What is Christmas without Christmas lights? If you take a drive around most neighborhoods this time of year you will see light displays that range from the minimal to the mind blowing. However, after putting in all of the effort for just the perfect display, some of you may have experienced the frustration of discovering a string of lights that suddenly quits working. In this article, I discuss some of the reasons for this to occur, and how you troubleshoot the problem.
This 7-part video series demonstrates all the steps for how to wire a switch: from rough-in to finishing. The first video in the series explains how to properly strip cable.
In part two of the 7-part series on how to wire a switch, I explain and demonstrate how to install the cables into a multi-gang box. The video focuses on steps that will both save time and simplify the process.
Proper grounding (earthing, bonding) methods are critical to ensuring the integrity of your electrical system. In part three of my 7-part video series on how to wire a switch, I demonstrate the proper way to connect the ground wires.
Making a proper splice is a basic skill that you must have in order to properly complete most tasks when it comes to electrical work. This video demonstrates proper methods for splicing the neutral conductors when wiring a switch.
Part five of this 7-part video series on how to wire a switch: from rough-in to finishing, demonstrates the proper splicing and pigtailing the hot conductors for installation in a multi-gang box.
After the wallboard is on and the painting is done, it’s time for the stage we call finishing. We’ll install the wall switch and be ready for the finishing wall plate.
The final stage of the process of how to wire a switch is the installation of the faceplate. I’ll show you one simple tip that will show others that you take pride in craftsmanship!