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Electrical outlet is not working, yet the breaker is not tripped? What is the likely cause, and why this can be a dangerous situation. Continue reading →...
Grounding adds protection against electrical shock by ensuring that YOU or any other individual does not become a path through which electricity moves. This article reviews the reason for g...
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A look at thermostats and climate control within the home for heating, Air Conditioning, Fan auto/on, terminal labels, wires needed and more. Continue reading →...
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What do you do when the switch you are trying to replace doesn't have a neutral conductor in the box? This article will discuss what steps you need to take to replace a light switch with a ...
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Here is another question that came to me from a website visitor, but before I answer the question, I have to set the record straight on exactly who is allowed to work on electrical systems. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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