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How To Change One Light Switch To Two

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I change one light switch to two in my bedroom?  The existing wall switch controls a wall outlet.  I...

Switched Outlet Wiring Diagrams

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I wire a switched outlet?  I need the wiring diagram for a switched electrical receptacle outlet in my basement. ...

Light Switch Wiring Diagrams

Dear Mr. Electrician:  What is the correct light switch wiring diagram I should use to connect ceiling lights? Answer:  There is no set method of...

Holiday Safety Tips

 Dear Mr. Electrician:  How can I make my home safe for the holidays?  My family wants to set up elaborate decorations, but we don't...

4 Gang Meter Base Replacement

Dear Mr. Electrician: How does a four gang electric meter socket base get replaced?  I live in a condominium community.  While walking my dog...

Cheap Wood Shop

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How can I build a cheap wood shop in my home? Answer:  Yes you can build a wood shop on a tight...

Four-Way and Intermediate Switch Wiring Diagrams

4-Way & Intermediate Switch Diagrams Dear Mr. Electrician: How do I wire four way switches?  I need additional light switches to control the same light...

Three Way Light Switch Wiring Diagrams

Dear Mr. Electrician: I need a 3-way light switch wiring diagram.  I have two switches that control one light in my kitchen.  I am...

Electrical Conduit Hole Saw Sizes

Dear Mr. Electrician: What are the actual hole saw sizes for the various trade sizes of electrical conduit?  I plan to install a lot...

Replacing Non-Grounded Electrical Receptacle Outlets

Dear Mr. Electrician: When I plug cords into my two-prong non-grounded electrical receptacle outlets the outlets are so loose that the plugs keep falling...