Beware Of Old Wiring: Understanding Knob And Tube Wiring
9 February 2016
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.
How To Permanently And Neatly Repair Low-Voltage Wiring That Has Been Damaged By Animal Chewing
1 October 2015
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.
Is Your Home's Electrical System Safe?
22 September 2015
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.
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5 Crucial Steps In Preparing Your Pottery Studio For An Electric Kiln
27 July 2015
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.