Organizing the Mechanicals
HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems in a large house are complex. Here's a...
New York Sidewalks are Hot—In More Ways than One
New York City sidewalks are full of energy—sometimes intentionally, other times not.
In the News
Expanded AFCI requirements; trenching turns deadly in Southern California; nicad...
Electrical wiring guides
Job-Site Power: Handle With Care
An electrician discusses several options for safe, economical temporary job-site...
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.
Getting Power to the Site
Whether you have an electrician make up a temporary pole, rent one, or make a deal with a neighbor, safety should be a primary concern. Here’s one contractor’s approach.