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Understand the mechanics behind the standard doorbell system. This article reviews the basic components of a standard doorbell system and its function. Continue reading →...
Overloaded circuits in an older home can be an issue and is not uncommon with today's demands for power. This article explores options for solving overloaded circuits in an older home. Cont...
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Wiring the keyless ceiling light fixture or lamp holder is a common DIY home wiring task. In this video, I demonstrate the steps to installing and wiring the common "plastic (or sometimes po...
Before you tackle any electrical project, having the proper tools is essential to getting the job done efficiently, correctly, and most important, safely! The old saying, use the right tool...
Learn the science behind mercury vapor lighting. This article explains the uses and benefits of mercury vapor lighting, and situations when you may want to choose it as a light source. Con...
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Happy Mother's Day
I always struggled with what to get Mom on the special day, and usually defaulted to flowers and a card. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something unique and special for her instead? How about...
Single-Pole and Double-Pole Breakers
A tripped breaker - is there anything more frustrating? Knowing what causes a tripped breaker and how to reset it is an invaluable skill – especially if you find yourself plunged into dar...
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While apprenticing, I remember being told in no uncertain terms, “Do not hammer in your cable staples too tight!” While it seemed obvious that you don’t want to smash them in hard eno...
Christmas Lights
Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful holiday light display. However, with all the sparkling lights, lighted inflatables, and other temporary electrical installations that are part of the...
Ddid you know that Thanksgiving is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year? It may surprise you to learn that, according to the American Fire Protection Association (AFPA), Than...

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