Problems With Old Residential Electrical Wiring?

Answer Old electrical wiring that is deteriorating can lead to house fires. The insulative cover of the wire begins to break down with age, creating electrical shorts. Older electrical systems also don't ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Problems With Old Residential Electrical Wiring

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 »

Courses in Electrical Wiring?

Electrical wiring is a vital concept to understand for aspiring electricians and electrical conductors. Electrical wiring relates to residential electrical circuits and topics such as the electrica... Read More »

How to Size Electrical Wiring?

Choosing the right size of a wire in terms of thickness and length is important in electrical installations as it determines the maximum amount of current a conductor can carry through it safely. F... Read More »

What is the electrical wiring code?

The electrical wiring code is actually the electric code documents specified by an authority having jurisdiction. Most areas use the National Electrical Code. However, be sure to check with the aut... Read More »