How to Measure a Basic Electric Outlet?

Answer One of the first problems you run into when moving into a new house or apartment is an electrical outlet that, for some reason, doesn't work. While you want to hire a licensed electrician to make a... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Measure a Basic Electric Outlet

If you bought a house and it didn't have a stove and you have an electric stove and there is an outlet for gas and what appears to be a regular plug how would you know if this is a 240V outlet?

Answers for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains suppliesEasy answer: can you plug a toaster into this outlet? If you CAN, it is only for a 120 volts and not suitable to supply power ... Read More »

How to Fix a Recessed Electric Outlet?

Recessed outlets offer risks to home safety and are an eyesore to the decor of a room. In most cases, a recessed outlet isn't capable of carrying a faceplate and instead leaves exposed electrical c... Read More »

How to Install an Electric Range Outlet?

Your electric range operates on 240 volts. It must be connected to a separate circuit breaker, according to electrical code. This separate circuit feeds the single 240 volt outlet into which your e... Read More »

Can you convert a 220 electric dryer to plug into a 110 outlet?

If there is a neutral and ground run to the box, you can convert.