4 Signs Of Electrical Wiring Problems

Posted on: 29 August 2016

Your home electrical safety depends upon up-to-date and safe wiring. Small issues shouldn't be ignored, since they can turn into major safety hazards if a short or power surge occurs. The following are a few signs of wiring problems. If you notice any of these problems, get them fixed as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your home and family. Sign #1: Constantly tripped circuits Most homes have circuit breakers instead of fuse boxes, which means there is simply a switch to flip over instead of a fuse to replace if a power surge trips the circuit.
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How To Deal With Limited Amperage

Posted on: 29 August 2016

Your home's electrical outlets look separate, but in fact, many of them can be linked to one circuit. In your typical home in the United States, each circuit usually handles between 15 and 20 amps for normal use (outlets dedicated to higher-power appliances like stoves can have more). However, if you have moved into an older home, you may find many more 15-amp circuits than 20-amp, simply because, at the time the home was built, people didn't use so many electronic gadgets and didn't need that much power.
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How To Rewire An Antique Chandelier

Posted on: 29 August 2016

If you keep replacing bulbs in your antique chandelier, it likely needs to be rewired. The wiring in antique lamp fixtures is commonly outdated, which could create a fire hazard. While you could contact a professional electrician, A beginning DIY-er can easily replace the wiring. Here are tips to rewire an antique chandelier. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:  work gloves step-ladder  assistant (optional) voltage tester screwdriver or wrench wire strippers wire cutters electrical tape or wire caps ten foot roll of 14-gauge wire Shut off the power to the room in which you are working from the breaker box.
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3 Electrical Home Improvement Repairs You Should Always Have Done By A Licensed Electrician

Posted on: 17 May 2016

If you consider yourself handy around the house, you may think you can upgrade certain electrical needs without issue. Installing a ceiling fan or rewiring loose outlets may seem like simple projects, but you should keep in mind that electricity should be taken seriously. More than 30,000 non-fatal electrocutions occur in the home each year, and you want to keep yourself and your family safe from accidental shock or electrical fires that can result from home electrical repairs.
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