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Things That You'll Need
In order to bend conduit, you'll need a few items. With these five things, you'll be able to bend conduit.

Measuring and Marking for Bending a 90 Degree Bend
This is the first step in bending conduit.

Making the Bend
Proper hand and foot pressure when bending are critical. Find out how to properly make a bend in conduit.

Why Use Conduit? (Types Of Conduit And Their Uses)
Learn the locations that conduit is designed to be used in.

Converting Electric Clothes Dryer 3-Prong Cords to 4-Prong Cords - Remove The Strain Relief Cord Connector Clamp From An Electric Dryer
An electric dryer cord is connected to the machine with a strain relief cord connector to hold it in place and keep the cord from being cut against the machine's metal casing.

Change an Electric Dryer Cord From 3-Prong to 4-Prong Cords
Installing a 4-prong electric dryer cord when replacing a 3-prong electric dryer cord is easy when you follow thee directions.

Converting Electric Clothes Dryer 3-Prong Cords to 4-Prong Cords - 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.

Change an Electric Dryer Cord (3-Prong to 4-Prong)
Newer homes are now being equipped with 4-prong dryer cord plugs. This is the new standard and is required under Article 550.16(A)(2) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008. Connections of electrical clothes dryers shall be made with a 4-conductor cord and 3-pole, 4-wire, grounding-type plugs or by Type AC cable.

Converting Electric Clothes Dryer 3-Prong Cords to 4-Prong Cords - Removing 3-Prong Electric Clothes Dryer Cords
In order to install a new 4-prong electric clothes dryer cord, you must first remove the 3-prong cord.

Converting Electric Clothes Dryer 3-Prong Cords to 4-Prong Cords - Removing The 3-Prong Electrical Cord Connections
In order to install a new 4-prong electric clothes dryer cord, you must first remove the 3-prong cord. Remove the three electrical connection screws that connect the electrical cord to the machine.

Air Conditioner Sizes, Savings, & Freeze Ups
Summertime cooling can consist of fans, air conditioning, or other unique ways of lowering the temperature of your home. Here are some great air conditioner tips on choosing the right sized unit, how and why to choose energy efficient models, and old time cooling tricks that do not involve air conditioners at all!

How to Connect an Electric Range Cord
These simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through a range cord installation. Just follow the instructions and you'll be cooking with bacon in no time!

Electrical Power Tools You'll Need
Power tools for electrical work is essential. Do you own the power tools that you need?

Romantic - Valentine's Day Ideas - Valentine's Day Gifts
Ah, the sweet smell of fresh cut roses, candy, and chocolate-covered strawberries fills the air this romantic time of year. Yes, I'm speaking of Valentines Day. These are some of the favorites that are often given, but this year, why not surprise your sweetheart with something that is either electric or electronic in nature. After all, it is an electronic world we live in these days and there are plenty of devices out there that will make your sweety smile and say,

About Electrical: Your Top Three Favorite Articles In 2013
Over the years writing here at About.com, I've had the privilege of talking to many of you via email. I've solved a few problems and inspired many of you to do some electrical projects yourself, many with great success! Every once in a while there is an article that just outperforms all of the others. In fact, there are three this year that have become your, the reading audience's, favorites this year. I thought I owed it to you to take another look at your favorites for 2013.

Sunshine Power - Solar Power at its Best
If you've ever considered solar power to be your choice of an alternative power source or just an addition to what you already have, here is a great list of solar energy and power articles to lead you through the decision.

Electric Dryer Projects and Fixes
A comprehensive look at electric dryer wiring, including the dryer itself, cord connections, outlets connections, dryer connection safety, testing and more!

Electrical Distribution From Then To Now
Electrical distribution in your home has changed over the years and here's a look how far we have come.

Home Renovations - How to Update a Room's Electrical Appearance For Under $15 - Remodeling
Here are some inexpensive ways to update your home's appearance with some simple electrical improvements for under $15.

Electrical Tools - 2011 Electrical Tool Roundup -Power Tools
Here's a few of the electrical tool articles I've compiled over the years. In them you'll find some of the must-have tools for electrical work and some pros and cons of others.

Wireless Switching Stradegies
It may be hard to believe but there are actually switches that control lighting that require no wiring. You may have a few around your home without even knowing it. One is a photo eye on your utility light or porch light. When it gets dark, the switch activates and makes the circuit, turning on the light. Another is a motion sensor. This switch senses movement and that turns the switch on to light the light. There are also audio-activated switches like the

Opening The Cover Plate
Learn what you will need to open the cover plate of an electric range.

