Electrical Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Choosing the Right Sized Air Conditioner
The heat is back across most of the country and now is a great time to get out there and purchase an air conditioner just right for your home's rooms or for the entire home. But how does one know what size is right for the space it will be required to cool? Let's take a look at how to determine just that!

What Size Window Air Conditioner Do I Need?
If it's time for a new window air conditioner, but you don't know what size you need, this chart will be helpful.

Window Air Conditioning Chart (BTUs for Room Size)
Air conditioners are rated in BTU's and the BTU rating determines the cooling capacity in square footage of the living area to be cooled.

What is a Small Appliance Load?
Just what exactly is meant by the term small appliance load anyway? This quick tip tells you what it is.

What Are Double-Pole Circuit Breakers?
Double-pole breakers use two spaces in your electric panel versus one space by a single-pole breaker.

Series and Parallel Circuits – The Basics
A look at the basics of series and parallel circuits. Find out what the likenesses and differences are.

Electrical Devices - Switches, Receptacles, Outlets, Plugs and Cords - Electrical
Want to replace an outlet, switch or another device but you don't know much about them or how they work? These articles examine the devices and what they are used for.

What Is an Arc Fault and What Causes It
Learn what an arc fault is and what causes it. Find out why it's important to protect against it.

Electrical Boxes for Weatherproof Installations
When you have an electrical box that will be exposed to water or any other weather conditions, you'll need to install a weatherproof box.

Electrical Box Types and Installations
There are many different types of electrical boxes. Some are designed for outdoor and weatherproof installations.

Determining Proper Electrical Wiring Size
Learn the appropriate wire size for the amperage of the circuit that you are using. The wire gauge is the size of the wire.

How To Connect the Electric Meter Neutral Wire
Learn how and where to connect the electric meter neutral wire. The neutral wire connects to the center lug in the electric meter.

How to Wire an Electric Meter
Learn how to make the electrical connections to an electric meter. Electric meters have two hot connections, and a center neutral/ground connection.

How to Wire an Electric Meter
Learn how to make the electrical connections to an electric meter. Electric meters have two hot connections, and a center neutral/ground connection.

Wiring the Load Side of an Electric Meter
Learn how to wire the load side of an electric meter. This side feeds the safety disconnect switch or the main breaker panel in your home.

How To Connect an Electric Meter Ground Wire
Proper grounding is crucial to an electric meter of functionality and safety. Learn how to connect an electric meter ground wire. The ground wire connects the electric meter and the ground rod together.

How to Wire an Electric Meter
Learn how to make the electrical connections to an electric meter. Electric meters have two hot connections, and a center neutral/ground connection.

What Are Plastic Electrical Boxes?
Discover why plastic electrical boxes may be a great choice when installing new devices in your home.

Flip of a Switch
These common household switches can turn your lights on and off, dim them, and even control them from more than one location in your home.

How to Test Electrical Plug Fuses
When a plug fuse blows and you need to find out if in fact it is bad, testing plug fuses with a multi-meter is the way to go.

DIY Projects, How-To's, Troubleshooting, Testing & Repairs
An assortment of do-it-yourself (DIY), how-to’s for beginner, intermediate, and extensive projects to help you install and replace electrical systems and devices in your home. I also cover testing and troubleshooting most everything electrical in nature.

Electrical Basics for Homeowners
An electrical basics guide for beginners and do-it-yourself homeowners covering an electrical glossary, tools, devices, supplies and a frequently asked question section. This covers topics in relationship with new construction, additions, renovations, and remodels. In order to learn how to do any electrical project, you'll first need to know the basics.

Appliances - Wiring & Energy-Saving Tips
Find out how to wire major appliances and what supplies you will need. Energy saving appliance guides will help you save precious money.

Why Do Electrical Elements Smoke?
If you've ever started up an electric heater, toaster, or electric range for the first time or the first time of the year, you may notice smoke rolling out of them. Could this mean trouble? Is there something wrong with the appliance?

What Are Electricity Conductors and How Do They Work?
When you think of the term conductor, you think of anything that conducts electricity through something, often wires.

What Is It? Know Your Electrical
What is it, is an electrical knowledge base explaining what the many different electrical devices, accessories, wire, tools, supplies, etc... are and what they are used for.

Electrical Repairs
When an electrical problem rears its ugly head, do you know what to do? You will with this electrical repair guide for both inside and outside of your home

All About Receptacles / Outlets
This section deals with anything about receptacles and outlets. You'll find articles about installation, types, wiring, uses, testing and troubleshooting. Receptacles are used to connect devices to a power supply and in homes, this varies from 120- to 240-volt power.

All About Switches
There are many different types of switches used in and around the home. This section deals with a look at what each one is, what they are used for, how to install, and how to wire them. Although they are all switches, they are very different and all have their role in and around the home.

Cords, Wiring, Cables, and Accessories
This section deals with all types of wire and wiring connections, that is, aside from low voltage wiring. Included is everything about wiring like drop cords, extension cords, wire, wiring, underground wire, weatherproof wire, stranded wire, solid wire, grounding, ground wire, Romex, non metallic sheathed cable, BX, armored cable, service entrance cables, aerial cable, overhead, and underground wire.

Conduit, Benders, Threaders, and Accessories
This section covers the different types of conduit used in and around the home, benders tobend conduit, threaders that cut threads on the end of the conduit, and the accessories needed to accomplish these tasks.

Low Voltage Devices & Wiring, Thermostats, Door Bell, Audio and Video Equipment
Learn what low voltage devices are, what they do, and how they're wired. These include thermostats, door bells, audio and video equipment, telephone, data, internet and cable connection.

Overhead and Underground Service Entrances
Overhead and underground service entrances materials, parts, and wiring methods are covered in this section. You'll learn how to install, wire, and connect each of these.

Plumbing Related Appliances and Devices
Appliances and devices associated with any type of water connection or in contact with water or drainage equipment is covered in this section. Included are disposers, water heaters, sump pumps, humidifiers, automated watering systems, wood burning boilers, pools, spas, and whirlpool tubs.

Appliances and Appliance Parts
There are many major and minor appliances used in homes today. Learn what each of them are and the many parts that keep them running properly daily.

Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
This section deals with all things lighting and ceiling fans. Learn what each lighting and fan term means, what they are used for, and in some cases, how to connect them.

Circuit Breakers and Fuses
This section deals with both circuit breakers and fuses used in homes. They are used to protect electrical wiring and things connected to them.

