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theOUTlet - Clever Device But... I had a chance to study a new quadplex outlet called theOUTlet. Most electrical outlets in your home are duplex outlets meaning you can plug in two things at the same time. TheOUTlet comes in two varieties - one with and one without USB charging slots. The inventors of theOUTLET […]

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The Coefficient of Continuity Origin - Building Lore Truth I was an active builder and remodeler for over twenty years. I can tell you that customers come in all different varieties as well as sizes. There are your quiet customers, there are the ones that require sedatives, there are some that are happy, there are […]

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Ask The Builder · Water Leak Electrical Panel Animated GIF by Marty Hovey Copyright 1995 Marty Hovey Water Leak Electrical Panel Podcast: Tim Carter received a water leak electrical panel email from Kathleen in Millersville, MD. Here's what Kathleen wrote: "Tim, Every time it rains there is a slow trickle of water that seeps […]

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Prevent Cut Electric & Cable Lines QUESTION #1: Tim, what are your thoughts on burying electric and cable-TV lines? I can buy approved cable and wire that’s rated for direct burial saving the cost of installing it in conduit. What’s been your experience with underground utilities like this? What would you do and why? Glenn […]

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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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