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A guide on fitting and electrical shower in your home yourself. Saving on builder costs!
Doing your own electrical repairs can save you, a great deal of money and be a very rewarding experience for you, but it can also be dangerous if you do not make safety your number one priority. Although most home wiring projects are simple to complete, never forget that electricity i...
There are only four basic test instruments that you really need to get started as a DIY electrician—a digital multimeter, a clamp-on current meter, a GFCI receptacle tester, and a noncontact voltage tester. There are many specialized test instruments that you will want to add to you...
One of the tasks faced by every DIY electrician is installing new wiring in an unfinished basement or crawlspace. Running new wiring under those condition is actually quite easy, but there are certain rules that one needs to observe if the wiring is to pass inspection by the AHJ (Auth...
As you learned in Part 6 of this series, AFCI protection is now required for most 15 and 20 A. branch circuits in residences. There are two ways of providing this protection. The first methods is to replace the conventional thermal operated circuit breakers in your service panel with ...
Almost everyone knows what a circuit breaker is but many of you new to DIY electrical work may not be familiar with the term Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) and you may not know how an AFCI device differs from a regular thermal circuit breaker. There is a big difference between t...
Most modern electrical devices i.e. duplex receptacles and switches, are designed to be connected using either back-wiring or side-wiring methods. Many DIY electricians use the back-wiring method because it is quicker and easier than using side-wiring connections but professional elec...
The DIY electrician must master many different skill sets to become proficient at his or her chosen avocation. One of the essential skill sets is stripping electric wire and making up pigtail splices. Pigtail splices become especially important when repairing or renovating the wiring ...
All electrical wire is not created equal. Knowing what wire to use for a given project is necessary for the successful completion of the project, use the wrong type of wiring and the electrical inspector will “Red Flag” your project. Use the wrong type of wire and you may expose y...
“There is a short circuit in my_______!” You fill in the blank. People who are in the dark about how things electrical work, blame every problem on a “Short Circuit. For them, the words “Short Circuit” have become the normal way of referring to any electrical problem, where...
Quite often one of the most frustrating and time consuming part of any electrical project is determining which circuit breaker to turn off or which fuse to remove. The old fashioned way is to find the right CB or fuse by trial and error. The smart way is to invest in an electronic cir...
The National Electrical Codeand most local Authorities Having Jurisdiction allow the homeowner to do anything that a licensed electrician can do. The homeowner electrician must meet these conditions. The homeowner/electrician must live in the home. The homeowner/electrician must pull...
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