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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring

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Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


How Circuit Breakers Work

How Circuit Breakers Work


The Best Way to Label and Test Breaker Switches

Plug a radio into an outlet to see what breaker switch controls the outlet.


Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker

How to diagnose and fix an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) problem.

Add More Breakers to a Full Fuse Box

Install tandem breakers to increase the number of circuits in your fuse box


Testing a Circuit Breaker Panel for 240-Volt Electrical Service

Before you add a 240-volt appliance, you need to make sure you've got what it takes

Don’t Believe This Electrical Panel Myth

We stumbled onto an online discussion in which a homeowner claimed his monthly electric bill dropped 30 percent after he...


Electrical Box Mounting Jig

Mount a roomful of electrical boxes at the same height by creating a box-mounting jig.