Articles about Wiring Questions
Incorrect Outlet Ground Wire Could be a Shock Hazard
Is it safe to wire the ground wire to the neutral side of the outlet? Why a Ground Wire Should Not be Used as a Neutral Wire on a Receptacle Outlet.
Range Circuit Wiring and 3-Wire Outlets
How to Connect the Wires for a Electric Range Cord: Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 or 240 Volt electric power cord wiring system, You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range cord.
What is The Purpose of the Neutral Wire
The Purpose of the Neutral Wire in Electrical Systems: What is the purpose of the neutral wire and the difference between the ground wire and the white neutral wire.
Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?
I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.
Wire a Attic Exhaust Fan to a Thermostat Control
Wiring a Attic Exhaust Fan Electrical Question: How can I control an attic fan (120 volt) with 2 wires (black and white) with a regular 24 volt thermostat. I am having an issue with how to wire a White Rodgers Emerson model # 90 113 SPDT Relay which is mounted to a 4×4 box. How […]
Avoid Home Improvement Electrical Wiring Problems
Home Improvement Electrical Projects – In my experience this job would have taken more than 5 hours….
How to Install Wiring in a Basement
Can the Romex brand wire be used when Wiring a Basement? Romex or metal cable: What should be used when wiring a basement and how is the wiring protected. NEC Code Article Sections 336-6c, 333-11
Upgrading Old Home Electrical Wiring
How to Upgrade Older Home Wiring: One consideration when upgrading older home electrical wiring would be to use Wiremold short box extensions and run Wiremold surface raceway electrical conduit between the devices to install the wires.
Electrical Wiring Methods- Screw Terminals or Quick Connect
Is it true that the older method of wiring switches and outlets is to attach the wiring to the screw terminals? How to Connect Wires to a Switch or Outlet: Best Practices for Electrical Wires for Outlets and Switches and Factors Relating to Electrical Connections.
What Size Conduit For Electrical Wires
What Size Conduit should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.
3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring
Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black.
Question – Dimmer Switches – Part 1
When lights that are on dimmer switches don’t work, make sure you understand the difference between Master and Slave dimmer switches.
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…
Splicing Electrical Wiring In an Attic
How to Splice Electrical Wiring and Enclose the Wire Splice in a Junction Box: Question, What is the correct and most efficient way to splice electrical wire that is running through my attic.
Safe Electrical Wiring Methods for Garages
Is it OK to run Romex wire through and along studs in a garage if I am not installing drywall? How to Install Garage Electrical Wiring.
Cable Strapping and Wiring Methods
How to Strap Electrical Wire and Cable: As the cable passes through holes in the framing it does not need to be supported, only as the cable runs parallel with the framing will the strapping be required.