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If I Had a Hammer
Every electrician's tool kit should include a good hammer. This article and infographic provide a good overview of this useful tool. Continue reading →...
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...
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Can you connect a receptacle from a light outlet, but keep the receptacle hot when the light switch is off? It depends how the circuit is wired. Continue reading →...
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Electrical outlet is not working, yet the breaker is not tripped? What is the likely cause, and why this can be a dangerous situation. Continue reading →...
If a new electric heater flew the fuse or a breaker trips, this is the sign of an overloaded circuit. This article will show you how to identify the reason for a tripped breaker, how a GFC...
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Recent changes to the electrical code has required that any receptacles installed in wet locations must be protected with an in-use weatherproof receptacle cover and enclosure. The video co...
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Is there a fire hazard with leaving countertop appliances plugged in while not in use? With today's technology there may be a valid reason to unplug your countertop appliances to avoid any ...
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Should a DIYer tackle their own home electrical repairs? This article presents six key questions that you must ask yourself before you consider attempting a home wiring project. Continue re...
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This article features some examples of some of the more extreme wiring scenarios we found in Costa Rica. Some situations were downright dangerous, while others were a source of amusement. C...
Bad Connection
In this article I talk about what it means to have a “broken neutral”, and the problems that this condition can cause. Continue reading →...
 

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