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One tool that every electrical DIYer should have is some kind of a voltage tester. However, more important than having a voltage tester, is to know how to use a voltage tester. Continue rea...
Learn the science behind low pressure sodium lighting and its applications as a choice for lighting in your home or commercial operation. This article reviews low pressure sodium lighting ...
Learn how home lighting automation systems can control the type and quality of lighting, can be used to set mood and light themes, and are effective home security options. Continue reading...
This is a question from a site visitor with an unusual situation.  A dryer outlet exists, but no outlet for the washing machine. Question: I have a single 30amp 220v circuit for a dryer. Is...
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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There can be a number of possible causes of a power loss to a circuit.  In the following article I review the steps to narrowing down one possible cause for a loss of power and how to remed...
This article examines the possible causes of a faulty GFCI receptacle, how to use a tester to determine if the GFCI receptacle is faulty, and how to replace the receptacle. Continue reading ...
How to Wire LED Patio Lights
In this article and supplementary video, I demonstrate how to add outdoor patio lighting using LED tape lights.   In the example of this specific project, adding LED tape lights to the pati...
How to Wrap an Extension Cord
In this article and supplementary video I share what I consider to be the best way to wrap an extension cord.  It all starts with a scenario that may be very familiar to you.  You need a l...
Nothing feels better on a hot summer day than the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan.  Plus, the addition of a ceiling fan in a bedroom can make the difference between a pleasant evening or a ...
 

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