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The dimmer switch used to be a round knob that you rotated. Dimmer switches typically need no special wiring to install. The dimmer of today comes in an array of choices, so prepare to spend some store time deciding!

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How To Install Porch Light TIPS Type of wall construction determines difficulty - brick is hardest to do Location of porch light makes a difference - wall location easier Watch Light Switch Video below! Get FREE & FAST BIDS using links below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Robert and Sharon need […]

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Wiring Recessed Lights TIPS National Electric Code changes every three years What is code compliant now may become a violation in the future Secure romex wiring to wood framing Get FREE Bids below from local electricians about code questions CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Bob lives in Saint Peters Missouri and […]

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Safe Light Bulb Wattage TIPS Traditional incandescent bulbs create heat when on More wattage means more heat Recessed lights trap heat Regular ceiling and wall-sconce fixtures can overheat too CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Gabriele, who lives in Crofton, Maryland, was worried about putting in the wrong bulb in a recessed […]

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Extension Cord Safety TIPS Match the cord size to the power required Watts are most common measurement of power used Look at label of tool, appliance, etc. for watts USE list below to match watts to wire gauge CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Select Right Size I get quite a few […]

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Have recessed lighting with a mind of its own? Your recessed lights go off and on without the switch being activated? Are you getting ready to add extra insulation in your attic? If so, avoid problems and take a few moments to read this column.

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Dimmer Switch SAFETY TIPS Most dimmer switches rated for 600 watts Convert unused electricity to HEAT Electric heaters 1200 watts, or more! Wall switches could operate a full or half a wall outlet Use RED Sharpie pen to mark outlets CLICK HERE to subscribe to Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter Plugged in Space Heater Several weeks ago a […]

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Mary Christy is trying to save energy in her Seminole, FL home. But in doing so, she's created a problem with flickering LED bulbs. Here's the timeline of events at Mary's house: "Hi, I have had recessed lights in my kitchen for about ten years since house was built. I have replaced the bulbs with LED's. Several […]

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A week ago I installed two of the mrBEAMS 360 LED spotlights. The ones I put in were white, but you can get them in dark brown too. These exterior spotlights are: powered by three D batteries activated by motion stay on for just 30 seconds unless they continue to sense motion can talk to […]

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DEAR TIM: Now that we're past Christmas, it's full steam ahead on our kitchen remodel. One of the things that I've never liked about our kitchen is the drab lighting. All we have is an ancient surface mounted center light that takes two 75-watt bulbs. There are shadows everywhere. If I could hand you a […]

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