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Articles about Adding Outlets

Adding an Outlet to a Light Switch

January 26, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Andrey in Massachusetts asks; How Switch Wiring Can Be Used for Receptacle Outlets?



Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets

January 21, 2020 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.



How to add an Outlet to a Switch

December 27, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

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



How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?

December 10, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

John in Florida asks; How can I add Another Electric Outlet?



Installing an Outlet in the Ceiling of a Building

November 21, 2019 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.



Adding an Outlet to a Wall Switch

November 21, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Steve in Illinois asks: My kitchen has an exterior wall with a door that goes out onto a patio, with a switch inside near the door going outside that is the only one controlling an overhead kitchen light. I drilled a hole through the brick to add an outlet outside, piggybacking off the kitchen light switch.



How to Install Outside Outlets

December 24, 2018 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.



Wire Connections and Adding Outlets

January 17, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

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