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Common answers to all electrical wiring questions and electrical wiring projects you may have in the home. Detailed articles, step-by-step instruction, wiring diagrams and photos. Learn the essentials of home electrical wiring safety, common home electrical wiring projects like wiring a light switch and three and four way switches, how to replace a breaker in your panel, and how to troubleshoot common home electrical wiring problems in your home.

Ddid you know that Thanksgiving is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year? It may surprise you to learn that, according to the American Fire Protection Association (AFPA), Than...
Main Panel 1
In this, the first of the series, I’m going to explain the nerve center of your electrical system, the main service entrance and panel. This is where the electricity from the utility suppl...
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 ...
Installing Faceplate 2
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 →...
Christmas Lights
What is Christmas without Christmas lights? If you take a drive around most neighborhoods this time of year you will see light displays that range from the minimal to the mind blowing. Ho...

The Basics of Household Wiring DVD

"If you're looking for a good reference to help you understand simple home wiring, I personally recommend 'The Basics of Household Wiring' DVD".

Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician
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