Articles about Electrical
Wiring Circuits and Circuit Breakers – A look at common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers that are installed identifying the types and amperage sizes used in most homes and electrical panels.
Voltage Converters or Transformers for Specific 120 Volt Applications: A 120 volt circuit cannot be tapped off of a 220 volt circuit simply because there is no insulated neutral wire conductor that is used in this type of 220 volt circuit.
How to Troubleshoot a Light Fixture that is Not Working – One of the bulbs burned out and I decided to try using an old CFL compact fluorescent light bulb that somebody gave me in its place.
How to Add Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Barn: Wiring Lights and Outlets in a Barn, I want to install electrical wiring for two more rooms in our barn.
How to Install Electrical Wiring for an Outlet Above a Fireplace: My concern is the cool air and hot air that the attic produces during certain times of the day and I’m a afraid of moisture getting to the wire which may cause a fire.
How to Ground a Electric Circuit Breaker Panel: Grounding Requirements for Electric Panels, National Electrical Code, NEC Article 250, Grounding a Main Panel, Grounding a Sub-Panel, Electrical Grounding Methods.
How are Master and Slave switches wired to Control Light Fixtures? Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches, Installing Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for Light Fixtures.
How can I wire an outlet and ceiling fan so it is controlled by the switch?
I replaced my old 3-way switches with new ones and now the 2 hallway lights only work when one of the switches is on/active (this is not the switch in which the hot wire is located).
Window Air Conditioners and Electrical Circuit Problems
How to Know What Wire Size and Type to use for Home Electrical Wiring – Continuing the circuit with the same wire size and type is essential to maintain the integrity of the circuit.
How to Install a Pilot Light Switch to be used for Several Applications
Installed garbage disposal after other quit. On that wall we have a 2 switch plate. Works over sink light and disposal. Although we have power in at the wire the light and disposal does not work the disposal.
How to Replace an Electric Kiln Cord: We replaced the 2-prong twisted cloth cord on our old kiln with a new 3-prong plug and 20amp rubber electric cord, but we were told later that we should have used a twisted 20amp cloth cord.
Why did my clothes dryer stop working? How to Check a Electric Clothes Dryer Circuit, Why a Clothes Dryer Stopped Working and What to Check.
Install a Flood Light on a Deck: How to use an existing power supply.