Electrical Dangers, Hazards, Shock, and Treatment
This section describes the many terms that are associated with electrical hazards that may cause you physical harm or even death. Performing electrical projects and staying clear of electrical lines and equipment can greatly reduce the danger factor. Electrical safety is key here.

Electrical Services, Meters, Disconnects, and Panels
This sections deals with electrical services and its many parts. This is a breakdown of electrical parts that make up an electrical service. They include meters, disconnects, panels, and associated parts.

Heating, Cooling, Fans & Motors
This section deals with all types of heating and cooling appliances, fans, motors, and what they are.

Alternative Power Sources - Wind, Sun, Generators, Water, Ground, Battery
This section deals with all types of alternative power sources and their uses. Some are stand alone and others are in addition to the normal power sources, that aid in power production.

Safety Around Electricity
This section deals with all of the many electrical safety issues, warnings, and ways to avoid safety-related dangers.

Electrical Tools
This section is designed to inform you of the many electrical tools used in the trade and what they are used for. Some have very funny names, but don't let that fool you. They are all very important parts of the electrical field and useful for getting the job done right and in a timely manner.

Circuitry
This section deals with specific types of circuits and the reason they are used in certain instances.

Electrical Boxes, Covers, Fittings and Straps
This section deals with electrical boxes, covers, straps, and the associated fittings needed to make connections to wires and conduit.

How To Change a Single Pole Switch
Electrical tips on how to replace a single pole switch.

Size Your Extension Cords to Lengths of the Run
Electrical extension cords are great way to extend circuits to areas that you are working, away from available outlets. Many times, the user doesn't heed the extension cord size compared to th elength of the run.

Electrical Wiring - Is My Old House Wiring Safe?
If you ever wondered about whether your wiring in your house was safe, here's a few things to consider.

Plug vs. Cartridge Electrical Fuses
Take a deeper look into articles about plug and cartridge fuses. Edison-based fuses are a great update to screw in fuses.

What Causes Electric Dryer Outlet and Cord Failures?
If your electric dryer outlet and cord are getting hot but your dryer is not, it may be because of loose electrical connections.

Electrical Wire Gauge, Ampacity, and Wattage Load
Here are some great tips for determining the proper wire gauge, ampacity, and the maximum wattage allowed.

Electical Wiring: Color Coding and Terminal Screws
Learn what color wire goes where on switch and outlets terminals and why.

How to Install Branch Circuit Wires
Learn how to install branch circuit wires in a breaker panel. These wires are to be connected to the ground lug, neutral buss, and circuit breakers in the electrical panel.

How to Wire an Electrical Panel
Learn how to wire an electrical panel with these simple step-by-step instructions. Knowing where to make the connections in a breaker panel is explained in detail.

Electrical Panels - Install the Feeder Wires
Learn how to install the feeder wires to a breaker panel.

Line or Load - a GFCI Connection Choice
When it comes to ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, commonly known as GFCI outlets, there is always a question as to how to connect the wires to them. In this article, I'll give you the information you need to connect them properly.

Heating, Air Conditioning, Fans & Ventilation
We depend on heaters, air conditioners and fans to keep us comfortable in our homes. Learn how electric heaters, water heaters, air conditioners, fans, ventilation and ceiling fans are wired and used in homes. Step-by-step articles will take you through the steps safely.

How To Wire a Baseboard Heater Thermostat
Baseboard heater thermostat wiring is easily accomplished in this how-to electrical article. Read the steps, wire the thermostat, and heat your room. It's just that simple!

How To Install an Ice Maker - Install the Ice Maker Wiring
Learn how to connect the electrical wiring connection to an ice maker.

How to Install an Ice Maker in a Refrigerator
When your refrigerator doesn't come with an ice maker, follow these step-by-step instructions and learn how to install an ice maker.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Expose the Water Inlet Hole
In order to install an ice maker, you must expose the inlet hole. Find out how to do this in this tutorial.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Insert the Water Fill Tube
Learn how to insert the fill tube into the back of a refrigerator in order to install an ice maker.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Install the Water Valve
Learn how to install and connect the water valve for an ice maker.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Time and Tools Required
Find out how long it takes to install an ice maker in a refrigerator and what tools are required.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Remove the Plugs and Access Point Covers Inside the Refrigerator
Learn how to remove the plugs and access point covers in the freezer section of a refrigerator.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Install the Water Tubing
Learn how to install the plastic water tubing that connects to the fill valve and the fill tube.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Wiring the Water Valve
Learn how to wire the water valve on an ice maker.

How To Install an Ice Maker - Mounting the Ice Maker
Learn how the ice maker is mounted in the freezer section of the refrigerator.

multimeters
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Electrical Testers and Their Uses
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems.

Continuity Testers
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Inductance Testers
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Voltage Testers
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Voltage Testers
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Circuit Analyzers
Electrical testers are used to check both AC and DC voltage, continuity, circuit problems, amperage, shorted and open circuit problems, and to make sure the voltages are correct at the electrical panel. Here are the top 6 electrical testers used by professional electricians.

Smoke Detectors - Turn On the Circuit and Test the Smoke Detector
Learn how to turn on a circuit to test a smoke detector.

Smoke Detectors - Making the Connections
Learn how to make electrical connection to smoke detectors.

Smoke Detectors - Connect the Smoke Dectector to The Base
Learn how to connect a smoke detector to the base.

Smoke Detectors - Connect the Feed Side Wire
Learn how to connect the feed side wire of the smoke detector feed.

Install Hardwired Smoke Detectors (How to Guide)
Learn how to install hardwired smoke detectors with battery backup in your home. These detectors are wired so that if any detector goes off, they will all sound.

Smoke Detectors - Cut in Boxes
Learn how to cut in boxes for installing smoke detectors.

Smoke Detectors - Install Electrical Wires
How to install electrical wires to hardwired smoke detectors.

Smoke Detectors - Install the Mounting Bracket
Learn how to install a smoke detector mounting bracket.

Smoke Detectors - Plug in Smoke Detector Feed
Learn how to plug the smoke detector into the wiring harness.

Smoke Detectors - Insert Smoke Detector Battery
How to insert a battery in a smoke detector.

Bathroom National Electrical Wiring Codes
The National Electrical Code was written to provide a set of rules and regulations to keep your home safe. Here are the top bathrooms codes you need.

Electrical Inspector Checkpoints - Requirements
Here's a quick look at what an electrical inspector may require you to do.

Are Breakers Interchangeable?
When you need to change a breaker, learn why brands are not interchangeable.

