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Articles about Electrical Wiring

Electrical Wiring for a 240 Volt Wall Heater


How do I connect the wires for a thermostat for a 240 volt heater? How to Install Electrical Wiring for a 240 Volt Heater.



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.



Fix an Electrical Circuit for a Sump Pump or Septic Pump


My pump is not working and I am trying to troubleshoot the problem: How to Identify Typical Septic Pump Problems.



How to Light Up a Dark Hallway


I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.



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 Wire a Surveillance Flood Light


How should I provide power for a Surveillance Camera Flood Lights? Wiring for a Surveillance Camera Flood Light, Wiring to an Existing Power Source.



Circuit Breaker for a Kitchen Cooktop


How do I connect the wiring for a cooktop or stovetop? Wiring a New Cooktop to Replace the Old Cooktop.



How to Fix a Microwave Oven that is Tripping a GFCI Outlet


The microwave will work on a regular outlet, just not a GFCI. Does the outlet in a cupboard have to be GFCI?



How to Wire a Range Cord Video


How is a Built In Electric Range and Oven Wired? Wiring a Range with an Oven, 3Wire and 4Wire Options.



Knob and Tube Wiring and GFCI Video


How to Add a GFCI Outlet to Knob and Tube Wiring or a 2 Wire Outlet: Identify the Polarity of the Circuit Wiring, Wiring the GFCI Outlet, Adding a Ground Wire to the GFCI Outlet



Electrical Wiring for a Dishwasher and Disposal Outlet


The disposal is plugged into the receptacle and has power but the dishwasher which is plugged into the same receptacle does not have power: How to Wire a Dishwasher and Garbage Disposal Outlet: Common Problems When Wiring a Dishwasher and Disposal Outlet.



Wiring for a Electric Panel in a Pump House and a Home


Can we run power from the electric utility pole to a large pump house main panel and then to a panel at the main house?



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 Wire Light Switches From an Outlet


How can I install two switches that will be operating two separate sets of light fixtures? How to Wire Light Fixtures from Switches and Outlets, Example of Installing Wiring for Light Fixtures and Switches.



Installing Floor Heat Electrical Wiring


How to Install a Floor Heat System: Laying out the Area for the Floor Heat System, Determine the Circuit Requirements, Thermostat Control and GFCI Protection, Installing the Floor Heat Cables or Heating Mat, Installing the Electrical Circuit.



Should You Tap 220 Electrical Wiring for a 120 Volt Circuit?


Splicing a 220-240 Volt Multi-Wire Branch Circuit for 110-120 Volts: Considerations when trying to provide a source for 110 volt or 120 volt power, Understanding 220, 230 and 240 volt Electrical Circuits.



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