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This informative video demonstrates how to use an electrical meter to troubleshoot a common wiring problem - identifying which wires to connect to a new fixture. Continue reading →...
If I Had a Hammer
Every electrician's tool kit should include a good hammer. This article and infographic provide a good overview of this useful tool. Continue reading →...
Don't chance a power outage in your home from storms or inclement weather! The financial and emotional toll of these power outages only amplify the already traumatic conditions that these n...
An explanation of how a GFCI or ground fault circuit protector works and how it protects us from electric shock. Continue reading →...
Learn how to install a switched outlet. This article explains how to wire a switched outlet, where the top outlet is switched, and the bottom outlet is always hot. This project is easily ...
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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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