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

Answer 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 »

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Which line is load(light) and which is line(hot) in an electrical wiring dimmer switch project?

The only help I can possibly be to your dilemma is to suggest perhaps you do as I do and let your wife do it (unless, of course, you need her pay check).