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Recent Home Electrical Wiring Topics

  • Replacing a Light Switch and Changing the Wiring

    • How do I connect the wires when replacing my light switches? How to Replace a Light Switch and Make the Wiring Connections, Identifying the Wiring, Connecting the Wiring for Your New Switch.

  • How to Install New Wiring

    • I would like to add an overhead light to the master bedroom, I’m just not sure how to wire the switch that controls outlets controlled by the switch: Wiring for a Bedroom Light and Switch.

  • Causes of Electric Circuit Buzz or Crackle

    • What is causing a buzz and crackle sound in the electric box? How to Locate the Cause of Electrical Circuit Buzz or Crackle, The Most Common Problems that Cause Electrical Circuit Buzz or Crackle and What Should Be Done.

  • How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet

    • GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.

  • Installing a Occupancy Sensor Switch for a Bath Exhaust Fan

    • How is a Occupancy Sensor wired to control a bathroom exhaust fan? Wiring a Motion Occupancy Switch: Wiring Diagram for a Motion Detector Occupancy Switch.

  • How To Wire A Photocell To Control A Light Fixture

    • How do I to wire a photocell to a light fixture? A photocell can be used to control outdoor lights when installing into the electrical wiring as described here.

  • How to Set Up a Generator Transfer Switch

    • How is a Backup Generator and a Automatic Transfer Switch Installed? Installing a Generator Transfer Switch for an Electrical Service Panel

  • Electrical Requirements for Generators and Welders

    • I want to run my welder off a generator, can I put a plug end on the welder wire and plug the welder into my portable generator? How to Wire a Welder and Generator Plug.

  • How to Wire a Switch for a New Light Fixture

    • How Can I Upgrade from One Switch for One Light to Two Switches for Two Lights? Adding a Light Switch and Fixture, The Wiring at the Existing Switch Box, Wiring for a New Under Cabinet Light Fixture.


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