Articles about Electrical Wiring
Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?
Denny in Texas asks: How Can I Rewire an Outlet Circuit where Multiple Outlets will be Protected by more than one GFCI? GFCI Protection for One or More Outlets, GFCI Wiring Diagrams.
Can the existing electrical service wire be used for a larger panel? Planning for a Home Electrical Service Panel Upgrade.
If a 2pole circuit breaker is rated for 125 amps can it be used for 250 amps? The Amperage Rating of a 2Pole 125Amp Circuit Breaker.
How should I upgrade the electrical wiring and replace the fuses with circuit breakers? How to Upgrade Old Electrical Wiring and Fuses.
I would like to add an overhead light to the master bedroom, I’m just not sure how to wire the switch that controls outlets controlled by the switch: Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Switch.
How should I wire a new smoke detector to the existing smoke detectors? Wiring for a New Smoke Detector.
Should there be a permit be done before installing the new electric panel?
How is a GFCI outlet wired for a 2-wire circuit that does not have a ground wire? Wiring a GFCI Outlet on a 2-Wire Circuit.
I wired an outlet from a light switch but the outlet does not work, what did I do wrong? How to Wire a Switch Controlled Outlet.
How to Test Electrical Wiring for Outlets: I have a 120volt receptacle that does not work even though the voltage tester shows there is voltage at the receptacle.
Can I Convert a 30 Amp 250 Volt Outlet to be used for a 15 Amp 220 Volt Outlet? The Process to follow for Converting a 220 Volt Circuit.
How to Perform Electrical Troubleshooting for an Emergency Lighting Circuit – Emergency electrical wiring repairs should be made using the right materials for your particular application. Here are a few choices to help you decide what you’ll need.
Circuit Requirements for a Hot Water Dispenser, Kitchen Hot Water Dispenser:
Richard in Erie Pennsylvania asks: How to Chose and Install the Right Electrical Outlet: How should I update all my outlets to three prong grounded receptacle outlets?
I wired my basement so all the lights operate from one switch but the switch does not operate the lights and the lights just stay on. What did I do wrong? Installing Basement Electrical Wiring for Lights and a Switch.