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Choosing and Using Electrical Testers Video: Choosing and Using Electrical Testers

Learn to choose the right tester for the job, and use it with confidence

Make Sure the Power Is Off
Make Sure the Power Is OffOnline Membership Required

Two testers and some basic know-how are all you need to be certain you are working safely

Q & A: Are compact-fluorescent lights dangerous?

9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations
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9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations

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

Q & A: Should I upgrade ungrounded wiring?

Use a voltage tester to work safely around electricity
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Use a voltage tester to work safely around electricity

A trusted electrician teaches you how to verify the power is off by using a voltage tester

Is Your Old Wiring Safe?Online Membership Required

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

Q & A: Polarity matters

Installing a Circuit Breaker in an Existing PanelOnline Membership Required

When adding a new circuit or replacing a faulty breaker, here is what you need to know to work safely in the panel

Q & A: Why do my lights flicker?

Q & A: Ungrounded ground-fault receptacles?

Fire-Safety AlarmsOnline Membership Required

An electrician describes what kinds to get, where to put them and how to wire them to save lives and homes

Ten Common Wiring Problems
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Ten Common Wiring ProblemsOnline Membership Required

A master electrician details some frequently found mistakes that could cost you your house or your life

Code Check Electrical: Service Equipment Guidelines
Code Check Electrical: Service Equipment Guidelines

A practical guide to the requirements of the National Electric Code

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