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Overloaded circuits in an older home can be an issue and is not uncommon with today's demands for power. This article explores options for solving overloaded circuits in an older home. Cont...
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Is it a receptacle or is it an electrical outlet? These terms are really interchangeable, but are often confused by the DIYer. This article reviews the basics of the electrical receptacle ...
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A house wiring diagram is usually provided within a set of design blueprints, and it shows the location of electrical outlets (receptacles, switches, light outlets, appliances), but is usual...
Simple series circuit
Wiring lights in series typically refers to wiring a series of lights in a parallel circuit. This article reviews the process of doing so and demonstrates common applications. Continue re...
water heater element
This post deals with a question from a visitor wanting to know if you can reduce the wattage of a water heater element without changing the element. Continue reading →...
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Using an Electrical Meter to Troubleshoot Wiring Problems
What is a loaded neutral, and why did I get a shock from it? Is it just one of those electrical mysteries, or is there a simple explanation for this situation? Continue reading →...
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What do you do when your new dryer cord does not match the existing receptacle in your home? Current electrical code regulations require that an outlet for an electric dryer must be of the ...
GFCI Receptacle
You will often find razor only outlets in the bathrooms of older homes. These do not provide the GFCI protection that is required by code and will not support newer bathroom appliances. In...
Happy Mother's Day
I always struggled with what to get Mom on the special day, and usually defaulted to flowers and a card. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something unique and special for her instead? How about...
Single-Pole and Double-Pole Breakers
A tripped breaker - is there anything more frustrating? Knowing what causes a tripped breaker and how to reset it is an invaluable skill – especially if you find yourself plunged into dar...
 

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