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Replacing Outlets and Light Switches

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I replaced light switches and outlets in my home and now some things do not have power and do not work: How to Connect Electrical Wiring Problems When Replacing Outlets and Switches, Working with Existing Wiring of Outlets and Switches

Electrical Outlets and Switches

Electrical Question: I replaced light switches and outlets in my home and now some things do not have power and do not work.

This electrical question came from: Ryan, a Homeowner from Southlake, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Ryan.

How to Connect Wiring When Replacing Outlets and Switches

Application: Wiring Light Switches and Outlets.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Power Tools for installing electrical wiring, and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with hand and power tools.
Precaution: Identify the lighting circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional 3-way or 4-way switch wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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