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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Switching a Bathroom Fan and Light Separately


How to Wire Your Bathroom so the Lights and Fan are on Separate Switches – The key factor is to understand where the power source enters the circuit – The power source will either enter at the switch box or up at the light fixture or the exhaust fan.



Electrical Wiring for Energy Efficient Heaters


Do energy efficient fan heaters need a special circuit? Electrical power requirements for energy efficient heaters.



Wiring Connections for a Heated Exhaust Fan


How to Check an Exhaust Fan Heater that Stopped Working: The circuit wiring for many heater exhaust fan units have temperature sensors installed and may be part of the blower circuit wiring which ensures that air movement is occurring to prevent a high temperature occurrence.



Identifying the Cause of Improper Voltage Readings


How to Identify the Cause of Wrong Voltage Readings: I installed a new breaker panel in an old house that had fuses. I rewired whole house, everything works great, replaced 10-2 wire to the barn with 3 – 1 AWG wires.



How To Install Three Way Dimmer Switches


Installing a Dimmer Switch: How to Install and Wire Dimmer Switches for Your Light Fixtures.



Methods for Wiring Under Cabinet Lighting


What type of wire should I use when installing direct wired LED Under cabinet lights? The Basics of Wiring Under Cabinet Light Fixtures: Question.



Is Your Electrical Wiring the Right Type


How to Know if Your Electrical Wires and Cables are Correct: Identifying Wire for Electrical Circuits: Homes are wired according to national electrical codes which have various electrical circuit requirements depending on the circuit application and area of the home.



Installing Tamper Resistant Receptacle Outlets


How to Wire a Garage Light Fixture and Switch: As a good practice it wold be best to install tamper resistant receptacle outlets where ever they may be i the presence of infants. Check with your local building department and inquire about the local ruling.



Generator Receptacle Configurations


Wiring a Generator Receptacle: Generator Hookup and Receptacle Configurations, Wiring a Neutral Wire for a Generator.



Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Fan Unit


How are Switches wired for a Bathroom Light and New Exhaust Fan Unit? Wiring Switches for a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan Unit, Wiring Two Devices from Separate Circuits on One Switch.



Is It Safe To Install Aluminum Wire?


I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.



Why You Should NEVER Up-Size an Electrical Circuit Breaker or Fuse


The Dangers of Up Sizing Electrical Circuit Breaker, Electrical Question: Can I increase the amp rating on a breaker to fix a tripping breaker problem?



Electrical Crackling Noise from Surge Protector


Troubleshooting a Surge Protector and Electrical Crackling Noise: How can I locate the source of an electrical crackle noise?



Installing or Upgrading Electrical Wiring


I had my entire house rewired, the attic looks like an explosion of a wiring factory, is this safe for the wires to be everywhere? What to do about Problems with Your Electrical Project.



Installing LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights


How should I install an outlet for under cabinet LED lights? Installing an Outlet for Under Cabinet LED Lights.



Is Your Electric Service Panel Big Enough


Is my electric panel big enough for all my appliances? Estimating the Required Electrical Service, Home Electrical Panel Sizes, Circuit Breaker Spaces in Electric Panels.



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