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Quick Column Summary: Battery back up systems vs electric generators Portable and stand by generators cost less Battery elements cause of pollution Malcom O'Dell, who lives in the land of rainbows and unicorns in Washington, DC, came to my website, saw a column I wrote about portable electric generators - and possibly one about standby […]

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DEAR TIM: I've had it with power outages here at my home and I've decided to get an electric generator. I've got several complicating issues. For starters, my budget is tight. Second, I want this generator to be multi-purpose and take it on family picnics and camping trips. The generator needs to be quiet. What […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Recall Summary   Name of Product: ProLED bulbs   Hazard: The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards.   Remedy: Replace   […]

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Lori Ohaco, who lives in stormy Lincoln, Nebraska, has a challenge. A light bulb broke in a fixture and she needs to, well how about she tell you: " I have an outdoor yard light with 40-watt bulb in it. It has started blowing bulbs every two days. Some of the glass got broken in a storm. […]

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SATCO Products Recalls KolourOne LED Light Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Name of Product: KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs   […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve got a few perplexing problems at my house and have no idea how to solve them. A friend tried to change 3-way switches for me at the top and bottom of my steps and now they don’t work right. My doorbell all of a sudden stopped working. A friend at work said […]

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William Roberts from Orlando, Florida (FL) wrote to me: "I have a three way switched light - like the example in your garden shed video. Both switches work correctly,  but if I touch the light fixture when the light is on, I get shocked. What would be the cause of that?" Well William, that's easy. […]

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Tim Carter explains what an emergency standby generator is, how an automatic standby generator works and why you should hire a professional to install your standby home generator.

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An electrical wiring project can be dangerous. Take a course on electric wiring if possible. Learning the basic electrical wiring methods could help you understand how to wire electrical switches and outlets around your home.

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