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Brian Walo is a licensed electrician in Mount Pleasant, SC. When he’s not designing additions or renovations, he enjoys fishing, working on handmade guitars and furniture, and honing his culinary skills. Brian lives with his wife, Val, and their daughter, Grace.
This tool is a must-have when it comes to electrical troubleshooting
An electrician walks you through step-by-step on how to wire a switch box
After running and labeling all of the wires for your lighting circuits, it's time to organize them in the switch boxes
Once non-metallic sheathed cables are pulled into a box and stripped, it's time to organize the hot, neutral, and ground wires
After wires are organized in a switch box, it's time to bundle and label them so you know what's what when you come back to install the switches
Learn techniques for making up fittings and securely strapping EMT to concrete and wood surfaces before running wires through it
Fishing heavy-gauge wire through thin tubing can be challenging. Electrician Brian Walo offers some tips for making the job a little easier
Electrician Brian Walo lays out conduit, organizes work boxes, and installs single-pole and 3-way switches in Fine Homebuilding's Project House garage workshop
Electrician Brian Walo demonstrates the preliminary steps for protecting exposed wiring with electrical metallic tubing (EMT)
We take traditional spades and their modern competitors for a spin
Receptacle vs. breaker
With this step-by-step guide, you can make telephone, Internet, video, and audio connections anywhere in the house
Replacing your old tank-style water heater with a more efficient on-demand system isn’t as difficult as it appears
Hanging the bracket is only half the battle.
Focus on accurate wiring when replacing faulty outlets, switches,and fixtures
A torture-test for Bosch's newly-introduced bits
A professional electrician shares the tools and materials he relies on for the most common wiring tasks
Learn how to cut, strip, and connect the ground, neutral, and hot wires for a basic light circuit
Watch the Passive House video series
Play the Inspector Game!
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