What is the color coding for house wiring?

Answer Electrical wires are seldom labeled but electricians must know which type of conductors they are: hot, neutral, or ground. The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies colors for wire insulation an... Read More »

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What color is the hot wire in normal house wiring?

Hot wire is a term used to refer to the wire carrying the current. The hot wire in household wiring will be red, blue or black. It should not be white, green or gray.Source:Healthy Housing Referenc... Read More »

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 »

Uses of Color Coding for ESL?

With all the complexities of the English language, ESL students may benefit from a visual representation of the way a sentence is constructed. Color-coding readings or their own writing is a hands-... 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 »