How to Identify a Hot Wire in a Chandelier?

Answer Ordinary house wiring that is run to a light fixture such as a chandelier will have three smaller wires within the wire that will come out of your ceiling. The first wire is called the ground wire.... Read More »

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How do I identify neutral wire in a chandelier?

Go with CodeLook for the white wire or wires. The national electric code stipulates neutral wires must be white; the "hot" wires to a chandelier or other electrical appliance controlled by a wall ... Read More »

How to Identify the Negative & Positive Wire for a Stereo Speaker?

When working with stereo speakers, you may find that the positive and negative speaker wires are not marked. This is confusing and can lead to accidentally reversing the polarity of the speakers, m... Read More »

When installing a Y-shaped electric range plug and it has places for three wires and you have a black wire white wire and a bare copper wire so which wire goes where?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can ca... Read More »

How do you wire a 4 wire 110V appliance to a 3 wire wall plug?

Can you combine the black and red wire and connect it to the black wire from the house and have standard 110V service? Just take a little longer to cook?