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Articles about Home Wiring

Dangers of Warm Electrical Outlets and Aluminum Wiring


How to Fix Aluminum Wiring Problems: Making Aluminum Wiring Safe, How to Correct the Most Common Problems with Outlet Wiring.



New Home Wiring and Electrical Service Size


How to Calculate Home Electrical Service Sizes: The size of the home electrical service panel and the size of the electrical utility company transformer is determined by creating a list of all of the projected electrical loads, the proposed equipment that will be connected to the circuits, the efficiency factors of this equipment, and the designations for the total building space.



How Many Receptacles and Lights does the Code Allow


How many receptacles and lights does the code allow per 15 amp circuit? Code Requirements for Wiring Outlets and Lights



Installing Exterior Recessed Lights


Is it a good idea to install exterior recessed lights while a new home is being built? The Best Time to Install Exterior Recessed Lights.



Adding Electric Wiring to a Garage


Electrical Question: I need a 50amp, 30amp, and 20amp circuit in my garage. Do I need more than one conduit for the electrical wires?



Wiring a Kitchen Ceiling Light Fixture


I bought a new ceiling light fixture for the kitchen and I need help wiring with the wiring: Wire a Light Fixture and Wall Switch.



How To Upgrade Old Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring


Can I upgrade circuit wiring and outlets and still keep the lighting circuit in tack? How to Fix Old Electrical Wiring Problems: Guide for Repairing Old Wiring, Upgrading Knob and Tube Wiring and a Fuse Box



Replacing Aluminum Electrical Wiring with Copper


Should I rewire my house with 20 amp circuits and 12 gauge copper wire? Guide to Upgrading Aluminum Wiring to Copper Wiring, Electrical Circuits, Lighting Circuits, AFCI Circuit, Living Room Circuit.



Rewiring an Older Home


How many circuits are needed when rewiring an older home? Planning the Electrical Panel Size and the Number of Circuits, and Local Code Considerations.



Installing Electrical Power to a Garage


How should I Wire a GFCI Circuit Breaker for my garage electric panel? Garage Electrical Wiring, How to Wire a GFCI Circuit Breaker.



Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring for Safety


How Can I Fix a Voltage Problem in my Electrical Wiring? Don’t Take a Chance With Old Home Electrical Wiring, How to Update Old Home Wiring To Current NEC Codes.



Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets


How to Safely Install Home Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Receptacles: The method of installing electrical wiring is first and foremost done according to the applicable electrical codes for your location, then it is up to you which method you wish to use. One junction box may be used as a central splice point as long as the box is the right type and size and is is accessible.



How to Upgrade an Electrical Panel for an Older Home


Installing a New Electrical Service Panel: Upgrading a Fuse Box or Upgrading a Home Electrical Panel. One of the most important renovations or upgrades for an older home would be to replace the main electrical service panel. Depending on the size of the home the new electrical panel will be at least 125 amps.



Wiring Connections When Replacing a Light Fixture


How do I connect the light fixture wires to my ceiling electrical box wiring? Electrical Wiring Connections for Light Fixture, Best Practices When Replacing Light Fixtures.



How to Repair a Light Circuit


Why are my lights not working? When I was replacing a light fixture two wires touched and all three of my lights stopped working. How to Repair a Light Circuit.



Electrical Wiring for an Attached Garage


How to Plan the Electrical Circuits for Your Garage – Garage electrical wiring diagram and considerations for wiring garage circuits, complete with pictures. Careful planning for your garage with immediate and future equipment considerations will help you understand how to size your electrical circuit requirements.



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