Articles about Electrical Wiring
What are the wire connections when replacing a ceiling fan where I have three way switches? Basic for Wiring a Ceiling Fan with Three Way Switches.
My house has three prong outlets but there is no ground wire, is this safe and what should I do? How to Fix Ungrounded Outlets, Grounding an Ungrounded Circuit, What To Do About Ungrounded Outlets.
Keith in Kentucky asks; Can a receptacle outlet be added where a light switch is located? Considerations when Adding an Outlet to a Switch.
Art in Missouri asks; Can I branch out to another small panel board from the main panel board to separate some appliance circuits? Planning for an Electric Sub Panel.
Mike in Virginia asks; Electrical Wiring for Bathroom Exhaust Fan Combo Unit and Switches: Dedicated Circuit for the Exhaust Fan and Heater, Identify the Circuit Power Requirement, Wiring Method for a Combo Exhaust Fan, Cables and Neutral Wire Connections.
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.
How should I wire a new smoke detector to the existing smoke detectors? Wiring for a New Smoke Detector.
Patrick in Iowa. asks: I have no power in half my outlets, what could be the problem? Troubleshooting the Problem of Lost Power to Outlets, How to Locate and Repair Lost Power to Electric Outlets.
Mary in Florida asks: I started changing light fixtures in my apartment and there were no junction boxes. Isn’t that a code violation?
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?
Lee in San Jose, California asks: How to Troubleshoot GFCI Circuit Wiring: Methods of GFCI Protected Wiring, Troubleshooting GFCI Circuit Wiring in a Shed.
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.
How to Wire Grounds and Neutrals in Sub Panels – all the neutrals and ground wire and terminal bars must be separated from each other, and your sub feed should be a 4-wire cable that has a separated insulated neutral wire and a separate ground wire.
I am replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan. How do I connect the wires to the new ceiling fan? How to Install a Ceiling Fan where there was a Light Fixture.
How to Fix Your Kitchen Garbage Disposal – Fully explained dishwasher disposal wiring diagrams with pictures for wiring the outlet that serves a dishwasher and a garbage disposal.
Here are some Electrical Tip for Home Outlets – Metal receptacle outlet boxes must be grounded, and one method is to pigtail the ground wire so that it is attached to the outlet and the metal outlet box using a Green grounding Screw.