Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short
When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave enough slack inside the electrical box.
Preventing Electrical Overloads
Electrical overloads can be dangerous. In this article, we’ll explain how electrical circuits work, how to figure out which outlets are…
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Best Electrical Tape
Which electrical tape is best? A master electrician tells you why he chooses Scotch 33+ above all the others.
Electrical Boxes: How to Add Capacity
If you’re adding wires or a bigger device to an electrical box, you may need additional capacity. There are two ways to enlarge an…
How to Reduce Static Electricity in the House
Static electricity can be a real problem in winter, especially in houses with carpets and radiator heat. There are several simple ways to…
Control Garage Electrical Devices Remotely
Replace any switch in the house with an X10 switch and you can remotely control electric devices in a detached garage—or anywhere else in…
How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers
We’ll show you how to use inexpensive electrical testers to make electrical work safer and easier. We cover three testers—a…
Power a Laptop or TV With a Car Power Inverter
Power inverters allow you to run low power AC electrical devices like computers, video cams and even TVs in your car. We tell you your options…
9 Things Electricians Wish You Knew About Batteries
We interviewed electrical engineer Maynard Guadiz to find out what we should really know about batteries and how to use them correctly.
DIY Dictionary: Remodeling Box
What’s a remodeling box? Most electrical boxes in your home are nailed to the wall studs or ceiling joists before the drywall is hung. But…
How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter
We'll show you how to use this monster of a tool for troubleshooting almost any type of electrical wiring or appliance. Once you…