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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...
Fluke Meter
Here is a perfect example of a situation where a meter is an invaluable tool, and tips on how to use it. You removed a ceiling fixture to replace it with a new one, and in the process you t...
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Can you connect a receptacle from a light outlet, but keep the receptacle hot when the light switch is off? It depends how the circuit is wired. 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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How to wire a 230 volt, 2-speed pump with breaker and disconnect is illustrated in this wiring diagram. Continue reading →...
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Should a DIYer tackle their own home electrical repairs? This article presents six key questions that you must ask yourself before you consider attempting a home wiring project. Continue re...
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This article features some examples of some of the more extreme wiring scenarios we found in Costa Rica. Some situations were downright dangerous, while others were a source of amusement. C...
Bad Connection
In this article I talk about what it means to have a “broken neutral”, and the problems that this condition can cause. Continue reading →...
Staple Shark
If you’ve ever tried to remove a staple that is firmly embedded in place, then you know how difficult a task that can prove to be. Continue reading →...
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In this post we will replace a faulty spa light fixture with a new one, covering all the steps necessary to accomplish this task. Continue reading →...
 

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