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Wiring a GFCI Outlet with a Switch


How to Wire a GFCI Outlet with a Switch – There are a few different methods that are used to wire GFI Outlets but all start with locating the Line side of the GFCI Receptacle where the power source is attached as described.



Electrical Code and Protecting NM Cable


Installing and Protecting NM Electrical Cable – The NM Cable must be positioned and fastened so that the cable will be protected from damage especially when the wall coverings are installed.



Electrical Wiring for an Attached Garage


How to Plan the Electrical Circuits for Your Garage – Garage electrical wiring diagram and considerations for wiring garage circuits, complete with pictures. Careful planning for your garage with immediate and future equipment considerations will help you understand how to size your electrical circuit requirements.



Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections


Electrical Wire Connections for a Dimmer Switch – Many times it is found that a white wire may be used for a switch leg which will carry current or electricity to the light fixture. If you discover this, make sure to identify the wire as a switched wire.



Hot Tub Circuit Wiring Requirements


When installing the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Hot Tub it is very important to select the right cable and to make sure it is properly grounded with GFCI protection.



Adding a Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights


Selecting the Size and Type of Dimmer Switch for Existing Lights – The watt capacity or size of the dimmer switch should be greater than the total amount of connected watts from the light fixtures being controlled. Dimmer capacity typically starts at 600 watts.



Installing a Circuit for an Electric Stove


How to Upgrade From a Gas Stove to an Electric Stove – To upgrade from a gas stove to an electric stove a new dedicated electric circuit will need to be installed.



Why Kitchen Receptacles Quit Working


Kitchen receptacles typically do not need to be replaced if they stop working. Counter top receptacles in the kitchen are protected by a GFI device such as a GFI receptacle or a GFI circuit breaker.



Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets


How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.



Electrical Code for Wire Type and Size


How to Know What Wire Size and Type to use for Home Electrical Wiring – Continuing the circuit with the same wire size and type is essential to maintain the integrity of the circuit.



How to Repair a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switch


What to do When a Pull Chain Switch Stops Working: How to Fix a Pull chain switch for light fixtures and ceiling fans.



Electric Stove Circuit Installation


Electrical Panel Requirements for a New Stove Circuit – The complexity of installing the stove circuit will depend on the structure of the house and how accessible it will be to install the electrical cable.



Understanding 4 Way Switch Wiring


How Do You Wire 4-Way Switches? Wiring for three switch controlled locations it is necessary to install two 3-way switches.



Why Kitchen Outlets Stop Working


Why did my kitchen outlets stop working? How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power to Your Kitchen Outlets.



Electrical Conduit Types for Underground Projects


What type of electrical conduit should I use for outdoor and underground wiring? Types of Conduits for Underground Electrical Wiring.



Installing MC Cable for Home Wiring


How to Install MC Cable for Electrical Circuit Wiring: MC cable is required to be installed in some locations for home electrical wiring and is often used when wiring outlets and lighting circuits. The installation of MC Cable must be according to applicable codes including the following guidelines.



How do I install a wire from my electrical panel for light switches?


Install Electrical Wiring for Light Switches – Resources with Fully Explained Light Switch Wiring Diagrams and Pictures assist your Home Electrical Projects



Understanding Electrical PVC Conduit Sizes


Selecting the Right PVC Conduit for Your Electrical Wiring Project – PVC Conduit for Electrical Wiring – (Poly Vinyl Chloride). PVC conduit is commonly used for underground electrical wiring.



Older Homes and Up To Standard Government Requirements


Electrical Wiring Improvements for Older Homes – I understand that there are increasing regulations to require more energy efficient building codes which require more efficient electrical equipment for new construction.



How To Wire Smoke Detectors


How to Install and Connect Smoke Detector Electrical Wires – A voltage tester is the best way to identify the electrical wiring as described in this question keeping the following in mind…



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