Basic Rules of Electricity...Electricity ALWAYS seeks the quickest path back to its source or to the earth.
He should've stopped while he was ahead.
Why Ground?...Proper grounding provides a safe path for electricity to safely move...back into the earth, which happens to be a very good electrical conductor.
I can't even come up with anything sarcastic to say about that one.
Polarized receptacles operate on a 2-wire vs. a 3-wire system. A polarized receptacle visibly differs from a grounded receptacle as they are two, rather than three-pronged.
Huh, and all this time I thought polarization had something to do with one slot being bigger than the other.
The rest of the content seems alright, but it suffers from the same problems as all step-by-step explanations: They only cover very specific scenerios. If the readers installation varies by one or two steps, they can quickly become confused. "Okay, I see where the black wire goes, and I see where the white wire goes, but what about this red wire...?"
#62674 - 02/23/0611:26 PMRe: What do you think of this?
bot540, it might be a good idea to edit & remove that link. Some inexperienced homeowner might use the information to put their bare hands in a live panel with a couple of screwdrivers (as instructed) & kill themselves.
#62676 - 02/23/0611:45 PMRe: What do you think of this?
Homeowners: I do not advise you not to take on any electrical projects by yourself. Regardless of who tells you how easy it is. Call a professional. Getting shocked is not fun, I know from experience and it can also be quite lethal.
Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3
#62678 - 02/24/0612:54 AMRe: What do you think of this?