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Articles about Outlets

What To Do About Your Non-Grounded Outlets


My house has three prong outlets but there is no ground wire, is this safe and what should I do? How to Fix Ungrounded Outlets, Grounding an Ungrounded Circuit, What To Do About Ungrounded Outlets.



How to add an Outlet to a Switch


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?


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



Causes of Lost Power to Outlets


Patrick in Iowa. asks: I have no power in half my outlets, what could be the problem? Troubleshooting the Problem of Lost Power to Outlets, How to Locate and Repair Lost Power to Electric Outlets.



Installing Outlets Near Air Conditioning Ducts


David in Texas asks: I’m trying to find out what the minimum distance an electrical outlet has to be from air conditioner ducting. I’m mounting a projector that is near one of my air conditioner duct outlets.



How to Replace Electric Outlets


Richard in Erie Pennsylvania asks: How to Chose and Install the Right Electrical Outlet: How should I update all my outlets to three prong grounded receptacle outlets?



How to Ground Outlets and Receptacles


Here are some Electrical Tip for Home Outlets – Metal receptacle outlet boxes must be grounded, and one method is to pigtail the ground wire so that it is attached to the outlet and the metal outlet box using a Green grounding Screw.



Understanding Switched Outlet Wiring


How to Wire a Switched Outlet: Wiring 110 volt switched outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home.



How To Change Switched Outlet Wiring


I have an outlet controlled by a switch that I would like to have so it controls only one of the outlet socket, will I have to rewire anything? How to Change Switched Outlet Wiring.



Electrical Connections for a 240 Volt Dryer Outlet


How to Wire a 3Wire 240 Volt Dryer Outlet: Connections for the X Y W Wire Terminals of a 240 Volt Dryer Receptacle Outlet.



How to Replace Kitchen Outlets and Avoid a Direct Short


When Replacing Outlets and There are Two Circuits be Sure to Make This Important Adjustment to Avoid Tripping the Circuit Breaker.



Replacing an Outlet with Alot of Wires


How to Identify the Wiring When Replacing an Outlet – What to do When an Outlet has a Lot of Wires



No Power to Electrical Outlet


I have an electrical outlet that does not work: How to Repair an Electrical Outlet that has Lost Power.



How to Convert a Switched Outlet to Non-Switched


How to Convert Switched Outlets to be Hot All the Time: The easiest way to convert a half-hot duplex receptacle or a switched outlet to be hot all the time is really not that difficult.



How to Install an Outdoor Electrical Outlet


Install Wiring for an Outdoor Outlet: What is the best way to install a 110volt outlet outdoors? The Methods for Installing an Outdoor Outlet.



Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet


I replaced the switch and outlets in a bedroom, why don’t they work right? How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.



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