Ensure the circuit breaker is to the Off position, then connect the wires to the terminals, the ground screw and the neutral screw. Install the breaker in the breaker box, and test it by turning the power on. If the brea... More »

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The load a circuit is to carry determines the appropriate size circuit breaker. For safety, the total circuit load should be 80 percent of the breaker's capacity. This allows for factors such as ambient temperature and i... More »

Electrical code calls for a dedicated 20-amp breaker for the laundry room. This circuit provides sufficient power for the washer and a gas dryer. The code allows more than one outlet on the laundry circuit, but it requir... More »

To wire a breaker box, attach the grounding wire to the metal bar with setscrews, remove 1/2 inch of insulation from the wires, insert them into the circuit breaker, and push on the circuit breaker to lock it into place.... More »

Troubleshoot a three-way switch by turning off the circuit breaker and using a continuity tester to check between the common terminal and each of the traveler terminals. If the switch is working correctly there is only c... More »

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Fixing a doorbell involves removing the push button, using a circuit tester, disconnecting the wires and sanding the terminals. The bell cover also should be removed and cleaned if the bell produces a humming noise once ... More »

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To wire a plug, strip the wires with wire strippers, thread them onto their respective terminals, and fasten them with terminal screws. Insert the cover, and test the plug. You need wire strippers, a craft knife, a screw... More »