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How Can I Have a Light Switch that Has a Light In the Switch?

By Dave Rongey

Ted in New York asks: I have a ceiling light in my bathroom with two 3way switches. I want to add some sort of a light Or lighted switch that would be on when the bathroom light is on, how can I wire this?


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I Want to Install a Dimmer Switch in My Kitchen

By Dave Rongey

I want to install a dimmer switch in my kitchen. My Electrical box has a switch with one black wire one red wire going to same side of switch.


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Adding Smoke Detectors to Our New Addition

By Dave Rongey

Timothy in Minnesota asks: I am adding 2 smoke detectors to our new addition. The older part of our house has smoke detectors in 4 locations.


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How to Fix an Outlet that has a Yellow Light and is Not Working

By Dave Rongey

Joe in Illinois asks: In the garage we have a double outlet. At the moment, the light above is yellow and it is not working.


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Renovating a Basement and Installing New Wiring

By Dave Rongey

Steven in Tennessee asks: I am renovating my basement and have been trying to find a specific wiring diagram for this: 14 3 GA from junction box to two ceiling fixtures, then to single pole switch, then to 2 GFCI outlets.


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Are GFCI Outlets Required in the Bedroom

By Dave Rongey

Joe in Ohio asks: I’m having a home remodel done. The electrician is telling me that it is NEC code now that GFCI outlets have to be installed in bedrooms?


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Adding Recessed Lights to a Bedroom Outlet Circuit

By Dave Rongey

Phil in California asks: Is it acceptable to use the circuit supplying the bedroom receptacles for new recessed Lighting fixtures in the same room?


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Installing Electric Wiring In a New Attached Sun Room

By Dave Rongey

Bob in Wisconsin asks: Installing electric wiring in a new attached Sun Room. Do the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?


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How Can I Find the Amps of my Electrical Panel

By Dave Rongey

Joe in Florida asks: Is there a way by looking at the electrical meter to tell how many amps my electrical panel has?


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Electric Wiring for AFCI in a Home

By Dave Rongey

Brian in Michigan asks: Can residential circuits dedicated to lighting with AFCI light switches share neutrals with other dedicated lighting circuits with AFCI light switches?


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How to Wire a Smart Thermostat

By Dave Rongey

Gregg in Illinois asks: My current wiring only has 4 wires but I understand I can use the fan wire and make it a common wire. How to Wire a Smart Thermostat, Change the Wiring for a Smart Thermostat.


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Tripping Breaker for a Ceiling Fan and Light

By Dave Rongey

Billy in Virginia asks: I have a problem with a light circuit where I removed an old light fixture and hung a ceiling fan and wired it into the existing setup then powered the circuit and hit the wall switch to check functions and the breaker tripped.


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Strange Smell In Your House You Think is Electrical

By Dave Rongey

Sara in Tennessee asks: I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical. I can only describe it as burnt sugar or maybe burnt caramel. What should I do if I have a strange smell in my house which I think is electrical?


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How to Wire a Disconnect Switch for a Tankless Water Heater

By Dave Rongey

Rod in Oklahoma asks: I installed a tankless water heater. I put a non-fuseable disconnect between it and the breaker box. How do I wire a 60amp Siemens disconnect switch for a Tankless Water Heater?


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Install New Wiring in a Main Panel

By Dave Rongey

Jake in West Virginia asks: New commercial 200amp 1 phase breaker panel. With line power entering from the bottom.


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Outside Lights Stopped Working after a Rain Storm

By Dave Rongey

Patty in California asks: Power runs from the house to an exterior driveway gate where we have two photocell lights on top of rock columns. After heavy rains our outside lights stopped working and a GFCI outlet tripped off.


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