Choosing a Range Cord
Learn how to choose the right cord and the proper length cord. Range cords have their own unique electrical connection.

Locating The Mounting Hole
Learn how to locate the range cord mounting hole.

Remove The Wiring Terminal Nuts
Learn how to remove the nuts from the terminal bolts at the electrical connection in the range.

Connecting The Power Cord
Learn how to connect an electric power cord to an electrical range.

Install The Cord Clamp
Learn how to install a cord clamp on an electrical range.

Replace the Cover Plate
Learn how to install an electrical cover plate on an electric range.

Electrical Split Outlet Warnings and Rules
Find out some of the rules and warnings associated with split outlets and what the benefits are by converting a regular outet into a split outlet.

How to Install a Dryer Cord - Remove Connection Cover
Learn how to properly install a dryer cord on an electric dryer. Dryer cords are connected to the rear side of the dryer inside an adjoined electrical box.

Underground vs. Overhead Service Feeders
Overhead or underground? The question is often asked and now I'm answering it for you. Find out which is best for you when installing your electrical service feed.

Anatomy of a Three-Way Switch
A three-way switch may put fear in the eyes of homeowners who attempt do-it-yourself projects. By knowing what each part of the switch is, what wire to use, and how to connect it, the mystery of hooking up three-way switches disappears.

Parts of a Three-Way Switch
A three-way switch has four different screws on its body. Learn what the terminal connections are connect to. Each one of these terminals has a specific use and must be wired correctly.

Three-Way Switch - Safety First
Always use safe practices when working on a three-way switch. Three-way switches can be connected safely when the power is shut off first.

Three-Way Switch - Making the Proper Connection
Three-way switch wiring is made easy with this diagram. With this labeled diagram, you'll be able to see where each of the wires connect to the switch terminals.

Choose The Right Cord
Learn how to insert a dryer cord in order to connect it to an electric dryer.

Insert The Dryer Cord and Connect
Learn how to insert a dryer cord in order to connect it to an electric dryer.

Replace the Cover and Test
Learn how to replace an electrical cover on an electric dryer.

How to turn Off a Circuit Breaker
If you want to learn how to wire and install outlets, follow these simple steps. These steps include stripping the wire, making proper connections, and wire placement on the outlet. Outlet installation is made easy and safe in this tutorial.

Turning On a Breaker
A look at how to turn a breaker on and the position it will be when turned on in a breaker panel.

Stripping Romex Wire Sheathing
Learn how to strip the outer sheathing of Romex wire for installation.

Cut Off the Excess Sheathing and Filler Paper From NM Wire
Learn how to cut the excess sheathing and filler paper off of Romex wire.

Stripping Wire Conductors
A lesson in stripping insulated wires in order to make proper connections to an outlet.

Making the Ground Connection on Outlets
This is a great example of how a ground connection should look on an outlet.

Making the Neutral Connection
Learn the easy and correct way to make a neutral connection to the proper terminal on an outlet.

Wiring and Installing an Outlet - Tutorial With Photos
How To Wire and Install an Outlet - Step #7: Learn how to connect a hot wire to an electrical outlet and how it should look when properly attached.

Attach an Outlet to a Box
Learn the preferred way to install an outlet in a wall.

Install the Outlet Cover Plate
See how to install an outlet cover plate.

How to Wire Electric Range Receptacles
Learn how to wire electric range receptacles with this easy step-by-step guide.

Range Receptacles - How to Strip the Conductor Insulation
Learn how to strip the conductor insulation from wire.

How to Connect the Wires to the Terminals On An Electric Range Receptacles
An electric range requires the proper range receptacle to feed the electric range. Learn how to connect the wires to the terminals of an electric range receptacle.

Range Receptacles - How to Attach the Wire Clamp
Electrical shock dangers are associated with attaching wires to range receptacles without attaching a wire clamp. Learn how to attach a wire clamp to an electric range receptacle box.

Range Receptacles - How to Install an Electric Range Receptacle Cover Plate
Electric range receptacles must be covered for safety by an electric range receptacle cover plate. Learn how to install an electric range receptacle cover plate.

How to Test an Electric Range Receptacle
Learn how to test an electric range receptacle. By using a multimeter, you'll know whether the receptacle has the right voltage and is properly connected.

How to Wire an Electrical Disconnect
Learn which wires go where in the how-to article about wiring an electrical disconnect.

Outdoor Motion-Sensor Security Lighting
Outdoor motion-sensor lighting can be your security watchdog and provide much-needed lighting for nighttime entrance to doors into your home. Here's a closer look at why you should get one and how to effectively mount them.

