Low-Voltage Wiring

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Kitchen & Bath: Low-profile Undercabinet Lighting

Low-profile undercabinet lighting More

Wiring The High-Tech House
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Wiring The High-Tech House

Structured wiring is the backbone that makes home automation work. More

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Undercabinet Lighting Options

Fluorescent strips are not the only choice for task lighting below wall cabinets. This overview explains the difference between halogen, xenon, and fluorescent lamps and sorts through the various fixtures available. More

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Low-Voltage Wiring Instruction

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Grounding Electrical Boxes

Is using a grounding screw required when working with metal electrical boxes? And what about grounding when using plastic boxes? More

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Pigtails for Switches?

Is there any advantage to wiring switches with pigtails? More

Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan
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Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in... More

Tags: Electrical, Metal, Ventilation, Acoustics, Fireplaces
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Burying Electrical Wiring In Attic Insulation

Q: I know that knob-and-tube wiring can't be covered with insulation, but what about BX cable and joist-mounted junction boxes? Are there any restrictions on blowing cellulose insulation into an attic and burying the cable and junction boxes? More

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Using A Volt-Ohm Meter

A master electrician describes how to trace wires, identify circuits, and diagnose common job-site electrical problems. More

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