Breaker Boxes

Don’t get left in the dark! Here’s all the information you need to know about breaker box wiring and electrical panels.

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How Circuit Breakers Work

How Circuit Breakers Work

Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


5 Types of Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. Here's what you need to know about these critical...


Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker

How to diagnose and fix an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) problem.

How To Fix a Circuit Breaker That Keeps Tripping

Circuit breaker keeps tripping? Don't just reset and forget. Circuit breakers protect your home and family, so fix that situation...


More Than One Million Breaker Boxes Recalled Because of Fire Hazard

The recall is due to the threat of "thermal burn and fire hazards."

Easy-to-Read Circuit Breakers

You won't regret marking up your circuit breaker in the case of an emergency.


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Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


The Best Way to Label and Test Breaker Switches

Plug a radio into an outlet to see what breaker switch controls the outlet.

Add More Breakers to a Full Fuse Box

Install tandem breakers to increase the number of circuits in your fuse box


Testing a Circuit Breaker Panel for 240-Volt Electrical Service

Before you add a 240-volt appliance, you need to make sure you've got what it takes


Don’t Believe This Electrical Panel Myth

We stumbled onto an online discussion in which a homeowner claimed his monthly electric bill dropped 30 percent after he...


Electrical Box Mounting Jig

Mount a roomful of electrical boxes at the same height by creating a box-mounting jig.


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5 Common Building Code Violations

Check your home for these potentially hazardous situations