Articles about Electrical Wiring
Why am I having problems with my kitchen sockets or breakers? How to Troubleshooting and Repair a Kitchen Outlet Circuit.
Is a fan-rated box required when installing an outdoor fan to an aluminum patio cover roof? The fan attaches to a fan beam that engineering states supports up to 50lbs and the wires are safe in the bell housing.
Safety Guide for using Electric Pressure Washers: Safety Measures When Using an Electric Pressure Washer or a Electric Power Washer.
How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.
Vince in New York asks: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box, how should this be wired?
I replaced light switches and outlets in my home and now some things do not have power and do not work: How to Connect Electrical Wiring Problems When Replacing Outlets and Switches, Working with Existing Wiring of Outlets and Switches
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.
Wiring Connections When Hanging a Chandelier Light Fixture: With most home lighting fixtures the wiring colors are black, white and a bare or green ground wire for the light fixture and the wiring from the electrical junction box, however there may be a few wire color combinations to be aware of.
What Size Circuit Does a Baseboard Heater Need to Have? Electrical Circuit Requirements for a Baseboard Heater.
How to Wire a Baseboard Heater: Wiring Connections for a Baseboard Heater Thermostat, Thermostat Mounted on the Wall Heater Unit, Remote Thermostats or Wall Mounted Thermostats.
If I install that interlock transfer switch kit to my main breaker do I need to do the whole Sub Panel install?
How can I determine how to connect the wires of a light fixture cord? How to Identify and Connect Light Fixture Cord Wires.
Steve in California asks: I shorted out a receptacle in the garage and now the electricity does not work, how can I fix this? How to Fix Lost Power Problem in the Garage.
Why does my new thermostat not work? What to Check When Replacing a Thermostat.
Can we run power from the electric utility pole to a large pump house main panel and then to a panel at the main house?
How to Ground a Electric Circuit Breaker Panel: Grounding Requirements for Electric Panels, National Electrical Code, NEC Article 250, Grounding a Main Panel, Grounding a Sub-Panel, Electrical Grounding Methods.