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Articles about wiring outlets


How to Wire Outlets and Lights for a Room

by Dave Rongey

Can lights and wall outlets be on the same circuit? Planning the Electrical Wiring When Adding a Room, Electrical Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Outlets.


Installing Surface Mount Wall Outlets

by Dave Rongey

What kind of surface conduit can I use to run power from a wall outlet to a light fixture? Installing Surface Electrical Conduit for Wiring a 120Volt Outlet and Light Fixture.


Wire Connections and Adding Outlets

by Dave Rongey

How are the wires connected when adding new outlets? How to Add Outlets and Make the Right Connection.


Troubleshooting Problems with Electrical Outlets

by Dave Rongey

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.


Replacing Wall Outlets

by Dave Rongey

I replaced an outlet and now other outlets are not working right: Electrical Wiring Connections for Outlets, Wiring a Switched Outlet and Standard Wall Outlets.


Grounding Electrical Outlets in a Garage

by Dave Rongey

How should I ground an outlet to a box? How to Ground Electrical Outlets: Grounding the box and the outlet using a method that works with your wiring and box space.


How Outlets Switches and Fixtures Should be Wired

by Dave Rongey

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


Home Electrical Wiring for Basement Outlets and Switches

by Dave Rongey

How to Install Electrical Wiring for Basement Lights and Receptacles: Wiring Basement Switches and Receptacles, Planning Your Electrical Project.


Repairs for Outlets That Do Not Work

by Dave Rongey

The Cause and Solution for Non Working Electric Wall Outlets: This is one of the most typical problems which occur with 110 volt electrical outlets in the home.


How To Ground Old Two-Wire Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Can I run a line from the panel to one location then bring all of the grounds from the outlets on one circuit to that location and tie them all together there, or do I have to run the ground to each outlet and splice each one in there? Attaching a Ground Wire For Old 2Wire Outlets: Electrical Grounding Methods and Requirements.


How To Control Outside Electrical Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Wiring for Outside GFCI Outlets – the most practical solution would be to install X-10 outlets that could be controlled by a hand held remote or a X-10 switch.


Replacing Outlets With Several Wires

by Dave Rongey

How to Splice Electrical Wires for an Outlet


Common Mistakes When Wiring a Switched Half-Hot Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I replaced the switch and outlets in a bedroom, why don’t they work right? How to Wire a Half-Hot Switched Outlet and Avoid the Most Common Mistakes.