Aluminum Wiring

Dear Mr. Electrician: I am planning to have the electrical service to my house upgraded. The licensed electrical contractor that I am using will be...

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Dear Mr. Electrician: Why am I required to have my brand new house wired with Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters?  They cost much more than...
A dirty bathroom fan and grill. Bathroom fans that share a home with pets tend to get this amount of dirt, dust, and dander.

Bathroom Fan Repair

Dear Mr. Electrician:  The exhaust fan in my bathroom stopped working after making some exceptional noise for several weeks.  Does the fan need to...

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A dirty bathroom fan and grill. Bathroom fans that share a home with pets tend to get this amount of dirt, dust, and dander.

Bathroom Fan Repair

Dear Mr. Electrician:  The exhaust fan in my bathroom stopped working after making some exceptional...

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Dear Mr. Electrician: Why am I required to have my brand new house wired with...
The finished ceiling mounted Wiremold surface box for the garage door opener

Wiremold for a Garage Door Opener Electrical Receptacle

Dear Mr. Electrician:  I need to install an electrical receptacle outlet on the ceiling of my...
3 way and 2 way light switch wiring with the line and load in the same switch box.. The larger square box was used to accommodate the extra wires. In this instance the white wire in the 3 conductor cable was reidentified with blue electrical tape to indicate that it is not a neutral conductor. The line hot wire from the 2 conductor feed cable is spliced through to go to the 3 way switch at the other end of the room.

Three Way Light Switch Wiring Diagram

Dear Mr. Electrician: I have two switches that control one light in my kitchen.  I am...
Concentric knockouts (KO's) ready for removal.

Removing Concentric Knockouts from an Electrical Load Center Panel

Dear Mr. Electrician:  What is the best way to remove the pre-punched concentric knockouts in...

Homeowner Purchases Materials For the Contractor

Dear Mr. Electrician: I want to get a bunch of electrical projects done around my...

Testing a Dishwasher Appliance for Power

Dear Mr. Electrician: I use my dishwasher for storage and occasional dish washing. Last night...

Generator Interlock Kit for a Cutler Hammer Loadcenter

  Dear Mr. Electrician: How do I install a generator inlet box to supply portable generator power to my...
The hole cut-out ready for a metal receptacle box. I held the face of the electrical box against the wall and penciled an outline to follow with my Drywall Saw.

Electrical Receptacle Box Installation in an Existing Wall Using Madison Bars

Dear Mr. Electrician: I want to install an electrical outlet on a dedicated circuit for...
A permanently installed surge protector.

Surge Protectors

Dear Mr. Electrician: What is the best surge protector that will protect my computer from...
A fiberglass fish rod is used here to fish a Type NM-B cable through a ceiling.

Fishing Wires in Walls and Ceilings Using Coat Hangers, Fish Tapes, and Rods

Dear Mr. Electrician: I don't want to spend a lot of money for special tools...
The Backside of a Residential Telephone Jack

Telephone Wiring Color Code

Tip + Ring - Cat 3 Green Red Cat 3 Black Yellow Pair 1 White with blue stripe Blue Pair...

Generator Sub-Panel Installation

Dear Mr. Electrician: I want to have a portable generator connection for circuits in my house such...
A Completed Generator Interlock Kit Installation on an Existing GE Circuit Breaker Panel

Interlock Kit on a GE Loadcenter

Dear Mr. Electrician: How can I install a Generator Interlock Kit on my existing GE...
Bad Grounding for Telephone, TV, and Power

Grounding and Bonding For TV and Telephone

Dear Mr. Electrician: My neighbor was blown out of her chair when lightning hit her...