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xx   HOUSE

Tips on electrical wiring for a house which will help eliminate problems with high-quality audio equipment. Looks at differences in outlet grades, methods of attaching wires to outlets, wire size and circuit breakers.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1994 [Mar 1994] (v.25#1) pg. 41

Unleash your AC power line. A look at the limitations of the 120-volt power supply in the typical house when used to drive a powerful audio system. Advantages of using 240-volt power are explored along with other options.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1997 [Aug 1997] (v.28#4) pg. 18
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 2/1998 [Apr 1998] (v.29#2) pg. 38
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/1999 [Jan 1999] (v.30#1) pg. 48
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 5/1999 [Sep 1999] (v.30#5) pg. 54

How to install a new wall outlet in a room by tapping an existing outlet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1972 (v.50#12) pg. 25

How to test if your house is adequately wired and tips on updating your service.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. M12

Electrical service in a house. What to look for before you buy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1982 (v.5#7) pg. 51

Renovating a basement. Part 3. Basement wiring takes careful planning.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 38

Electrical wiring. Part 1. Tools, materials and definitions.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1983 (v.6#9) pg. 48

Electrical wiring. Part 2. A sample circuit.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 54

Electrical wiring. Part 3. Assess your electrical power needs.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 42

Electrical wiring. Part 7. Getting power to a detached garage.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 45

Installing basic electrical service.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1986 (v.9#10) pg. 39

Introduction to principles of household electrical service and wiring.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 61

How to install a sub-panel to your existing electrical service.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1987 (v.10#10) pg. 26

Short circuit, a guide to how electricity works and electric safety practices.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 33

Tip: Plumbing and wiring centers inside walls should be provided with access panels made of sheet metal.
COST CUTS May 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 4

Getting wire from here to there. Tips on reducing the cost of running new electrical wire when remodeling.
COST CUTS Jun 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 1

Whole house prewiring for home automation, CEBus or Smart House. Advice on planning and wiring correctly.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Proper twisted pair wiring for different applications. Tips on selection of the correct level (1 through 5) and how many pairs to run to each location (telephone outlet, TV outlet, etc.).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1993 (v.8#1) pg. 12

Top ten wiring mistakes when prewiring a new house for audio, video, telephone, automation, computers, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Clutter busters. Selecting and installing special multiport receptacles which combine plug-ins for entertainment, computer equipment, telephones, and electrical equipment.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1995 (v.10#2) pg. 49

Essential advice for prewiring new homes for computer, telephone and video from a central distribution area.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 29
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1997 (v.12#4) pg. 6

Understanding the advanced wiring systems in today's smart homes.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 2000 (v.15#2) pg. 38

Nomogram aids voltage-drop calculations.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Dec 1970 (v.84#6) pg. 46

Locating buried-conductor faults by setting up a bridge circuit and using an AC VTVM as a null indicator.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Mar 1971 (v.85#3) pg. 42

Find electrical wires in house walls with a signal generator and a sensitive transistor radio.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1966 (v.2#2) pg. 89

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 2. Installing the slab foundation and electrical work.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #124 Feb 1971 (v.21#2) pg. 35

A look at some of the common electrical wiring devices for home use: Switches, dimmers, sockets, lamp kits, and extension cords.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #161 Feb 1975 (v.25#2) pg. 54

How to insulate exterior walls, lay underlayment for floor tile, frame wall partitions, install electrical wiring and plasterboard in a major second story addition.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 34

A look at some electrical convenience items including: plug-in cord switches, multiple outlets with switches, time delay switches, three-way bulbs, safety outlets, dimmer switches, lighted pushbutton switches, compact through switches and illuminated switch plates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 44

How to update home electrical circuits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 46
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 6

A collection of tips from experienced carpenters, plumbers, electricians and handymen.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #204 Dec 1979 (v.29#10) pg. 6

How to evaluate your home's electrical capacity.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #230 Jul-Aug 1982 (v.32#6) pg. 79
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 6

