I've never been the handy type, but now that I own my first home, I'm trying to learn as much as possible. The questions that follow might sound st...
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I've installed several lights and relocated switches and outlets. When ever I route wire down to an existing switch or outlet, I usually have to cu...
We have built a large sale electric Christmas train which travels across 10 neighboring propertie on a 9 foot high track. We have had a difficult ...
To whom it may concern,1)How do I connect a cable from switches and lights to a fuse panel (or the bus, incoming power).2) Why do some cables have...
I just added a GFI outlet and dimmer switch (and fixture) to an existing circuit. I put the GFI in between the (formerly) last outlet and the dimm...
The 'off' traveler wire (in either mode) on a 3-way switch reports 23 volts. (I would expect 0 volts). The switch tests ok and the wires are not sh...
I have run a switch loop with 2 simple incandescent fixtures with a single pole switch at the end of the cable run (pwr. in----fixture----fixture--...
The title says it all. My Craftman 1/2 HP GD opener works, but only when I turn off the ignition of my Jeep. When I back out of the garage, I tur...
I'm looking for an easy explanation for why 220volt service is more efficient than 110. If you have two wet shirts and you place one in a 110v dry...
We bought a house with no gas going to it. We need some tips on how to lower our electrical bills and make our home more electrically efficient.
I want to hook 3 switches to control one light. Here is the current wireing that I have: I have 12-2 from breaker box to the first(A) switch(3 wa...
We've just installed a ceiling fan.Everything appears level, except that the post is crooked. Any ideas on how to rememdy this?
I have a light switch that controls 2 outside security lights. I want to add a second switch in another part of the house. What do I need to do?
I changed light switches and now my hall way lights (three way switches) don't work and also one bathroom and the original light don't work now. I ...
can anyone give me some basic voltage principals of 220 three phase electric circuits? can i wire single phase 220 saftely off the high leg of ...
Hi,This is a pretty basic question but I wanted to double check. I am repainting my bathroom and I want to temporarily remove a light fixture on th...
My first question is do any one know of any web site for connecting icemakers? Second question is my dryer sound like it wants to turn, but it doe...
Dear Reader:I am having a very disturbing electrical problem. Two or three days ago, some of my lights at home would occasionally blink, dim, etc....
Do microwave ovens have fuses in them? I have an old Tappan (at least 10 years old) and all of a sudden it went dead. Changed to another outlet and...
I recently set up a new desk in one of our bedrooms and was planning to put my computer on it. Unfortunately I found out that we only have 2-prong...