Articles about Electrical Wiring
Lanny in Minnesota asks: Can a GFCI circuit breaker take the place of a GFCI Outlet? Would it be considered to meet NEC Code Requirements?
Jack in Virginia asks: Why does my automatic transfer switch makes a Loud ‘pop’ and there was also a visible flash?
Michael in California asks: We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.
Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.
Lisa in Ohio asks: I have a post light with a damaged UF cable. Can I install low voltage lighting to the undamaged end of the UF wire the post light?
Tags: change the wiring, damaged UF cable, front yard, led landscape light, led yard light, low volt, low voltage, low voltage light, low voltage lighting, pole light, post light, UF Cable, yard light
Eric in Florida asks: What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 remote switch? Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?
Kevin in Lakewood asks: We are going to purchase a laundry center. The circuit we will be using is 15amp, will this work in our apartment?
Frank in Oklahoma asks: There is a switch by the front door that controls the outside lights. Should that fixture control the other two lights?
Del from Minnesota asks: I need a 50amp, 30amp, and 20amp circuit in my garage. Do I need more than one conduit for the electrical wires?
Tags: 100Amp Sub Panel, garage electric circuits, garage electric wiring, garage outlets, garage sub panel, panel for a garage, pvc conduit for electric wires, QO LoadCenter Panel SQ-D, wiring a garage, wirng a garage
Mike in Florida asks: I have the electrical main coming into an exterior panel, and being back-fed into a 125 AMP breaker. This then flows through the panel itself and into a sub-panel just inside the building.
Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.
Tags: 3 way dimmer switch, 3-way dimmer, 3-way switch, 3way switch, black wire, black wires, brass screw, dark hallway, dimmer switch, GE Ultrabrite LED Plug-In Nite Light, light switch, night light, no power, red wire
Wayman in Canada asks: I need advice about fluorescent ballasts replacements. I have 3×48″T12 lamps installed in a line: one 2 tube fixture,and a single tube fixture The lamp of the single fixture will not illuminate (even after changing the tube). Can a light fixture with a electronic ballast share the same circuit with a light fixture with a magnetic one?
Laurie in Wisconsin asks: I know I have a motion detector and a hidden camera on my living room ceiling. How can I detect devices that have been planted in my home that are watching me and spying on me?
Tags: counter surveillance device, detect spy equipment, living room, motion detector, motion detector light, spy camera, spy camera in light fixture, spy detector, spy device, spy device in bedroom, spy device inside wiring, spy signal detector
Michael in Ohio asks: Why a new 50 amp GFCI breaker trips when the outlet Is installed in the box.
Wayne in Washington asks: I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.
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?
Tags: 3way switch, 3way switches, air compressor switch, Bathroom, bathroom light, ceiling light, light in a light switch, lighted equipment switch, lighted light switch, lighted switch, occupancy switch, pilot light switch, switch wire, wire a new circuit