News, Warnings, Headlines & Seasonal Items
Be on top of the latest news, warnings, dangers, and headlines across the world. Included are electrical articles and everyday article that deal in everything electrical and electric in and around your home. Seasonal articles will be covered to keep you informed and safe. If there is something threating you and it is associated with electrical, I'll post it here.

What to Check When the Christmas Lights Go Out
Don't be a Grinch at Christmas, keep your Christmas lights shining! Learn what to do when a set of Christmas lights go out.

Easily Wire a Bathroom
Here is a closer look at how to easily wire a bathroom. Learn what circuits are required for lighting, outlets, and fans.

Bathroom Lighting
Bathroom lighting should be installed for the end user experience.

Bathroom Exhaust Fans
To satisfy bathroom electrical codes, bathrooms are required to have exhaust fans to remove moisture.

Bathroom Receptacles
A bathroom has its own requirements when it comes to receptacles and placement.

Design a Kitchen Electrical Wiring Plan
Kitchen electrical wiring can easily be accomplished by first creating a kitchen electrical wiring plan.

Troubleshooting Electricity
A comprehensive guide to troubleshooting electrical circuits and the devices attached to them. Learn what tools you'll need, how to test circuits and how to diagnose troubles.

How to Test Electrical Fuses With a Multi-Meter
Learn how to test different types of fuses using a multi-meter. By setting the meter to ohms, a measurement of resistance, you can effectively determine if the fuse is good or blown.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box
Find out how to easily install an electrical cut-in box into drywall.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Mark the Hole to be Cut
Learn how to mark the hole for installing an electrical box.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Cut the Hole
Cut a hole in the drywall using a drywall saw.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Install an Electrical Box
Learn how to install an electrical box in the drywall.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Install Madison Straps
Learn how to support a cut-in electrical box by installing Madison straps.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Bend Madison Straps into Place
Learn how to bend Madison straps and fasten them to a box.

How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Completed Cut-in Box Installation
Take a look at a completed cut-in box installation.

Electrical Boxes - How to Cut in an Electrical Box - Electrical Boxes Cut in Drywall
Find out how to easily install an electrical cut-in box into drywall.

Why Do Fuses Blow in Your Electrical Box
You've heard the term blown fuses, but what is this exactly?

Dryer Outlets - How to Install a Dryer Outlet Cover Plate
Learn how to install an electric dryer outlet cover plate.

How to Wire a Dryer Outlet
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions in order to wire a dryer outlet. They take you from stripping the wire to making the electrical connections.

Dryer Outlets - Stripping Individual Wire Conductors
Learn how to strip the conductor insulation from wire.

Dryer Outlets - How to Connect the Wires to the Terminals
Learn how to connect the wires to the terminals of a dryer outlet.

Dryer Outlets - How to Attach the Wire Clamp
Learn how to attach a wire clamp to a dryer outlet box.

How to Test a Dryer Outlet
Learn how to test an electric dryer receptacle. By using a multimeter, you'll know whether the receptacle has the right voltage and is properly connected. Page 6.

Switches
A basic look at electrical switches.

Electrical Basics 101
Electrical basics will examine what your electrical system is made of. This tutorial will make you aware of the different parts of a home's electrical system.

Electrical Service Connection
The electrical service connection is the first place that power comes from the utility company.

Disconnect Switch
A basic look at a disconnect switch. Learn where the disconnect is to be mounted and why it is a good idea to have one.

Main Breakers
A main breaker is used to turn the power on and off to the entire electrical panel.

Branch Circuit Breakers
A basic description of what branch circuit breakers are used for and their differences.

Outlets
A basic look at an electrical outlet.

Wiring
Learn the basics of types of home wiring and what the differences are.

Single-Pole Switch Installation - Remove Wiring
Learn how to easily remove the electrical wiring from a switch.

How to Wire and Install Single-Pole Switches
Installing and wiring a single-pole switch couldn't be easier than with this step-by-step guide from About.com's electrical guide, Timothy Thiele.

Single-pole Switch Installation - Remove An Existing Single-pole Switch
In order to install a new single-pole swtch, you must first remove the existing one.

Single-pole Switch Installation - Install A Single-pole Switch
Installing and wiring a single-pole switch is easy by following these tips.

Single-pole Switch Installation - Install A New Single-pole Switch
Installing and wiring a single-pole switch couldn't be easier than with this step-by-step guide from About.com's electrical guide, Timothy Thiele.

Maximum Number of Electrical Wires Allowed in Conduit
Metal and PVC conduit both have a maximum number of allowable electrical wire fill. This article will tell you these amounts.

Electrical - DIY Electric Projects, Wiring & Videos
Use my knowledge of electrical expertise to safely wire homes, for home repairs and renovations, and electric basics at About.com Electrical.

Electrical Circuit Overloads - Problems and Prevention
Learn what electrical circuit overloads are and how that can effect your home's electrical wiring.

What is Grounding and How Does it Work?
Grounding and electricity go hand in hand. In fact, to safely use electrical devices, equipment, appliances, and tools, make sure that your connection is grounded properly. Here's why grounding is important.

Service Panels & Distribution
Learn what makes an electrical system tick. An in-depth look at electrical services, panels, breakers, fuses, grounding, safety, disconnects, wiring, supplies, boxes, fasteners, wire, and conduit.

How Your Neighborhood Electrical System Works
Knowing how the power flows into your home, how it is connected and how it is distributed can help you isolate any problems that occur.

Service Entrance
Power that flows from the utility company's power lines feed a service entrance pole. This connects utility wires to the electric meter through a weatherhead.

Electrical Meter
An electrical meter is used by the utility company to keep track of the amount of kilowatts your electrical service uses every month. With these numbers, they bill you according to the usage.

Weatherproof Disconnect
A weatherproof disconnect is a means of disconnecting power from the outside your home without having to enter the home.

Service Panel
An electrical panel is used to be a means of shutting off power to branch circuits through breakers or fuses. It is used to distribute power.

Grounding Wire and Water Ground Connection
Find out how to properly ground the electrical service in your home.

Approved Electrical Boxes
Learn why approved boxes are a must in any electrical installation.

Switches
Electrical switches come in many diiferent styles. They are used to turn lighting and devices on and off.

Receptacles
Receptacles are used throughout your home to power things like refrigerators, vacuums and hair dryers. The key is to know which one that you need.

Wire Connection Problems and Solutions
Electrical connection problems may be prevalent around your home. Here are some of the most common ones and how to fix them.

Air Conditioner Sizing
If you've ever wondered how to size air conditioners for your home, look at this article on air conditioner sizing.

