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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Electrical Wiring for a Workshop or Barn


How to Plan and Install Electrical Wiring for Your Workshop or Barn: Selecting the Electric Panel Size Based Upon the Proposed Electrical Circuits.



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 Upgrade Home Electrical Wiring


How to Upgrade Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring: Installing New Electrical Wiring in an Older Home.



Wiring a Light Switch for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Light


How to Wire an Exhaust Fan and Switches: Wiring an Exhaust Fan with a Light Fixture Using a Combo Switch.



How to Wire a Double Switch or Triple Switch


I want to add another switch or two at one location but I need help with the wiring. Wiring Guide for Wiring Two or Three Switches.



Electrical Wiring for a Garage Panel


Wiring a Sub Panel for a Garage: Wire Size for a 100 amp Garage Panel, Factors that need to be considered when selecting and sizing the wire size for a sub panel.



Wiring a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Light Combo


How to Install Wiring for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan – Bathroom Exhaust Fan Heater Electrical Wiring – The white neutral wires would be tied together at the wall switch box. Understand that this is a typical wiring scenario, however the actual wiring connections may be different for your specific unit.



Grounding Home Electrical Circuits


When installing new electrical wire where do I connect the ground wire? How to Install Ground Wires for Home Electrical Circuits, Common Methods for Grounding Home Electrical Circuits, Ground Buss and Ground Bars, Grounding at the Panel, Grounded Circuit Cables.



Wiring a Shop for Outlets and Lights


Electrical Wiring Methods for a Shop and Light Fixtures: I’m building a shop and have questions about electrical wiring.



Wiring a 240Volt Air Compressor


I am wiring a new air compressor. It is 240volt, 28 amps, 7.5 hp, single phase. Is #6 wire big enough?



Replacing a Ceiling Fan Where I Have Three Way Switches


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.



How to add an Outlet to a Switch


Keith in Kentucky asks; Can a receptacle outlet be added where a light switch is located? Considerations when Adding an Outlet to a Switch.



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.



Causes of Lost Power to Outlets


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.



Safe Junction Boxes for Light Fixture Wiring


Mary in Florida asks: I started changing light fixtures in my apartment and there were no junction boxes. Isn’t that a code violation?



How to Replace Electric Outlets


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?



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