Blown Breakers

It is not normal for a breaker to trip on a regular basis and if you have one that does that you have a problem that needs to be found and eliminated. Household circuits, except those going to heavy use appliances like a dryer, range or hot water heater, can handle a sustained total load…

One Outlet is Dead

If a single outlet is dead and all the others on that same circuit are still working fine then the outlet itself is damaged or no longer connected properly. Go to the main panel and turn off the breaker to that circuit. (You do have the circuits identified right? ) Use a circuit tester, or…

Electrical Tools

Pliers, screwdrivers etc. that are used on many types of projects are listed and described under other hand tools. Fish Tape is a reel of strong, flexible wire that is used to pull new or replacement electrical wire through the walls. If you are dealing with a mobile home with wood paneled walls it may…