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The Absolute Basics of Electricity

If your home inspector ever told you that one of your receptacles had reverse polarity or an open ground, there is a good chance you had no idea what he was talking about. Because it’s more difficult to visualize electricity; it can be harder to grasp the basic concepts. With plumbing for example, you can see the water supply lines going to your sink and see the drain running away on a slope; it’s easier to see how A gets to B. Electricity can be just as simple; let’s use this crude hand-drawn diagram to break it down to its simplest terms and take a look at the common defects a receptacle can have.