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Installing X-10 Controls For Lighting


I have a single light switch that controls 10 – F40T12 drop in 4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures.



3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring


Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black.



Should Your Home Have An Electrical Safety Inspection?


What causes the lights in the home to pulsate when air conditioner is on…



Grounding Method For Sub-Panel Circuit


Does the receptacle ground connect to the isolated ground or to the neutral in the sub-panel…



Electric Water Heater Wiring


Wiring in an existing water heater which has a red and black wire. Need to connect it to a white and black wire. Which wire goes where…



Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets


I am installing 3 new outlets in my basement. There is no extra breaker spot available in my box. Can I splice into an existing…



Electrical Troubleshooting Lost Outlet Power


Common Causes for Lost Power to Outlets and Switches on a GFCI Circuit: Troubleshooting No Power to a Living Room and GFCI.



Air Conditioning Circuit Breaker Trips Off


Why does my air conditioner keep tripping the circuit breaker? Problem with a air conditioning unit.



How To Wire a GFCI and Outlet to a Light Switch


How do I wire a GFCI, outlet and Light Switch? Fully explained wiring instructions complete with a picture series of an installation and wiring diagrams.



Lightning Strikes Can Damage Electrical Wiring


We had a lightning strike our tree in our front yard. A circuit breaker tripped in the breaker box. It would not reset…



Installing an Outdoor GFCI Receptacle


Weatherproof GFCI Outlet Box: I am installing a GFCI receptacle on the outside of my home, the receptacle box cannot be recessed.



Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring Configuration


I am replacing a ceiling fan. The old fan was controlled from a double switch at the wall with one switch for the fan and one for the light…



Ask-The-Electrician.com Gets Best Rating


Electrical Comment from Cyril about Ask The Electrician Background: Cyril, a Homeowner from Wayne NJ Question: Great website, best info I found Great help thx! Dave’s Reply: Thanks for your complement Cyril! I’m glad we could be of service to you! I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this […]



Why is it Called 3-Way Switch


Why is a 3-way switch so named when it only operates from two locations?



Electrical Repair for an Outlet Circuit


I have one circuit in my house that appears not grounded on my plug-in circuit tester, although the electrician I called tells me that the hot to ground voltage is around 66 volts…



Electrical Circuit Considerations For Water Heaters


I am replacing an electric water heater. The original is 240 volts. Can I install a 120 volts…



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