How to map your home's electrical system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 106

How to check and repair "flickering" lights.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 49

How to spot electrical hazards in your home. Advice from a professional electrician.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 126

Professional tips for installing electrical hardware.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 45

Basic home wiring. How to install switches and outlets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 72

Basic home wiring. How to install light and power circuits.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 104

How to add an electrical outlet to an existing circuit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 60

Install a grounding receptacle in place of a two-slot receptacle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 49

Troubleshooting house electrical system problems. (1) Testing a circuit. (2) Replace a faulty receptacle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 83

A handy guide to household electrical system basics. A practical tutorial on the most common problems, plus step-by-step solutions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 55

What's dangerous about electricity? How to avoid a shock when working on your home's electrical system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 22

How to install a new outlet on an inside wall of a first floor room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #297 Apr 1989 (v.39#4) pg. 78

How to tap into the existing wiring to add electrical outlets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #302 Oct 1989 (v.39#9) pg. 44

What you need to know to help you decide if you should upgrade your electrical system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 62

Tip on identifying the circuit breaker or fuse which controls each outlet or switch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 35

Home electric system basics. Includes mapping of your existing system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #317 Apr 1991 (v.41#4) pg. 56

An explanation of common household plugs and receptacles, how polarity works and what can be done to avoid accidental shocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 14

Electrical shortcuts you should never take. Six of the most common electrical errors that inspectors and master electricians find in home wiring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 25

The danger in connecting the ground to the neutral at the outlet is explained.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 8

How water, electricity and natural gas are piped into your home. Location of pipes, cutoff valves, meters, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 20

Electrical overloads. Why they occur and how to prevent them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 22

Rules for running wires through I-beam-type wooden joists.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 14

Upgrading your electrical service. How to install a new meter base and service panel.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 42

Tip: Cut a notch in the sole plate of a stud-wall house to provide for running electrical wires and to prevent compression of wall insulation from the wires.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Tip: Note circuit breaker number on the back of each switchplate or plug cover.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 16

Installing electric wiring in stress-skin panels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 53
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 4

Electrician's stick guarantees uniform vertical positioning of outlet boxes and switch boxes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 28

Working with old wiring. How to perform careful tests of the electric wiring in an old house in order to check for frayed insulation, faulty splices, missing ground wires, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 112
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 12

Coping with short circuits and overloads. How to tell one from the other and how to prevent repetition.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 64

How to add new wiring circuits.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 21

Checking the home electrical system to eliminate shock hazards.
HOME CRAFTSMAN May-Jun 1965 (v.34#2) pg. 30

Four quick wiring projects to put lights or outlets where you need them. (1) Closet light with a door-operated switch. (2) Receptacle for a night light. (3) Surface wiring techniques. (4) Floor receptacle.
HOME MECHANIX #694 Feb 1986 (v.82) pg. 66

Adding an electric receptical box in a finished wall. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #711 Jul 1987 (v.83) pg. 82

When to upgrade your electrical service. Advice from a professional.
HOME MECHANIX #713 Sep 1987 (v.83) pg. 18

Upgrading home electricals. Part 2. Tips on changing switches, adding outlets, installing ground fault circuit interrupter, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #715 Nov 1987 (v.83) pg. 74
Correction HOME MECHANIX #716 Dec 1987 (v.83) pg. 4

Light switch glitches. Tips on testing and repairing household electric light-circuit problems (bulbs, switches, fixtures, etc.).
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 14
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #746 Jun 1990 (v.86) pg. 8

How to wire a room addition.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 40

Tips on avoiding electrical snafus during the holidays.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1985 (v.10#10) pg. 5

How to install an extra light switch in an existing circuit. Looks at single-pole, three-way and four-way switches and circuits.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1987 (v.12#1) pg. 78

Wiring basics. Part 2. Build safety into your electric outlets. Plug styles, grounding, receptacles, and junction boxes.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.12#3) pg. 73
Correction HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 4

