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What is GFCI outlet?
What areas should be GFCI protected?
- Kitchen counter tops
- Crawl spaces
- Exterior receptacles
- Unfinished basements
- Boat house
- Any receptacle within 6 ft of a sink
What is an arc fault breaker?
How is an arc fault breaker helpful?
More information – http://www.afcisafety.org/qa.html
More information – http://ecmweb.com/content/basics-arc-fault-protection
Where is arc fault protection required?
My smoke detector keeps chirping, what does this mean?
2. A consistent chirp is probably an indication of a low battery condition and the smoke detector requires a new battery.
Why do my bulbs burn out so often?
2. Larger wattage bulbs, which cause excessive heat build-up shorting the life of the bulb.
3. Power Surges.
4. Excessive vibration. Incandescent fixtures have a thin filament in the bulb and excessive vibration can shorten the life of the filament.
5. High voltage in the home. Homes are supposed to receive 120/240 volts from utility company, but this is not always the case. It is not uncommon for a home to receive 125/250 volts from utility company which will result in a shorter lifespan for bulbs.
Why does my recess can cycle on and off?
Also, there may be insulation packed around the recessed light– not letting the heat dissipate and in return tripping the thermal device. After the recessed light cools down, it will cycle back on.
When my air conditioner cycles on, I notice my lights dim. Is this normal?
What does it mean when my fluorescent lights are flickering or cycling on and off?
How can I plug a four prong dryer or range into a three prong outlet?
My dimmer switch is hot, is this normal?
Most dimmers are rated for 600 watts. However, dimmers come equipped with removable tabs on the side, that if removed lower the wattage rating of the dimmer to typically 500 watts if one side is removed, and 400 watts if both sides are removed.
If your dimmer is hot to the touch the load on the dimmer may be exceeding the wattage rating of the dimmer. As a test you can count the number of bulbs on the dimmer and multiply this by the wattage of the light bulbs if it exceeds 400 watts then the load may be exceeding the capacity of the dimmer and you will need to verify the rating of the dimmer.