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Wire Nut Arcing - Loose Wires Inside = FIRE! A wire nut arcing situation like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic wire nut starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. WATCH the second […]

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Electrical Panel Arcing - Very Dangerous and Fire Happens! An electrical panel arcing situation like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic breaker housing starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. Is Electrical Arcing […]

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Circuit Breaker Arcing - Very Dangerous and Fire Happens! An arcing circuit breaker like you see in the photo above can kill you. The arcing can get so hot the actual plastic breaker housing starts to melt. It doesn't take long before it's burning and the fire spreads to other breakers. Is Electrical Arcing Dangerous? […]

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Outlet Arcing - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is Electrical […]

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Arcing House Wiring - Very Dangerous and Lethal An arcing outlet like you see in the photo above can kill you. You can see how the insulation on the wire has burned away and the actual plastic outlet started to melt. It was only a matter of time before flames would erupt and spread. Is […]

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Water Christmas Tree Away | It's so Very Easy! You can use a smartphone, a smart plug, a submersible fountain pump, and a little common sense to water your Christmas tree while you're away from your home.

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DEAR TIM: Several weeks ago, I read your column in our paper and you talked about installing electrical wiring. I found that very interesting, but now I’m very curious about circuit breakers. What’s the primary purpose of circuit breakers? Are there different types of breakers? What do the numbers on the breakers mean? I’m deeply […]

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DEAR TIM: It’s a very long story and don’t think I’m crazy. I’m building a new home and wondering if I can install all the electrical wiring myself. It’s not a big home, but it’s got all the things going on you’d normally have in a home including quite a few 3 and 4-way switches. […]

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QUESTION #1: Tim, can you settle a debate between me and my wife? We have to have electric cables buried in the ground for all sorts of things around our home. She insists on putting the cables in conduit and I say, after doing online research, that the use of code-approved cable for direct burial […]

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Underground Wire Short - Conduit and Sand Are the Answers I didn't build the house I'm living in. Each month I discover something new where the builder and his subcontractors took a shortcut. A few months ago I had an underground wire short. This wire extends from the corner of my house up to the […]

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