Brad Gilbert
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Should old knob and tube wiring be replaced?
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Why does this receptacle have the ground tied to the neutral?
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Extension cord and power strip safety
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Is there a standard height and depth for stairs?
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Should all Federal Pacific panels be replaced?
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Why do I have voltage on a plumbing ground strap, and is it dangerous?
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Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?
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Why is this box constantly tripping?
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What is "knob and tube wiring"?
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How do I use three-prong appliances when my outlets are mostly two-prong?
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How can I replace 2-prong receptacles in a code compliant way?
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How can I determine circuit breaker requirements for an electric range?
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What are the different gauges of electrical wire available?
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Should we be rewiring or pigtailing the aluminum wiring in our condo?
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Is a multi-strand conductor better suited for house-hold wiring than a single-core?
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Can 18/2 CL2 barostat cable be used for speakers?
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My mid 50's home has ballasts on incandescent lighting fixtures. Can I remove them?
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What's the recommended procedure for converting a single circuit light switch into two switches for controlling a bathroom fan?
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Why is it said that a typical 120V household circuit "reverses" polarity?
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How do I build a basement that does not leak when I have a high water level?
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When wiring a switch loop, which wire is which?
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Why would a short cause the main breaker to trip instead of the branch circuit breaker?
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When replacing a circuit breaker in the service panel, how can I determine which neutral is associated with the hot wire?
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What are the potential dangers of not removing the tabs on a split receptacle?
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How can I split my rg6 cable runs without losing my signal?
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Why didn't homeowners get electrocuted when appliances were grounded through the neutral?
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What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
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What's the proper procedure for replacing ungrounded circuits?
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Should I reconfigure my shared neutral breakers to have tied handles