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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...
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 →...
I had a good question from a site visitor wanting to know how to add a 4-way switch to his existing 3-way switch network in the garage. The question reads: I have a 3 way switch in garage, n...
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 ...
Here is another question that came to me from a website visitor, but before I answer the question, I have to set the record straight on exactly who is allowed to work on electrical systems. ...
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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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