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 […]
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 […]
3-Way Switch TIPS Easy to wire if you just pay attention Magic black screw on each switch is the key WATCH 3-way switch video below - Victory if you do! Use a multimeter and voltage pen to help - GREAT LINK below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: Well, now […]
Algae can grow in a number of places. It grows on roof shingles, shaded decks and steps. Do you know how to remove algae? Oxygen bleach is an easy way to remove algae and it is safe for the environment.
Wiring a 4 way switch is not as complicated as it seems. The four way switch circuit requires a special 4-way switch and two 3 way switches. Each wire needs to be connected to the proper terminal screw on the light switches.
Home plans or blueprints for home construction work are essential to avoid problems with your home project. Avoid budget overruns and costly change orders by giving your contractor quality blueprints to work from. Read on to learn a little known technique to find architects of great repute and how to select the right one.
Detailed blueprints, plans and specifications will help you avoid being sued by a contractor. Keeping a detailed account of work each day, along with photos, will arm you with data should a problem with your contractor arise.
Out in nature when it rains on soil, most of the water goes into the ground. Yeah, this column is about drainage paving stones, but you need to know something first. I say this assuming: it's not a downpour the soil is not saturated from days of rain the soil isn't frozen or some other […]
Colored brick pavers have been around since the late 1970s. I remember when these interlocking colored concrete bricks were introduced. Homeowners were attracted to them like flies to picnic food. When I first saw them, I knew there would be problems with them. First, they were made from regular concrete. Small pieces of stone were […]