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    • 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"> Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Outdoor lighting comes in many shapes and sizes. From low voltage lighting to security lighting, the options go on and on. Let'stake a look at the many outdoor lighting options.
    • Calculate Electrical Circuit Load Capacity Created: Friday, October 24, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Learn how to determine the electrical circuit load capacity for your home.
    • Top Electrical Wiring Tips Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Electrical wiring can be as simple as following these tips. This tutorial will make wiring a breeze, whether you're wiring an electrical service, the branch circuits, or the devices connected to th...
    • Top 10 Solar Energy Uses Created: Sunday, October 02, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      In the world of renewable and sustainable alternative power supplies, solar energy is free for the taking. These are my top ten solar energy uses in a home.
    • What is Grounding and How Does it Work? Created: Monday, September 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Grounding and electricity go hand in hand. In fact, to safely use electrical devices, equipment, appliances, and tools, make sure that your connection is grounded properly. Here's why grounding i...
    • The Maximum Number Of Electrical Wires Allowed In Conduit Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Metal and PVC conduit both have a maximum number of allowable electrical wire fill. This article will tell you these amounts." itemprop="description">ption">
    • How to Wire An Electrical Panel Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Learn how to wire an electrical panel with these simple step-by-step instructions. Knowing where to make the connections in a breaker panel is explained in detail.
    • Top 16 Electrical Tools Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Electrical work requires many different tools. Here's a look at the top sixteen electrical tools.
    • Common Types of Electrical Wiring Used In Homes Created: Sunday, June 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A list of common types of electrical wiring used to feed a home.
    • National Electrical Code Outdoor Electrical Wiring Tips Created: Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      The National Electrical Code has some very specific rules and regulations about underground wiring methods and points of asttachment. This is a look at the highlights of the outdoor sections of the code.
    • How To Change An Electric Dryer Cord From 3-Prong To 4-Prong Cords Created: Saturday, May 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Newer homes are now being equipped with 4-prong dryer cord plugs. This is the new standard and is required under Article 550.16(A)(2) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008. Connections of elec...
    • Contact Information for Timothy Thiele, About.com Electrical Expert Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Use this link to email your About.com Guide to Electrical, Tim Thiele.
    • Electrical Cable and Conduit Choices Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      A comprehensive look at the many types of electrical cable and conduit wiring methods.

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