Do an Electrical Inspection Before You Buy a Home
Before you buy a home, you should inspect or have a professional inspect your electrical installation and its components.

Baseboard Heater Planning Tips - Electric Heating
Before purchasing an electric heater, find out what to look at and find the best baseboard heater for the area in your home.

Bathroom Vent Fan Factoids
Bathroom vent fans remove hot, moist air and odors. Learn everything from sizing, selecting, installing, functionsand wiring of a bathroom vent fan.

What Do The Markings on a Switch Mean?
When you look on the metal portion of a switch, there are markings all over it. This article explains what they are.

Electrical Safety on Ladders - Ladder Safety
Metal ladders should never be used when dealing with electricity. Always choose a non-conductive ladder made of wood or fiberglass, for safety.

How to Add an Outlet to an Existing Wall
Adding an outlet to an existing wall are made easy in these steps that will allow you to add an outlet to an existing wall without damaging it.

How to Add an Outlet to an Existing Wall
Adding an outlet to an existing wall are made easy in these steps that will allow you to add an outlet to an existing wall without damaging it.

What Is An Electrical Box Extender?
If you have a box that is too far in the wall, a quick fix is a box extender.

Drip Loops - Electrical Service Wires
Drip loops are used on electrical wires everyday and serve a very important purpose. Without these there would be all sorts of electrical malfunctions. Find out what they are and what they are used for in this tutorial.

Do You Know How Old Your Wiring Is?
Wiring methods have changed over the years from knob and tube to flexible armored cable (Greenfield) to nonmetallic cable (NM), conduit (EMT), etc...

Receptacle Boxes and Cable Installation Codes
Installing electrical boxes and electrical cables are made easy by following these recommended electrical installation codes.

Top 16 Electrical Tools
Electrical work requires many different tools. Here's a look at the top sixteen electrical tools.

Top 16 Electrical Tools
Electrical work requires many different tools. Here's a look at the top sixteen electrical tools.

Outdoor Lighting and Receptacle Codes
Here are a few outdoor lighting and receptacle codes that you will need to know before wiring your home or making room additions.

Testing Ground Fault Interrupter Outlets
So you added a GFCI outlet to your home but you aren't sure that is works. This simple test will put your mind at ease.

Common Electrical Code Requirements in the Home
A room by room look at common electrical code requirements in the home.

Screw-In Plug Fuses, Tamper-Proof Fuses, Fuse Adapters
Learn what plug fuses, tamper-proof fuses, and fuse adapters are and what they look like.

Reasons to Install a Subpanel in Your Home
There are many reasons to add a subpanel to your home. When the main panel is short of space or too many wires are under a single breaker, it's time.

Electrical Wiring Size, Type, and Installation
If you are in the need to wire your home, want to know how to run the wiring or how to connect it to devices, this is a detailed list of tuorials for you.

Electrical Wiring Color Coding System
Find out what the electrical wire color coding is when working on electrical projects. Learn which wires are used as hot, neutral, and ground wires.

Switch Installation Height - Electrician's Guide
If you've ever wondered what the typical height of a switch is, this article gives you some insight to installing switches in your home.

Electrical Loads - Calculating What's Safe
In order to determine the safe capacity of a circuit, you'll need to consider the voltage, amperage and wattage of a circuit, then take that times 80% for the safe capacity.

What Are Central Air Conditioners and How Do They Work?
You've heard the term central air conditioner, but do you know what makes up a central air conditioner and what the parts of the central air conditioner are?

What Are Central Air Conditioners and How Do They Work?
You've heard the term central air conditioner, but do you know what makes up a central air conditioner and what the parts of the central air conditioner are?

Calculating Safe Branch Circuit Loads
Learn how to calculate safe circuit loads on home wiring circuits.

How Do I Find the Electrical Service Size of My Home?
If you're thinking about updating your electrical service size but don't know what size you have now, this article will help you locate the answer.

What's Inside an Electrical Circuit Panel Breaker
Take a look at what can be installed in a circuit breaker panel and how each of these things has a specific role to play.

Why Window Air Conditioners Freeze Up
A look at why window air conditioners often freeze up.

3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Receptacles
If you need to know how to wire a dryer outlet, or convert the wiring from a three-wire system to a four wire system, or just the opposite, here's a great source for information.

Using the Wrong Light Bulb Wattage for the Fixture
Light bulbs can burn out from time to time and should always be replaced with the right wattage light bulb for the light fixture that you are installing it in.

Sub-panels For Additional Space – Electrical Panels
Sub-panels are smaller in amperage size than the main electrical service panel.

What Is a Four-Way Switch and How Do They Work?
Four-way switches are used to control lighting from three or more locations. This article explains how they work.

Portable Generator Safety Checklist (Dos and Don'ts)
To ensure safe operation of a portable generator, here is a list of do's and don'ts.

Safely Remove and Install a Circuit Breaker
Learn how to safely remove and install a circuit breaker in an electrical panel.

What Are Three-Way Switches?
You've heard the term three-way switches, but what are they and what do they do? Find out in this article.

Where to Place Smoke Detectors in Your Home
Learn where to place smoke detectors in your home.

Outlets - Duplex Receptacles, GFCI Receptacles, Arc-Fault Receptacles, and isolated-ground Receptacles - Receptacles
If you've ever wondered what the difference is between the many types of receptacles (outlets) on the market, this is a good starting point. I cover duplex receptacles, GFCI outlets, arc-fault receptacles, isolated ground receptacles, split outlets and more.

Electrical Safety
Learn electrical safety in the home covering decoding wires, testing circuits, turning on/off power, safety tips, proper grounding and what to wear.

How to Strip Electrical Wire
Learn the proper way to strip electrical wire and the appropriate tools to make the job easy.

Reading Labels on Nonmetallic Cable
Learn what the labeling is all about on the outside of the nonmetallic sheathed cable.

Polarized Receptacles Application and History
If you have an older home, you may still have polarized receptacles in it. Find out what they are and why you may want to change them for safety reasons.

Sub-panel Uses and their Connections
Learn what sub-panels are and what role they play in the scheme of electrical systems in your home.

Power Feeds - Underground Services - Electrical Services
Underground electrical services are becoming more popular toady than the old method of the overhead electrical service. Find out how to protect this instalation from damage. Page 3.

Service Entrance Drops: Overhead or Underground
Service entrance drops are used to supply power to your home. They can be fed overhead or underground from the utility company’s power pole. In either case, a hot primary feed and a neutral feed are run from the utility company’s line to their transformer. From there, the transformer feeds two hot wires and a neutral to the service drop, either overhead or underground.

