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How to install new electrical wire?
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How do you change a 3 wire electrical outlet to a 2 wire electrical outlet?
You don't! 2-wire outlets lack a ground wire, which is necessary for safety. While they were legal (and common) years ago, every municipality I'm aware of has outlawed the installation of 2-wire outlets. If your home already has one, it MAY be allowed to remain (check your local laws) but you can no longer install one new. By not using the third wire, the safety ground, you are putting yourself and your loved ones at risk. Don't do it!
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You want to install a new light fixture in your bathroom upon removing the old fixture down you discover there is no grounding wire only a black and white wire and GFCI outlet on the circuit?
How to extend a wire if an existing wire is short in the junction box?
The answer depends on what type of access you have to the junction box. The wire external to the box may have some slack that can be brought into the box. If everything is tight you will probably have to install one or more additional junction boxes or rerun wire from electric panel. As an example assume that the short wire has no external slack, but you can install a new junction box near the other box and in the path of the short wire. 1. Pull the short wire from existing junction box. 2. Install new box in path of short wire so more slack will be available in the additional junction box; and pull wire into new box. 3. Run a wire of the same size from new to old box and re-splice any connections for original short wire or new connections; and connect this new wire to the original short wire in the new box. Make sure you follow all code requirements for your locale.
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How to Replace an Exterior Light Fixture?
How to Replace an Exterior Light Fixture Replacing an exterior light fixture is not difficult at all and you can do it even if you have limited electrical experience. Cutting the Power Before you do any electrical work of any kind, you will need to cut the power at the home's electrical circuit box. Go back to the light switch and turn it on to make sure there is no power. If you want to be extra safe you can even use an electrical tester to double check. Replacing the Fixture Most light fixtures will require a simple screw driver to install and uninstall them. Remove the mounting screws hold the fixture in place and allow it to hang by the wire connections. Unscrew the wire nuts holding the two wires together and remove the old fixture. The new fixture goes on the same way by connecting the like colored wires using the wire nuts. Unless the old wire nuts are in excellent condition, use new wires nuts, especially if they come prepackaged with the new fixture. Place all connected wire and wire nuts back into the electrical box mounted inside the wall. Install any new mounting brackets needed for the new fixture and secure the fixture to the mounting brackets using a screw driver. Turn the power back on at the circuit breaker box and test your new fixture connection.