Wiring basics. Part 3. Anatomy of a service entrance panel.
HOMEOWNER May 1987 (v.12#4) pg. 67

Electric improvements. How to add outlets, switches and fixtures by extending your existing circuits.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1987 (v.12#5) pg. 52

Be your own house contractor. SPECIAL GUIDE to the PBS television series "Hometime". (1) How to work with designers, choose contractors and coordinate schedules. (2) Foundation options. (3) Framing fundamentals. (4) Mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, electrical). (5) Finishing the shell (roofing, siding, windows). (6) Energy efficiency. (7) Interior finishing. (8) Choosing & installing cabinets.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.14#1) pg. 19
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 4
Added Info HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 7

Adding light fixtures to an existing room. How to install the wiring, switch, and fixture box.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1990 (v.15#1) pg. 58
Correction HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 6

How to install an electrical sub-panel to give you space for more circuits.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 106

How to convert a pull-chain fixture to a wall-switch control.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 85

What it takes to bring your electrical system up to date with 100-ampere service.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 102

Tip on a fast, neat method for cutting a hole for an electrical box in plywood paneling.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 8

House wiring made easier. An illustrated set of wiring procedures to make even complex house circuits easy to lay out and install.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 61

How to update home wiring. Covers adding outlets and checking conductors.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 96

Adding new lights and switches to an existing room.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 84

How to add recepticals to an existing circuit.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 76

The teaching of simple electrical wiring concepts is aided by the method described here. It involves first drawing the circuit on particle board, then assembling the components on the same board, then getting the result approved before applying current.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 42

The overloaded electrical circuit. This demonstration will illustrate the danger of fire from overloaded home circuits.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1979 (v.68#7) pg. 39

Tip: Use a lamp flasher to aid in locating which electrical line feeds which outlets.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 89

Electrical overload demonstrator for classroom use. Demonstrates how electrical wire will burn and short out when overloaded.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1983 (v.72#9) pg. 10

Wiring you can do.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #436 Sep 1964 (v.60) pg. 106

Electrical wiring guide for a vacation home, including circuits to take care of further expansion.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #483 Aug 1968 (v.64) pg. 70

Home electrical repairs anyone can do.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #518 Jul 1971 (v.67) pg. 96

How to wire your vacation home, from service box wiring through all recepticals and switches.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #531 Aug 1972 (v.68) pg. 86

A cable and conduit finder is a low-power, tone-modulated radio-frequency transmitter and companion receiver that will help you trace concealed electric wires.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #535 Dec 1972 (v.68) pg. 86

How to add a wall outlet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #545 Oct 1973 (v.69) pg. 126

How to work with 220 volts. How to tap off the power take-off lugs in your existing service box in order to add another 220 volt receptical.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #558 Nov 1974 (v.70) pg. 58

Tip: Make light-duty electrical "jumper cables" from spring clothes pins and some wire.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 190

Fix it right. Part 1. How to add another electrical switch or receptical to an existing circuit.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1981 (v.2#7) pg. 58

A guide to making a thorough inspection of a home electrical system. Includes general safety precautions and what to look for when examining the service entrance, service panel, wiring, outlet boxes, switches and fixtures.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.6#6) pg. 35

Coping with frayed electrical wiring in an old house. Danger signs to watch out for and what to do while avoiding rewiring the entire house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 8

How to catalogue your house's "secret passages", the voids and tunnels inside the walls of an old house that extend through floors and simplify the stringing of wire and pipe. Includes tip on how to replace an old register with an electric outlet.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1974 (v.2#1) pg. 1
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1974 (v.2#2) pg. 2

How to run electrical wires through an old house. Part 1. Includes a look at problems encountered in running wire through ceilings. Illustrates how to install a wall switch, run wire up from the cellar, how to run cable around ornate plaster ceiling cornice, and run wire perpendicular to ceiling joists.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1974 (v.2#7) pg. 6

How to run electrical wires through an old house. Part 2. A look at some of the problems encountered in running wire within walls and partitions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1974 (v.2#8) pg. 6

