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9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations Editors Pick

9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations

Some are illegal, some are dangerous, and some are both—but all are simple to avoid

Is Your Old Wiring Safe?Online Membership Required

Inspect the electrical panel and exposed wiring to identify safety risks and upgrade options

Running Power OutsideOnline Membership Required

If you're bringing electricity to an outbuilding, digging the trench is probably the toughest part of the job

Sizing an Electrical Service
Sizing an Electrical Service

Although a 200-amp service is adequate for most residences, calculating the actual load is a good idea. This chart from Code Check Electrical can help you with your calculations.

Ten Tips From a Home Inspector

Whether you're buying, selling or building, here are a few clues to some of the things that can go wrong in a house over time

Wiring Stoves and DryersOnline Membership Required

Code now requires a four-slot receptacle to provide both 120 volts and 240 volts

Ground-Fault ProtectionOnline Membership Required

An inexpensive electrical device saves lives and is required by building codes

Inspecting Old Houses: Basements
Video: Inspecting Old Houses: BasementsOnline Membership Required

Despite fears of a dark, scary place, recent mechanical upgrades put a positive spin on this inspection

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