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Electrical Wiring in Oregon

Electrical Wiring in the State of Oregon


Recent discussions from homeowners located in Oregon about home electrical projects, including home improvements, room additions, remodel projects, electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs.


Electrical Wiring Projects in Oregon


  1. Avoid Damaging Electrical Cables Inside Walls

  2. Can wire locators accurately show where electrical wires are inside a wall? Methods of Home Electrical Circuit Wiring, Electric Wiring Inside Walls, How To Locate Electric Wires, Home Wiring Techniques.

  3. Wire a Surveillance Flood Light

  4. How should I provide power for a Surveillance Camera Flood Lights? Electric wiring for a Surveillance Camera Flood Light, Wiring to an Existing Power Source.

  5. Installing an Underground Electrical Service and Pull Box

  6. Installing an Underground Electrical Service for a Home: Electrical Pull Box And a PVC 90 Degree Sweep to the Panel, Electrical Code about a Main Electrical Service Disconnect Switch.

  7. Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem

  8. I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.

  9. Upgrade an Electrical Panel and Install a Home Generator

  10. Planning and Installing a Home Generator Power System: The complete home electrical system should be considered when installing a home generator system and transfer switch. Upgrading portions of an aging home electrical system is advisable. Here are some key factors that you should consider before attempting such a project.

  11. Remodeling and Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom

  12. How much will it cost for electrical work in my bathroom? The Key Cost Factors for Bathroom Remodel Electrical Wiring.

  13. Installing and Testing Dusk to Dawn Light Fixtures

  14. I just installed a 150w dusk to dawn light fixture and it wont light up: How to Install the Electrical Wiring for a Dawn Outdoor Light Fixture.

  15. Replacing a Ceiling Track Light

  16. I installed all new track light, and my no-touch power tester lights up almost anywhere on the ceiling within 12 inches of the track. Is this normal?


Recent Electrical Wiring Projects in the State of Oregon


  • Wiring Methods for Adding Kitchen Circuits

  • How should I wire kitchen electric circuits? How to Install Electrical Circuits in a Kitchen for Dish Washer and Garbage Disposal Outlet, Microwave Oven and more.

  • Wiring for Ceiling Fans

  • How do I connect a new ceiling fan to the existing wiring and wall switch? The Main Wiring Connections of a Standard Ceiling Fan.

  • Wiring Connections When Replacing a Light Fixture

  • How do I connect the light fixture wires to my ceiling electrical box wiring? Electrical Wiring Connections for Light Fixture, Best Practices When Replacing Light Fixtures.

  • Wire a Surveillance Flood Light

  • How should I provide power for a Surveillance Camera Flood Lights? Electric wiring for a Surveillance Camera Flood Light, Wiring to an Existing Power Source.

  • Upgrade an Electrical Panel and Install a Home Generator

  • Planning and Installing a Home Generator Power System: The complete home electrical system should be considered when installing a home generator system and transfer switch. Upgrading portions of an aging home electrical system is advisable. Here are some key factors that you should consider before attempting such a project.

  • Testing Electrical Outlets

  • How to Test and Repair an Outlet Circuit Problem: Guide for Testing an Outlet Circuit, Inspect the Outlet Wiring, Electrical Troubleshooting.

  • Replacing a Ceiling Track Light

  • I installed all new track light, and my no-touch power tester lights up almost anywhere on the ceiling within 12 inches of the track. Is this normal?

  • Remodeling and Electrical Wiring for a Bathroom

  • How much will it cost for electrical work in my bathroom? The Key Cost Factors for Bathroom Remodel Electrical Wiring.

  • Long Distance Electrical Wiring

  • How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring: Ohms Law and Voltage Drop Calculations, Increased Wire Sizes and Connections to Electrical Devices, Sizing the Circuit Breaker.

  • Locate an Electrical Wiring Problem

  • I have a very unique problem in a home where on a 20 amp circuit the bare conductor is carrying the positive or hot side of the 120 volt and the black conductor is acting as the ground and the white is the neutral.

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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 UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

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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.

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Residential Electrical Parts and Accessories


Light Switches

120volt Outlets

Circuit Breakers

Electrician Tools

Voltage Testers