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I received a question from a reader regarding replacing a touch lamp control module. She was reluctant to hook it up without getting confirmation on the correct wiring scheme as the colors o...
A discussion of wire found within the home or residential electrical environment, how wire is measured and the composition of most wire. Continue reading →...
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 →...
Can you add an outlet or a receptacle from a switch box? This question comes up fairly often, and causes a lot of frustration for our visitors. Learn the answer. Continue reading →...
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Understanding the different electrical wire colors, their function and how to properly connect them is critical to any home electrical wiring project. Electrical wire is color coded, and kn...
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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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