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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Electrical Code for Wire Type and Size


How to Know What Wire Size and Type to use for Home Electrical Wiring – Continuing the circuit with the same wire size and type is essential to maintain the integrity of the circuit.



What is the Correct Electrical Wire Size for Your Project?


What type of wire should I use for Electrical Wiring? How to Select the Right Wire and Cable.



Installing Garage Electrical Wiring


I’ve been told that wiring in a private garage is required to be either enclosed in metallic sheathing or…



Replaced a Light Fixture Now Nothing Works


I replaced the light fixtures now nothing works when I turned the breaker back on. How to Troubleshoot a Light Fixture Problem.



Timers and Light Switch Wiring


I’m trying to replace a single pole light switch with a timer light switch in a box that also has another single pole switch going to another light: How to Wire a Timer Switch for Lighting.



How to Upgrade an Electrical Panel for an Older Home


Installing a New Electrical Service Panel: Upgrading a Fuse Box or Upgrading a Home Electrical Panel. One of the most important renovations or upgrades for an older home would be to replace the main electrical service panel. Depending on the size of the home the new electrical panel will be at least 125 amps.



How To Set The Woods Outdoor Light Timer


How to Wire an In-Wall Timer Switch for Lighting: With this lighting timer you will notice that it requires a white neutral wire which is needed for the timer to operate.



Electrical Panel Grounding Methods


Can I connect the ground wire to the same slot on the neutral bar and the white neutral wire since the grounding rod wire is already attached?



Humidity and Electrical Switches and Wire Splices


How do I solve a humidity problem that effects some of the electrical devices? Whenever summer arrives, I encounter problems with both the kitchen light and my dishwasher.



My Fluorescent Light is Not Working Does it Need a New Ballast


I have a built-in light fixture above my stove that is at least 20 years old. I just tried to replace the starter and the bulb and the bulb flashed once and then was dead.



Bath Exhaust Fan Wire Connections


How do I wire the wall switch wires for my bathroom exhaust fan wires? Wiring Connections for an Exhaust Fan, How to Connect the Wires of a Bath Exhaust Fan.



Home Electrical Wiring for Basement Outlets and Switches


How to Install Electrical Wiring for Basement Lights and Receptacles: Wiring Basement Switches and Receptacles, Planning Your Electrical Project.



How to Update Basement Electrical Wiring


Brent in Michigan asks; I am Updating a Basement Electric Panel and Circuit Wiring: How to update the wiring in a home where the main panel is in the basement with a couple of fuse boxes and replacing this with a circuit breaker box.



Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat


Why is my clothes dryer is turning but not heating and not drying the clothes? How to Find Out Why Dryers Will Not Dry Clothes or Produce Heat.



Control Two Outdoor Light Fixtures with a Motion Detector


How can I have a motion sensor light also control another light fixture? How to Control Two Light Fixtures with a Motion Detector, Guide to Controlling Two Outside Light Fixtures, Electrical Wiring Modification for Controlling Outdoor Lighting.



Why Lights Dim When the Central AC Unit Starts


Why do my lights dim when my central AC Unit comes on? Evaluating an Older Home Electrical System.



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