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In many houses, the electrical system is grounded to the water service entrance pipe. Since the entire plumbing system is connected to that pipe, be careful not to come into contact with plumbing pipes when you’re working on electrical repair tasks.
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Ceiling Outlets

When wiring or rewiring your workshop, consider installing extra outlets in the ceiling, positioned over groupings of power tools. Ceiling outlets can be more accessible and can help eliminate tripping over extension cords. If you are setting up or remodeling your...
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Flood Prep – Electrical

Keep these points in mind when you have your electrical system components raised:a) Electrical system modifications must be done by a licensed contractor, who will ensure that the work is done correctly and according to all applicable codes. This is important for your...
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House Power

Before you install a new air conditioning system, consider your home’s electrical system. It’s not uncommon for old houses to have only 110-volt, 60-amp service for the entire home, barely enough power to handle the home’s existing complement of...
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Splicing Wires

To get professional-looking splices in wiring without electrical tape, try head-shrinkable tubing. Slip a tube on one of the wires before splicing. After splicing, move it over the splice and apply heat with a heat gun. The tubing will shrink down for a neat,...