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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 →...
Heating system or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems can be very complex. However, there are a few things you can check before calling for service. Continue reading &...
Electrical outlet is not working, yet the breaker is not tripped? What is the likely cause, and why this can be a dangerous situation. Continue reading →...
When choosing between using a spring wound timer vs. a line voltage thermostat as a means to control an attic fan, the line voltage thermostat is your best choice. This article reviews the ...
When replacing a switch in in an existing 3-way circuit, you must replace it with another 3-way switch or the circuit will not function correctly. This article and detailed wiring diagram d...
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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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