Outlets

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Install Three-Prong Outlets for an Overall Improvement

Two-prong electrical outlets are standard in older homes. They feature two connections, one for the hot wire and the other for the neutral one. In contrast, three-prong outlets have an extra round-shaped hole where the ground wire is connected. The ground wire is designed to prevent electrical shocks. Essentially, if your home electrical system experiences …

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Kitchen Countertop Outlet Spacing Requirements

Where should you place a kitchen countertop outlet? What should be the ideal height? Such questions about countertop outlet spacing requirements are common.┬áNational Electrical Code specifies all of the spacing requirements, and you need to follow them to comply with local laws. Read on to learn more. Proper Installation of a Kitchen Countertop Outlet For …

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The Difference Between Two- and Three-Prong Outlets

Older homes tend to have two-prong outlets. However, newer homes have more three-prong outlets. So, what is the difference? Should you upgrade to all three-prong outlets? Read on to learn more. Two-Prong Versus Three-Prong Outlets The difference between two- and three-prong outlets is a ground wire. Three-prong outlets have a ground wire, and two-prong outlets …

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