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Articles about Receptacles


Add a GFCI Outlet Circuit to a Bathroom

By Dave Rongey

Jon in New Jersey asks: How should a GFCI Outlet circuit be installed for an existing bathroom?


Wiring a Shop for Outlets and Lights

By Dave Rongey

Electrical Wiring Methods for a Shop and Light Fixtures: I’m building a shop and have questions about electrical wiring.


Why Your Bathroom Receptacles Are Not Working

By Dave Rongey

How To Fix Bathroom Outlets and Receptacles: How a Non-Contact Voltage Tester Can Help Locate a Faulty Circuit.


Installing Workshop Receptacles

By Dave Rongey

How to Install Electrical Wiring for Workshop Outlets: Wiring Workshop or Garage Receptacles with GFCI Protection, The number of GFI outlets for a workshop, circuit amperage, how many outlets.


Installing Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Garage Light Fixture and Switch: As a good practice it wold be best to install tamper resistant receptacle outlets where ever they may be i the presence of infants. Check with your local building department and inquire about the local ruling.


Why A Garage Receptacle May Not Be Working

By Dave Rongey

Checking Electrical Power for a Garage Outlet – there may be a problem with the wiring at this receptacle if all the other receptacles are working normally. Using a plug in outlet circuit analyzer would be very helpful because it will give a lighted display indicating the condition of the circuit and any faults that may be found.