How do I know what size of electric wire to use?

Answer Choosing the right size of electric wire is a safety issue. If you chose a wire that is too small you run the risk of overheating the wire, melting the insulation and causing a short that could sta... Read More »

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When installing a Y-shaped electric range plug and it has places for three wires and you have a black wire white wire and a bare copper wire so which wire goes where?

Answer for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.(LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can ca... Read More »

What size wire do you use if you are require to wire a 6-20amp 220volt outlet?

Can you use a king size electric blanket on a queen size bed?

According to the Electric Blanket Institute, electric blankets are safe to use with any kind of bedding, except for another heated blanket or pad. King-sized electric blankets may be used on queen-... Read More »

What size wire is used to wire a house?

The most common type of wiring used in houses in the Unites States is called Romex, and is technically known as NMD 90. This cable is typically white and houses two conductor wires and a bare groun... Read More »