How to Wire an Attic Electrical Outlet and Light: A new junction box is wired for the switch controlled electrical outlet for the attic light after removing the old light switch and wiring. This project is continued from the Exposed Work Cover junction box project. Also see Part 1 for the project introduction. Remove the […]
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This tutorial explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. The circuit for the new smoke alarm is connected to the main junction box for power and communications signal. This project is continued from Part 6. Smoke Alarm Junction Box Wiring Diagram Now I’ll make the final wiring connections to […]
This tutorial explains how to install a hardwired smoke alarm in a bedroom drywall ceiling. The smoke alarm is wired and mounted to the ceiling box. This project is continued from Part 5. Smoke Alarm Ceiling Box Wiring With the Carlton B618R old work ceiling box now mounted in the drywall ceiling, the NM-B 14/3 […]
This project explains how to wire a closet light with Wiremold metal raceway to extend power from an existing electrical outlet in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. This project is continued from Part 4. Extend Power from an Existing Wall Outlet 120VAC power will be extended from the wall outlet inside […]
This project explains how to repair a ceiling fan that won’t turn by replacing a blown motor capacitor. Total cost of the repair was $12 for a new motor capacitor ($8 for the capacitor plus $4 shipping). The problem was the Hampton Bay Colby Model # EF200DA-52 ceiling fan stopped running. The ceiling fan lights […]
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How to Repair a Damaged Electrical Wire – junction box wiring to complete the wire splice repair. This project is continued from Part 2. NM-B 14/2 Junction Box Splice Wiring These next steps explain how to wire the junction box. Begin by cutting the two Romex NM 14/2 electrical cables evenly to about 8 inches […]
How to Repair a Damaged Electrical Wire by splicing in a new section of wire and wiring the junction boxes. This project is continued from Part 1. Shut Off The Electricity Before doing any work I verified the wire was “live” with the non-contact voltage detector. The purpose here was two fold: To confirm the […]
How to Install a Floodlight is continued from Part 1. Floodlight Mounting and Wiring After pulling new electrical cable from the attic with fish tape, about two feet of wire is left exposed. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This article illustrates how to re-wire a Heath® Zenith motion activated floodlight, model SL-5412, with an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for automation of home lighting. You can also purchase a floodlight kit directly from SmartHome.com including the In-LineLinc. But if you want to retro-fit an existing floodlight or prefer a wider range (150° or 180°) PIR […]