Working with shielded cable: what to do and what not to do

Shielded cable is an electrical wiring solution where the ground, neutral and positive wires are encased in a flexible metal jacket.  It is much more durable and resistant to damage than non-metallic or Romex wire and is approved for many more types of construction applications.  Although shielded cable is stronger than NM cable, it is … Read more

4 differences between UF and Romex Cable

If you are looking for shielded cable options for your electrical wiring, have a choice between NM cable and UF cable for your project.  Although there are some similarities in the two types of electrical wiring, there are also some specific differences.  So this article describes some of those differences and why you should know … Read more

7 tips for getting into a coaxial cable outside

There are many factors involved in burying coaxial cable. There are technical considerations, as well as code and security issues.  Education is critical to avoid costly mistakes and to prevent you from experiencing signal loss. 1. Not all coaxial cables are directly buried Someone bury directly some coaxial cables in the ground, and other cables are … Read more

How to install shielded cable

Shielded cable is a type of flexible metal hose used to protect electrical wiring that runs through homes in areas where building codes require the use of such protective material.  Some cities or municipalities require that metal conduit or shielded cables be used to protect wiring in residential and commercial buildings to help prevent fires.  You … Read more

7 tips for using a coaxial cable in your home

Coaxial cable or coaxial cable is familiar to most homeowners and property managers. It is the standard type of cable used for all cable television and Internet connections used in homes and rentals.  Here are some tips from homeowners, landlords, property managers, and anyone who is running coaxial cable through a residence to provide telecommunications connections. … Read more

How to connect a 120/240 volt receptacle

If you need to replace an old 240 volt receptacle, you may replace the old outlet with a 120/240 volt unit.  This type of receptacle allows you to plug in 120 and 240 volt devices. The receptacle has a special plug insertion design that allows it to work with the most common types of plugs and … Read more