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This is a guide for battery installation, correct usage on a renewable energy system and tips on how to go about installing.
A method to make Printed circuit boards for use at home/workshop, with the added benefit of being able to keep using the etching solution repeatedly, and not having to throw it away every time.
The basic use of a generator. Safety tips on using a generator.
Some people think that replacing a three-way light switch is too complicated to tackle themselves. This article will walk you through it step by step.
Many otherwise adept DIY persons shy away from tackling electrical projects because electricity scares them. The fear of electricity is a natural fear. Most people are afraid of things invisible that can kill them. Anyone can learn to work with electricity and those fears diminish as ...
As you may recall from part one of this series, a branch circuit’s amperage rating is determined by the amperage rating of its final overcurrent protection device. Branch circuit OCPDs may be plug fuses, cartridge fuses, thermal magnetic circuit breakers, Ground Fault Circuit Interr...
The National Electrical Code require a minimum of two 20-ampere, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter protected circuits to supply all the countertop receptacles in residential kitchens. These same GFCI protected counter top receptacle circuits may supply gas-fired appliances in the kitch...
As you will recall from part 1 of this series, the current rating of a general-purpose branch circuit is determined by the rating of the final Overcurrent Protection Device or OCPD. Overcurrent Protection Devices found in the home are of three basic types—Edison Base Fuses, Standard...
Branch circuits are the most commonly installed, modified, and expanded of all the electrical circuits found in the home, so good working knowledge of Article 210 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is essential for the DIY electrician. In this part of the series, I will concentrate...
The NEC, Pub 70 of the NFPA, is the electrician’s bible, and sets down the rules which electrician’s must follow when installing electrical systems. The standards set down in the NEC are minimum standards, which may be less than the local requirements, so always check with the loc...
Doing your own electrical repairs can save you, a great deal of money and be a very rewarding experience for you, but it can also be dangerous if you do not make safety your number one priority. Although most home wiring projects are simple to complete, never forget that electricity i...
There are only four basic test instruments that you really need to get started as a DIY electrician—a digital multimeter, a clamp-on current meter, a GFCI receptacle tester, and a noncontact voltage tester. There are many specialized test instruments that you will want to add to you...
Electrical conduits are a piping system used for electrical works to protect and route electrical wires. They are installed at the place where the system is installed by the electricians and its use resulted in the well developed mechanical protection used for the interiors.
Once I had erected my new steel shed, it was time to think about fitting alarms.
One of the tasks faced by every DIY electrician is installing new wiring in an unfinished basement or crawlspace. Running new wiring under those condition is actually quite easy, but there are certain rules that one needs to observe if the wiring is to pass inspection by the AHJ (Auth...
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