Electrical & Lighting

How To Pick The Right Soldering Iron

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    There are times when working around your home that you need to repair or build something electrical and selecting the right soldering iron will make the difference between having a really easy time getting it right and causing more damage than already occurred.

    The first thing you should understand about Soldering is that you are not welding the wires or components together. You are attaching them with a metal that has a low melting point.

    To …

    How To Prepare for the 5 Biggest Problems Facing a Home Owner

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      Whether you are a first time home owner or have lived in one for a long time there are a few things that can go wrong around your house that you need to prepare for before they go wrong. In some cases you will be able to decide whether you want to do the work yourself or hire it out to a contractor but sometimes there just isn’t a choice and you are …

      How To Replace your Computers UPS Battery

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        Computers and Home Electronics are expensive so it is important that you protect them. Although the minimum protection of a surge protector should make sure that no really high voltage gets into your computer and destroys the electronic parts they won’t help you when the power goes out.

        A UPS Backup Power Supply will protect your computer from voltage spikes and when the power goes out it will kick in and give you enough …

        How To Selecting and Using the right Flux when Soldering Metals

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          Whether you are working on a copper pipe in your bathroom or trying to repair a speaker in your portable radio you are likely to find situations where you need to solder metal parts together for structural or electrical reasons.

          The first thing we should cover is very important. When you are working with home electrical systems you never solder the joints / connections. Wiring that is used to deliver electricity from your circuit breaker box …

          How To – Buying Alternative Energy from your Electric Company Is it Worth It?

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            Just received a bill from my electric company and inside was their flyer that explains some of their services and lucky for me a coupon for light bulbs.  Honestly the coupon is worthless because you can’t use it at big discount warehouses where lights are cheaper by the 10 pack but lets get back to the other thing..

            Included was information about how you as a customer can purchase a portion of your electric as …

            How To – One Hour Home Energy Audit Checklist

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              This quick checklist will let you evaluate many of the worst energy wasting culprits in your home.

              It is not to be considered a be all end all survey of your home but it may point out areas that need some attention.

              For a full energy audit you may be able to contact your local electric company for free or low cost evaluation of your home. If you do ask someone in to inspect your home …

              How To – Compact Florescent Bulbs Quick Use Guide

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                Here are some tips to using CFL Bulbs in your home.
                Can I use a a CFL Bulb in Fixtures with Dimmer Switches?
                Yes you can. But you need to purchase CFL Bulbs that are specifically designed to be dimmed. Not all bulbs can be dimmed.
                Can I use a CFL Bulb in my lamp with a 3 Way Adjustment?
                Yes you can use standard CFL Bulbs in your 3way lamp and have one level of brightness on …

                How To – Choosing the right size Chandelier for your room

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                  Each home is different and lighting choices are best made to accentuate the design and also provide functional lighting.

                  Many people who shop for Chandeliers will pick a fixture that is either over sized for the room because it look attractive in a show room or they will pick one that requires supplemental lighting.

                  This normally results in costly returns with restocking fees if your supplier will even accept a return on a special order item …

                  How To – Design Ideas To Improve Dull Hallways

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                    All Products : Winsome Wood Hall Table with 4 Drawers, BlackHallways are for getting from one room to another and we don’t spend most of our time there so they often go overlooked when you are designing your home’s Decor however because they may offer some of the largest available wall space there are ways to make use of them.
                    Hallway Design Considerations
                    The the most important thing when deciding to add style in your hallways it …

                    How To – Choosing Fuel Type For An Emergency Backup Generator

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                      All Products : DuroPower DP5000EC 5000W Portable Gasoline Generator w/ Electric StartWhether you are planing for a winter ice storm or summer hurricane there are a number of considerations that you need to take into account when planing your backup electric power supply.

                      The first thing you will need to do is size the generator necessary to provide electric for your primary services. You will want to decide which items in your home are a necessity …