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August 2020

Knob and Tube Wiring

There have been a lot of different types of electrical wiring used in houses over the years (well, centuries), and some of them are very different from modern house wiring types. If you come across knob and tube wiring and you aren’t familiar with it, you’ll probably have a ‘what is this?!’ moment.

What is […]

Rewiring a House- How? Cost? When?

Each year, the United States sees over 45,000 home electrical fires and half of these involving home electrical wiring or lighting equipment. Winter months are the most dangerous with home electrical fires peaking from November to March. A fire is no joke, and you should make sure your house’s wiring and electrical systems are […]

July 2020

How To Put Out An Electrical Fire

Most people spend a lot of time indoors and some electronic gadget or appliance runs at all times. That means there may be a risk of an electrical emergency like an electrical fire. In this article, we will see how to put out an electrical fire if you ever find yourself in an unfortunate […]

June 2020

How to Wire a 3-Way Light Switch

A 3-way switch is a light switch, which is commonly used to control the light from two different locations in the room. For example, in the large room or a staircase, a 3-way light switch is installed at two ends that allow you to turn the light on/off from two different locations. 
The 3-way light […]

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    GFCI Outlet Won’t Reset: Troubleshooting GFCI and Other Dead Outlets

GFCI Outlet Won’t Reset: Troubleshooting GFCI and Other Dead Outlets

Table of Content

Check if the other outlets are dead
Check for the tripped circuit or a blown fuse
Check the GFCIs
Look for loose or bad connections
Reinstall the connector

We don’t know how important electrical outlets are until the power in our homes goes off. When one outlet is not working while there […]

May 2020

Flickering Lights – Reasons and Ways to Fix

The problem of occasionally flickering lights is common and may not be dangerous. It often is the result of minor electrical problems that you can fix on your own. But if the problem continues, you may need to consult an expert and see if the cause of light flickering in your house is something […]

Outdoor Electrical Outlets – Installation and Safety Tips

Sometimes, we are very careful about safely using electrical equipment and outlets in our home. But we tend to overlook the risks of electrical hazards due to outdoor electrical outlets. So, to help you, we are discussing how to ensure maximum safety when using an outdoor electrical box followed by some very important electrical safety […]

240 Volt Outlet and Plug

Consider the electric current flowing through the electrical wires in your home as pressure – the harder and quicker the electrons are pushed through the wires, the more power they will provide to the outlet. And not every outlet in your home can handle high voltage (240-volt) current. That’s why you need to have […]

April 2020

AFCI vs GFCI: Know the Difference

While standard circuit breakers offer a basic level of electrical fire protection, there are two more electrical circuit interrupters on the market that offer enhanced protection from arcing and ground-faults: AFCI and GFCI. Both these outlets are important equipment to any home or office’s electrical system in terms of functionality and are absolutely essential […]

All About Electrical Service Panel – Guide for Homeowners

You plug in the microwave, turn the switch on, and the power goes off. With no clue about what just happened, you call an electrician to fix the problem. And later you realize that you could do it yourself if you knew the basics of your home’s electrical service panel.

Knowing how to fix minor […]