It is not always a good idea to run so many cables grouped together. The code now requires a derating of the ampacity of grouped sheathed electric...
ElectrcBilMember since 07/21/00
The recepticle is likely wired for 240 volt. You are recieving the 240 volts from hot to what you think is a neutral. You are recieving 120 volts...
If the electrician is talking about metal clad cable, then he/she is suggesting a very good and safe product. It may be necessary to meet your loc...
You should check the "tombstones" connections at the end of each lamp. Sometimes a loose connection there will cause this very problem. Also most...
You cannot simply replace them with the 3 prong outlet. The code does allow you to replace each one with a Gfi outlet and to label each one as hav...
I bought a Ridgid belt driven table saw from home depot. I then added a Router table attachment from Sears which fit just fine. I have been very ...
The strap is the part that is screwed to the box. Also known as a "yoke". Whichever you choose the strap will have no impact on the appearance bec...
I am certain you could, if you are pretty handy and don't mind a little hard work. This isn't too tough of a task if you have some electrical know...
I agree with Rpxlpx, Do not put too many wires together even with a large wire nut, even though you might find a large one(usually blue or grey). ...
The proper way is with the ground prong up. This however is not widely accepted because people are not use to seeing them this way. The local ins...
12 Gauge wire will actually handle 25 amps, However the NEC limits it to 20 amps. If you use a 20 amp circuit breaker you should use #12 wire. It...
I have had a lot of luck at Ace hardware(sometimes known as Westlake's), finding switches for power tools. They have triggers and other switches t...
Good information Hollywood. What do you know about the performance qualities of In-Line water heaters(gas).
Wood edges look good if you don't like the brown edge of the laminate. As for seams, The best way to keep them from being really obvious is to us...
Metal conduit is a legal ground if it is continuous to the panel box with no breaks. It will meet code requirements for the national electric code...
The electrician should have installed the fan where the vent hole could be accessed easily. See if it is possible to rotate the fan 90 degrees so ...
Does your house have metal conduit to each box or is it a two conductor cable? If it is conduit and metal boxes then you can probably just ground ...
I would totally replace the knob and tube regardless of cost. The safety of this old type of wiring is far too questionable to rely on. The scien...