Electrical & Lighting

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 Setting Up a XBMC and Media Center Solution Difficulty Overview

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      If you have been following some of my How Tos in the past few weeks you probably saw me talking about different solutions for setting up a Media Center for your home using Windows Media Center, XBMC Kodi and a variety of different hardware devices.

      I wanted to go over some of the problems that I have been confronted with so none of you spend vast amounts of hours to only find the same …

      How To Choose between Chromecast and Roku or a Media Player

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        If you are adding internet or file streaming services to your televisions you should be aware of all of your choices before you make an investment. There are many different offerings out there and today we will take a look at the differences between a device like the Google Chromecast or Roku plugin devices and a Media Player.

        The first thing you should decide when looking at a television upgrade is what type of …

        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 Connect a TV Antenna to your Satellite Dish using a Diplexer

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            If you have a satellite dish and you would like to get your local stations too then you may have the option of paying extra to receive them over your dish. This may not always be true and most likely you won’t be able to receive all of the stations that a regular antenna can pick up. Additionally you won’t be able to pick up TV broadcasts from more than one market. So …

            How To Wire your home for Television Antenna Reception

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              Many people are returning to Antennas for Television reception. The reason for this can be many but for most of us it is the high prices of Cable or Satellite TV programming and the quality of programming available on these services.

              Most homes and even apartments have more than one television today. It seems we just can’t go without television for a moment and they can be found not just in our living rooms but our …

              How To Television Media Player Options for Cutting Cable TV Bills

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                One of the larger trends to day is saving on utility bills and this often means using your cellphone as your primary phone and downgrading or eliminating your Cable TV Bill.

                Lets face it paying hundreds of dollars a year for the pleasure of having a 100 tv channels of which you probably watch 5 is really not cost effective. Unfortunately unless cable tv and dish companies come out with plans that allow you to only …

                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 Best Practices for Roof Mounted TV Antenna Installation

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                    http://www.affordablehdtv.com/product_thumb.php?img=imagez/antennas/ChannelMaster/CM9067.jpg&w=200&h=200&type=pdInstalling an antenna should be planned and you should understand a bit about home construction before you get yourself into trouble.

                    Personally I grew up with a tv antenna in our attic. It was fine because we had older construction with rafters instead of new construction with trusses. Trusses use smaller sized lumber but they pre build them in a layout that increases their stability. Rafters are single pieces of wood that run from the ridge …

                    How to Choose the right HD Television Antenna Amplifier for your home

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                      http://www.datavis.com/200/730781.jpgIf you are thinking about installing a television antenna for your home to get free over the air HD Television then you have a variety of choices that you have to make to build your system.

                      The first and most important choice is the selection of your television antenna. Without a quality and correctly sized antenna you will never be able to pickup stations that are local or far away.

                      When you select the correct antenna for …