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Articles about Electrical Wiring

How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles


Vince in New York asks: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box, how should this be wired?



Replacing Outlets and Light Switches


I replaced light switches and outlets in my home and now some things do not have power and do not work: How to Connect Electrical Wiring Problems When Replacing Outlets and Switches, Working with Existing Wiring of Outlets and Switches



How To Wire Switches for a Chandelier Light Fixture


Wiring Connections When Hanging a Chandelier Light Fixture: With most home lighting fixtures the wiring colors are black, white and a bare or green ground wire for the light fixture and the wiring from the electrical junction box, however there may be a few wire color combinations to be aware of.



How To Wire Light Fixture Cord Wires


How can I determine how to connect the wires of a light fixture cord? How to Identify and Connect Light Fixture Cord Wires.



Grounding an Electrical Panel


How to Ground a Electric Circuit Breaker Panel: Grounding Requirements for Electric Panels, National Electrical Code, NEC Article 250, Grounding a Main Panel, Grounding a Sub-Panel, Electrical Grounding Methods.



Half Hot Switched Outlets Explained


How to Wire Half Hot Switched Outlets: The brass tab is a link between the top and bottom receptacles that allow them to be isolated from one another for applications such as a wall outlet that has one receptacle controlled by the wall switch while the other receptacle is hot all the time.



Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams


How to Wire a Switched Outlet – You will notice that these outlets have the tab removed from the “hot” side or Brass side of the outlet which allows the top half of the plug to be controlled only from the switch while the bottom end of the outlet remains “hot” all the time.



Upgrading RV Electrical Panel


How to Upgrade an RV Electrical Panel: I have an RV with a 30 amp service and I would like to upgrade the electrical box.



Installing a Washer Dryer Unit with an Existing Dryer Plug


Will my 240volt 3 prong outlet work with a new dryer with a 250volt with a 4 prong cord? How to Connect 3 Prong and 4 Prong Plugs for a Washer Dryer Combo.



Wiring a Switched Outlet Combo


How Can I Replace an Wall Outlet with a Switched and Outlet Combo? Wiring a Combo Switch and Outlet.



Installing Electrical Wiring for a Shed


How do I add new electrical wiring to my shed? Circuit Wiring and GFCI Protection for a Shed.



Installing Electrical Wiring for Pool Equipment


What type of Wire Should I Install for Pool Equipment? Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Pool Pump.



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.



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