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Electrical Wire Color Codes – Wiring Colors Chart

Understand electrical wire color codes when wiring a switch or outlet. The USA follows a standard home electrical wiring color code that identifies every wire in an electrical circuit. If you need to understand what the wire colors are for electrical wiring, what color the live or hot wire is, or what color is the …

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Range Hood Not Working Properly – How To Repair Help & Tips

A range hood/stove vent hood above your stove needs to be cleaned and maintained to work properly. Constant heavy smoke and heavy usage can cause “venting” problems or other faults. Here are the common problems that can arise if the range hood is having issues. The tips and methods below will help you to fix …

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Breaker Trips When I Turn The Light On – How To Troubleshoot

Breaker trips from light switch. I turn the kitchen ceiling light switch ON and the circuit breaker trips. I am assuming the light switch or the light fixture is the cause. What can cause the breaker to trip when the light switch is turned on? Breaker Trips When I Turn The Light On There are …

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New Dimmer Switch Has Aluminum Ground – Can I Attach To Copper Ground?

I am remodeling my home and adding dimmer switches to all the rooms. All the dimmer switches I bought for every room have a type of stranded aluminum grounding wire. This wire does not match with the copper ground wire in all the switch boxes. Do the wires have to be exactly the same to …

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