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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 add an outlet or a receptacle from a switch box? This question comes up fairly often, and causes a lot of frustration for our visitors. Learn the answer. Continue reading →...
Lighting for Home
Not examining lighting requirements is probably the biggest mistake people make when designing or renovating homes or individual rooms. This video provides an overview of the factors that y...
Basic Electrical Theory
A review of basic electrical theory, including an explanation of volts, amps, current and resistance is covered in this video. Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician, also reviews practic...
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Learn how to install a switched outlet. This article explains how to wire a switched outlet, where the top outlet is switched, and the bottom outlet is always hot. This project is easily ...
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Is there a fire hazard with leaving countertop appliances plugged in while not in use? With today's technology there may be a valid reason to unplug your countertop appliances to avoid any ...
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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 →...
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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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