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Ever wondered what tools an electrical contractor personally uses on the job? Here's your chance for a look into the Internet Electrician's toolbag - what I use on the job, what I recommend...
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...
Basic wiring is easy to understand once you have a good overall look at the system that gets the power from the utility supply lines, through the transformer, and into your home to power our...
This video demonstrates how to strip cable. Using a utility knife, stripping the jacket from PVC cable (Romex or Loomex) is shown as one method for how to strip cable. Using the proper tec...
This post deals with a question from a visitor wanting to know if you can reduce the wattage of a water heater element without changing the element. Continue reading →...
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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 ...
Christmas Lights
Finding the perfect Christmas gift is always a struggle, but speaking from my personal experience and humble opinion, you can’t go wrong with giving tools! Continue reading →...
Using an Electrical Meter to Troubleshoot Wiring Problems
What is a loaded neutral, and why did I get a shock from it? Is it just one of those electrical mysteries, or is there a simple explanation for this situation? Continue reading →...
 

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