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Four Worry-Free Wiring Repairs

Focus on accurate wiring when replacing faulty outlets, switches,and fixtures

For nonelectricians, wiring repairs can be dreaded tasks. With the help of electrician Brian Walo, however, even beginners can consider tackling a few basic wiring repairs. Walo cautions that working with electricity can be dangerous and that it is important to be patient and to follow a few simple rules. The four projects Walo outlines are replacing an outlet, replacing a single-pole switch, replacing a three-way switch, and replacing a light fixture. This article includes numerous diagrams as well as sidebars about working safely with electricity and tips for trouble-free wiring.

Plus, test your electrical wiring skills before you read this article. Play the Be the Electrician Inspector game to identify the incorrect elements in a doctored diagram of a three way switch. 

From Fine Homebuilding206 , pp. 62-67 September 17, 2009