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Articles about Electrical Wiring

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.



50 Amp GFCI Trips When the Outlet is Installed


Why a new 50 amp GFCI breaker trips when the outlet Is installed in the box.



Updating Knob and Tube Wiring for an Older Home


Is it common practice to add new wire with old knob and tube wiring? How to Replace Knob and Tube Wiring, Replacing Old Electrical Wiring, What Areas of the Home to Rewire First.



How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Garbage Disposal


Garbage Waste Disposal Circuit Wiring: Electrical Connections for a Garbage Disposal, Disposal Switch, Dishwasher Disposal Wiring in Older Homes.



Combo Switch and Outlet Wiring in Bathrooms


How to Identify the Electrical Wiring for a Combo Switch and Outlet: The sets of wires from two of the cables are spliced to each other which typically indicates that one cable is the power coming in.



How to Plan Electrical Circuits for a Home


I am concerned that my panel is getting overloaded, I have a 100 amp sub panel fed from a 200 amp panel: Factors that Help Determine Electrical Load of an Electrical Panel.



How to Install a Flush Mount Dryer Outlet


How can I wire a 30Amp 125/250Volt Dryer Outlet? Wiring a 4-Wire 30-Amp 250 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.



Troubleshooting a GFCI Problem In a Shed


Lee in San Jose, California asks: How to Troubleshoot GFCI Circuit Wiring: Methods of GFCI Protected Wiring, Troubleshooting GFCI Circuit Wiring in a Shed.



How To Upgrade Old Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring


Can I upgrade circuit wiring and outlets and still keep the lighting circuit in tack? How to Fix Old Electrical Wiring Problems: Guide for Repairing Old Wiring, Upgrading Knob and Tube Wiring and a Fuse Box



Electrical Power Design for a Garage Workshop


I am planning a workshop in my garage where I will have 220 volt equipment: How to Install Wiring for a Garage Workshop.



Rewiring an Older Home


How many circuits are needed when rewiring an older home? Planning the Electrical Panel Size and the Number of Circuits, and Local Code Considerations.



Installing a Dryer Circuit and Breaker


How a Quad Electrical Circuit Breaker Could Be Used – In this case, the 2-pole may be replaced by a quad 30 amp circuit breaker which will provide the 240 volt circuit for the electric dryer. The circuit wiring configuration is critical and must be done correctly in order for both of the circuits to work correctly, and of course, the quad circuit breaker must be available for that particular make and model electrical panel.



How to Wire a 3 Phase Air Compressor


How is an air compressor wired and where do the wires go? Wiring a 3 Phase Motor for an Air Compressor, The Basic Requirements for Wiring Electric Motors, 3 Phase Motor Circuits.



One of my HVAC Units Quit Working


Repairing an HVAC Unit that Quit Working: Replacing HVAC Electrical Parts and System Components, Causes of a Melted Electrical Wire on a HVAC Unit.



Installing Pot Lights


How to Install Recessed Pot Light Fixtures: Some types are constructed so that the insulation can come into contact with the fixture housing and there are others that give a specific distance based on the heat that will be produced and other factors.



Wiring a Wall Switch and Outlet Combo Device


Electrical Wiring for a Light Switch and Wall Outlet: Combo Switch and Outlet, A Switched Outlet, GFCI Requirement for Switched Outlets.



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