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My circuit breaker won’t reset. What is the problem? What can I check for? This is one of the most common issues that can happen within the home’s electrical system. Continue reading ...
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...
With any home electrical wiring project, before you begin working on a circuit you MUST make sure the power is OFF to that circuit. This instructional video reviews methods of testing a ci...
Voltage testers are used to determine if there is power to a circuit or device. Learn why you should use a voltage tester, which type to choose and how to use them. Continue reading &rarr...
Wiring a light switch, with power coming into the light, and the switch leg running down to the switch, is explained in this wiring diagram. Continue reading →...
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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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