Over the years, exposed light bulbs in closets have been the cause of many house fires throughout the country, because the heat that they generate can cause things like clothing, paper, and cardboard boxes to ignite if they are too close. There are certain requirements to prevent this and keep your home safe.
There is a lot of confusion about grounding and bonding and the purpose of each. Sometimes, they are used interchangeably, but they mean different things, and they serve two different purposes. So, what is the difference between grounding and bonding?
Double lugging is when two wires are placed under the same screw on a circuit breaker or on the neutral bus in an electrical panel. Double-tapping is normally done by a homeowner or a handyman who knows just the basics of electrical work.
What is current? What is voltage? What is the difference between voltage and current? How are voltage, current and resistance related? I will explain these concepts by comparing electricity flowing through a wire to water flowing through a water hose.
One of the few common light configurations on a three-light tester is one that is labeled as a “Hot-Ground Reverse.” This is a very rare situation that would be very difficult (and dangerous) to achieve. Assuming that the ground wire is connected all
This will be just a quick post to explain something that I have recently discovered. The low cost, 3-light outlet testers that many home inspectors and electricians use can give you different readings depending on whether or not something is plugged