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Timothy Thiele

Updated Articles and Resources

By Timothy Thiele

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Six Ways of Preventing Electrical Shock Created: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This is a sensible look at preventing electrical shock. These tips will help keep you safe.
    • How To Wire an Electric Meter Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to make the electrical connections to an electric meter. Electric meters have two hot connections, and a center neutral/ground connection.
    • Short Circuit vs. Ground Fault Created: Friday, June 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When a fuse blows or a circuit breaker trips, was it a short circuit or a ground fault that caused it? Find out what the differenceis in this article.
    • Wiring Electrical Receptacle Circuits Through A Receptacle Created: Monday, March 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Wiring through receptacles is a method that many people have used for years, but it is not the preferred method according to electricians and the National Electrical Code." Thursday, November 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn some of the warning signs of defective switches so that you can identify them before they cause problems.
    • Safely Remove and Install a Circuit Breaker Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how to safely remove and install a circuit breaker in an electrical panel.
    • How To Calculate Safe Electrical Load Capacities Created: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      In order to determine the safe capacity of a circuit, you'll need to consider the voltage, amperage and wattage of a circuit, then take that times 80% for the safe capacity.
    • Are Your Light Bulbs Burning Out Early? Created: Saturday, August 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find out what can cause light bulbs to burn out early in your home.
    • Common Electrical Mistakes by Homeowners Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This is a look at some very common electrical mistakes made by do-it-yourself homeowners. These need-to-know items will ensure proper electrical installations without problems.
    • Top Electrical Safety Tips Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Electrical safety is everyone's responsibility. Here are some tips to keep you safe when working with something connected to an electrical circuit.
    • How Does Carbon Monoxide Kill? Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Carbon monoxide is a real threat to life as we know it. It can disable and even kill you in the comfort of your home. It is known as the silent killer and here is how it does just that!
    • How to Install Junction Boxes Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Junction boxes must be used to make connection within walls. Learn how to install junction boxes where wires are to be spliced together where they have none.
    • How Do I Find The Electrical Service Size Of My Home? Created: Monday, November 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you're thinking about updating your electrical service size but don't know what size you have now, this article will help you locate the answer.
    • Choosing The Best Grounding Materials Created: Monday, June 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A grounding system is comprised of a ground rod, wiring to connect it to a service panel, and a ground buss. It is a very important part of your electrical system to ensure electrical safety.
    • The Dangers Of Metal Roofing Created: Saturday, August 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many people today are installing metal roofs to replace the conventional singles they once had. But what are the dangers associated with metal roofs?" itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • What is a Box Extender? Created: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you have a box that is too far in the wall, a quick fix is a box extender.
    • Checking For Incorrect Electrical Wiring Created: Saturday, September 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      By checking for electrical wiring faults and incorrect wiring before preoblems appear, you can make your home's electrical connections safe and possibily save your home.
    • Wire Connection Problems and Solutions Created: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Electrical connection problems may be prevalent around your home. Here are some of the most common ones and how to fix them.
    • Appliance Ratings of Major Appliances Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn the mathematical breakdown of how energy-ratings are established on appliances via the bright yellow stickes attached to them.
    • Power Strips and Saving Energy Created: Monday, January 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Power strips have a switch that can turn on and off the entire connected load, thus saving you money when the devices are not in use. Find out how!
    • How an Electrical System Works Created: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Knowing how the power flows into your home, how it’s connected and how it is distributed can help you isolate any problems that occur.
    • Wire a Single-Pole Switch Created: Thursday, April 30, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn how easy it is to wire a single-pole switch. This simple how-to will have you turning lights on and off in no time.
    • Door Bell Troubleshooting Created: Saturday, February 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What do you do when a door bell doesn't ring or chime? This troubleshooting guide will help you find the problem without calling the repair man.
    • How To Wire and Install an Outlet Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      If you want to learn how to wire and install outlets, follow these simple steps. These steps include stripping the wire, making proper connections, and wire placement on the outlet. Outlet installa...
    • Remove A Broken Light Bulb Created: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      If you've ever had a lght bulb break off in a socket and didn't know how to get it out, this might just be the answer.
    • Working With Electricity Safely Created: Sunday, March 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Any time that you are working on an electrical project, safety should be your nuber one concern. With these seven tips, you'll hopefully have a productive and safe electrical project.
    • Keyless Entry Door Locks Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      See how keyless entry locks are the door entry systems of the future, replacing key locks.
    • Change Gas Oven Ignitors Created: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Your gas oven is a modern convenience that cooks your food while you do other things around the house. But what if the oven doesn't heat?
    • How To Install Hardwired Smoke Detectors Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Learn how to install hardwired smoke detectors with battery backup in your home. These detectors are wired so that if any detector goes off, they will all sound.
    • Air Conditioner Sizing Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      If you've ever wondered how to size air conditioners for your home, look at this article on air conditioner sizing.
    • 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Receptacles Created: Sunday, October 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      If you need to know how to wire a dryer outlet, or convert the wiring from a three-wire system to a four wire system, or just the opposite, here's a great source for information.
    • Room-By-Room Electrical Codes Created: Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A room by room look at common electrical code requirements in the home." itemprop="description">