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Articles about Adding Outlets





Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building

By Dave Rongey

Michael in California asks: We have been installing 110v receptacles in above grid locations. My question is in regards to above ceiling electrical outlets in plenum non-plenum ceilings.


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How to add an Outlet to a Switch

By Dave Rongey

Can a receptacle outlet be added where a light switch is located? Considerations when Adding an Outlet to a Switch.


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Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets

By Dave Rongey

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.


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Adding an Outlet to a Light Switch

By Dave Rongey

How Switch Wiring Can Be Used for Receptacle Outlets: If a power source is located that does not have a ground wire then a 2-wire outlet that does not have a ground prong will need to be installed.


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Wire Connections and Adding Outlets

By Dave Rongey

How are the wires connected when adding new outlets? How to Add Outlets and Make the Right Connection.


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How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?

By Dave Rongey

How to add Another Electric Outlet: Before tapping into an existing circuit to add power for an outlet the line must be verified that it is in fact an outlet circuit and not a line use for switching a light fixture or similar application.


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How to Install Outside Outlets

By Dave Rongey

Installing an Electric Outlet on the Siding of a Home: Protection against the weather elements to prevent moisture from entering the receptacle outlet.


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