Articles about Electrical
Installing a programmable timer for an existing lighting system
If the new timer is to take the place of the existing system then you either need to identify that system and….
What is the required distance of communication conductors to power?
There should be a minimum of 12 inches separation between communications cables and power cables. Crossing at 90 degrees is….
How to convert a 240 volt outlet into a sub-panel
A separate ground bar must be installed into the sub-panel where all the circuit grounds must be terminated. This will provide the required…
How do I fix a voltage leak and electrical noise problem?
I suspect this is an isolated problem with that circuit or outlet…Another possibility is to have the cable company verify their ground connection for their incoming…..
Can I install a combo switch and gfci in my bathroom?
A 120 volt power source must be located and installed to the desired location for the gfi outlet…
Are 4-way dimmer switches available for my lights?
There are a few options for 4-way switching, one of which is very affordable and is very reliable….
How do I identify home electrical problems?
When an electrical circuit or device fails the best way to determine what has caused the problem is to begin…..
How do I calculate an electrical load?
This will provide you with more information about calculating electrical circuits….
How do I wire an older phone jack?
Telephone jacks are typically wired to a standard configuration. The basic single line phone using the…
Wiring a light remote control separately from the ceiling fan motor
Your remote control may be limited to control the light only and not the fan. Fan speed controls are different than light controls…
Can I install a switch and outlet wire in the same hole?
Yes, you can put both wires in the same hole. Just make sure the wiring is protected in the center of the framing. Install Safety Nail Plates if needed. See the Wiring Projects link below for some pictures of installing electrical wiring and safety plates…..
How do I wire my Home Depot combo plug and switch?
There is an enormous about of useful home electrical information on this website to help you….
Is my wiring project safe and to code?
I see so many times where electrical projects are installed without regard to electrical codes and an understanding of some important factors….
Is it safe to install a larger sized circuit breaker?
The solution is to have new circuits installed for specific areas or devices which would eliminate the possibility of…
My cord is too short, can I use an extension cord?
The concern is that an undersized or unsafe type of insulation found with most general purpose extension cords is unsafe and….
What is a compound lightning arrester?
The compound lightning arrester is designed to protect low voltage circuit devices.The low voltage arrester works as a lightning…