Overhead Feeds - Overhead Service Feeds - Power Feeds
Overhead feeds provide power to many homes. This method was widely used as the choice installation for many years. Learn what the rules are for installing your electrical service this way. Page 2.

Requirements for Electrical Wiring in a Bathroom
Bathrooms are damp and have special needs when wiring them. This article will help you install appropriate electrical wiring to cover lighting, air flow, and safety devices in your bathroom.

Making Holes in Electrical Boxes Bigger
A common problem with standard boxes is that they commonly use knockout holes of the same size. But what if you need a larger sized hole to accommodate cabling?

Gangable Boxes - Combine the Two Gangable Boxes
Learn how to combine two or more gangable boxes for installation.

Combining Two or More Gangable Boxes
Learn how to combine two or more gangable boxes together in order to add another switch or outlet.

Gangable Boxes - Remove the Side Plates
Learn how to remove the side plates of a gangable box in order to combine them for additional space.

Electrical Safety Checklist
Electrical safety is everyone's concern for protecting your family from electrocution and electrical fires. Each year, electrical accidents kill over a thousand people and injure tens of thousands more. Most, if not all, of these could have been avoided by correcting and updating potential electrical hazards. Don't wait until trouble arises to find the problems. By using this electrical safety checklist, you'll be able to determine potential problems before they arise.

Electrical Safety Checklist
Electrical safety is everyone's concern for protecting your family from electrocution and electrical fires. Each year, electrical accidents kill over a thousand people and injure tens of thousands more. Most, if not all, of these could have been avoided by correcting and updating potential electrical hazards. Don't wait until trouble arises to find the problems. By using this electrical safety checklist, you'll be able to determine potential problems before they arise.

Incorrect Electrical Wiring - Check For Proper Grounding
Proper grounding is essential for safety when dealing with electrical circuits and devices. Although a device will work without a ground in most cases, it certainly is not recommended.

Incorrect Electrical Wiring - Check For Too Many Wires Under Terminals
Installing too many wires under any terminal is not only a stupid move, but a lazy one at that. Learn why only one wire should be under each terminal for safety.

Check for Incorrect Electrical Wiring
By checking for electrical wiring faults and incorrect wiring before preoblems appear, you can make your home's electrical connections safe and possibily save your home.

Incorrect Electrical Wiring - Safety First...Turn off Ohe Power
When working on an electrical circuit or device, always turn off the power before working on the given circuit to avoid electrical shock or damage to the elecctrical wiring or devices.

Checking for Incorrect Electrical Wiring
Reversed connections can become a big problem for the homeowner. On polarised outlets and plugs, reversing the connections causes them not to be polarized and takes away fromt the safety of a circuit. Page 3.

Incorrect Electrical Wiring - Check For The Proper Amount Of Wire Insulation
Although it may not seem important, proper insulation length is very important on wire connection points. Stripping a wire to the proper length makes for a great connection.

Avoid Overload Circuits With Christmas Lights
This Christmas, avoid adding too many strings of Christmas lights to any one circuit that would cause a circuit overload and a possible electrical fire.

Furnace Fused Disconnect Switch
Learn what a furnace fused disconnect switch is used for.

Air Conditioner Outlets - 250-Volt
Learn what 250-volt air conditioner outlets are and what makes them different from a standard 125-volt receptacle.

Wire Nut Colors and Wire Sizes
Learn what the the term wire connectors means and what they are also known as.

Receptacles - How to Straighten Crooked Outlets
Throughout your home, you may have a few crooked receptacles. Find out how to easily straighten them in just minutes.

How to Remove a Broken Light Bulb
If you've ever had a lght bulb break off in a socket and didn't know how to get it out, this might just be the answer.

Top Seven Ways to Improve Your Home's Value
Have you ever wondered if you can improve the value of your home? Why does one person get more money for their home when they sell it while another gets little or can't sell theirs at all? Why does one person seem to find wealth and prosperity with everything he touches, while another person never succeeds at anything? Could it be luck or is it something he did to his home to make it a more attractive sale?

Wiring Typical Laundry Room Circuits
These are the three typical laundry circuits that are used in most homes today.

Converting 3-Prong Electric Dryer Cords To 4-Prong - Install The Electric Dryer Electrical Connection Cover Plate
The electrical connection cover plate can be attached easily with a nut driver to cover the electrical connections.

Converting 3-Prong Electric Dryer Cords To 4-Prong - Install The Strain Relief
In order to protect the 3-prong electric dryer cord and hold it securely in place, a strain relief cord connector is used. This keeps the cord from being cut on the metal of the machine and protects the electrical connections from being pulled loose if the cord is pulled.

Convert Clothes Dryer Cords from 4-Prong to 3-Prong
Newer homes are now being equipped with 4-prong dryer cord plugs, but if you are moving into an older home, you may need to convert your dryer cord to a 3-prong configuration.

Converting 3-Prong Electric Dryer Cords To 4-Prong - Remove the Electrical Connection Cover Plate From An Electric Dryer
These simple instruction walk you through removing the electrical connection plate from an electric dryer.

Converting 3-Prong Electric Dryer Cords To 4-Prong - Remove A Strain Relief Cord Connector Clamp From An Electric Dryer Cord
Instructions for removing an electric dryer cable clamp.

Removing a 4-Prong Electric Dryer Cord
Follow these instructions for removing a 4-prong dryer cord.

Converting 4-Prong Electric Dryer Cords to 3-Prong
Learn how to install a 3-prong dryer cord. Some electric dryers comes with 4-prong cords that have a ground connection. Older wiring setups may only have a 3-prong outlet, so you will have to add a 3-prong cord to fit the outlet and here's how. Page 5.

How to Install a Ground Fault Circuit Breaker
Ground fault circuit breakers are used to protect humans from electrical shock hazards. These breakers are connected in the electrical panel and protect branch circuits in and around the home.

Electrical Circuits Needed When Remodeling a Kitchen
If you are remodeling your kitchen, you will need to be sure these ciruits are in place.

Top Electrical Connections In and Around the Home
Whether it's the service connections, the branch circuits, or the devices themselves, electrical connections will power your home safely with these tips.

Top Five Electrical Wiring Tips
Electrical wiring can be as simple as following these tips. This tutorial will make wiring a breeze, whether you're wiring an electrical service, the branch circuits, or the devices connected to them.

