Updating electrical outlets

For this reason, you'll want to learn how to protect household appliances from electrical disturbances.

For over 25 years Tom Plummer, owner of Integrity Electric, has been a licensed and insured Master Electrician in the state of Maine.

If the ends of the wire are nicked or damaged, trim off the damaged area, strip about one half an inch of insulation off the end of the wire and use needle nose pliers to bend the end.

Electrical code basics and recommended practices for kitchen renovation often seem like pointless rules cooked up in an office boardroom.

One GFCI outlet at the beginning of a circuit protects all the remaining outlets on that circuit. If the circuit breakers aren't labeled, you can locate the proper switch by plugging a radio into the outlet you plan to change. Then place a piece of tape over the switch to make sure no one accidentally turns it back on while you're working on the outlet.

If there are two pairs of wires entering the receptacle's box, separate the wires from the box into two pairs of one white wire and one black wire.