Category: ‘Electrical’

Quick & Easy Guide to Electrical Wire Color Coding

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Have you ever encountered a rainbow-colored jumble of electrical wires and not known what how to tell them apart? Electrical wires are color-coded according to purpose. Understanding the electrical wire color coding system and knowing the function of each wire is important to make sure […]

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How to Fix Broken Christmas Lights: An Easy DIY Checklist

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Nothing is more frustrating than untangling your holiday lights and painstakingly wrapping them around the tree, only to discover when you plug them in that…there are lights (or whole strands) that aren’t working. If there’s a light on your tree that won’t light on one […]

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Flickering Lights: Common Causes and When to Worry

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Flickering lights or household lights that dim periodically can be a nuisance, but usually there is a benign cause behind the flickering. However, flickering lights can also be an indication that there is a larger issue with your electrical system, in which case ignoring the […]

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How to Avoid Circuit Breaker Overload in Your Home

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If you’ve ever noticed the lights dim when you switch on the hair dryer, you’ve experienced your breaker approaching the overload point. In modern homes with 200amp electrical service, it’s difficult to overload the breaker. But homes weren’t always built with the capacity to handle […]

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