Articles about Electrical Wiring
Replacing receptacle outlets and inspecting the wiring – How to Test Outlet Wiring – Make sure you are testing the wiring correctly. When testing outlets it is best to use a circuit analyzer that will indicate the condition of the wiring with a three light display.
Wiring for Outside GFCI Outlets – the most practical solution would be to install X-10 outlets that could be controlled by a hand held remote or a X-10 switch.
What is the Best Way to Splice Aluminum and Copper Electrical Wires? How to Splice Copper and Aluminum Electrical Wires.
Electrical Grounding Methods and Requirements – Listing of electrical codes for grounding with examples of electrical grounding codes for home electrical wiring.
Can I use my range outlet for my dryer? Why Wiring a Clothes Dryer to a Range Outlet is Unsafe.
How to Wire an Electric Dryer Cord: Electrical Circuit Requirements for an Electric Dryer. Understanding the circuit and outlet wiring for a dryer.
I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.
Installing Recessed Light Fixtures: Considerations When Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures, Planning and Installing Recessed Lighting.
How to Wire Three Way Switches: Common Problems When Wiring 3Way Switches, Wiring Connections for 3Way Switches.
Can I connect the electric wires together at the ceiling box rather than run two hot wires off the wall switch? Wiring Diagrams and Wire Connections for Ceiling Fans, Connecting the black wire, red wire, blue wire and the white wires.
Planning and Installing a Home Generator Power System: The complete home electrical system should be considered when installing a home generator system and transfer switch. Upgrading portions of an aging home electrical system is advisable. Here are some key factors that you should consider before attempting such a project.
How to Connect the Wires for a Electric Range Cord: Electric Range Installation with a typical 220 or 240 Volt electric power cord wiring system, You may find yourself with either a 3-wire or 4-wire electric range cord.
How to Control Outside Lights with a Motion Detector: Wiring a Motion Detector to Control Lights, Wireless Method for Controlling Outdoor Lighting.
How to Restore Power to a Home after an Electrical Cable has Been Cut or Damaged.
How to Wire a Speed Control for the Ceiling Fan Speed and Dimmer Switch for the Ceiling Fan Light – If you locate this switch then both ceiling fans can be wired from one switch.
How to Store Unused Electrical Wires: Is it safe to leave live wires capped in switch box covered by flat plate?