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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.
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
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.
I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.
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.
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.
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 should I Use for my Electrical Job? How to Select the Correct Conduit Size for Electrical Wires.
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 […]
Installing a 3 way dimmer switch box with green, 2 reds and black.
When lights that are on dimmer switches don’t work, make sure you understand the difference between Master and Slave dimmer switches.
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…
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.
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.
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.