What causes electrical faults in the home? Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB), Ground Fault Interrupters (GFI), Residual Current Devices (RCD), electrical panels and resetting breakers when they trip.
Hundreds of homes burn each year from electrical fires. Learn the common causes of house fires and how to protect your home.
Common recommended tools required when becoming an electrician. An electrician's hand tools are his life blood—it is imperative that every electrician own a good set of tools.
How to install or replace a light switch, including 2 way, 3 way and 4 way switches. Easy to understand instructions for the homeowner doing their own home repairs.
"Hot" and "neutral" supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? Basically, it's included for safety reasons. This article explains how it all works....
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.
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
A conduit-bending guide with instructions on how to bend EMT conduit. Learn how to bend conduit easily and effectively with a hand bender.
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.
In need of a new electrical panel? Want to brush up on some electrical know-how for a DIY project? Check this out for some history, some facts, and a bit of technical jargon.
Detailed instructing by choosing, installing, and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.
How to choose, buy, and install a thermostat for baseboard heaters or other electric heat source. Called line voltage heaters, the installation is well within the capabilities of most homeowners.
How to choose, install and wire a thermostat for your home heating system. Digital programmable thermostats for heat pumps.
The following pictures of a house electric panel can help readers who wish to know how the panel controls electricity in the whole house. These pictures can give you a better idea of how it works.
An easy to follow picture by picture guide for replacing a three-way light switch. It only took dad about 10 minutes from start to finish.
One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend. This page incorporates a comprehesive conduit bending guide and describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.
Step-by-step instructions for how to add a switch to an electrical outlet to provide for a switched outlet.
A very easy way to change the electrical outlets in your home. Also, you can be very helpful for friends and family once you learn this simple task!
Professional instructions for wiring both GFCI (GFI) and regular outlets by the DIY homeowner. Learning how to wire electric outlets is a simple task that nearly everyone can do themselves.
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.
Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse. Here, you'll find a description of different types of fuses and tips on changing all the different styles.