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Is it a receptacle or is it an electrical outlet? These terms are really interchangeable, but are often confused by the DIYer. This article reviews the basics of the electrical receptacle ...
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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...
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Learn the science behind neon lighting, and its common applications. This article provides an overview of neon lighting. Continue reading →...
What do you do when the switch you are trying to replace doesn't have a neutral conductor in the box? This article will discuss what steps you need to take to replace a light switch with a ...
Wire colors are not standardized and may vary from country to country. This article explains the differences between wire colors found in the U.S. and wire colors in England. Continue readi...
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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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