Can you add an outlet or a receptacle from a switch box? This question comes up fairly often, and causes a lot of frustration for our visitors. Learn the answer.
Electrical outlet is not working, yet the breaker is not tripped? What is the likely cause, and why this can be a dangerous situation.
Is it a receptacle or is it an electrical outlet? These terms are really interchangeable, but are often confused by the DIYer. This article reviews the basics of the electrical receptacle or outlet, the common types found in the home, and how to make the correct purchase when replacing an electrical outlet.
Understanding the different electrical wire colors, their function and how to properly connect them is critical to any home electrical wiring project. Electrical wire is color coded, and knowing the role of the black, white, red, and green or bare wire is a must when replacing an electrical outlet, receptacle or switch.
Learn how easy it is to wire a dimmer switch in your home with these step-by-step instructions. Wiring a dimmer switch is a great way to add some ambiance to a room in your home. This article is supplemental to the recently posted video about replacing a single-pole switch with a dimmer switch.
Dimmer switches are a great way to save energy, and to achieve the desired lighting affect in a room. In this video we show step by step instructions on how to replace a single pole switch with a single pole slide dimmer switch for a dining room light fixture.