Articles about Outlets
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.
Why Wall Sockets and Outlets Stop Working
Electrical Troubleshooting for an Outlet and The Reason Why Most Wall Sockets and Wall Outlets Are Not Working…
Replacing Outlets With Several Wires
How to Splice Electrical Wires for an Outlet
Replacing a 2-Wire Receptacle Outlet
How to Wire a New Replacement Outlet: I replace a receptacle but I failed to mark which wire went to silver common side of old receptacle and which went to brass hot side.
Electrical Wiring for a Switch Outlet Combination
How is a combo outlet and switch wired? Wiring a Electrical Outlet and Switch Combo Device.
Switch Outlet Wiring for an Old House
I’m installing an outlet off of a wall switch. I have no white wire to hook up to, how can I do this? How to Install Home Electrical Wiring for a Wall Outlet.
Wall Outlets and Outlet Strips
Are Outlet Plug Strips Safe to Use? How to Use Surge Protection Outlet Plug Strips.
Wiring a Plug to be Controlled by a Switch
How can I have the top plug to be switched and bottom to be live? Wire Half-Hot Plugs and Switched Outlets.
Does Your Washing Machine Require GFCI Protection
Should a GFCI Outlet be Installed in a Laundry Room: Wiring an Electric Outlet Circuit for a Washing Machine, Wiring a Laundry Room, Washing Machine Outlet, Outlets Close to a Sink.
Installing Outlets Ground Up or Down
Why Electrical Outlets May Be Positioned With The Ground Up or Down and Which Way is the Right Way
How to Repair Signal Loss for a Dish Network TV
How can I fix a problem that causes interference with with my TV reception? Problems with TV signal and How to Repair Them.
GFCI Receptacle for Hydro Massage Jetted Tub
Does a hydro massage tub require GFCI protection with reset and test buttons? How to Make Sure You Have GFCI Electrical Circuit Protection for a Jacuzzi Tub.
Installing an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV
How to Install an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Mounted TV – There are some great cut-in boxes that can be used in either the wall or the ceiling which will avoid having to open up the wall.
Troubleshooting Problems with Electrical Outlets
The electrical power in my bedroom is off and none of the wall outlets work: How to Understand Outlet Polarity Testing, When using a outlet tester on the outlets it reads that the hot and ground are reversed.
Installing a Switch Shorts a Wire and Trips Off The House
When installing a switch for a garbage disposal the power was on and the white wire grounded and tripped the breaker for the entire house: How to Repair Wiring Problems with Switches, Common Problems When Wiring Switches and How to Fix Them.
How to Test Receptacle Outlet Circuits
I have receptacles on one wall that appear to have power when tested but when I plug something in it does not work. How to Test a Receptacle for Voltage.