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My Outlets Are Dead – Should I Replace The GFCI?


Fully explained wiring instructions complete with a picture series of GFCI installations and wiring diagrams can be found here…


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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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Why Do My New Light Fixtures Trip The Circuit Breaker Off?


Remove each fixture and look for a pinched wire. Free the wire and inspect for damage. If the wire has caused a burnt area then you may need to …


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How do I fix a voltage leak and electrical noise problem?


I suspect this is an isolated problem with that circuit or outlet…Another possibility is to have the cable company verify their ground connection for their incoming…..


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How do I identify home electrical problems?


When an electrical circuit or device fails the best way to determine what has caused the problem is to begin…..


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Is my wiring project safe and to code?


I see so many times where electrical projects are installed without regard to electrical codes and an understanding of some important factors….


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How do I connect wiring in my ceiling junction box?


I tried pretty much every combination possible to hook up a 2-light ceiling fixture in the hallway, and none are working. I found out that now the bathroom light right off that hallway is no longer working too…


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My new ceiling fans trip the circuit breaker


If the circuit trips off immediately then this could be a short in the circuit wiring or components. If the circuit trips after the ceiling fans have…


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Circuit Breaker Trips In Home Wiring


I would disconnect the ceiling fan from the black wire, cap the black wire, reset the circuit breaker and turn the wall switch on again. If the circuit breaker trips off again then…


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My Florescent Light Fixtures are Not Working


I replaced all eight 4 foot 32 watt bulbs. I replaced the wall light switch. The circuit breaker seems fine. I have electronic ballast but unlikely both fixtures ballast went at same time. What should I do next?


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Lights Dim Out Very Often – Help!


It sounds like there is a loose connection that is beginning to fail, you may want to check….


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Electrical Question about a Portable Infrared Sauna


I’ve been building a portable infrared sauna. I know nothing about electrical work, but did my best to follow the instructions. When I plugged it in, there was a huge spark and popping – obviously, something is wrong.


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Help with Dimmer Switch Wiring


I have a outlet coming into the second sconce as Black (hot) and White coming into the second sconce and I have trouble understanding where to tie what. I spoke to a Home Depot electrician and they said tie white to white, Red to the Black on the sconce and the Black (hot) to the outlet along with the black from the first sconce; Can you provide guidance. Thanks


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I added a Phone Jack and my Phone Stopped Working


I want to put another phone jack in my house so I can move my computer. I tried adding a phone line to existing line and it shut off my phone.


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Electrical Question from Jim about Lighting


Question: When I turn on my upstairs bedroom ceiling fan, the light inside of my dining room hutch goes on. The light switch on the hutch is a hidden switch in the door hinge…you just touch the door hinge to turn the lights off & on.


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Electrical Question From Eric About Troubleshooting


Question: I had a wire nut with 3 wht 18 ga wires “pop” (melted and broke all at once). The other 2 wire nuts were fine.


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