In-Use Covers: The Solution for Protecting Outdoor Electrical Outlets Featured Image
In North America, almost every home has an exterior receptacle for electric devices such as lawnmowers, garden tools, chargers, and BBQs. However, due to safety concerns, it is required that these receptacles be protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is especially important because outdoor electrical outlets near wet or moist areas can...
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Can a Wall Plug Wear Out Featured Image
Electrical parts, like everything else, can wear out over time. I received a call from a lady with a 1972 house who reported a fire in her kitchen counter plug. This raised concerns for me, considering the potential dangers associated with overheated aluminum wiring. Upon arriving at her home, she directed me to the kitchen,...
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Elec-Tricks: Receptacles and Bulbs Featured Image
Recently, I’ve been receiving numerous phone calls from homeowners undergoing renovations and encountering electrical issues. As a Master Electrician with extensive experience, I can guide them on how to safely address their problems. Kitchen Counter Receptacles One common issue is when people replace kitchen counter receptacles wired through a method called “split duplex.” This involves...
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