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Articles about switch wiring


Adding an Outlet to a Wall Switch

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.


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan in Your Bedroom

by Dave Rongey

How can I wire a ceiling fan and wall switch? I would like to install a ceiling fan in my bedroom. I have an existing switch that work a top part of a convenience outlet.


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Adding an Outlet to a Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How Switch Wiring Can Be Used for Receptacle Outlets: If a power source is located that does not have a ground wire then a 2-wire outlet that does not have a ground prong will need to be installed.


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Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I just changed a light switch and lost power to my outlets, what did I do wrong? How to Check Light Switch Wiring Connections, Common Light Switch Wiring Problem and Solution.


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Wiring a Switch for a Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

How can I identify light switch wiring? Light switch wiring for light fixtures, wiring diagrams about wiring light switches.


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Installing Electrical Wiring for a Shed

by Dave Rongey

Dan in Canby, Oregon asks: How do I add new electrical wiring to my shed? Circuit Wiring and GFCI Protection for a Shed.


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Wiring For A Light Switch and Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Wiring a Switch for a Light and Outlet: Plan your wiring accordingly so you can make all these connections. Two examples have to do with ceiling fans, but the same applies to any regular light fixture.


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Bathroom Exhaust Fan and Light Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Switch for Bath Exhaust Fan and Light: I have a new bathroom exhaust fan heater light to install in place of an old one and wire the switches.


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Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How To Replace a Dimmer Switch with a Light Switch: Wiring a Light Switch to Replace a Dimmer Switch.


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Avoid Mistakes When Wiring New Lights

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Switches When Adding Light Fixtures: Electrical Wiring Tips for Wiring Light Fixtures and Switches


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Understanding Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Light Switch: I am trying to start the wiring for a switch to an overhead light.


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Light Switch Wire Connections

by Dave Rongey

How To Wire Single Light Switches – When wiring a single pole light switch that only has two screw terminals or two plug-in connections on the back and the terminal for the ground wire.


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Wiring a Combination GFCI Receptacle and Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a GFCI Combo Switch Receptacle Outlet – The same is true for the GFI outlet connections. This GFI switch combo will either come with wired leads for connecting to your existing wires or there will be screw terminals for direct wired connections of your existing wires. With the screw terminals you will typically have the option of sharing the same power source or separate power sources.


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How to Wire a Switch for a Light Fixture

by Dave Rongey

Wiring a Switch From an Existing Ceiling Box: For a project like this, a cable is installed from the ceiling box to the wall switch location as you have stated.


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How To Wire Light Switches with Diagrams

by Dave Rongey

Wiring Light Switches the Easy Way: Fully explained pictures and wiring diagrams about wiring light switches describing the most common light switches


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How To Wire A Pilot Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to make the Wiring Connections For A Pilot Light Switch – Most pilot light switches require the power source to be at the switch box, such as your application.


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