Electrical Wiring in Pennsylvania
Electrical Wiring in the State of Pennsylvania
Recent discussions from homeowners located in Pennsylvania about home electrical projects, including home improvements, room additions, remodel projects, electrical troubleshooting and electrical repairs.
Electrical Wiring Projects in Pennsylvania
How to Wire a Inline Exhaust Fan for Two Bathrooms
I purchased a Fantech inline exhaust fan, I want to wire separate switches in two bathrooms to control the same exhaust fan.
Identifying The Cause Of a Dimming Light Circuit
What is causing my lights to be dim? How to Identify and Fix the Cause of Dim Lights, Dim Lights may be a Indication of an Electrical Problem, How to Check Electric Circuit Wiring.
Where and How to Install a Green Ground Screw in a Panel
How to Bond the Ground Using the Green Grounding Screw of a Sub Panel: Grounding a Main Panel vs Grounding a Sub-Panel, Bonding the Ground System at the Main Electric Service Panel, When Two Terminal Strips are Connected Together, The Difference between Ground Terminals and Neutral Terminals
Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet
I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.
How Many Receptacle Outlets Are Allowed Per Circuit
How many receptacles can you wire onto a 20amp circuit breaker? How to Know the Number of Outlets to Wire on a Circuit.
How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Garbage Disposal
Garbage Waste Disposal Circuit Wiring: Electrical Connections for a Garbage Disposal, Disposal Switch, Dishwasher Disposal Wiring in Older Homes.
Electric Well Pump Circuits
Can I power my shed with 120volt from the 240volt well circuit? Installing a 240volt 3wire Circuit for a Well Pump Panel, Dedicated Circuit for Well Pumps.
How a Space Heater May Cause Outlets to Loose Power
How Large Appliances Could Cause Electrical Circuit Damage and Failure: The wiring will need to be identified and reconnected with approved insulated connectors.
Recent Electrical Wiring Projects in the State of Pennsylvania
Wiring Two Outside Motion Lights to One Light Switch
How to Wire Two Outside Motion Security Light Fixtures: The Most Common Wiring Connections for Two Outdoor Light Fixture.
Wiring the Ground for a Generator and Transfer Switch
How to Connect Grounding for Generators: The portable generator does not require a separate ground rod, however any electrical wiring enclosure including the generator transfer switch is required to be grounded to the ground system of the main panel of the home electrical system.
Wiring Diagram for 3way Switches
I am trying to wire a 3way switch, the power comes in at the first switch then to a light then to another light then to the final switch...
Wiring Ceiling Fan Speed and Dimmer Switches
How to Wire a Speed Control for the Ceiling Fan Speed and Dimmer Switch for the Ceiling Fan Light - If you locate this switch then both ceiling fans can be wired from one switch.
Wiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit
How to Install 15 amp GFCI Outlet Wiring: Understanding Electrical Circuit Wiring for Outlets Protected by GFCI.
Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches
How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Key Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.
Why Stovetop Controls Are In The Back
Electric Stove Top Features and Safety Concerns - There is one safety feature that I believe it helps with and that is keeping the knobs out of the reach of children who would normally be able to turn on the burners which could lead to a number of hazards.
Why Part of a Home Lost Power
What will cause lost electric power to part of our home? Electrical Problems that Could Cause a Home to Not Have Full Electrical Power or Abnormal Power.
Why Lights Flicker and Then Go Off
How to Troubleshoot Electrical Circuit Wiring for Light Fixtures
Why An Electric Furnace May Cause Flickering Lights
Why do lights in the house flicker when the electric furnace comes on? Troubleshooting Heating Furnace and Electrical Problems.
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Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book
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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.