Articles about Outlets
Installing an Outlet for a Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher
I want to install an outlet for a garbage disposal. Do I need to install a GFI outlet to wire the garbage disposal and dishwasher in my kitchen? How to Wire a Garbage Disposal and a Dishwasher.
Why No Power to Wall Sockets
How to Get Your Wall Sockets and Outlets Working Again: The problem could be at one of the wall sockets or outlets where the wiring connects to the outlet or it could be a wiring splice in one of the outlet boxes within the outlet circuit.
Nicked Electrical Outlet Wiring and Greasy Stuff
While replacing sheet-rock in my kitchen I notice the wire coming from an outlet had blackish brown sorta greasy stuff running down the wire. How to Repair Nicked Electrical Wire and Cables.
Diagrams for Wiring Switched Outlets
How To Make the Wire Connections for Switched Outlets – Switched outlets are popular in the home and involve a wall switch and half of a outlet receptacle. This switched outlet wiring diagram shows two scenarios of wiring for a typical half hot outlet that can be used to control a table or floor lamp.
How To Wire Half Hot Receptacles
Vince in New York asks: I have a receptacle where 3 pairs of 14-2 lines enter the outlet box, how should this be wired?
Electrical Circuit Causes Damage to Electronic Devices
I’ve had two electronics appliances die after being plugged into a particular outlet, is it possible that the problem is an outlet problem…
Outdoor GFI Outlet Has a Red Blinking Light
I have an outdoor GFI outlet that has a Red LED Light that is Blinking, what is causing this?
Replacing an Electrical Outlet
How to Replace an Electrical Outlet: When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process
Troubleshooting Electrical Outlet Problems
Some of my outlets are not working and will work only if something is plugged into a different outlet: How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Outlet Problems.
Testing Electrical Outlets
How to Test and Repair an Outlet Circuit Problem: Guide for Testing an Outlet Circuit, Inspect the Outlet Wiring, Electrical Troubleshooting.
How Do I Add An Outlet to Existing Electrical Wiring?
John in Florida asks; How can I add Another Electric Outlet?
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.
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.
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