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2 Ways To Install A Ceiling Fan

First way to install a ceiling fan: Step 1, acquire the needed tools: Crescent Wrench – Also known as an adjustable wrench, a crescent wrench has a set screw that adjusts the width of the wrench by moving one of the two jaws to the right or left. Use a crescent wrench...

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The Time Of Year When Heat And Thunderstorms Are More Common

Some Home May Notice Electrical Problems Lights Flicker When It's Windy Frayed wiring in the weatherhead (the outdoor fitting where overhead cables from the power line come into the house) is causing a short whenever the cables move. It is not a code violation, but...

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Overlamping: What Is It And How To Avoid It

What it means: A light fixture has a bulb with a higher wattage than the fixture is designed for. Code violation? Yes. Danger level: High. The bulb's intense heat can scorch or melt the socket and insulation on the fixture's wires, which increases the risk of arcing —...

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Getting To Know Your Electric Panel

What does your electric panel do? You may know the service panel as the breaker box, while in the trade it's officially called a load center. The main service panel is like the switchboard for all the electricity in the home. It receives the incoming power from the...

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LED Bulbs and Fixtures For You Home, What Works Best?

1. Install LEDs where you’ll use them most LED bulbs are still expensive and so, unless you have the budget to replace all the bulbs in your home at once, you’ll have to replace bulbs as they burn out. In the long run, your investment will pay you back in energy...

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Do You Need An Electrician To Install A Chandelier?

Standard electrical boxes have a maximum load rating of 50 pounds. Most full-size chandeliers are too heavy to hang from a standard box. Therefore, if your new fixture weighs more than 50 pounds, you must install an appropriate support system. Plan to hire an...

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