• Combining Arc-Fault and Ground-Fault

    My house was built around 1940, and the electrical system has been added onto piecemeal over the years. A few years ago I had a new HVAC system installed, and at that time had the service upgraded to 200 Amps and had ...
    created by Mike Ciaraldi
  • Receptacle Wiring and Pass-Thru

    Back in the old days, I had always heard that if you needed to install two duplex receptacles in a double-wide box you had to use a wire nut to connect the incoming hot wire to two short "pigtail" wires, and then atta...
    created by Mike Ciaraldi
  • Different Grades of Leviton Wiring Devices

    My local Home Depot carries three grades of Leviton wiring devices: Standard, Preferred, and Professional; I usually use the Pro because I like the back wiring and because they seem more robust. The Leviton site and ...
    created by Mike Ciaraldi