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Residential Electric Wiring Projects

home electrical wiring

  • The Process of Wiring a Home
  • Methods to rewire home circuits.
  • Photos including an actual set of house plans used to wire a new home.
  • How to upgrade home wiring for older homes and make them safer.

Light Switch Wiring Diagrams

  • Example:
  • A single switch turns on a light fixture from one wall switch.
  • Important:
  • All switches are not wired the same way. There are a few different ways to wire a light Switch.
  • See:
  • Wiring Diagrams for Switches will show you how to wire a light switch.

Three-Way Switch Wiringdiagram, wiring a threeway

  • Example:
  • Two three way switches will turn on one or more light fixtures from two locations, such as a hall way or stairway.
  • Important:
  • Each pair of three way switches are wired differently, and there are different types of three way switches. The methods of wiring three way switches can be challenging.
  • See:
  • The Wiring Diagrams for Three Way Switches will show you how to wire a pair of 3way switches.

Four-Way Switch Wiring Diagram

  • Example:
  • One or more 4Way switches are used with two 3Way Switches to turn on one or more light fixtures from more that two locations.
  • Important:
  • The method of wiring 4way switches with two 3way switches only requires a small modification to the switch circuit wiring.
  • See:
  • Wiring Diagrams for 4Way Switches will show the most common methods.

how to wire a dimmer switch

  • How to wire a dimmer switch.
  • Help with wiring for dimmer switches.
  • Take the mystery out of wiring a Single or 3-way dimmer switch.

Wiring 120 Volt Outlet

  • How to Wire 120 Volt Outlets
  • GFI and GFCI Receptacle Outlets
  • Dishwasher Outlet
  • Disposal Outlet
  • Bedroom AFCI Outlet
  • Switched Outlet
  • Half Hot Outlet

wiring gfci receptacle outlets

  • Learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI Outlets,
  • Fully explained GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.
  • Single and Multiple Outlets protected by one GFCI receptacle.

Wiring 240 Volt Outlet

  • How to Wire 240 Volt Outlets
  • Kitchen outlets
  • Range Outlet
  • Wire a Range Cord
  • Oven Outlet
  • Clothes Dryer Outlet
  • Wire a Dryer Cord
  • Wire a 3-Wire Cord
  • Wire a 4-Wire Cord

electric wiring diagrams

  • Wiring diagrams help you understand how electrical devices are wired in your home.
  • See how light switches and receptacle wall outlets are wired.

electrical wiring and repairs

  • Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repair for Home Electric Wiring
  • Repair Electrical Circuit Problems
  • Repair Lights and Fixtures
  • Repair Outlets
  • Upgrade Home Wiring
  • Repair Light Switches
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Repairing Electric Wiring

splice electrical wires

  • Overview of Splicing Wires
  • Splicing Wires in a Light Fixture Box
  • Splicing Wires in a Outlet Box
  • How to Repair Buried Wire
  • How to Splice a Buried Wire
  • How to Protect a Buried Wire Splice

wiring ceiling fans

  • Installing a Ceiling Fan.
  • Where to connect the blue wire for a ceiling fan.
  • Ceiling Fan Wiring connections.
  • Installing an outdoor ceiling fan.

Ceiling Fan Remote Control

  • Install a wireless remote control.
  • Options for ceiling fan remote controls.
  • Wiring ceiling fan remote control modules.

wiring a light fixture

  • Installing and Wiring Light Fixtures with Step-by-Step Photos.
  • Installing Recessed Lighting.
  • Installing Under Cabinet Lighting.

exhaust fan

  • How to Wire an Exhaust Fan.
  • Options for lighted bathroom exhaust fans.
  • Wiring switches for bathroom exhaust fans and lights.

baseboard-heater

  • Installing a Baseboard Heater Circuit: Wiring a baseboard heater thermostat and electric panel circuit then wiring connections for the installed baseboard wall heater. Instructions for converting baseboard heating radiant heating.

  • How To Wire a Thermostat
  • Thermostat Wiring for Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning. Although many home heating and air conditioning systems have a standard type thermostat cable with color coded wires, the wires should be identified to make sure of the exact purpose for each wire.

smoke-detector

  • How to Install and Wire Smoke Detectors – Installation Guide with Photos that clearly explain how Interconnected Smoke Detectors are wired so they function properly.
  • Smoke Detector Tips
  • Installing Smoke Detectors
  • Smoke Detector Wiring.
  • Adding Smoke Detectors
  • How to Fix Smoke Detector Problems

telephone wiring

  • Telephone Wiring Diagram.
  • Phone jack wiring with photos and instructions.
  • Steps to correctly wiring a telephone jack.

solar exhaust fans

  • Installing Solar Exhaust Fans.
  • Attic exhaust fans are a green energy efficient solution.
  • Proper attic venting reduces the load on your air conditioning system.

Green Home

  • Wiring a Home with Structured Insulated Panels.
  • Discover SIP Homes which are energy efficient homes.
  • See how different a SIP Home will be when installing electrical wiring.

home generators

  • The process to size, select, and connect a home generator.
  • Transfer switches for a safe home generator connection.
  • Online Interactive Generator Sizing.
  • Accurately estimate the size of a generator based on electrical devices to be used.
  • Portable Generators
  • Generators Safety

residential-electrical-panel-calculations

  • The Electrical Load Calculator is a fully functional online and Interactive tool that will assist you with accurate panel load calculations.
  • The Residential Electrical Load Calculator is Pre-Loaded with electrical information for you to chose for typical electrical loads in the home.
  • General Electrical Load Requirements, Appliances and Motor Loads, Heating and Air Conditioning equipment.

