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This informative video demonstrates how to use an electrical meter to troubleshoot a common wiring problem - identifying which wires to connect to a new fixture. Continue reading →...
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I received a question from a reader regarding replacing a touch lamp control module. She was reluctant to hook it up without getting confirmation on the correct wiring scheme as the colors o...
Dryer, washer, and sub-panel
This is a question from a site visitor with an unusual situation.  A dryer outlet exists, but no outlet for the washing machine. Question: I have a single 30amp 220v circuit for a dryer. Is...
Ceiling Fan Switch Leg drop for separate control
Here is a quesion from a site visitor asking how to wire a ceiling fan and light kit with separate control switches for the fan and the light. Question:  I would like to wire two ceiling f...
3-way-switch
When replacing a switch in in an existing 3-way circuit, you must replace it with another 3-way switch or the circuit will not function correctly. This article and detailed wiring diagram d...
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Recent changes to the electrical code has required that any receptacles installed in wet locations must be protected with an in-use weatherproof receptacle cover and enclosure. The video co...
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Is there a fire hazard with leaving countertop appliances plugged in while not in use? With today's technology there may be a valid reason to unplug your countertop appliances to avoid any ...
Installing Faceplate 2
Should a DIYer tackle their own home electrical repairs? This article presents six key questions that you must ask yourself before you consider attempting a home wiring project. Continue re...
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This article features some examples of some of the more extreme wiring scenarios we found in Costa Rica. Some situations were downright dangerous, while others were a source of amusement. C...
Bad Connection
In this article I talk about what it means to have a “broken neutral”, and the problems that this condition can cause. Continue reading →...
 

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