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Articles about wiring a switch

Wiring a Switch for a Ceiling Fan

Updated: November 12, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Don in Florida asks: How do I wire a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan? Wiring a Single Switch for a Ceiling Fan.


Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch

Updated: August 20, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

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


How to Wire into an Existing Light Switch

Updated: January 13, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How Can I Wire into an Existing Switch that Controls an Outlet? The Most Common Problems when Wiring Light Switches and How to Fix Them, Wiring Switches with White Wires.


Installing a Switch Shorts a Wire and Trips Off The House

Updated: May 19, 2015 by: Dave Rongey

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.


Replacing Outlets and Light Switches

Updated: March 28, 2015 by: Dave Rongey

I replaced light switches and outlets in my home and now some things do not have power and do not work: How to Connect Electrical Wiring Problems When Replacing Outlets and Switches, Working with Existing Wiring of Outlets and Switches


Replace a Switch with a Switch and Outlet

Updated: February 4, 2015 by: Dave Rongey

How to Replace a Switch with a Combo Switch and Outlet: I want to replace it with a switch and outlet combo unit, but I am unsure about the wiring.


How Outlets Switches and Fixtures Should be Wired

Updated: December 18, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire Outlets with Lights: Wiring connections that involves a Light Switch Wire and Electric Outlets.


How to Correct Light Switch Wiring that Does Not Work

Updated: August 14, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

How to Identify and Repair Light Switch Electrical Wiring: Repair Guide for Light Switch Wiring Problems, The key for each of these light switches is to identify where the power source is, which may be at the same location or there may be two separate power sources.


Wiring a Switch to Battery Power Sources

Updated: October 23, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Switch to Battery Power Sources: You will need to select and size the switches and relay according to the voltage and amperage, or in this case mili-amps or watts of the circuit load.


Wiring Diagrams for Light Fixtures and Switches

Updated: July 6, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

Common 120 volt and 240 volt house wiring circuits and the circuit breakers


Wiring Diagram for Lights and Switches

Updated: May 4, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire up Three Lights to One Switch


How to Extend the Wiring from a 3-Way Switch

Updated: April 28, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

The Key to Understanding Light Switch Wiring and Knowing What You Can and Cannot Do


Laundry Room Exhaust Fan Switch Wiring

Updated: April 18, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire an Exhaust Fan Switch: Exhaust fan switch wiring and sensor control functions.


Three Way Switch Wire Size

Updated: July 8, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

Can I use 14 gauge wire for the switch and traveler run with a 3 way switch?