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Older Homes and Up To Standard Government Requirements


Electrical Wiring Improvements for Older Homes – I understand that there are increasing regulations to require more energy efficient building codes which require more efficient electrical equipment for new construction.


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Electrical Code and Buried UF Cable


Does the electrical code allow you to run UF cable in concrete? Installing Buried Electrical Cable, The Minimum Covering Requirements for UF Cable.


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Minimum Height for Electric Service Meter


What is the minimum height for mounting an electric service? Mounting the Electric Service Meter.


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Air Conditioner Electrical Circuit


Circuit Wiring for a Air Window Conditioner


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Circuit Wiring for a Sub-Panel


How to Install a Sub-Panel: Wiring for a Sub-Panel, Necessary Planning When Installing an Electrical Sub-Panel and the main feeder cable.


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Cable Types for Home Electrical Wiring


How to Select the Right Cable for Home Electrical Wiring Projects. This color standard affects the outside sheath colors, not the individual insulated wire conductors. The NMB cable comes with a ground wire as well.


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The Importance of Electrical Cover Plates


Prevent Electrical Hazards by Covering Switches and Outlets – One great safety measure is to simply replace an switch or outlet cover to avoid the exposure of electrical wiring and to keep fingers from coming into contact with energized parts.


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How to Protect Kitchen Outlets with GFCI


Protecting Kitchen Outlets Against Ground Faults – Typically GFCI protection is provided by positioning the GFCI receptacle in the…


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How to Install Kitchen Electrical Wiring


Electrical Circuit Requirements When Wiring a Kitchen


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Electrical Question from Todd about Home Wiring


When upgrading home electrical wiring you must compare your existing home with the current electrical code requirements


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Wye and Delta Electrical Configuration


The Definition of Wye and Delta Electrical Configurations as taught in Electrical Trade Schools


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Electrical Cables Through Wood Framing


How to Install Electrical Cables Through Holes When You have a Limited to a Maximum Number of Cables


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Electrical Code for New Construction and Ground Rods


New Construction and Ground Rods: What is the current code for ground rods on new construction?


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Where to Locate Equipment Disconnect Switches


Heat Pump Equipment Electrical Disconnect Switch


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Considerations When Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring


Is there an exception to the code when running new wire through an existing finished wall, Old-work…


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Wire Sizes and the Electrical Code


Can I run three #10 to give me 90 amps…


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Is Welding Cable Permitted for a 200 Amp Electrical Service


Can I use welding cable in place of solid wire to route from the meter box to the breaker panel…


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Electrical Question from Cathy about Home Wiring


Can I run a heavy extension cord under ground to plug in a fountain for a small water garden?


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What Are The Electrical Codes For Above Ground Pools?


My electrician is trying to ground my above ground pool. There is no metal on the…


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Is Low Voltage and 120 Volt Wiring Allowed In The Same Electrical Box?


There are two provisions that will allow this. Don’t get confused by the voltage specification of home electrical wiring in this scenario…


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