Stinky Garbage Disposal Question #1: Tim, no matter what I do, my garbage disposal has a foul stink in it. It’s disgusting. What’s causing it and most importantly how can I get rid of the odor? Once the offensive odor is gone, is there some magic way to ensure it never comes back? Susanne W., […]
Here's a collection of photos showing how I connected up my Trex low-voltage lighting. Trex Low Voltage Lighting Is Easy to Connect First, allow me to show you what the lights look like when they're on:
3 Way Switch Troubleshooting is Simple - Play Musical Chairs Watch the above video to see how to troubleshoot a 3-way switch that you goofed up. Yes, I know you did. I know you had good intentions, but now you've got the wrong wires on the wrong screws. Using just painters tape, a marker, a […]
Ring® Floodlight Cam Review - A Dream Security Spotlight My wife doesn't like our new Ring® Floodlight Cam. "You're a creeper," she says to me. That's because our Ring® keeps a vigilant eye on who comes down our driveway. She doesn't like to be watched so she's not happy with me. I tell her, "Just […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.