Articles about Electrical Wiring
James in Maryland asks: What is the difference between a FLNR 60 Fuse and a FRN-R 60 Fuse?
Adriel in Florida asks: I’m trying to replace a kitchen outlet for a GFCI one. How do i hook up the new GFCI outlet?
Tom in Florida asks: I added a spot light to an outside receptacle, checked for voltage before closing up box, now the light does not work, could it be the GFCI receptacle?
Jerry in Colorado asks: Our kitchen range has died and we are purchasing a new electric range. Is our existing circuit wiring going to work?
Kris in Missouri asks: My son and I replaced a Ceiling Fan in his bedroom. The fan and light were working prior to replacing, now it does not work.
Sal in Utah asks: I am installing new 220volty lines for a range and dryer running through an exposed Basement ceiling. Does the wire need to be in conduit?
Charles in Ohio asks: My breaker keeps tripping as soon as it is reset, and my home just had new siding and door frames installed.
Armando in New Jersey asks: We are going to install an outside light with conduit. Can We use MC cable (BX cable )inside the conduit?
Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.
Emily in Texas asks: We are trying to replace our front porch light switch with a Honeywell programmable wall switch, model RPLS540A. We have a ground wire attached to the current light switch with a screw.
Steve in Illinois asks: My kitchen has an exterior wall with a door that goes out onto a patio, with a switch inside near the door going outside that is the only one controlling an overhead kitchen light. I drilled a hole through the brick to add an outlet outside, piggybacking off the kitchen light switch.
Jim in Virginia asks: I’m installing a Wemo 3way WiFi Switch replacing an existing 3-way switch.
Bryan in New York asks: I would like to run power out to my shed which sits about 150 feet back from house. I’m thinking direct bury UF from home panel box.
Ian in Canada asks: How many receptacles and lights does the code allow per 15 amp circuit?
James in California asks: Is it code compliant to run two separate 12-2 Romex cables instead of one 12-3 for 220volt?
Lee in Virginia asks: I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. However, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.