Electrical Wiring Questions and Answers

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Planning and Installing Recessed Can Light Fixtures

March 21, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Installing Recessed Light Fixtures: Considerations When Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures, Planning and Installing Recessed Lighting.

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Wiring Basement Light Fixtures

October 13, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Avoid Mistakes when Installing Basement Electrical Wiring for Lighting and Outlets: Wiring from a Junction Box, Installing The Right Wire Size, Problems with Light Fixture Wiring.

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When Aluminum Wiring Becomes a Real Fire Hazard

June 20, 2013 by Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring and an Incorrect Circuit Breaker Size Can Lead to a Fire Hazard.

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Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper

January 25, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Guide to Upgrading Aluminum Wiring to Copper Wiring: Electrical Circuits, Lighting Circuits, AFCI Circuit, Living Room Circuit.

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Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring

September 30, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity

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Why You Should NEVER Up-Size an Electrical Circuit Breaker or Fuse

August 30, 2012 by Dave Rongey

The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker – The purpose of a fuse or circuit breaker is to protect the electrical circuit wiring and components against overheating and electrical short or fault. Circuit protection with a fuse or breaker is accomplished by specific sizing for the specific circuit and wiring type that is installed.

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Replacing Electrical Fuses

August 14, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How To Select The Right Fuse for Safety – Make sure the Replacement Fuse is the Right Type and Size

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Correct Electrical Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights

July 17, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Selecting the Correct Wire Size for Ceiling Fans and Lights – In new construction the wire size for is determined by the…

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Calculating the Circuit Size for Lights and Ceiling Fans

July 15, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Determine the Circuit Size for a Lighting by Calculating the Total Electrical Load…

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