Articles about Electrical
Wiring 3-Way Switches: I have developed a comprehensive,step-by-step guide designed to walk you through the identification and wiring of your 3-way switches.
Electrical Wiring Improvements for Older Homes – I understand that there are increasing regulations to require more energy efficient building codes which require more efficient electrical equipment for new construction.
How to Identify and Solve Electrical Circuit Problems
Causes of Electrical Shock from a Machine: Testing for a Electric Voltage Leak, I have been receiving electric shocks from my washing machine.
How to Wire Your Bathroom so the Lights and Fan are on Separate Switches – The key factor is to understand where the power source enters the circuit – The power source will either enter at the switch box or up at the light fixture or the exhaust fan.
How to Upgrade an Older Home to Have Grounded Electric Circuits: The Importance of Grounding Electrical Outlet Circuits, How to Ground an Electric Outlet Circuit.
How to Identify the Cause of Wrong Voltage Readings: I installed a new breaker panel in an old house that had fuses. I rewired whole house, everything works great, replaced 10-2 wire to the barn with 3 – 1 AWG wires.
I have heard people say bad things aluminum wire, is it safe to use? Safe Practices When Installing Aluminum Electrical Wiring.
I had my entire house rewired, the attic looks like an explosion of a wiring factory, is this safe for the wires to be everywhere? What to do about Problems with Your Electrical Project.
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.
How high should a 220volt receptacle box be above the floor? Examples where 220volt receptacles are installed in specific applications and the NEC Code.
How Can I Get the Training to be a Licensed Electrician or Journeyman Electrician? How to Get Electrical Training and Hands On Experience in the Electrical Trade.
Does the electrical code allow you to run UF cable in concrete? Installing Buried Electrical Cable, The Minimum Covering Requirements for UF Cable.
Do I have enough electrical circuits in my kitchen? Circuit Requirements for a Kitchen, Adding Kitchen Electrical Circuit Wiring, Typical 120 Volt Circuits for a Kitchen.
Why did I see a spark when I plugged into an electric outlet? Why A Spark May Be Seen When a Cord is Plugged In: Electricity and a Load Spark.
How is a Infrared Camera Used to Detect Electrical Problems? Thermal Expansion and Contraction that Can Cause Faulty Electrical Connections.