Category: Switches & Receptacles

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Panels & Breakers

Possible Causes of Power Loss to a Circuit

There can be a number of possible causes of a power loss to a circuit.  In the following article I review the steps to narrowing down one possible cause for a loss of power and how to remedy the situation.

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Switches & Receptacles

How to Replace a Mismatched Dryer Cord and Receptacle

What do you do when your new dryer cord does not match the existing receptacle in your home? Current electrical code regulations require that an outlet for an electric dryer must be of the NEMA 14-30R configuration, which is two hot wires, a neutral (grounded), and a ground (grounding or equipment ground) conductor.

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Switches & Receptacles

Replace a Razor Only Outlet With GFCI Receptacles

You will often find razor only outlets in the bathrooms of older homes. These do not provide the GFCI protection that is required by code and will not support newer bathroom appliances. In this article I will replace a razor only outlet with the code compliant GFCI receptacle.

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Switches & Receptacles

How to Install an In-Use Weatherproof Receptacle Cover

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 covers the replacement of an older style weatherproof receptacle cover with the new in-use weatherproof receptacle cover.

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Switches & Receptacles

Common Light Switch Wiring Problems

Do you have a wall/light switch that is causing you some problems, or that you suspect might be faulty? Problems with a light switch is something most homeowners experience at one time or another. In this post I review three common light switch wiring problems, how to troubleshoot the actual cause of the wiring problem, and how to resolve it.

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