Porch Electrical Modifications GuideOur porch electrical modifications guide is just the tool to help you assess your electrical needs. Nothing quite like a hot cup of coffee, some 12-gauge wire, and a GFCI to install to get me "charged" in the morning! Say watt? (sorry, couldn't resist)
I've always enjoyed making electrical modifications and have showed many everything from how to wire a receptacle to how to wire lights and more.
However, I am not a "certified" electrician by trade although I have had formal training and many years of experience. So the information I provide is for "information only" and not intended as a step-by-step how to guide.
A word to the wise. Never, ever, do any electrical work you are not 110% sure you can do it correctly.
Many homeowners have made their own electrical modifications. They've replaced receptacles, light fixtures, added a fan, and perhaps have even extended a branch circuit.
A lot of the work I've see has been done incorrectly by well intentioned people. They've used the incorrect receptacle or wire size or actually incorrectly wired the branch circuit.
A good friend once replaced all of the receptacles in his house. It's fairly straight-forward work, but the receptacles didn't work!
I spent several hours showing him how to fix it.
Codes. They are there for a reason. You must comply with electrical codes.
It will help you determine things you should consider when converting, adding on, upgrading, or replacing electrical features on your porch.
It will also cover some basic code requirements.
Electrical modifications required for ceiling fans and wall lights
No short cuts - do it right! If you want to do it yourself and aren't 110% confident in your abilities,
contact a local electrician.
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