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How to Read GFCI Status Lights

They're only useful if you know what they mean.

How to Install a Double Pole Circuit Breaker

They can handle two 120-volt circuits or one 240-volt.

What Breaker Types Can You Use With a Sylvania Panel?

Working with outdated parts can be risky.

Hot and Ground Suddenly Reversed

Here's how to troubleshoot this outlet surprise.

How to Fix an Electrical Ground Wire

A faulty ground is a serious risk.

Electrical Safety and Hazard 101

Electric power is the most dangerous aspect of most homes.

Installing an Electric Car Charging Station

Will it require an electrician or not?

How To Protect Security Camera Wires

Security cameras are a system in the home that should be on your maintenance checklist. It’s important to protect your investment so that you can rest assured that it’s working when you need it. Advantages of Security Cameras Security cameras offer peace of mind for a variety of reasons: They deter

How to Troubleshoot a Defective Electrical Outlet

First, find the source of the problem.

Electric Wire Color Code

The hues define specific circuitry.

Which Breaker Controls My Smoke Detector

Keep your safety gear in working order.

How to Install an Electrical Outlet

Choose the right receptacle for each room.

How Much Power Does an All Electric House Use?

What's a watt and why does it matter?

3 Advantages of Installing a GFCI Outlet

A GFCI outlet is necessary when electrical outlets are positioned close to water.

How to Wire a Solenoid Valve

There is not just one solenoid valve out there. There are a variety of valves.

Compression Lugs vs Mechanical Lugs

There are a few differences between compression lugs and mechanical lugs.

Troubleshooting Common Ground Fault Receptacle Problems

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

5 Steps to Getting Your Electrical Wiring up to Code

Upgrading your electrical wiring in the home is a good idea.

Wiring and Fuses in Older Homes

A friend asked me the other day to take a look at the wiring in the farmhouse he purchased.

Organizing Cords and Cables

If you've ever been inside a telephone central office you can see the need for cable clutter control.