Electrical Wiring in New Mexico
Electrical Wiring in the State of New Mexico
Recent discussions from homeowners located in New Mexico about home electrical projects, including home improvements, room additions, remodel projects, electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs.
Electrical Wiring Projects in New Mexico
- The Problem of Vandalized Electrical Wiring
How to Repair Vandalized Electrical Wiring: What is the best way to repair electrical wiring that has been vandalized? Dealing with the Problem of Vandalized Electrical Wiring.
- Wire a 220 Volt Electric Furnace
How Do I Wire an Electric Furnace? Wiring Connections for 220 Volt Electric Heater and How to Connect the Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Furnace.
- What To Do When Surge Protectors Do Not Work
Power Surges and Power Conditioning: Surge Protection for Your Home, UPS or Uninterpretable Power Supplies or Battery Backup Units.
- 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.
- Hot Tub Circuit Requirements and Electrical Wiring
Can I use a voltage converter for a hot tub? My new hot tub requires 220volts and i was wondering if I could use a step up voltage converter from 110v to 220v and still work for the hot tub.
- Will CFL Lamps Work With Dusk To Dawn Fixtures
Why Dusk To Dawn Light Fixtures and CFL Lamps Will Not Work
- Moving an Electric Range Circuit
How to Extend a 240Volt Range Circuit: Can I extend the circuit to the new location, about 20 feet away, by splicing the same size cable inside a covered electrical junction box?
- Converting to a Radiant Floor Heat System
How to Install Wiring for a Radiant Floor Heat System - Typically you may specify the voltage of the radiant floor heating system, and I always recommend 240 volt because it will perform better, check the options for the system you choose.
Recent Electrical Wiring Projects in the State of New Mexico
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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.