How To Wire a Receptacle / Outlet

When working with electricity always: Turn off the power. Test the wires to ensure the power is off. Lock out the panel box, so no one can accidentally turn the power back on while you are working. There are basically two steps for wiring a receptacle / outlet Wire the receptacle Ground the receptacle NOTE: -Aluminum Wires- If you are …

How To Wire a GFCI

There are three topics on this page: How to Wire a GFCI or GFI? How does a GFCI work? Where do I need a GFCI in my House How to Wire a GFCI or GFI Outlet? When working with electricity always: Turn off the power. Test the wires to ensure the power is off. Lock out the panel box, so …

How To Wire a 3-Way Switch or Dimmer

When do I need to use a 3-way light switch? If you want to control a light fixture or receptacle from more than one location or switch, you will need to use a 3-way light switch. For example, to operate a light in a stairway from both levels of a house. How does a 3-Way Light Switch work? There are …

Swimming Pool Codes

One 15A or 20A single-phase, 125V receptacle must be between 20 and 10 feet from the pool. If unable to do this you can go less than 10 feet, but not less than 5 feet. Receptacle should not be more than 6.5 feet about grade level. – 680.22(A)(3) & (4)GFCI protection for all receptacle supplying pool pump motors 15A or …

Stairway Codes

If the stairway has 6 or more steps to get to the next floor, then at least one lighting outlet is needed. A switch for the light is needed at each floor level & landing level that includes an entryway. – 210.70(A)(2)(C) ​

Outside Codes

All receptacles must be GFCI protected, except a dedicated branch circuit, not readily accessible for fixed electric snow melting or deicing equipment. – 210.8(A)(3)At least one receptacle in the front and back of the house, but not more than 6.5’ above grade level – 210.52(E)At least one lighting outlet on exterior side of all outdoor entrances or exits with grade …

Miscellaneous Codes

A single receptacle on dedicated branch circuit shall have ampere rating not less than that of branch circuit (A refrigerator on a 20 Amp line shall have 20 Amp receptacle) . –210.21(B)(1)Steel plate needed to cover holes in wood that are 1¼” or less from edge. – 300.4(A)(1)Receptacle ReplacementIf you want to replace a non-ground type receptacle or a two …

Laundry Room Codes

At least one 20A branch circuit for laundry room receptacles only. – 210.11(C)(2)Washer: The receptacle for the washer can be put on the laundry room circuit.Dryer Gas: The receptacle for the gas dryer can be put on the laundry room circuit.Dryer Electric: This circuit should not be smaller than a 30 Amp line (Run a 10/3 wire for a 4 …

Kitchen Codes

General: All receptacles 15A or 20A 125V that serve countertop surfaces or that are 6’ from the edge of sinks must be GFCI. – 210.8(A)(6) & (7)Wall Countertop: If 12 inches or wider must have at least one receptacle. Receptacle outlet placement shall be installed so that no point along the wall line is more than 24 inches measured horizontally …

Jacuzzi Codes

Must be GFCI protected.Must have access hole for motor – 680.73Must bond motor to hot & cold water pipes with #8 ground wire. ​