Electrical Wiring in Illinois
Electrical Wiring in the State of Illinois
Recent discussions from homeowners located in Illinois about home electrical projects, including home improvements, room additions, remodel projects, electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs.
Electrical Wiring Projects in Illinois
- Electrical Wiring for a Garage Workshop
Installing an Electric Panel for a Detached Garage: Electric Codes for a Detached Garage Panel, Can I use a Main Lug Only Electric Panel Load Center for a detached garage?
- How to Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms Once and For All
Azad in Illinois asks: Why Do my The Smoke Detectors Keep Going Off During the Night? How to Stop Smoke Detector False Alarms.
- 3Wire and 4Wire Kitchen Range and Stove Circuits Video
How can a stove be connect to a 3-wire outlet? 3Wire and 4Wire Range and Stove Circuits, Wiring 3 prong and 4 prong Range Cords.
- Adding an Outlet to a Wall Switch
I wired an outlet from a light switch but the outlet does not work, what did I do wrong? How to Wire a Switch Controlled Outlet.
- Fixing an Electric Circuit Problem
Locating and Repair Electrical Circuit Problems: Electrical tips for fixing an electrical circuit problem when lights and plugs do not work.
- Converting a Fluorescent Light to Energy Efficient LED
Converting a Fluorescent Light Fixture from a Ballast with T12 Lamps or T8 Lamps to Energy Efficient Lighting, Light Color Options, Procedure to Convert the Light Fixture Ballast and Lamps.
- Using Copper and Aluminum Wire for Home Circuits
When splicing aluminum and copper wires do the wire connectors need to be a special type? Wiring Methods for Copper and Aluminum Wires, Safe uses of Aluminum Wire for Larger Home Electrical Circuits.
- Wiring Light Switches and Fixtures
How to Wire Light Switches and Light Fixtures. Switch wiring and the junction box.
Recent Electrical Wiring Projects in the State of Illinois
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Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book
Great for any Home Wiring Project.
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.
Electrical Tips to Help You Wire it Right
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!
The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets
Light indicates if wiring is incorrect
Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!
The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.