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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...
Wiring lights in series typically refers to wiring a series of lights in a parallel circuit. This article reviews the process of doing so and demonstrates common applications. Continue re...
Learn why fluorescent light bulbs are an efficient light source and a great option for lighting your home. This article examines the mechanics behind fluorescent lighting, and identifies t...
Motion Switch
Here is a question regarding the installation of a motion switch. How many lights can be controlled without exceeding the maximum rating? Continue reading →...
Here is a quesion from a site visitor asking how to wire a ceiling fan and light kit with separate control switches for the fan and the light. Question:  I would like to wire two ceiling f...
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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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