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Understand the mechanics behind the standard doorbell system. This article reviews the basic components of a standard doorbell system and its function. Continue reading →...
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 →...
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 →...
A question about what to do when the cable is too short to reach the new junction box location when replacing a range hood fan. Continue reading →...
Don't be confused about the differences between a receptacle and a plug. This article reviews the common receptacle, the types available and their uses. No more scratching your head in the...
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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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