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    Replacing an Electrical Service

    Upgrading service equipment increases safety and load capacity while bringing the house up to code.

     
  • Bringing Two-Wire Circuits Up to Code

    Q. What's the quickest and easiest way to bring a two-wire circuit up to code?

     
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    In the News

    Lessons from Hurricane Charley; stray voltage zaps homeowners; building code comes to Pennsylvania; NAFTA panel slams U.S. on tariffs

     
  • Q&A: Circuit Breaker Problems

    Q: In a residential remodel, we replaced the electrical service panel. Within five days, two of the 15-amp breakers tripped and could not be reset. The breakers were determined to be "defective" and had to be replaced. What could be causing this problem?

     
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    Q&A: Electrical Panel Location in Kitchen

    Q: In a new house I am building, I would like to locate the electrical service panel under a counter. This would put the top of the panel at a height of about 34 inches. Is there a reason this shouldn’t be done?

     
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    Q&A: Tracing 3-Wire Circuits

    Q: In many of the houses we work in, we are asked to evaluate the electrical system. We sometimes find 10/3 wire used on 110-volt circuits with 15- and 20-amp breakers in the panel. The installer has used the red and the black wire for separate circuits. Is this an acceptable installation or does...

     
  • The Electrical Panel

    In this guided tour of a distribution panel, a master electrician tells how to make sure an electrical system is wired safely and correctly grounded.

     
  • Electrical Handbook for Remodelers

    A master electrician tells what you need to know to avoid safety violations and cost overruns.

     
 
 
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