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Where Do You Want the Blocking? Where Do You Want the Blocking? Online Membership Required

Five tradesmen weigh in on where to put solid blocking for stair skirts, grab-bar anchors, and everything else the code leaves out

Website prevents Juiced Newtons

Trade association launches online resource devoted to electrical safety and education

Wiring a Master Suite AdditionOnline Membership Required

Adding circuits for a new bedroom and bath offers lessons in rough electrical work and integrating new and old wiring

Drilling Holes Through Studs in Tight Places
Video: Drilling Holes Through Studs in Tight PlacesOnline Membership Required

What to do when the drill and bit are longer than the space between the studs

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.

Wiring Your House for Today and TomorrowOnline Membership Required

Structured wiring can link the phones, computers and TVs in your house right now, and who knows what else in the future

Rough Electrical Wiring

Knowledge of the code and a few tricks ease wiring circuits for standard receptacles and lights

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

Tip: Documenting projects

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