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Summary: Electrical wiring projects in San Jose CA are best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or a Certified Electrician to ensure that the project is installed according to local and National Electrical Codes. Installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require a permit and inspections.

Electrical Wiring and Electrical Repairs for San Jose CA




Test GFCI Outlets and Circuit Breakers Often!


Electrical Contractors and Electricians in San Jose CA can assist you with:
San Jose CA Home Generators and Transfer Switch.
Install Outdoor Lighting in San Jose CA for Security and Safety.
Installing Ceiling Fans in San Jose CA and Remote Controls.
Wiring 3-Way and 4Way Light Switches in San Jose CA.
Install Dimmer Switches in San Jose CA for Light Fixtures.
Install a Dryer Circuit, Hook Up a Dryer Outlet, Connect a Dryer Cord in San Jose CA.
Install Motion Detectors and Dusk to Dawn Lighting in San Jose CA.
Install and Repair Electrical Circuit Wiring for Outlets in San Jose CA.
Repair or Replace Noisy Smoke Detectors in San Jose CA.
Install or Repair GFCI Outlet Wiring for homes in San Jose CA.
Kitchen Remodeling and Upgrades for San Jose CA. Homes.
Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair Services for the San Jose CA area.
Electrical service panel installation, fuse box replacement, electrical repairs and upgrades. Adding a new circuit, or replacing a bad circuit breaker for your home in the San Jose CA area, whatever your electrical projects may be, large or small, the qualified electricians and electrical contractors will be sure to assist you for a safer and more enjoyable home. Be sure to ask about a Home Electrical Safety Inspection.




Home Electrical Wiring Tips for Homeowners in San Jose CA

Home Wiring Projects Located in San Jose


Why Outlet Adapters are Not Safe and What the Alternatives Are

The Problem with 2Prong Ungrounded Outlets: The Risks Involved when Using Adapters and Solutions to Consider, Upgrade the Wiring or Install a Ground Wire to Make it Safe

Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams

How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.

Troubleshooting a GFCI Problem In a Shed

How to Troubleshoot GFCI Circuit Wiring: Methods of GFCI Protected Wiring, Troubleshooting GFCI Circuit Wiring in a Shed.


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This is a new project of 3300 sqft house. To calculate the lighting electrical load in watts, we multiply the total apparent power (VA) times the power factor, but where can I find the power factor for the lighting load of the house?. Does the NEC gives a number for the house lighting power factor?. […]

I’m replacing the hot energy sucking halogen bulbs (the kind that has 2 poles sticking out) in my home with led bulbs. The current in 220v. I purchased the LED bulbs but don’t come one. I’m hearing that I need a transformer or controllers to be able to use these lower watt bulbs. Is this […]

A few years ago I had my electrical panel replaced/upgraded by a licensed electrician to add room for more circuits, etc. The other day I went to turn off the circuit breaker to replace a failed outlet and I found that the breaker I wanted to turn off was tied/connected to another breaker. Turns out […]

Lost Part Power for a Switched Outlet – I was in the process of mounting a TV over my fireplace and adding an A/C outlet when II cut a live wire leadi My electrical wiring project involves Lost Part Power a Switched Outlet in the Bathroom of a Old Home. – […]

I have a new Emerson Wireless thermostat I would like to install. I do not have the old thermostat, all I have are the wires hanging from the wall. (The thermostat is for an electric AC and a gas heater.) How do I install the thermostat?

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recently, using my microwave makes my kitchen florescent light flicker. changing to a different plug ( on a different c recently, using my microwave makes my kitchen florescent light flicker. changing to a different plug ( on a different circuit) does not remedy the problem. bad light? bad […]

connected to the switch. I thought you were supposed I found the switch to my closet light has the neutral [white wire] connected to the switch. I thought you were supposed to connect the hot[ black wire ]. I decided to check another room switch and it was done with […]

Recently added a second floor bedroom above garage, San Jose CA city inspector is asking for a four pronged outlet for d Recently added a second floor bedroom above garage, San Jose CA city inspector is asking for a four pronged outlet for dryer in garage! Can’t find […]

I am re-wiring range/cooktop from wall box to range thru existing 4ft conduit. This is a 3-wire set up. It’s been hooked I am re-wiring range/cooktop from wall box to range thru existing 4ft conduit. This is a 3-wire set up. It’s been hooked up and working fine […]

I have a 2200 sqft 1960s home. Recently we added A/C and the electrician put in a new panel (maybe going from 100 amps I have a 2200 sqft 1960s home. Recently we added A/C and the electrician put in a new panel (maybe going from 100 amps […]

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