previous
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
next
Pin It

Choosing and Using Electrical Testers

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

Length: 4:20
Produced By: Michael Dobsevage

Testing for power is not a difficult task, and you don't need to be a pro to do it correctly and safely. Before you do, however, you should watch this video where electrician Joseph Fratello describes the different testers available and how and when to use them. And, as Joe stresses in his demonstration, if you use a non-contact tester—also called a pen tester—you'll want to verify with a contact tester that the power is indeed off before doing any electrical work.

To learn more about electrical testers, read Clifford A. Popejoy's Make Sure the Power Is Off from Fine Homebuilding issue #196 (June/July 2008), pp. 74-77.

Video by: Jean Paul Vellotti

From Fine Homebuilding196
May 14, 2008