Replacing Home Electrical Wall Outlets
How to make the Electrical Wiring Connections for Wall Outlets
Wiring Connections for Wall Outlets
Electrical Wiring: I’m trying to figure out what is wrong with some outlets.
- There are five outlets and a light on the same breaker.
- The light and one outlet work but the other four do not.
- They worked about an hour before I replaced them with new outlets.
Any help would be awesome!
This electrical question came from: Kyle, a Handyman from Boiling Springs, SC
Thanks for your home electrical question Kyle.
Electrical Wiring Connections for Wall Outlets
- Kyle, you may have to double check your wiring and make sure of the connections that were made when you replaced the outlets.
The Following will assist you with your electrical outlets:
- Wiring Electrical Outlet for the Home
- Home electrical wiring includes 110 volt outlets and 220 volt outlets and receptacles which are common place in every home. See how wiring electrical outlets for the home are done.
- Electrical Wiring Protection using Circuit Breakers
- A guide to home electrical circuit breakers and how they work to protect your electrical wiring. When properly installed, your home electrical wiring is protected by a circuit protection device.
For more information about Outlet Wiring
How to Install Electrical Outlets
- Wiring Electrical Outlets
- Fully Explained Photos and Wiring Diagrams for Wiring Electrical Outlets with Code Requirements for most new or remodel projects.
- This link is helpful as a Handyman
Do-It-Yourself Electrical Wiring
Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
Wiring a Switch for an Air CompressorWayne asks:
I am wiring my 240volt air compressor using 10/3 to a lighted 30 amp switch to place by exit door to turn off when im away.
My question is: when I wire the switch I will have essentially two hots, do I place both the black and red on one screw and the black and red on the other?
Also its the lighted Leviton 3032-plr, a lot of the comments say I need to use the neutral to operate the light.
I dont know what to do with that.
Thanks for your help.
Wayne, The Leviton 3032-plr switch that you have described is for 120volt applications and will not work on a 240volt circuit.
A typical 240 volt air compressor requires two hots and a ground wire.
A neutral wire is not required.
A 120volt lighted control switch could be wired as an add on control circuit, however this would require a separate 120volt control circuit, a 120volt lighted switch, and a 120volt control relay with 240volt contacts rated for 30amps.
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