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Is it a receptacle or is it an electrical outlet? These terms are really interchangeable, but are often confused by the DIYer. This article reviews the basics of the electrical receptacle ...
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Learn how easy it is to wire a dimmer switch in your home with these step-by-step instructions. Wiring a dimmer switch is a great way to add some ambiance to a room in your home. This arti...
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Identify the trends that will shape the design and construction of homes in the future, including energy efficiency, economic challenges and demographic trends. Continue reading →...
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GFCI outlets/receptacles are meant to protect you, but a tripping GFCI can sometimes be a mystery. This article examines a reason for problems with a tripping GFCI breaker in an RV.GFCI out...
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Learn the science behind neon lighting, and its common applications. This article provides an overview of neon lighting. Continue reading →...
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Recent changes to the electrical code has required that any receptacles installed in wet locations must be protected with an in-use weatherproof receptacle cover and enclosure. The video co...
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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...
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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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