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Articles about Electrical Wiring: National Electrical Code



How to Fix a Wiring Problem that Causes Electrical Trouble

November 5, 2017 by Dave Rongey

Should a white neutral wire have voltage when the circuit breaker is off? A multiwire circuit has been improperly installed, which is causing electrical problems within the home.


Installing a Sub Panel for a Detached Building

April 1, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Do I need to run a ground wire for a 200 amp sub panel that is 200 feet away from the main panel? Grounding a Remote Sub Panel at a Detached Building.


Kitchen Countertop Receptacles NEC 210-52

February 9, 2016 by Dave Rongey

What is the NEC Code for Kitchen Counter Top Outlets? The Electrical Code Requirements for Kitchen Counter top Receptacle Circuits.


NEC Electrical Code for Re-Identifying Ungrounded Conductor

August 26, 2017 by Dave Rongey

How should I Identify Electrical Conductor Wiring? NEC Article 200.7 (C) Re-Identifying Ungrounded Neutral Conductors.


What is the Electric Code for Installing a 220volt Receptacle

March 4, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.


How to Ground a Panel for a Detached Shop

August 7, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Installing a Panel and Ground System for a Shop: Factors that Determine the Type of Bonded Grounding System, Detailed Questions and Answers about Installing a Shop Panel and Bonded Ground System.


Installing a Panel for a Hot Tub

January 12, 2015 by Dave Rongey

Installing a Panel for a Hot Tub: I want to add a panel for a hot tub, some outlets and lights. Should I run a 100A service panel so I can supply power for all these circuits?


Grounding an Electrical Panel

November 24, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Ground a Electric Circuit Breaker Panel: Grounding Requirements for Electric Panels, National Electrical Code, NEC Article 250, Grounding a Main Panel, Grounding a Sub-Panel, Electrical Grounding Methods.


How To Ground a Television or Communications Antenna

August 25, 2013 by Dave Rongey

How to Install an Earth Grounding and Bond for Communication Antenna: Guide for Grounding an Antenna System


How Many Electrical Wires In a Junction Box

October 11, 2016 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Junction Box: Selecting a Junction Box for Electrical Wiring, The Basics of Electrical Junction Boxes, The number of wires that are allowed in a Junction Box.


How to Strip Electric Wire

September 7, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Remove Insulation from Electrical Wires: Stripping Electrical Wires Without Nicking the Wire, Methods of Stripping Electrical Wires and Making a Connection.


Electrical Code for Garage GFI Outlets and Receptacles

April 27, 2015 by Dave Rongey

How to Plan and Installing Electrical Wiring for Garage Outlets and Lighting Circuits: Electrical Codes about GFCI protection for 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles in garages.


AFCI Arc Fault Requirements for Home Electrical Circuits

March 12, 2014 by Dave Rongey

Arc Fault Outlets for the Home: The AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter is used for specific circuits as required by the NEC Code.


Understanding Electrical Wiring for Ceiling Light Fixtures

December 14, 2016 by Dave Rongey

Ceiling Light Fixture Electrical Wiring and Connections: Depending on the age of the home there may be one or more cables found in the ceiling junction box. These cables are used for distributing power to the light fixture, the wall switch, and may provide power to wall receptacle outlets as well.


Electrical Code for Bonding Ground Wires

November 2, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Splice Electrical Wires and the Ground: For projects where you are extending the wiring of an existing circuit then the additional wire size must match that of the circuit you are branching from or splicing. Electrical junction box splices can be made safely when you understand the method.


Rated Capacity of Electrical Wire

October 16, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Safe Amperage Ratings for Electrical Wire: The amperage rating will depend on the insulation type of the #12 AWG wire, Surpassing the amperage rating of any electrical wire is highly dangerous and not safe and can cause the wire to become over heated which could lead to a fire.


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