How to make an electrical survey of a house and cross-index each circuit by a list of loads on circuits and in each room.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 2

How to revive an old lighting system in a turn-of-the-century house so that the electrical system is replicated while delivering modern loads of electricity.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1978 (v.6#11) pg. 125

A simple method for determining if your house has enough electrical capacity and if there is any room for expansion.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1982 (v.10#6) pg. 115

Detecting electrical leakage (high-resistance shorts) in old houses. How to map your electrical system and cure crumbling insulation in wires.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.11#1) pg. 7, 10, 11

Some tricks on how to route wiring through walls, floors and ceilings with minimal disruption to finished surfaces.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1985 (v.13#8) pg. 161
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 4

Evaluating pre-1940 home electrical wiring systems. An explanation of system components, inspecting them for known problem areas and suggestions for keeping them operating safely.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.17#1) pg. 26
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.17#2) pg. 6
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.18#2) pg. 20

Wiring tips for the do-it-yourselfer. Suggestions on tools and supplies not described in a typical wiring manual.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.17#1) pg. 31

Tip for repairing crumbling insulation at a fixture junction in old knob-and-tube wiring.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.17#4) pg. 14

Retiring old wiring. How to rewire early electric fixtures.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 40
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 12 (Underwriter's knot)

A list of items to check when assessing the safety of old-house electrical panels.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 38
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 12

Tip suggests using a portable radio for testing fuses or circuit breakers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 20

How to combine switches, outlets, and lights in wiring circuits.
PARENTS HOME Apr 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 55

Converting two-wire circuits to three-way switching by using four-way light switches coupled with silicon diodes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1966 (v.25#1) pg. 88

Getting wired. A guide to wiring the home for video, telephone, power, computers, etc. Part 1.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1999 (v.4#6) pg. 67

Install an electrical circuit for a 230-volt arc welder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1970 (v.133#2) pg. 178

How to add a new wall outlet. Explains installation of the box and how to route the cable from box to box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 154

Home wiring fixups: How to do them right.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1983 (v.160#4) pg. 34C

How your electric service panel works. Looks at both circuit breakers and fuses.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1989 (v.166#12) pg. 82

Assembling a basic toolkit to undertake ordinary household electrical repairs, such as installing a new receptical, replacing defective switches, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1990 (v.167#1) pg. 63

Correct procedure for connecting switches and recepticals to aluminum house wiring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1990 (v.167#3) pg. 80

Home electrical system maintenance tips. (1) Loose service panel lugs. (2) Flickering light fixtures. (3) Defective switches. (4) Defective receptable. (5) Interrupted ground.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1993 (v.170#2) pg. 55

How to install a new outlet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 140

Installing wiring in a new home or new addition before wallboard goes up.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 158

Advice from an electrical contractor on simple jobs a homeowner can safely do. Drawings show three ways to add a new outlet.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 114

A guide to electrical systems in the older home. Describes how to replace single pole switches and duplex receptacles. Also describes upgrading electrical service and adding a receptacle.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 61

Upgrading your electrics. How to add convenience with new outlets, switches, and fixtures. How to map a home's electrical circuits, combining circuits, running new wire, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1987 (v.2#1) pg. 66

Tip on locating electrical wiring in walls using a "noisy" motor and a small transistor radio.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1989 (v.60#11) pg. 14

Tips on correct wiring of house additions and remodeling projects.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER #798 Aug-Sep 1966 (v.21#1) pg. 75

How to determine what your home electrical needs are.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 8

A look at how to supply electric power to a rotating device without twisting the mechanism. Sequential models of an antitwister mechanism patented by D.A. Adams and a drawing of a machine embodying the mechanism.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Dec 1975 (v.233#6) pg. 120

How to hire a professional electrician.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #831 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.94) pg. 18

Home wiring to conform to the national electric code.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1964 (v.20#6) pg. 42

How to determine if your present home wiring is inadequate and, if so, how to rewire your house.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 8
Correction WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 6