House Wiring 101?

Answer The best place to start any residential wiring project is at the breaker panel, which is the control center for all the circuits in your house, and understanding it will make your project easier. B... Read More »

Top Q&A For: House Wiring 101

How was the first house electrical wiring and telephone wiring put in how did the light switches work?

The oldest wiring I have run across is either knob and tube or cleat wiring. The wires did have insulation (rubber had already been invented) and the were supported off the wood frame of the house ... Read More »

How to Update Old House Wiring?

The National Electrical Code (NEC) has existed for more than 100 years and establishes the standards for safe wiring practices. It is updated every three years, so wiring that was installed "accord... Read More »

What is house wiring?

House wiring for lights, outlets and appliances is standard. However, there is much more to house wiring than electrical wiring, such as wiring for telephones, Internet, cable television, intercom,... Read More »

House Wiring Training?

Wiring a house is not that difficult. Neither is acquiring the knowledge base to correctly wire a house. A variety of resources exist, from free preliminary training to formalized classroom educati... Read More »