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Bob Sponaugle

Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details. Please note that I am a homeowner who is self-taught. I know a lot, but I am not an electrician. I always base my answers on following the rules. If you are asking me how to jury-rig something, you probably won't like my answer.

Robert Wilber

Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.

Greg Hughes

On Vacation
returns 10/21/2016
Troubleshooting electrical including appliances and HVAC.

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2016-10-18 Outlets Not Working:

There should be 2 circuits, and usually they are pretty well mixed up.  Make sure you have the power off to both circuits, or check for power so you don't get shocked.  You can have power even if the outlet

2016-10-17 Outlets Not Working:

There should be two circuits to the kitchen and dining room plugs.     If you are pretty sure that the new GFCI is wired correctly, with the line and load wires being on the correct screws, then you probably


Kenny    Sorry about that. I just got the point of your question!    My method would be to wire-nut off the conductors separately at the wall and then test to see which were the hot feed. I just don't

2016-10-09 wiring outside light:

What is there now, just the switch for the outlet?  If you have only one cable with 2 wires (not counting the ground), you can not tap the light from it, unless you add another wire from a power source

2016-10-09 4 way switch problem:

Hi Nick  Nice to hear from you     Since it is the three way switch it is pretty straightforward if it worked before.  There are three wires from 2 cables. The wire from the cable with one free conductor

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