Adding Bathroom Fan Switch

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I add a switch to my existing bathroom light switch to control my bathroom fan separately? Answer:  Depending on how...

Convert Switched Outlet To Hot

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I convert a switched outlet to an outlet that is always hot. Answer:  It is usually a few simple wiring...

Wiremold Garage Ceiling Outlet

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I install Wiremold surface metal raceway on the ceiling to power my electric garage door opener?    Answer:  If there...

Kitchen Outlet Extenders

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I extend my kitchen counter back splash electrical outlets from the wall a little?  I will be remodeling the...

Kitchen Cabinet Lighting Installed

Dear Mr. Electrician:  I am remodeling my kitchen and want to wire some under cabinet lighting.  How do I install and wire kitchen under...

Generator Sub-Panel Wiring

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I wire all of my circuits to a generator sub-panel? Answer:  First get a sub-panel suitable for your application.  Some...

Change 1 Gang Switch to 2 Gang

Dear Mr. Electrician:  How do I change a one gang light switch to a two gang?  The existing wall switch controls an 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 schematic wiring diagram do I use to wire a light switch? Answer:  There is no set method of wiring lights and...

Safety Tips For The Holidays

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...