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Home electrical how-to articles and wiring diagrams including wiring a switch, wiring a dimmer switch, wiring a receptacle, wiring a ceiling fan, wiring switch/receptacle combination devices, and more are covered in this section. Plus, a review of the different types of lighting available for the home.

Spa Light Fixture
In this post we will replace a faulty spa light fixture with a new one, covering all the steps necessary to accomplish this task. Continue reading →...
Faulty Switch
Do you have a wall/light switch that is causing you some problems, or that you suspect might be faulty? Problems with a light switch is something most homeowners experience at one time or a...
Picture 8
Replacing your lamp in your pool light fixture is something that can easily be done by the average home / pool owner as long as you have a skill set that includes the use of hand tools (scre...
Grabbed Frame 2
Before tackling this home wiring project, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. This helpful article and video examines what you must know to complete this pr...
motor nameplate data 120 240
Learn the key factors that will help you determine whether you select 120 or 240 volts for a motor connection. Continue reading →...
NEMA 6-15R configuration
Learn the proper procedure for changing an outlet or receptacle from 120V to 240V. Continue reading →...
Repair completed and extension cord ready to be tested
Considerations for proper selection of an extension cord and step-by-step instructions for repairing a damaged extension cord. Continue reading →...
Meter Reading 200+ Volts
A discussion on encounters with stray and induced voltage including the electrical theory behind it and potential health and safety concerns. Continue reading →...

The Basics of Household Wiring DVD

"If you're looking for a good reference to help you understand simple home wiring, I personally recommend 'The Basics of Household Wiring' DVD".

Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician
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