Electrical Articles Sub-Directory
How to Control Outdoor and Ceiling Lights with a Timer
Control outside lights or indoor ceiling fixtures with an appliance timer added to the circuit at the circuit breaker panel. Besides convenience, this makes an empty house look occupied as a deterrent to burglars.
How to Install a Breaker Panel Receptacle
Install a 20 ampere (amp) dedicated Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) receptacle at the breaker panel in 5 easy steps! In this case, "dedicated" means that only one device is included in the circuit. This receptacle circuit must be rated 20 amps, and ground fault protected, in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC). All upgrades must now follow rules for new construction. (Read more)
How to Install a Switched Receptacle
Walking into a dark house, often a hazardous adventure fraught with unseen obstacles, pitfalls and pets all too happy to greet you at the door. Instead of feeling your way around, trying not to knock over the table to reach that lamp, wouldn't it be convenient to flip a switch and instantly light up the room? (Read more)
How to Install Outdoor Motion Lights
Tired of stumbling around in the dark, trying to find your way to the Car or the Shed? Are you concerned about safety, and would like to install outdoor motion lights to discourage burglars? Well, following this tutorial, you can safely install your own outdoor lighting. (Read more)
How to Replace a Doorbell
Whether doing a little renovating or replacing a faulty Doorbell button the task need not overwhelm you. A simple job, providing you have sound electrical wiring (no pun intended). Aside from choosing the replacement, you simply swap out the existing hardware. For that matter, you might just decide to go wireless! Options vary, such as color, shape and size, whether lighted or not. (Read more)
How to Replace a Door Chime
Replace a Door Chime as part of an interior decorating project, preference for a different tone or because of a faulty electromagnetic coil. Not a difficult task, just swapping out the existing hardware with the wiring already in place. Of course, you could always go wireless at this point! (Read more)
How to Wire multiple lights on a porch circuit
Wire multiple lights on a porch circuit to include wall sconces, spotlights and floodlights. Wall sconces add warm-welcoming light to illuminate the front door and greet visitors. Spots light up the front stairs for safety. Floodlights, motion activated, add an element of security. (Read more)
DISCLAIMER: All Electrical tutorials are meant for those with working knowledge of electrical wiring and should not be attempted by first-time novices.