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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Putting together the ceiling fan is actually the easy part.

How to Change a Light Fixture

Make sure you identify the switchleg in the electrical box.

How to Replace an Exhaust Fan Motor

Replacing an exhaust fan motor is very easy. It is literally plug and play.

How to Install a Data Jack

How to install a data Jack is very simple with the right tools!

How to Install an Electrical Faceplate

Installing electrical faceplates is called electrical finish work.

National Electrical Code for Smoke Detectors

Let’s talk smoke detectors!

How to Install a Ceiling Fan Receiver

Some fan receivers come with a remote, but you can also purchase a wall switch instead, should you choose to.

How To Run An Electrical Wire From “Breaker Box “To “Outlet” Part 2

This part focuses on roughing in the outlet box.

Electrical Code for Outdoor Electrical Devices

WP and WR, the letters you are looking for when planning outdoor electrical.

How to Fix a Breaker Box that Keeps Tripping

Did your breaker fail to reset after you installed the outlet or switch?

Dryer Outlet Isn’t Working

The first thing we need to figure out is if the problem is the dryer or the electricity going to the Dryer.

How to Install a Cable Jack

Pretty simple electrical DIY video about installing a cable Jack, just watch the video and follow along.

How to Install a Bubble Cover

When you install outdoor receptacles, you need to install wp covers to protect the outlet from rain.

National Electrical Code for Buried Electrical Power Lines

I did not mention this in the video, but please call dig safe before you start digging.

How to Move an Electrical Outlet

The Virtual Electrician helps his brother (Johnny Bananas) move a bathroom outlet to the back side of a wall.

How to Install a Dimmer Switch.

The first thing you want to do is pick out the right dimmer.

Why Did I Lose Power to Half My House?

Have you lost power to half of your house? Here’s what to look for.

Safety inspections for Subpanels

This video describes the most important part about inspecting a subpanel.

Electrical Grounding vs Electrical Bonding

Electrical grounding is taking the voltage to the actual earth.

How to Test an Outlet for Continuity

It is possible you have a short in your circuit that is behind the drywall.

Why do my Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

Figuring out why your lightbulbs keep going bad can be a frustrating task.

How to Remove a Can Light Without Attic Access

If you have a can light in an unwanted area. You can easily remove it.

Benefits of LED Retrofitting

LED light is a much safer and more efficient light than old incandescent and halogen light bulbs.

How to Install a Keyless Fixture

You often find keyless fixtures in garages, utility rooms, basements, and sometimes closets.

How to Install Recessed Lighting

Pot lights, can lights, recessed lighting. These terms are all referring to the same thing. But do they install the same?

How to Rough in a Light Switch Box, Single Pole

Install the home run or the feed to your electrical box.

How to Install a Wirenut

Some may think that doing a video on installing an electrical wirenut is not necessary.

How to Draw out the Circuit for a Single Pole Switch

Draw the circuit out on paper. You can also always go back to your drawing if you get stuck again.

How to Install a Cut-in Box

If adding to an existing circuit, then you will need to get familiar with a cut-in box. Watch this video and ill show you everything you need to know.

How To Install Plug For Hardwired Appliance

You just bought a new Range or Stove. You are excited because it is going to be delivered today.

How to Wire a Dryer Outlet

You must run the 10/3 wire from the panel to dryer location. Then you can install the 2 gang box and hook up the dryer receptacle

Wiring from Breaker Box to Outlet

There are many electrical codes you need to follow when you want to run a dedicated circuit.

National Electric Code – Kitchen Wiring

Get up to code electrically with your kitchen wiring. Learn how to space your GFCI protected outlets correctly.

Ungrounded Three Prong Outlets

What does it mean to have an ungrounded three prong outlet? Is it dangerous?

Overloaded Electrical Circuits

add up the load on your electrical circuit
divide by voltage

How to Fix Reverse Polarity

Reverse Polarity is a common electrical violation found in many homes.

Lights in My House are Flickering

If you have multiple rooms that have flickering lights then the problem is bigger than just a bad light switch.

Electrical Troubleshooting – Step 1

Troubleshooting can be one of the hardest things to do on your electrical system, especially if you don’t know where to start.

NEC for Stapling a Wire

Do not try and smash the staples down on your electrical wire. This will cause all kind of problems.

Why is My Light Switch Getting Hot?

Is your light switch getting hot? Is it a dimmer switch? Dimmers get hot when not properly installed.

Electrical Wire Color Code

There are many different types of electrical wire. There are also different colors of electrical wire.

How to Add an Outdoor Electrical Outlet

It may be necessary to add additional power to the outside of your house for extra lighting or Christmas decorations.

How to Wire a GFCI Outlet

GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. These devices are used to protect you from shock.

How to Replace a Switched Outlet

Replacing your switches and outlets in your home yourself can save you a lot of money, if you know what you’re doing.

Types of Electrical Wires, 14/2 vs 14/3

Some wire is meant to be installed underground, in commercial settings, and wire used in residential settings.

How to Wire a Light Switch

First, you will want to turn the circuit breaker off that is controlling the switch to avoid electrical shock.

How to Fish a Wire Down a Wall

Fishing electrical wires is pretty easy, if you have two people, one in attic and other down below them.

How To Wire An Outlet

When wiring up an electrical outlet, you want to take special care that you are using proper wiring methods.

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

The first thing you want to ask yourself is if you recently changed old incandescent lightbulbs to LED.

Multiple Electrical Outlets not Working

That’s because electricity is fickle beast and there is a lot that can go wrong in an electrical circuit if overloaded.

How to Install a Switch Loop

Switch loops used to be a common wiring practice, but most electricians have gone away from this.

Installing a Whole Home Surge Protector

Whole home surge protectors are a great way to protect your electrical system and everything connected to it.

How to Install a Tandem Breaker

Installing breakers in a panel box is easy. But what if your breaker box is full? Install a Tandem Breaker.

How to install a GFCI Breaker

Is your house grounded? Are you looking to add ground fault protection on circuits that currently don’t have it?

How To Replace a 240 Volt Circuit Breaker

Now that you have got the wire inside the panel box. In this video we will show you how to install a 240 volt circuit breaker.

Installing A Wire Into A Breaker Box

The Virtual Electrician explains how to properly install an electrical wire into a Breaker Box. Don’t get stuck at this point.

Electrical Load Calculation

Sizing your electrical wires & electrical breakers is one of the most important steps for installing a new electrical circuit.

Different Phases Of Breaker Box

Every residential house has 2 incoming legs of power connected to their electrical panel. This is called a single phase system.

Voltage Drop

Voltage drop is an important part of electricity and knowing the specifics can help you immensely.

How to Use a Circuit Breaker Finder

Whether your adding in a new light fixture or simply updating your circuit breaker, TVE can help get the job done right.

Wire Ampacity

TVE explains what wire ampacity is and why understanding wire ampacity will be critical to the success of your electrical system.

Is Your Smoke Detector Beeping?

If changing the battery doesn’t work, then TVE explains why a smoke detector might be beeping when there is no fire.

Your Guide to Electrical Wiring Tools

You need to be armed with the correct electrical tools before you start troubleshooting your electrical problem.

Electrical Safety

Learn electrical safety tips and how to work on your electrical system.

How to Use a Multimeter

In this video we go over how to use the continuity function on the multimeter.

How to Use a Voltage/Plug-In Tester

The first tool is the presence tester also called a voltage tester.

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