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Grounding a Light Fixture Plug


How to Ground a Light Fixture Cord and Plug – By code, if a ground source is not provided, then an outlet or receptacle should not have a ground plug.



Wiring Two Ceiling Fans and Switches


How to Wire Ceiling Fan Switches – Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.



Designing Solar Power Systems for the Home


Design Factors that will Affect Solar Power Performance – The design for any solar power system is essential for optimal performance. Using quality materials such as solar panels and inverters is key.



New Lighting Trips Out Circuit Breaker


How to Calculate Lighting Circuit Electrical Load Capacity – Compare the total amount of watts from the original light fixture and what the total watts are of the new light fixtures. In a case where the circuit is overloaded the watts will either need to be reduced or a new circuit will be required.



Control Lights With RF Switches


How to Use RF Switches to Control Lights – Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems are extremely useful, they have been around for years and there are numerous applications for their use, especially with Home Electrical and Automation.



RV Electrical Service Pedestal


RV Park Electrical Service Pedestal Connection – If the service pedestal is designed to accommodate additional equipment being installed onto it without violating the UL rating or any other code stipulations.



Shower Light Switch Wiring


How to Wire a Switch for a Bathroom Shower Light and Exhaust Fan – The wiring leads may be to the other device so that both the shower light and the fan are on the same switch.



Electrical Control Using Relay Contactors


How Relays Control Electrical Equipment – Contactors or relays are used for operating several electrical devices, including equipment such as well pumps, septic pumps, basically any type of electric motor.



Adding a Gas Heater to a Hot Tub


How to Control Additional Equipment for Your Hot Tub – When you are integrating new components into an existing hot tub then the controls must integrate together as well so they work together and the controlling sequence of operations will give you the control you desire



Furnace Thermostat Wiring and Settings


How to Operating Your Furnace at Safe Settings – The internal high temperature safety switches will prevent the furnace from overheating as well.



Electrical Outlets with Power Problems


How to Repair Electrical Outlets – Locating a Loose or Burnt Wire or Splice Connection – A burnt or loose connection is typically found in an outlet junction box or receptacle box where two or more cables and wires are spliced, or where the wires of the circuit are attached to an outlet.



How to Replace a Dimmer Switch


Directions for Installing a New Dimmer Switch – There are some brands of dimmer switches that have Master and Slave dimmers, and this has been a problem for a few people because they were totally unaware of the differences even though they appear to be identical.



How to Replace Light Switches


How to Replace a Light Switch – Single pole switches will only have two switched wires and the connection of these two wires to the terminal screws of the switch will not matter, or the polarity is not crucial.



Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagrams and Connections


How to Connect the Wiring when Replacing a Ceiling Fan – If the ceiling junction box only has a black and a white wire then it will attach to the black and blue of the ceiling fan and the pull chains will be the switch controls.



The Red Wire and the Blue Wire


How to Connect the Red Wire and the Blue Wire for a Ceiling Fan – Installing an Outdoor Ceiling Fan Wiring an the Electrical Wiring Connections can be a little tricky especially when it comes to the red wire and the blue wire.



Converting to a Radiant Floor Heat System


How to Install Wiring for a Radiant Floor Heat System – Typically you may specify the voltage of the radiant floor heating system, and I always recommend 240 volt because it will perform better, check the options for the system you choose.



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