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  • Lights On, Lights Off: Why Is The Light Switch Not Working?

    When you flip the light switch up, the light is supposed to go on. But what if it doesn't? Living in a dark house is no fun at all, so follow these tips to troubleshoot what might be wrong with your light switch or the wires leading to it. Step 1: Change the Bulb If your light bulb is fairly new, you may assume it can't be the problem. However, there are sometimes errors made in the manufacturing process, so your bulb could have blown out prematurely.
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  • Why Do Electricians Carry An Infrared Camera?

    Many paranormal investigators take advantage ofinfrared cameras to monitor suspected paranormal activity. These are the same devices used by electricians and contractors to monitor heat loss, electrical irregularities, and the presence of hidden heat sources. You may hear them referred to as FLIR cameras, thermal cameras, or as heat detecting cameras. But does that mean your electrician is secretly stalking ghosts when he brings along an infrared camera? Perhaps. But there are more likely reasons.
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  • 4 Electrical Upgrades Ideal For Model Car Builders

    Building model cars and other vehicles is a tradition that goes back for decades. Even as technology changes, the process of building models remains relatively the same. But if you enjoy building model cars, then your workstation can still be optimized to fit your building needs. Staying organized and seeing the small details can help you have the most success with your model car building. By hiring the services of an electrician, you can have four different upgrades installed for your model car building station.
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  • Indoor Hot Tubs: 4 Electrical Upgrades Ideal For The Relaxing Area

    Adding an indoor spa to your home is a great way to relax and wind down after a long day. The larger sizes of an indoor spa allow you to share the space with family and friends. When you are setting up an indoor spa area, it's important to consider the different electrical needs around the location. By hiring an electrician you upgrade the space to properly accommodate your spa and some of the extras that you want to use along with it.
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  • Beware Of Old Wiring: Understanding Knob And Tube Wiring

    Nearly everyone knows that old wiring poses a safety risk to their home and family. It gets blamed for everything from flickering lights to a mysterious fire that starts in the night. What you might not know is exactly what the term old wiring really means and why is poses a risk to your safety. What Is Old Wiring? Homes built before the 1950s typically contain old wiring. The term is generally used to describe knob and tube wiring.
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  • How To Permanently And Neatly Repair Low-Voltage Wiring That Has Been Damaged By Animal Chewing

    Low voltage electrical wiring is common in many homes; it is often seen in use with electric garage door opener sensors, fire and burglar alarms, and interior and exterior accent lighting. Unfortunately, low voltage wiring is vulnerable to damage caused by pets or other animals that like to chew on exposed wires. Since low voltage wiring contains current levels that are imperceptible to animals, there is no pain deterrent to stop the chewing, and the result is a damaged or severed section of wire.
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  • Is Your Home's Electrical System Safe?

    If you live in a new home, then everything had to be inspected and signed off on before you moved in, including the electrical system. However, if you live in an older home, particularly one you've been living in for awhile, than problems could be lurking in the walls. Electrical problems are not something that you should leave unresolved-- they can cause fires and destroy your expensive electronics. Outlets That Aren't Grounded
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  • 5 Crucial Steps In Preparing Your Pottery Studio For An Electric Kiln

    If propane is more expensive than electricity to your area or your studio is too remote for easy gas delivery, an electric kiln makes more sense. You need to prepare the shop properly before moving in a full-sized electric kiln and running your first load. Call in an electrician and go over all five of these points to make sure you are ready for a reliable and safe firing experience.
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  • 2 Bad Habits That Might Make Your Electrician Cringe

    As you go about your daily life, you might focus more on getting things done than abiding by safe electrical practices. Unfortunately, if you make a few missteps, you might damage your home's electrical wiring or spark a house fire. Here are two bad habits that might make your electrician cringe, and how to avoid trouble: 1: Going Rogue With the Light Bulb Wattages Have you ever tried to brighten up a dark basement or a room shaded by a large outdoor tree?
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