This page contains wiring diagrams for adding a new light fixture using an existing receptacle as the source. Diagrams include adding a light from a switched receptacle and tapping an always-hot outlet. Different wiring arrangements are included to allow for either the light or the switch to come first in the circuit.
A doorbell circuit for two or more doors will have a separate contact on the chimes for each button included. At the chimes, one wire from each button is spliced to the output wire on the transformer. The second wire is connected to one of the contact screws on the chimes.
This diagram illustrates the arrangement for a 20 amp double receptacle circuit with a shared neutral wire. This arrangement is typically used in a kitchen where two appliance circuits are needed in close proximity to each other.
The plain wire is the hot. If the cord isn’t marked with a bead then the strands of wire will be different colors. In these cases the silver wire is the neutral and the brass colored wire is the hot. The plug on the lamp cord holds another clue to polarity with the wide prong being the neutral and the narrow one the hot. Older lamp cord will have prongs that are the same size. This is because polarity was not observed on electric lamps until the development of grounded circuits.