Articles about Electrical Wiring
Making Changes to Wall Switch Wiring
Changes have been made to the wiring to a switch, and now when the switch is turned off the power also goes off to all the outlets in another room. How can this be corrected? Common Problems When Wiring Wall Switches and Outlets and How to Fix Them.
How to Use a Switched Outlet for a Ceiling Fan
How can I wire a ceiling fan from a wall switch that controls a wall plug? Wiring a Ceiling Fan from a Wall Switch that Controls an Outlet, Wiring Switches for a Ceiling Fan and Light.
How to Install a Panel for a Welder
How should I Install a Panel in my Workshop for a Welder? How to Plan Your Garage or Workshop Electrical Wiring, Selecting the Type and Size Panel for a Workshop, Example of Properly Sizing a Workshop Panel.
Tripping AFCI Breaker Problems and How To Fix Them
What would cause a 15 amp AFCI breaker to trip immediately when it is reset and turned on? The Most Common Problems with AFCI Circuits and How to Fix Them.
Cut Extension Cord Causes Power Loss to Outlets
How Can I Fix a Outlet that Lost Power after an Extension Cord Has Been Cut or Damaged? How to Locate and Restore the Power to an Outlet Circuit Has Lost Power.
How to Splice Electric Dryer Circuit Wires
Can I splice the electrical circuit wires for my dryer circuit? The process of How to Splice and Extend an Electric Dryer Circuit.
Remodeling a Bathroom with GFI Outlet and Lights
How is a bathroom wired with GFCI outlets and light fixtures? Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Remodel Project.
How to Avoid Damaging Electrical Cables Inside Walls
Can wire locators accurately show where electrical wires are inside a wall? Methods of Home Electrical Circuit Wiring, Electric Wiring Inside Walls, How To Locate Electric Wires, Home Wiring Techniques.
How to Run Electric Power Out to a Shed
I would like to run power out to my shed which sits about 150 feet back from house. I’m thinking direct bury UF from home panel box.
How to Install Electrical Wiring and Type NM Cable
How to Install Romex or NM Type Electrical Cable: Common Practices and Methods for Installing Home Electrical Wiring, Beware of Damaged or Defective Electrical Cable, Electrical Cable Bends and Kinks.
How to Prevent Generator Overload and a Tripped Circuit
How can I set up a small generator to keep my essential items powered up? How to Identify Home Circuits and Prioritize the Run Time.
How to Extend Electrical Wiring for a Light Switch
Wiring a Light Switch – How to Add Electrical Wiring for a Outlet and a Light Switch and Extending the Electrical Circuit Wiring for an Outlet and Light Switch.
Causes of Inconsistent Voltage On a Circuit
Why is there inconsistent voltage on a lighting circuit? Possible causes of a Light Circuit with Incorrect Voltage.
How to Identify Old Home Wiring Problems
How to Work with Old Electrical Wiring: Repairing Old Electrical Wiring, Old Electrical Wiring Problems.
How to Fix a Wiring Problem that Causes Electrical Trouble
Should a white neutral wire have voltage when the circuit breaker is off? A multiwire circuit has been improperly installed, which is causing electrical problems within the home.
How To Wire a Thermostat
How do I know which wires to connect to my new Thermostat Terminals? Typical Thermostat Wiring for HVAC Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning, Thermostat Wire Connections.