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How to Replace a Mismatched Dryer Cord and Receptacle

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 NEMA 14-30R configuration, which is two hot wires, a neutral (grounded), and a ground (grounding or equipment ground) conductor.

GFCI Receptacle

Replace a Razor Only Outlet With GFCI Receptacles

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 this article I will replace a razor only outlet with the code compliant GFCI receptacle.

Happy Mother's Day

Five DIY Wiring Projects That Mom Will Love You For

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 giving her the gift of your talent?

Single-Pole and Double-Pole Breakers

How to Reset a Tripped Breaker

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 darkness as a result!

Why You Should Never Staple Cables Too Tight

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 enough to damage the cable, what harm could it do if you make it just a bit too tight?

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