Category: Materials and Methods

How To Install a Bathroom Fan TIMER SWITCH

Damnit Josh! I come home constantly to find my kid’s bathroom fan on…like all of the time! Here’s a good solution, put a timer switch in there on the fan leg so the fan shuts off on its own after a certain amount of time. First I had to remove the existing single-pole decor...

Circuit Breakers- How they work and the different types

This Video is Sponsored By Connecticut Electric What is a CB? Circuit breakers are safety devices that stop the flow of electricity when it’s specifically rated parameters are passed. These can come in a few forms, the first is an Overcurrent Protection Device or OCPD, which you can learn all about in Article 240...

Safety Toe Work Boots- Steel, Composite or Carbon?

This video was sponsored by Ariat Chop, chop, choppin the Boots! Anyone with experience in the trade knows how important it is to own a solid set of boots, and toe caps are a huge part of what makes a boot safe to wear out in the field… So let’s cut em’ open! General...

How To Install a Surge Protector

Video Sponsored by Square D SPDs? You should get that checked out. These days our homes seem to be spilling over with new technology and sensitive electronics, thus the surges of yesterday are only getting more and more costly. Most homeowners blame lightning for the majority of electrical surge damage to their home… but...

How to Replace an Electrical Service Panel (PART 2)

Now that we’ve gotten the enclosures mounted on the wall and the riser built it’s time to install the breakers and tie this service up. I’ve landed my service entrance conductors into their places, now it’s time to start dealing with the circuit breakers and branch circuits. When this house was wired it was...

How to Replace an Electrical Service Panel, Meter, and Riser (PART 1)

FINALLY! I’m replacing my old Zinsco dinosaur of electrical service with a new Plug-On-Neutral Square D Panel…and I’ve filmed it all for your enjoyment. GET A PLUG-ON-NEUTRAL PANEL: https://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1242781/928209/8154 First I had to pull a permit and schedule the POCO (power company) to come out and disconnect the overhead lines coming into my existing...

Can Electricity Travel Through Wood?

Does electricity travel through wood? Well we see trees, homes, and power poles get struck all the time, but we’re also told that wood is an insulator…so what gives? ARIAT BOOTS: Save 10% off your first order – https://bit.ly/3iHn0B2 Dustin’s Favorites – https://bit.ly/32DA7hb Holiday Sale 11/21 – 11/30 – https://bit.ly/36a2vbg Electricity is considered an...

How To Install a SMART ENERGY MONITOR in Your ELECTRICAL PANEL

I’ve always thought we should make our home and businesses have smart electrical systems. Something that can monitor the entire system, give feedback and notifications, and even help diagnose potential problems. Well…welcome to WISER ENERGY. GET A DISCOUNT ON A WISER ENERGY MONITOR: https://www.homedepot.com/collection/Electrical/Wiser-Energy-Home-Monitoring-System/Family-312453288 10% OFF IF YOU USE OFFER CODE: ELECTRICIANU Offer good...

Electrical Wire Color Coding Used By Electricians

Have you ever wondered why electrical wires and circuits have so many colors? What does it all mean? Let’s dig in. The primary reason for electrical color coding is to identify all of the different conductors in a circuit. Every conductor in a circuit has a relationship to every other conductor, based on its...

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