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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 →...
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...
While apprenticing, I remember being told in no uncertain terms, “Do not hammer in your cable staples too tight!” While it seemed obvious that you don’t want to smash them in hard eno...
In this article I talk about what it means to have a “broken neutral”, and the problems that this condition can cause. Continue reading →...
Dryer doesn't work post breaker in correct
Learn the common wiring problem that can cause your electric clothes dryer to not heat up and how to easily resolve it. Article includes diagrams and helpful photos. Continue reading →...
This informative video demonstrates how to use an electrical meter to troubleshoot a common wiring problem - identifying which wires to connect to a new fixture. Continue reading →...
Here is a perfect example of a situation where a meter is an invaluable tool, and tips on how to use it. You removed a ceiling fixture to replace it with a new one, and in the process you t...
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 →...
 

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