What Is a Main Breaker?
Learn what the phrase main breaker means in this article.

Analyzing Light Fixture Problems
Light fixture problems often leave you in the dark. Find out what the problem may be in this insightful article.

How to Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets
Learn the basics of how to install ground fault circuit interrupter outlets.

Are Your Light Bulbs Burning Out Early?
Find out what can cause light bulbs to burn out early in your home.

Electric Water Heater Problems Diagnosed
Electric water heaters often encounter problems and these troubleshooting tips will help you diagnose the problems.

What Are Single-Pole Circuit Breakers?
Single-pole breakers are an important part of electrical distribution as a safe way to manage branch circuits from a circuit breaker panel.

Top Three Types of Space or Supplemental Heaters
Space heaters are best used as supplemental heaters and are usually one of three types.

How to Calculate Electrical Circuit Load Capacity
Learn how to determine the electrical circuit load capacity for your home.

Safe Clearance Heights for Overhead Power Lines
Overhead power lines have some strict guidelines for height clearances over streets, sidewalks, alleys, roads, and driveways.

Shockingly Simple Electrical Projects
Get an in depth look at electrical switches, outlets and appliance connections.

Get Your Air Conditioners Ready
Try these air conditioner tricks to get them ready for the summer cooling season.

Fishing Electrical Wires Through Walls From the Basement
If you've ever had to add a new wire, for an outlet or switch, in an existing wall, this tip will surely help.

Common Electrical Mistakes Made By Homeowners
This is a look at some very common electrical mistakes made by do-it-yourself homeowners. These need-to-know items will ensure proper electrical installations without problems.

Balancing Unbalanced Electrical Power Loads
There are many benefits to balancing the loads of the two legs of power in your electrical panel and here's why.

Common Electrical Outlet (or Receptacle) Troubles
Receptacles are a convenient way to plug all types of appliances and lighting into to supply power. However, these convenient devices have their share of problems over the years. Here is a look at the many things that can go wrong.

What Is a Motion Detector Switch?
Using infrared or ultrasonic sensors, a motion detector switch can turn on a light automatically. Find out how it all works.

Light Bulb Failure...And Here's Why!
If your home suffers from frequent light bulb failure, there is probably a reason for early burnout.

Solar Power - Top 10 Solar Energy Uses
In the world of renewable and sustainable alternative power supplies, solar energy is free for the taking. These are my top ten solar energy uses in a home.

How to Replace a Light Socket
Replacing a light socket can be simple if you follow this easy guide to installing a light socket. This step by step walks you through the process.

Single-pole Switches - Single-pole Light Switches - Toggle Switches
Single-pole switches are used throughout your home. Learn what they are, their many uses, how to wire them, how to install them, how to check them and how to check and test them.

Three-way Switches - 3-way Switches
Single-pole switches are used throughout your home. Learn what they are, their many uses, how to wire them, how to install them, how to check them and how to check and test them.

Four-way Switches - 4-way Switches
Four-way switches are used throughout your home. Learn what they are, their uses, how to wire them, how to install them, how to check them and how to check and test them.

Electrical Supplies & Accessories
Electrical supplies cover a vast range from switches to receptacles, to boxes, to electrical service parts. Accessories include wire nuts, nail straps, terminal, etc... This is a detailed look at the nuts and bolts of electrical supplies and accessories used in homes.

Electrical Tools
Ready to tackle an electrical project but don't know what tools you'll need? Here are the top electrical tools you'll need to accomplish most electrical jobs.

Electrical Supplies
Find a list of supplies used in everyday electrical installations. Find boxes, pipe, wiring, lighting, fastening anchors, and almost anything else to complete your next electrical project.

Glossary Terms: A - F
Easy to understand definitions of common terms and phrases related to electrical. Just choose the desired word and look up the meaning.

Glossary Terms: G - N
Easy to understand definitions of common terms and phrases related to electrical. Just choose the desired word and look up the meaning.

Glossary Terms: O - R
Easy to understand definitions of common terms and phrases related to electrical. Just choose the desired word and look up the meaning.

Glossary Terms: S - Z
Easy to understand definitions of common terms and phrases related to electrical. Just choose the desired word and look up the meaning.

Low Voltage Wiring & Devices
Low voltage devices run everything from thermostats to doorbells. Find out how to install and troubleshoot these devices.

Switches - Three-way Switches, Four-way Switches, Dimmer Switches, Single-pole Switches - Light Switches
Switches are used throughout your home to turn on and off things like light fixtures, garbage disposals, ceiling fans, and are used as disconnects in things like furnaces. Three-way, four-way, single-pole, and dimmer switches are some of the most commonly used switches in a home.

Electrical Books & Reviews
Electrical books and reviews can be very helpful when a picture is worth a thousand words. Look over some top picks that will aid you in your electrical installations and repairs.

Metal & PVC Conduit
Many situations require electrical wires to be pulled into conduit for protection from physical damage. Find out what types there are and what they are generally used for.

Types of Electrical Wire
Electrical wiring comes in many colors and sizes. Don't know the difference between NM and THHN wire? Read on to find out the answers.

Using Power Strips to Save on Energy Bills
Power strips have a switch that can turn on and off the entire connected load, thus saving you money when the devices are not in use. Find out how!

Electrical Line and Load Connections Meaning
Learn what line and load connections are and what connects to each.

Short Circuit vs. Ground Fault
When a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips, was it a short circuit or a ground fault that caused it? Find out what the differences in this article.

Daylight Savings Time...Don't Forget To Change Batteries In Your Home
Daylight savings time is a great time to check some of the most important life saving devices in your home. Your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, battery-backup garage door openers, sump pumps, and backup lighting, not to mention backup genrator operation.

Should I Install a GFCI Receptacle or a GFCI Breaker?
The question is often asked, whether it is better to install a GFCI receptacle or a GFCI breaker.

Why Your Oven Won't Heat Up
If you turn the oven on and it doesn't heat up, it could be your oven ignitor has gone bad.

Electrical Project Costs
Find out what the average cost is for common electrical projects.

Using Larger Junction Boxes for More Room
Junction boxes come in many shapes and sizes. Depending on what sized wire, how many wires are in a given box and the number of wire splices in that box, you may need a little more room than a standard box can give you.

Tandem Breakers (Specialty Circuit Breakers)
Learn what a tandem breaker is and what the advantage of using one is.

Do Circuit Breaker Brands Matter?
Over the course of living in the same house for years, you'll inevitably have the need to either replace a defective circuit breaker or add one to your

Wiring, Circuitry & Conduit
Examine electrical wiring techniques and solutions for installing and repairing your electrical system. Articles cover metal and PVC piping, types of wire, switches, outlets, series and parallel circuits, and applications.

