Grounding Electrical Boxes
Different approaches can work as long as you maintain continuity in the ground.
Pigtails for Switches?
Is there any advantage to wiring switches with pigtails?
Sizing Electrical Boxes
To avoid big problems later on, learn how to determine the correct size box to...
Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan
Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in...
Upgrading to Three-Prong Outlets
Q. In an older house wired with BX cable, can the original two-prong outlets be upgraded to three-prong grounded outlets, provided they're properly bonded to the original metallic boxes?
To Bond or Not to Bond?
Q. As a building inspector, I understand Article 250 of the most recent National Electrical Code (2005 NEC) to mean that any potential grounding electrodes available to each electrical service must be bonded together into that service's grounding electrod
Moving an Electrical Box
What's the solution when the location of an electrical outlet needs to be adjusted...
Bringing Two-Wire Circuits Up to Code
Sometimes the quickest and easiest way to ground an old circuit is to rewire it,...
Using A Volt-Ohm Meter
A master electrician describes how to trace wires, identify circuits, and diagnose common job-site electrical problems.
Q&A: To Pigtail or Not to Pigtail?
Q: I have always thought that the best way to wire a receptacle is to use a...