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Protect your home! Learn which key electrical systems and components must be inspected in your home and how to set up a preventative maintenance schedule. Continue reading →...
Wiring the keyless ceiling light fixture or lamp holder is a common DIY home wiring task. In this video, I demonstrate the steps to installing and wiring the common "plastic (or sometimes po...
When looking for a wiring diagram for a light switch, you first need to ask yourself what kind of a light switch you are working with. In most home wiring situations, you will likely only f...
Learn the science behind mercury vapor lighting. This article explains the uses and benefits of mercury vapor lighting, and situations when you may want to choose it as a light source. Con...
Learn why fluorescent light bulbs are an efficient light source and a great option for lighting your home. This article examines the mechanics behind fluorescent lighting, and identifies t...
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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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