How Do I Pull Wire Through Conduit?
Pulling wires through conduit can be a breeze if you follow these simple instructions.

Choosing Electrical Wire Based On Gauge, Amperage, and Wattage Load
We've all done it. Walk into a building supply store and head for the electrical department to buy some electrical wire for a project we have at home. Maybe

National Electrical Code Phone Application
Try this new software that gives your smart phone the capability to access the National Electrical Codes and changes in a snap!

Electrical Terms
Knowing your electrical terms makes electrical projects easy.

Solar Heat and Water Heat
You may think that solar panels are too costly to use and are limited in their functionality. But wait! There are so many other uses in your everyday life they can contribute to.

Underwriter's Knot (Cord Strain Solution)
Underwriter's knots take the strain off of cord plug connections if someone pulls a cord from the outlet by grabbing the cord instead of the cord plug. Plugs and cords that have no built-in strain relief need something to keep them from being pulled out of the connection easily.

How Does Your Electricity Flow - Electrical Power
In order to understand how electricity flows, you must first understand what the key terms mean. This simple list gives you some of the most commons terms.

Protecting Your Home From Water and Gas Leaks
Be ready for the dangers of water leaks that can damage your home and gas leaks that can kill you! These articles outline the dangers and how to prevent either from harming you or your home.

UL Listed - Use UL-Listed Devices
By using UL-listed deices, you'll know they have been tested and are safe to use.

Christmas Presents - Electronic Christmas Presents For Dad - Electronics
If Christmas shopping for your father is tougher than pulling teeth, this article is for you.

Electrical Wiring and Connections Information
A vast list of electrical wiring articles and examples of wire connections, wire sizes, and wire uses.

Warning Signs of Defective Switches
Learn some of the warning signs of defective switches so that you can identify them before they cause problems.

National Electrical Code - Outdoor Wiring Tips
The National Electrical Code has some very specific rules and regulations about underground wiring methods and points of attachment. This is a look at the highlights of the outdoor sections of the code.

How to Turn on a Circuit Breaker
Learn how simple it s to turn on a circuit breaker.

Electrical Basics 101 - System Components
This tutorial will make you aware of the different parts of a home's electrical system.

Green Energy Saving Window Air Conditioners
To increase energy savings, newer window air conditioners have an energy saver setting that turns the unit off and on while cooling the room. This saves you money on your electric bill.

Six Ways of Preventing Electrical Shock
This is a sensible look at preventing electrical shock. These tips will help keep you safe.

Overhead and Buried Electrical Service Entrances
Though most of the older homes have an overhead service connection, underground services are becoming the overall favorite among homeowners. these buried lines are more appealing to the eye and the surrounding landscape area than power poles and overhead lines draped acroos someone's yard. but just like overhead service line feeders, there are rules that must be followed when installing these lines. And unlike overhead lines, underground feeders present their own dangers.

How To Install a Ceiling Fixture
Learn how to install and wire a ceiling light.

Kitchen Wiring Circuits List - Electrical
Learn how to wire electrical circuits to feed the kitchen area of your home. This list shows you the circuits you may need to power the kitchen effectively

How to Wire a 4-Prong Dryer Outlet
Learn how easy it is to install and wire a 4-prong dryer outlet.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack - Stripping the Wire
Learn how to strip telephone wire for installation.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack - Mount the Telephone Jack
Learn how to mount a telephone jack.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack
Learn how easy it is to wire a telephone jack by following these simple steps and using a few of your favorite electrical tools.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack Connection
Learn how to wire the telephone jack connections. Page 4.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack - Install the Cover and Test
Learn how to install a telephone jack cover and test the connection.

Connecting Electrical Wires to Terminals
When connecting electrical wires to switches and outlets, the way you strip, bend, and tighten the wire on the terminal will determine how good the connection really is.

Why Plug Adapters Should Not Be Used
Plug adapters make it possible to plug a grounded plug into two-pronged polarized outlets. Find out why they should not be used.

What Is Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC)?
Intermediate metal conduit, or IMC for short, is a rigid steel electrical conduit that is lighter in weight than another conduit, but in some cases much stronger.

Why Fuses Blow and Circuit Breakers Trip
Fuses and circuit breakers are used to protect electrical circuits. But when fuses blow or circuit breakers trip, do you know why? Do you know what to do to get the circuit working again? One you can reset while the other needs replacing. Find out why and how to make the circuit work again.

Ceiling Fan Blade-Balancing Kits to Reduce Wobble
Ceiling fans, like most everything else, are not perfect. Sometimes even a brand new ceiling fan wobbles right out of the box. To make them as good as new, you simply have to use a fan-balancing kit to eliminate the wobble.

24-Volt Thermostat Wiring For Single-Stage Heat Pump Systems
Single-stage heat pumps are easy to connect to thermostats if you follow this simple guide.

Battery Backup Garage Door Openers
The use of your garage door makes getting into the garage easy, but what a hassle to have to get out when the power is out to manually lift the door. Now, there's a garage door opener that can lift the door even if the power is off due to power outages.

Electrical Wire Insulation and Its Labeling
Individual electrical wires come wrapped in different types of insulation, different colors, and are rated for different amperages. Find out what they all mean.

Instant Heat Tankless Water Heaters
If you've ever turned on the hot water at the sink only to find cold water for a couple of minutes, then this will interest you! The Instant Flow Water Heater heats the water as it is being used. No more waiting for hot water!

Dedicated Circuits for Appliances
Dedicated circuits are required by the National Electrical Code, but what are they?

National Electrical Code Regulations for Dwelling Units
Find out what the national electrical Code states about ground-fault circuit-interrupters in dwellings.

Entension Cord Plugs - How to Replace Extension Cord Plugs
Find out how to install a new cord plug and tie an Underwriter's knot to hold it secure.

Extension Cord Plugs - How to Replace Extension Cord Plugs - Connect Cord Plug Cover
Learn how to connect the cord plug cover when replacing a cord plug.

How to Replace Extension Cord Plugs
Learn how to replace extension cord plugs that have become unsafe. All cord plugs need a ground connection.

Extension Cord Plugs - How to Replace Extension Cord Plugs
Learn how to connect the wires to the cord plug so that the wires cannot be pulled out easily.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Installing a New Junction Box
Junction boxes must be used to make connection within walls. Learn how to install junction boxes where wires are to be spliced together where they have none.

