Friday, December 18, 2015

What is the Electric Code for Installing a 220volt Receptacle

How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.



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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Can a 125Amp Circuit Breaker be used for 250Amps?

If a 2pole circuit breaker is rated for 125 amps can it be used for 250 amps? The Amperage Rating of a 2Pole 125Amp Circuit Breaker.



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Monday, December 14, 2015

Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off

Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Why an Outlet Circuit Turns On and Off

Why does an outlet cut out and then it comes back on? How to Repair Outlet Circuit Problems, Common Receptacle Outlet Problems and How to Fix Them.



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Installing Dimmers for 3 Way and 4 Way Switches

How can I wire a 3way dimmer switch to one of the switch locations? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections, Installing Multiple Dimmer Switches, Types of 3Way and 4Way Dimmer Switches.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring for Safety

How can I fix a leaky voltage problem in my electrical wiring? Fix Leaky Electrical Voltage Problems by Upgrading the Electrical Wiring.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Does an Infrared Camera Troubleshoot Electrical Problems

How is a Infrared Camera Used to Detect Electrical Problems? Thermal Expansion and Contraction that Can Cause Faulty Electrical Connections.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How To Repair Your Light Fixtures

Susan from Illinois asks: How Can I Fix a Light Fixture that Stopped Working? Electrical Tips for Repairing Light Fixtures, Troubleshooting Methods used to solve problems with Lights and Switches.



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Saturday, September 19, 2015

How To Wire a New Switch and Ceiling Light

Dennis in New York asks: How do I wire the new switch using power from the existing power line to turn on and off the new ceiling light? How to Wire a New Switch from an Existing Power Source.



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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Installing an Outlet for a Wall Mount TV

How can I install the electrical wiring from an existing outlet to a new wall outlet? How to add Wiring for a New Outlet, Adding an Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Installing Electrical Wiring for Pool Equipment

What type of Wire Should I Install for Pool Equipment? Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Pool Pump.



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Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets

How Can I Fix a Outlet that Lost Power after an Extension Cord Has Been Cut or Damaged? Locate and Restore Power to an Outlet Circuit Has Lost Power.



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Installing a Window Air Conditioner Circuit

Why is our Air Conditioner Circuit Not Working? Installing and Testing Air Conditioner Circuit Wiring.



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Planning for a Garage Electrical Sub Panel

How Can I Install Electrical Wiring and a Sub Panel in a Garage? Planning and Installing a Garage Sub Panel.



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Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo

How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo? Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.



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How to Install a Flush Mount Dryer Outlet

How can I wire a 30A 125/250V Dryer Outlet? Wiring a 4-Wire 30-Amp 250 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.



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Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Home Electric Panel Upgrade Wire Size

Can the existing electrical service wire be used for a larger panel? Planning for a Home Electrical Service Panel Upgrade.



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Why an Electric Power Surge Can Cause Problems

Why are my electrical devices burning up instead of tripping the circuit breaker? Possible Causes of Power Surges and Spikes, How to Avoid Damage to Electrical Devices Caused by Voltage Surges or Spikes.



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Why Lights Dim When the Central AC Unit Starts

Why do my lights dim when my central AC Unit comes on? Evaluating an Older Home Electrical System.



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How Do I Connect The Wires For An Oven?

Where Do the Electric Circuit Wires Connect for my New Oven? Electrical Wiring for an Electric Oven.



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