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Build an Auto Shut Off Compressor

A used timer and power relay can help reduce wear and tear.

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220v Outlet Wiring

Check the local codes first!

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Best New Home Automation Tools of 2020

Make life a little easier with some convenient new tech.

A water meter.
How to Install a Meter Socket

A meter socket is also known as a meter base.

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How to Diagnose Common Electrical Switch Problems

There are many reasons the switch may not be working.

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Pigtail Wiring Basics

Many people are often confused about even the basics.

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Electrical Conduit Sizes

Conduits are an excellent way to protect electrical wiring.

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How to Connect a Ground Wire to a Circuit Breaker

Properly grounding wires is vital to a safe electrical job.

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How to Connect Flexible Electrical Conduit

A flexible electrical conduit can be very useful.

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How to Connect a Ground Wire to an Electrical Outlet

Grounding wires is a crucial step.

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Motion Sensor Light Switch Wiring Explained

A motion sensor light switch is great way of saving energy.

Several wires sticking out of conduit.
Electrical Grounding 101

Understanding how a grounding wire works can keep you safe.

A man solders.
How to Use a Solder Wick

A solder wick is braided copper wire.

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How to Wire a Fuse Box

The fuse box protects against power surges.

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How to Fix a Broken Electrical Cable

Electrical cords often become frayed, cut, or otherwised damaged, causing them not to work properly.

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Wiring Basics for Alternating Current

Understading how AC power works increases safety when working with electricity.

An electrical junction box.
What Is An Electrical Junction Box?

An electrical junction box is a very important part of your electrical wiring system.

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Building a Home Office Series: Electrical Wiring – Wiring the Outlet

Make sure you have the right electrical wiring.

An outlet against a gray wall.
Wiring Outlets in Parallel

Here's why wiring outlets in parallel is the only way.

Wiring a home electrical outlet with a white ground wire.
Electrical Ground Wire Connection Guide

Check out this brief guide for adding ground wires wherever you might need them.

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Safely Remove Safety Outlet Covers

When it is time to remove the safety outlets, it is important to know the correct steps to follow.

A tool being used on an outlet with wires.
How to Wire an Outlet in a Series

You probably already have the required tools at home.

A close up of wires.
Pulling Wires Through Electrical Conduit

Sometimes you have to snake a wire through a conduit.

Wires sticking out of a hole in the wall.
How to Rewire a House

Electrical knowledge is essential for rewiring a house.

An air conditioning unit.
2 Common AC Disconnect Problems

An AC disconnect is also known as an air conditioner switch box or fuse box.

A group of exposed copper wiring.
Copper vs. Aluminum Wiring: Which to Use?

Copper and aluminum are the two main types of wire used in housing electrical systems, but which is better?

A light switch on a ceramic background.
How to Convert a 2-way to a 3-way Light Switch

A three-way light switch allows you to turn the lights on and off at two locations.

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Understanding Electrical Outlet Wire Colors

Color coding for outlet wiring can vary by house and appliance, but there are general rules that can be understood.

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3 Different Types of Electrical Wiring Diagrams Explained

Not all wiring diagrams are the same. Find out which kinds of diagrams serve which purpose before you try to use them.

Lamp and the Couch
How to Install an In-Line Cord Light Switch

Sometimes it's just inconvenient to access the lamp switch.

A circuit breaker.
Circuit Breaker Wiring

There's no need to get intimidated.

A soldering iron and wire.
Soldering Iron Differences

Here are 3 different types of soldering irons you may consider for your DIY projects.

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Install a Cable Outlet in a Finished Wall

An alternative to drilling holes in floors and running cables along the baseboards to your cable box

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Electrical Ground Rod Installation

Before we go into how to go about electrical ground rod installation, let us first deal with the issue

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How to Run Cable Underground with PVC Conduit Part 1

When you are thinking about an outdoor living area, or having power to a shed, or outbuilding, you will

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End-of-Run Electrical Receptacle Wiring

There are many 2 main types of receptacle wiring; one that continues on to another receptacle and one

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Light Switch Installation: How to Install a Neutral Wire

Planning a light switch installation is not typically challenging, even for the do-it-yourself novice.