Sizing Wire for a Panel: Voltage Drop Calculator circuit breaker

  • 120volt 1 Pole 15amp 20amp, 240volt 2 Pole 30amp 50amp Circuit Breakers.
  • How circuit breakers work to protect your electrical wiring.
  • Properly installed circuit breakers protect home electrical wiring.

wiring a electric dryer

  • Electrical wiring for a dryer-power-cord.
  • Older 240 Volt electric power cord with 3-wire configurations.
  • New 240 Volt electric power cord with 4-wire configurations.

wiringt-a-range-cord

  • How to Wire a 240volt Range Cord.
  • Electric Range Installation with a typical 240 Volt electric power cord wiring system for 3-wire and 4-wire configurations.

oven

  • How to Wire a 240volt Wall Oven.
  • Kitchen Electric Wall Oven Installation with a typical 240 Volt electric circuit with 3-wire and 4-wire configurations.

junction boxes

  • Junction boxes, Nail On Boxes, Cut In Boxes, 1gang box, 2gang box.
  • How to select Electrical Wiring Boxes.
  • Selecting the right size electrical junction box.
  • Junction boxes for outlets, light fixture and electrical splices.

electrical wire

  • THHN Copper Wire, Romex Type NM Wire, Wire Connectors.
  • Understanding the different electrical wire.
  • Selecting the right size and type of electrical wire.
  • Electrical wire for outlets, light fixture and large electrical appliances.
  • See the parts used to rewire home circuits.

home-power-quality

  • Power Conditioning and Surge Protection.
  • Electric Surge Protection – Installing surge devices to help protect your home electronic devices.
  • Home Power Conditioning- Electric power quality issues can create a number of problems. Learn how to prevent power quality occurrences from happening in your home.

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  • Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools
  • Electrical Power Tools and Cordless Power Tools.
  • Tools for Home Electrical Wiring, Electrical Conduit Benders.

electrical wiring and repairs

  • Do It Yourself Electrical Repairs
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Electrical Problems

troubleshooting electrical-wiring

  • Home Repairs and Electrical Troubleshooting.
  • Methods used to solve most home electrical system failures.
  • How to Fix Electrical Wiring Problems.

Electrical Testers and Meters

  • Voltage Testers for Electrical Repairs.
  • Quality voltage testers that play an important part in electrical safety.
  • Testers to identify electrical circuits and help prevent electrical shock.

wiring symbols

  • Electrical Diagram Symbols for Home Electrical Wiring.
  • Symbols for Electrical Outlets, Outlet Symbols used in Electrical Construction

electrical codes

  • Basic Electrical Codes for Home Electric Wiring
  • AFCI circuit, electrical-boxes, electrical-circuit, electrical code outlets.
  • GFCI circuits, outlets and electrical-grounding.
  • Electrical Codes for electrical-services, electrical-underground, electrical wiring,
    electrical-wiring-code, lighting-code, and smoke-detectors.

electrical-wiring videos

  • Home Electrical Wiring Project Videos.
  • Videos to help educate you about many aspects of home electrical wiring.
  • Video introductions for several electrical topics and electrical projects.

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  • Homeowner Do-It-Yourself Electrical Projects.

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Residential Electric Wiring and Electric Repair Questions

Installing Three Way Dimmer Light Switches

How to Install One or Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches: I have 4 kitchen ceiling lights that are currently controlled by two 3-way switches. I’d like to add a dimmer.

Is Your Bathroom GFCI Outlet a Problem

Signs that a Bathroom GFCI Outlet May Need to be Replaced:I flipped the breaker switch and repeated. Is there anything I can do?

Should You Upgrade a Federal Pacific Stab Lok Panel

How to Inspect and Evaluate a FPE Panel for Potential Problems: Identify Problems with a FPE Panel or Circuit Breaker

Outlet Circuit Troubleshooting

How to Identify the Cause when Power is Lost to an Electrical Outlet Circuit: Methods to identify the majority of the home electrical wiring problems and outlet wiring failures.

Troubleshooting Outlets and Lights that Do Not Work

Troubleshooting a Problem with Lights and Outlets: Electrical wiring repairs should be made using the right materials for your particular application. Here are a few choices to help you decide what you’ll need.

Wiring Smoke Detectors With Another Circuit

Is it required to have a Separate Circuit for the Smoke and Heat Detectors? Wiring Smoke Detectors for the Home: Electrical Codes for Smoke Detectors with Photos and Wiring Diagrams

Removing Light Fixtures When Painting a Room

What to do about Light Fixtures and Electrical Wiring While Painting a Room.

How to Replace a Thermostat

Why does my new thermostat not work? What to Check When Replacing a Thermostat.

Electrical Wiring Tips

Home Electrical Wiring Home Electrical Codes Electrician Training Electrical Wiring Diagrams for Dimmers and Switches Home Electrical GFCI Outlets Home Lighting Home Smoke Detectors Home Electrical Circuit Breakers Ceiling Fans and Wiring Home Generators Home Energy Saving Ideas Introduction to Green Homes Green SIP Home Wiring Home Automation Methods Wiring Relays Power Quality Solar Power Exhaust Fans

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