Articles about Electrical Wiring
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.
David in Pennsylvania asks: I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.
Dan in Florida asks: I am moving my oven in to an Island. What is required for 240 and 120 lines under the floor to the island.
Saelon in Oregon asks: I installed all new track light, and my no-touch power tester lights up almost anywhere on the ceiling within 12 inches of the track. Is this normal?
Ed in New Jersey asks: Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?
Tracy in Massachusetts asks: What is dual outlet for under cabinet lighting. I need a fixture that is in the middle of a string of under cabinet lights.
Tommy in Alabama asks: All bathroom plugs do not work. Light’s working and only Two GFI plugs in or out of the house and they both work.
Migul in New Jersey asks: I have an outdoor GFI outlet that has a Red LED Light that is Blinking, what is causing this?
Carl in Washington asks: Our recessed can lights are lasting only a few months while the living room lights have lasted five years.
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.