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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...
This article presents a glossary of common lighting terminology and their meaning. Don't be confused by the terms lumen or candlepower after reviewing some of the more common lighting termi...
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 →...
Learn the science behind the common incandescent light bulb. This article explains how incandescent bulbs work, and whether you should choose them as a light source for your home. Continue ...
This articles outline the steps involved in replacing a bath fan switch with an electronic timing device. A standard single pole switch will be replaced with an electronic timing switch for...
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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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