not working…


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Why Electrical Outlets Trip The Circuit Breaker


My 20 amp breaker which serves 7 wall outlets continues to trip without any reason…


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Outlet Ground Should Never Be Jumpered To The Neutral


I was wondering if I could just run a jumper from the neutral at each receptacle to the ground terminal…


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Why Did I Loose Power To My Wall Outlets?


It is unlikely that your breaker is burnt, especially if the problem is isolated to only one wall. Chances are that there is a….


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Electrical Question From Francis About Dryer Wiring


My dryer has a 4 prong plug, but the receptacle in my house has a 3 prong plug.


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Electrical Question from Josh about Buffers That Trip Circuit Breakers


Question: I have a 120 volt buffer that draws 12 amps and is rated at 1500 rpm and is dc rectified.


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Electrical Question from John about Electrical Wiring


Question: I have two outlets that do not work. When I test them with a volt meter I get the meter to light if I touch the black wire to the box but not when I touch it to the white wire.


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