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
Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful holiday light display. However, with all the sparkling lights, lighted inflatables, and other temporary electrical installations that are part of the decorations, comes the inherent risk of taxing our home’s electrical system to power all of these displays.
Ddid you know that Thanksgiving is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year? It may surprise you to learn that, according to the American Fire Protection Association (AFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires!
Is there a fire hazard with leaving countertop appliances plugged in while not in use? With today’s technology there may be a valid reason to unplug your countertop appliances to avoid any potential fire hazards in the home.
November is Child Safety Protection Month. New home wiring applications such as vocal smoke alarms and tamper resistant receptacles will make your home a safer place for your family.
Can 120 volts hurt you? You better believe it! In this powerful video demonstration, the Internet Electrician shows the effects of 120 volts on a hot dog weiner, and draws a parallel between the damage done to it and the potential harm to a DIYer not following home electrical safety practices.
With any home electrical wiring project, before you begin working on a circuit you MUST make sure the power is OFF to that circuit. This instructional video reviews methods of testing a circuit using either a variety of testers, including a digital multi meter, voltage tester, plug tester or even a radio to confirm that the power is off.
A review of basic electrical theory, including an explanation of volts, amps, current and resistance is covered in this video. Terry Peterman, the Internet Electrician, also reviews practical safety tips when working around electricity.