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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...
An explanation of how a GFCI or ground fault circuit protector works and how it protects us from electric shock. Continue reading →...
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 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...
We're back in Mexico and have posted pictures of some potentially dangerous electrical wiring situations, and an example of how to make the best of a bad situation with duct tape! Continue r...
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How to Keep Your Home Safe During the Holiday Season
What’s not to love about the holidays. The gathering of family and friends, holiday baking, belt loosening meals, beautiful decorations, the giving and receiving of gifts … and 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...
 

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"If you're looking for a good reference to help you understand simple home wiring, I personally recommend 'The Basics of Household Wiring' DVD".

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