Electricity & Wiring
How to Attach a Cover to a Recessed Light Switch or Electrical Outlet
Finished a home improvement project only to find out that the light switch or electrical outlet covers don't mate up because the switch or outlet is too far recessed into the wall? There is a simple and easy with to ensure that your switch or outlet extends exactly how you need it, every time.
How to Make a DIY Soldering Iron From a Broken One
In this article, we have a DIY life-hack with a broken soldering iron. You will learn to make one with the things already available in your workspace.
How to Wire a Plug Correctly and Safely in 9 Easy Steps
This guide shows you how to wire a UK-style, standard 3-pin plug and select the correct fuse. These basic principles can be applied to wiring plugs from other countries, only the colours are different
What Causes Electrical Faults: Understanding MCBs, GFIs and RCDs
This article discusses types of circuit breaker and faults that can trip them.
How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance
A comprehensive guide showing how to use a multimeter or DMM. A multimeter is a useful instrument in a home toolkit for measuring voltage, current and resistance and also for tracing breaks in wires, testing diodes, capacitors and fuses.
How to Test a Fuse (Plug Fuses, ATC Automotive, Cartridge, etc.)
Directions and tips on how to check various fuses to see if they are blown.
The Most Common Causes (and How to Prevent Them!) of Electrical Fires in the Home
Hundreds of homes burn each year from electrical fires. Learn the common causes of house fires and how to protect your home.
Adding Electrical Outlets: How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One
Need more plugs? Here's how to add a new outlet by wiring into an existing outlet. Complete instructions here, including tips on running the wire and actually wiring the circuit.
An Electrician Explains How to Wire a Switched (Half-Hot) Outlet
Detailed instructions for wiring an outlet so that half of it can be turned on via a wall switch. All your questions will be answered by an expert electrician, with diagrams and a video to help you.
How to Bend a 3 or 4 Point Saddle in an EMT Conduit
Instructions on how to bend both 3 point saddles and 4 point saddles in EMT electrical conduit.
How to Wire a 4-Way Light Switch (With Wiring Diagram)
This guide will provide instructions on how to wire a 4-way light switch, including simply replacing a 4-way switch and wiring a new 4-way switch into a set of two 3-way switches. Diagrams and links to related articles are also provided.
Install Your Own Line Voltage Baseboard Heater Thermostat
In this article, you'll learn how to choose, buy, and install a thermostat for baseboard heaters or other electric heat source.
A Comprehensive Guide for Electricians on How to Bend EMT Conduit
A comprehensive guide on how to bend conduit, with instructions on how to bend 90s, offsets, saddles, and even concentric bends. A must-read for any electrician, from apprentice to journeyman.
EMT Electrical Conduit Pipe Bending Instructions for Making Concentric Bends
EMT conduit bending instructions on how to make concentric bends in conduit. Not an easy task, but not impossible either, and one that should be understood by electricians everywhere.
How to Wire Electrical Outlets: DIY Receptacle Wiring
Professional instructions for wiring both 15 and 20 amp outlets, by the DIY homeowner. Learning how to wire electric outlets is a simple task that nearly everyone can do themselves.
Recommended Hand Tool List for the Apprentice Electrician
Best recommended electrician tools. An electrician's hand tools are his life blood—it is imperative that every electrician own a good set of tools.
Formulas and Multipliers for Bending Conduit or Electrical Pipe
Learn how to bend conduit to any configuration desired, not merely the common bends on a conduit bender. Math formulas and multipliers are also covered to help you bend electrical conduit.
EMT Electrical Conduit Pipe Bending: How to Bend a 90
A guide for bending a 90 degree bend in an electrical conduit. Possibly the most basic and common of bends, but there are several ways to bend a 90.
How to Bend Pipes: An Electrical Conduit Bending Guide
A conduit-bending guide with instructions on how to bend EMT conduit. Learn how to bend conduit easily and effectively with a hand bender.