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  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS

    U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 reported home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011. These fires resulted in 455 civilian deaths, 1,518 civilian injuries and $1.5 billion in direct property damage. Download these NFPA safety tips on electricity. (PDF, 689 KB) Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. Avoid running extension cords across ...

    Posted at November 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • 11 Shocking Home Electrical Safety Tips

    11 Shocking Home Electrical Safety Tips Sparks fly, a couch burns and the rest of us get some critical lessons in dealing with circuit breakers and electrical fires. PM contributor Pat Porzio is a mechanical engineer, an electrical contractor and a master plumber, so when his Blackberry's "Aqualung" ringtone sounds, the call could be about any kind of mechanical problem. Still, he was surprised when he answered the call on Dec. 29th. It was his wife, and there ...

    Posted at October 30, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • Newer Technology Power2U White AC/USB Wall Outlet

    Newer Technology Power2U White AC/USB Wall Outlet Designed for standard 15A circuits in homes and other living spaces Dual-socket wall outlet with two integrated USB ports for powering and charging USB devices The Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is the��convenient and energy-efficient��in-wall solution for powering and charging USB devices. Now you can charge and/or power up to four devices at once when using the USB ports and the National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant tamper-resistant AC receptacles, while eliminating ...

    Posted at October 30, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • Returning to Flooded Homes

    What to do When You Return to Flooded Homes By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! When flood waters suddenly inundate your home without warning, the damage can be catastrophic. You're suddenly forced from your home because of rising water and many times, everything must be left behind. Of course, you can't wait to get back into your home following the disaster. As soon as the water stops ...

    Posted at July 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Shock

    By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! 1. Be Safety Conscious Working with electrical circuits can be dangerous if you don’t take certain safety precautions. Electrical shock can not only injure you but also kill you. Practice safety when working on any circuit and slow down! When you hurry through a project, there is a greater chance for an accident to occur. 2. Shut the Power Off Always shut off the ...

    Posted at February 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • Surge Protection

    Surge Protection That Pays Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide http://electrical.about.com/od/electricalsafety/tp/surgeprotection.01.htm urge protectors are designed to protect your expensive electronic devices. These devices can eliminate noise on wiring that often interferes with signal transmissions between devices. Although they are not designed to stop high-powered surges like lightning strikes, surge protectors are worth their weight in gold. Lighting protection should be addressed by installing lightning rods on your home. A ...

    Posted at February 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • Connect a Range Cord

    By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! A new electric range is a welcome appliance in your home. You may need to connect a range cord to make it operational, unless the appliance store that you purchased it from supplies it. These simple step-by-step instructions will guide you through a range cord installation. For this project you'll need a nut driver set, a Phillips screwdriver, a range cord, and ...

    Posted at February 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • How To Install a Dryer Cord

    By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! Remove The Electrical Connection Cover The first step of installing a dryer cord is to uncover the electrical connection box. This is located in the back of the machine. Look for a cover plate with a 3/4" hole next to it. This hole is where the cord will be inserted to make the connection. Take out your toolbox and get out your nut driver ...

    Posted at February 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment
  • Electrical Wire Color Coding

    What Color Wire Goes Where? Read OUR Disclaimer FIRST! By Timothy Thiele, About.com Guide Electrical Wire Markings Electrical wires have markings stamped or printed on the outside sheath of the cable. These markings tell what type and size of wire that you have. But looking deeper, the color of the wires inside of the sheath, like in type NM cable, will reveal that different color wires serve different purposes. Black Wires Black wires are ...

    Posted at February 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Tips | 0 Comment