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Recent Home Electrical Wiring Topics

  • Upgrading 100 Amp Electric Service Panel to 150 Amp

    • Upgrading a Bulldog Pushmatic Electrical Service Panel: The exact Size and Type of conductors may be identified to see if they are rated for a higher amperage, however when upgrading to a higher amperage panel it is typical to install new service conductors.

  • How to Install Wire for an Outbuilding

    • Installing Electric Wiring for an Outbuilding: How to Size and Calculate an Electric Panel for an Outbuilding, Online Electrical Load Calculator and Voltage Drop Calculator.

  • How to Wire a Ceiling Fan in an Older Home

    • I am installing a ceiling fan in an old home where there are three wires in the box, how should I connect the wires? How to Connect the Wires Ceiling Fan in an Older Home: The Process for Identifying Wires for a Ceiling Fan.

  • How To Wire a Thermostat

    • How do I know which wires to connect to the Thermostat Terminals? Typical Thermostat Wiring for HVAC Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning, Thermostat Wire Connections.

  • Home is Loosing Power Several Times a Day

    • Is there a Problem in the Electric Breaker Box? Common problems that cause lost power to home light fixtures and outlets.

  • About Light Fixtures and No Ground Wire

    • How can I wire switches and light fixtures when there is no ground wire? How to Install a Light Fixture without a Ground Wire.

  • Electrical Troubleshooting for Outlet Wiring

    • How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlets: Checking Electrical Wiring Connections, Inspect Wiring to Additional Outlets, Burnt Outlet Wiring Connections.

  • Installing Electrical Wiring for a Shed

    • How do I add new electrical wiring to my shed? Circuit Wiring and GFCI Protection for a Shed.

  • Replacing a 2-Wire Receptacle Outlet

    • How to Wire a New Replacement Outlet: I replace a receptacle but I failed to mark which wire went to silver common side of old receptacle and which went to brass hot side.

  • How to Add a Smoke Detector

    • How should I wire a new smoke detector to the existing smoke detectors? Wiring for a New Smoke Detector.


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