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Possible Causes of Power Loss to a Circuit

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 remedy the situation.

How to Replace a Faulty GFCI Receptacle

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.

How to Wire LED Patio Lights

How to Add Outdoor Patio Lighting Using LED Tape 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 patio provided very effective task lighting for the BBQ grill, and, with the addition of a dimmer switch, some ambiance setting mood lighting.

How to Wrap an Extension Cord

Best Way 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 long extension cord to use an electric tool like a lawnmower or a hedge trimmer, and find that the cord is a mess. All twisted and full of knots!

Why Every Home Needs Ceiling Fans

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 sleepless, uncomfortable night.

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