How to Install Junction Boxes
Learn how to install a junction box to conceal a wire splice.

How to Install Junction Boxes: Connect the Wires
Learn how to connect the wires together in a junction box by using wire nuts in this step by step tutorial.

Electrical Junction Boxes - How to Install a Cover Plate
Learn how to install a cover plate on a junction box. Page 4.

Telephone Problem Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
Many people still have land-based telephones in their homes and they have their share of problems. This guide will walk you through ways to troubleshoot your telephone system for problems before you call the telephone company or their technition.

What Type of Fan Do You Need?
Here's a look at a vast selection of articles related to fans and their uses.

Surface-Mounted Electrical Wiring
Surface-mounted wiring is an easy way to extend or add to an existing outlet. This article tells you how easy it is.

Choosing a Ceiling Fan
Choosing a ceiling fan requires some simple calculations so that you choose the correct sized fan to output maximum air volume for your home.

TV Antenna Safety
Learn a few of the guidelines to having a TV tower and the function that the antenna performs.

How to Safely Replace Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters are a safe way to provide hot water to your home. However, there are some things you'll need to do before replacing the old one.

Spa and Hot Tub Outdoor Electrical Wiring
Spas and hot tubs require special electrical connections. Here are some guidelines to ensure these units are connected properly.

Generators and Alternate Power Supplies
Learn how generators, solar power and wind power can keep the electricity flowing in your home during good weather and bad.

Seasonal Safety Devices Needed In Your Home
When severe storms threaten your area, you need to be prepared for the worst. Even when there is no danger from storms, your home should be equipped with some safety devices that can help to keep you safe. Let's take a look at seasonal safety in your home.

Switches - Switches 101...An E-Course For Beginners - Electrical Switch Lessons
This is an informative look at electrical switches and will give a an insight to many different types of switches, how they are wired, and what they are used for. Just click the link and start your free lesson today!

What to Check When the Christmas Lights Go Out
Don't be a Grinch at Christmas, keep your Christmas lights shining! Learn what to do when a set of Christmas lights go out.

Christmas Light Fixes and Safety
Christmas lights are beautiful to look at and have their share of problems. When installing them, be sure not to overload the circuits or else!

What Is a Range Hood?
Range hoods are used to exhaust water vapor (steam) and heat away from the cooking area above the range top. These exhaust fans can vent either up into the cabinet duct work, out the back through the wall, or be blown back into the room through the front-facing vent holes in the range hood.

Medallions Cover Holes Around a Ceiling Box
Learn how a medallion is used to cover an extra large hole around a ceiling box.

Medallions - How To Install a Medallion
Find out how to install a ceiling medallion to cover a hole around a hole in the ceiling around the ceiling box. Page 2.

What Are Line Thermostats for Baseboard Heaters
Line thermostats turn on and off electric baseboard heaters. Unlike most home installation thermostats that control turning the furnace or air conditioner on and off via low voltage, these actually either control a higher voltage, 120 or 240 volts.

Electrical Wiring - Common Types Used In Homes
A look at triplex, main feeder, panel feed, non-metallic sheathed wire (NM), and single strand wire.

Cheap Outlets and/or Receptacles
When shopping for outlets, often called receptacles, is there really a difference between the cheaper models and the more expensive ones? Here's a few things you need to consider before making the purchase.

Trenching - Before You Dig
Electrical safety is number one before you dig, so here are some great tips to adhere to before you dig, while youdig, and after you dig a trench for wiring.

2008 National Electrical Code for Swimming Pool Wiring
Learn what the National Electrical code says about wiring methods for swimming pools and water related items.

Marking Electrical Service Panel Circuit Breakers
In order to keep your electrical panel in order, marking the circuits makes shutting off a circuit breaker a snap.

Insulated Screwdriver Safety
While performing electrical work, you undoubtedly will need to use a screwdriver from time to time. In close proximity to metal sides and parts that the screwdriver could short out between the case and the hot terminal, it is advised to use an insulated screwdriver.

Electronic Holiday Gift Guide
It's Christmas time again and everyone is looking for that special gift for the hard to buy for someone in your life. Here are some great electronic gift ideas that will not cost you an arm or leg. They will love these great gifts!

Be Your Own Power Provider
Why buy electricity from the power company when you can produce it yourself? It is possible to cut your independence of power from the utility by installing these units.

Christmas Buying Guide...Electrical Tools
Learning and choosing the top electrical tools used in the trade will help you more easily accomplish that electrical project you have been wanting to tackle.

Wind Generators - Produce Electricity In Your Backyard
There's a big, free power source up in the sky just waiting to be tapped by you. It's free and it can produce electricity for you by installing a wind generator. Big business is doing it across the nation and now, so can you.

Aluminum Electrical Wire Safety Hazards
Aluminum wire was used pre-1970's for home wiring, but it was found to be a safety hazard.

Testing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
GFCI outlnets offer a great electrical safety barrier between you and the supply of electricity in your home. By installing these GFCI outlets in your home according to the instructions, you have a better chance of them functioning properly. However, you should also follow the periodic testing of these devices to ensure they remain functioning optimally throughout the years to come.

Troubleshooting Fluorescent Lighting Fixture Troubles
Fluorescent light fixtures are commonly used in home and offices around the world. Instead of light fixtures that commonly used incandescent light bulbs,

How Does Carbon Monoxide Kill?
Carbon monoxide is a real threat to life as we know it. It can disable and even kill you in the comfort of your home. It is known as the silent killer and here is how it does just that!

What Is a Recessed Wall Heater?
A recessed heater is a great option for small rooms and entrance rooms that don't have heating from the home's heating system. Here's why these are a great choice.

Clothes Closet Lighting Do's And Don'ts
Closets and storage areas have specific lighting rquirements as per the National Electrical Code. Find out what they are before you buy a light.

Non-Metallic Sheathed Cable Definition
Non-metallic sheathed cable definition.

What Is Direct Burial Cable? - Definition
Some cables are meant to be run indoors, while others are meant for weathered areas and underground like direct burial cable.

Flip of a Switch
Electrical.

What is a Furnace Fused Disconnect?
What is a Furnace Switch? Electrical.

How to Wire a Time Switch
A time switch can control your lighting and here is how to wire it.

Do Your Switches Make the Grade?
What Grade Switch Do You Have? Electrical.

What is a Rotary Dimmer Switch?
What do you know about rotary dimmer switches?

The Purpose of Three-Way Electrical Switches
What do you know about three-way switches?