Electrical Tools & Supplies

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4 Different Uses for Split Bolts

Split bolts have a split between the head and the end.

Line Conditioners vs. Surge Protectors

The electronics in your home are likey a significant investment so it's important to protect them from power surges that can fry their components.

How to Make Your Own Tone Generator

To make your own tone generator, find an old speaker and brush off the soldering iron.

Conduit Sizes 101

Conduits protect the conductors inside them from various environmental factors.

Continuity Tester vs Voltage Tester

Should you be using a continuity tester or a voltage tester?

How to Install a Thin Wall Electrical Conduit

An electrical conduit is designed to give the electrical cables in your walls some protection. EMT or

4 Types of Electrical Receptacles Explained

There are many different types of electrical receptacles, and it's important to know the difference between

Troubleshooting Common Ground Fault Receptacle Problems

A ground fault receptacle is a special type of electrical outlet which has a built in circuit breaker.

How to Use a Wire Tracer

A wire tracer is used to identify wires and cables especially when these are set up in a group or there

How to Install a Power Inlet Box

A power inlet box is an important gateway that allows the power from a generator to safely enter the

How to Wire a Residential Load Center

A residential load center is composed of a series of center panels or breaker boxes, each of which carries

Compression Lugs vs Mechanical Lugs

There are a few differences between compression lugs and mechanical lugs. Lugs are more commonly known

Desoldering Pump vs Desoldering Wick

The two methods of removing solder are to use either a desoldering pump or a desoldering wick. Both are

How to Install a Magnetic Contactor

Installing a magnetic contactor can be accomplished in a short period of time with the right preparation