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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Wiring a Kitchen Ceiling Light Fixture


I bought a new ceiling light fixture for the kitchen and I need help wiring with the wiring: Wire a Light Fixture and Wall Switch.



Replace a Light Switch with a Programmable Switch


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.



How to Wire a Switch for a 115 Volt Dayton Blower Motor


How should I wire a switch for a Dayton Blower Fan and make sure it is grounded? It is a 115v ac fan, but it only has 2 wires coming out of it.



Why Christmas Lights Make the Outlet Trip Off


Why do my Christmas lights keep tripping the outlet outside of my house? Common Problems that Cause Christmas Lights to Turn Off.



Kitchen Tile and Electrical Outlets and Wiring


How to Remove an Outlet from a Kitchen Counter Top or Tiled Wall: Keep Electrical Wiring Accessible, Removing an Outlet by Opening the Wall.



How to Ground a Portable Generator and Make a Power Box


How do I make an extension cord to extend the power from my generator out to a work area? How to Extend the Power of a Portable Generator.



How to Convert AC Power for a DC Inverter


Configuring Power for a 220 to 120 Converter for a DC Inverter System: If I use the converter, is 27 amps within the tolerance levels for using a 10 amp power tool, that needs 30 amps on start up.



How to Replace Switch Controlled Outlets


How should I Wire Outlets that are Controlled by a Wall Switch? Rewiring a Switch Controlled Outlet.



What to do with Unused Electrical Circuit Wiring


How do I disconnect the electrical wires and leave them in the panel for future use? Disconnecting Unused Electrical Wires, How to Keep Spare Electrical Wiring Safe for Future Use.



How to Install a Whole House Humidifier Circuit


What kind of circuit breaker should I install for a humidifier? Installing a dedicated circuit for a Whole House Humidifier.



How to Fix an In Rush Power Problem and Tripped Circuit Breaker


How to Fix a Tripping Dedicated Circuit: This solution would be much safer than installing a larger circuit breaker which I definitely do not recommend.



Why Air Conditioners Trip Circuit Breakers


Air Conditioner Units and Tripping Circuit Breakers: The circuit that an air conditioner is connected to may be shared with other outlets so the circuit is becoming overloaded, here is how to solve this problem.



GFCI Circuit Breaker for 240Volt Beer Keg Cleaning Equipment


Can you put a GFCI breaker on a circuit that has an SO Cord with an L6-30 plug on it? The equipment has a heater element that is used in cleaning beer kegs.



How to Wire a Range Hood Exhaust Fan


Installing Wiring for a Range Hood Exhaust Fan: Wiring from an Existing Power Source or Outlet, I am wiring a hood exhaust fan over the kitchen range cook top.



How to Fix LED Light and Dimmer Switch Problems


Steve in Washington DC asks; I replaced my 100 watt incandescent flood bulbs with 9 watt LED lights now they do not work. Common Problems with Dimmer Switches and LED Light Bulbs.



Replacing an Older Light Fixture


I am at my daughter’s home and she has asked me to replace the light fixture above her kitchen sink: How to Update Older Light Fixture Wiring.



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