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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Electrical Safety for Old Home Electrical Wiring


I just moved into an OLD house, can I plug a 1200 watt appliance into an outlet without burning the house down? Electrical Safety for Old Home Electrical Wiring.



How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Hot Water Dispenser


Circuit Requirements for a Hot Water Dispenser, Kitchen Hot Water Dispenser:



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 Many Wires are Allowed in a Recessed Light Box


Installing and Wiring Recessed Light Fixtures: NEC 314.16 and Box Fill, What does it mean when a light fixture wire box specifies a maximum number of wires?



How to Fix an Electrical Wiring Problem


How to Fix an Electrical Wiring Problem: How can I install outlets on a wall of a new garage? I was going to put a GFCI outlet in the first outlet, but I am confused by the wiring.



Circuit Wiring for a House


What is required for the electrical circuit wiring in a residential home? How to Plan the Home Electrical Circuits, Installing Electrical Wiring for Light Fixtures and Outlets, Home Electrical Wiring.



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?



Wiring Basement Light Fixtures


I wired my basement so all the lights operate from one switch but the switch does not operate the lights and the lights just stay on. What did I do wrong? Installing Basement Electrical Wiring for Lights and a Switch.



Why Your Apartment Electric Bill May Be High


Why the Electric Bill of an Apartment Condo or Flat May be High: How to Track Your Energy Usage, My apartment was using a lot of energy every day and I felt I was being charged for my neighbors electricity.



How to Install Home Electrical Wiring


9 Steps to Successful Home Wiring: I want to do some electrical wiring projects at my home and save some money in the process, how can I know that I will be doing everything right?



Turn On Outdoor Lights with a Garage Door Opener


How to Operate an Outdoor Light with the Garage Door: How can I turn on an outdoor light with my automatic garage door opener?



Add a Touch Sensor to a Light Fixture


How to Install a Touch Sensor Switch or a Remote Control Switch for a Light Fixture: Can I wire a touch sensor switch or a remote control for a light fixture?



Bathroom Remodeling and Electrical Wiring


How are lights and outlets wired when Remodeling a Bathroom? Installing Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom Remodel Project.



When a Fluorescent Light Ballast Needs to be Replaced


Does My Fluorescent Light Ballast Need to be Replaced? The Most Common Problems with Fluorescent Light Ballast and How to Fix Them.



I Changed My Home Wiring Have I Violated Any Electrical Codes?


I upgraded some appliance circuits, have I violated any codes? What to do If You Forgot to Get a Permit or Inspection for Your Electrical Project.



What To Do About Your Non-Grounded Outlets


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.



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