Why Are My Electrical Switches Making Buzzing Sounds?
I'm often asked why switches make sizzling, popping, or crackling sounds when they are turned on and off. The answer is they are probably defective and/or worn out.

Circuit Breaker Boxes and Fuse Boxes Service Panel Checklist
Service panels should be inspected periodically for signs of wear, defects, and trouble spots. This service panel checklist will aid your examination.

Solar Power - What Is Solar Power - Photovoltalics
Learn what photovoltalic solar cells are and what they are used for.

Appliance Ratings of Major Appliances...Yellow Energy Guide Labels
Learn the mathematical breakdown of how energy-ratings are established on appliances via the bright yellow stickes attached to them.

Electrical Knob and Tube Wiring
Knob-and-tube wiring was installed in older homes, but that doesn't mean it can't still be functional. Page 2.

Electrical Cable and Conduit Choices
A comprehensive look at the many types of electrical cable and conduit wiring methods.

Electrical Cable Wiring
Electrical cable wiring is widely used in homes today and goes by different names. Page 3.

Electrical Conduit Wiring
There are differences in the construction and uses for the many different types of electrical conduit. Page 4.

Flexible Conduit
Flexible conduit bends with ease and has its place in electrical wiring. Page 5.

Outlets and Receptacles - Top Outlet and Receptacle Articles
Outlets, also known as receptacles, become weak and the tension of the inner contact points won't hold the cord plugs securely after years of use. Installing and replacing outlets can be easy with these top outlet and receptacle articles.

Gas Heaters - Heaters And Heating Tips - Electric Heaters
Electric and gas heaters are among some the the most popular heaters in homes in America.

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

Electrical Testers - Testing Electrical Circuits
Testing electrical circuits is a must when they go on the fritz. Knowing how they work and how to test for power will help you track down the problem.

Appliances - Appliance Repair Projects
When the heart of your kitchen appliances are on the fritz, these appliance repair tips will help you get them working again in no time.

Detecting Motion and Body Heat With Motion Detectors
Installing a motion detector light is the first step to stopping intruders from approaching your home. Here's a look at the benefits of them and how they work.

Seasonal Heating Needs and Options - Heating and Cooling - Furnaces
As we roll into the fall and winter months, heating our home comes to be our #1 concern. Many of you have gone green by adding a wood burning boiler or a geothermal heating system. Then there's the conventional heating methods like gas furnaces or electric heaters. The most common are baseboard and portable heaters. Some are 120-volt models, while baseboard heaters come in both 120- and 240-volt varieties. Let's consider your seasonal heating needs and options.

Heating - Solar Water Heaters - Water Heaters
Find out how to have the sun heat your water for free!

Photovoltaic Panels...Solar Cells That Extract Electricity From the Sun
Collecting electricity from the sun is accomplished by using photovoltaic panels, better known as solar cells. Determining the cost effectiveness and installation cost of the system is the first step in considering purchasing a PV system.

Is Your Home in Need of a Subpanel?
If your electrical panel is full and you need more room, a subpanels is the perfect way to add space and add extra circuits in your home.

What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal as it suffocates a person without warning, being tasteless, odorless and oxygen-depleting. Find out the specifics on carbon monoxide and how to keep from becoming a victim in this informative article.

What Causes Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, but where does it come from? Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal as it suffocates a person without warning, being tasteless, odorless and oxygen-depleting. Find out the specifics on carbon monoxide and how to keep from becoming a victim in this informative article.

Hot Tubs - Hydromassage Bathtub Electrical Codes - Bathtubs
Here's a look at safety and code requirements for hydromassage tubs.

Testers and Meters - Testing Electrical Circuits
Testing electrical circuits is a must when they go on the fritz. Knowing how they work and how to test for power will help you track down the problem.

Electric Turkey Deep Fryers - Deep Fry Your Turkey With An Electric Deep Fryer - Deep Fryers
Deep fryers in the past were all propane, but in the last year, they've make the evolution to electric, as in electric deep fryers.

Programmable Thermostats - Digital Programmable Thermostat Installation Made Easy
Learn how to simply install a digital programmable thermostat.

Surge Protection - Protect It! - Surge Protection That Pays
Surge protectors are designed to protect your expensive electronic devices. These devices can eliminate noise on wiring that often interferes with signal transmissions between devices.

Surge Protection - Protect It! - Surge Protection That Pays
Surge protectors are designed to protect your expensive electronic devices. These devices can eliminate noise on wiring that often interferes with signal transmissions between devices.

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.

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