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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 ...
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...
This is a question from a site visitor with an unusual situation.  A dryer outlet exists, but no outlet for the washing machine. Question: I have a single 30amp 220v circuit for a dryer. Is...
Here is a quesion from a site visitor asking how to wire a ceiling fan and light kit with separate control switches for the fan and the light. Question:  I would like to wire two ceiling f...
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Christmas Lights
Finding the perfect Christmas gift is always a struggle, but speaking from my personal experience and humble opinion, you can’t go wrong with giving tools! Continue reading →...
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 →...
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...
 

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