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What Is A Split Bus Panel?

A split bus panel is a single electrical panel that has two separate bus bars. Bus bars are metal bars inside an electrical panel that carry electrical current and hold the circuit breakers. Other electrical…
July 26, 2021
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What Is An Open Ground?

An open ground is when a three-pronged outlet is not connected to the home's grounding system. This is unsafe because if a fault were to happen, the surge could damage equipment or people rather than…
April 27, 2021
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What Is Electrical Grounding?

Every home should have an electrical grounding system, but most homeowners do not even know what that is. Here's a quick definition: Electrical grounding is a backup pathway for electrical current to flow in case…
March 9, 2021
Reverse Polarity Outlet

What Is Reverse Polarity?

Reverse Polarity is when a receptacle is wired backward. This happens when the "hot" wire, also known as the black or red wire, is wired on the neutral side and the neutral wire is wired…
December 8, 2020