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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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A house wiring diagram is usually provided within a set of design blueprints, and it shows the location of electrical outlets (receptacles, switches, light outlets, appliances), but is usual...
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Save energy and money on your utility bills by replacing any burnt out standard incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb. Continue reading →...
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Dimmer switches are a great way to save energy, and to achieve the desired lighting affect in a room. In this video we show step by step instructions on how to replace a single pole switch ...
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Problems with switched outlets, and how to resolve them. Three different switched receptacle scenarios are explained, including detailed diagrams. 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...
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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