This project illustrates how to install an “Old Work” Low Voltage Mounting Bracket for a RJ-45 Ethernet jack network connection. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This article is continued from Part 1. The Meter-Treater whole house surge protector is a first line of defense for stopping power surges before it enters the house. However, the Meter-Treater doesn’t guarantee protection for sensitive electronics (TV, computer, etc.) nor can it stop surges entering the house over alternate pathways through the cable TV [...]
Spring is here and I’ve been researching whole house electrical surge protection solutions to safeguard the appliances, air conditioner and other expensive electronics to prepare for the thunderstorm season. Choosing a surge protection solution can be confusing because of the wide variety of surge suppression products on the market. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly [...]
This article compares the pros and cons of different methods of how to wire an electrical outlet, which are: Side wiring using the side terminal screws. Back wiring using the Leviton Quickwire™ push-in feature, colloquially referred to as “backstab”. Back wiring using the screw-and-clamp system. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
The replacement electrical outlet was backwired in series in Part 2 Electrical Outlet Pigtail Wiring Connections I prefer wiring middle-of-run outlets in parallel with pigtail connections for improved reliability and fault isolation as illustrated in following the wiring diagram. Some local building codes require outlets to be wired in parallel for these reasons. Rewiring an [...]
This project is continued from Part 1. Leviton Heavy Duty Electrical Outlet Having removed the worn out electrical outlet, I’ll replace it with a Leviton 5252-W Heavy Duty Electrical Outlet rated for 15AMPs and 125 volts for this high-use bathroom vanity location. The heavy duty outlet costs $5.44 versus 59 cents for the residential grade [...]
This tutorial shows how to replace a worn-out electrical outlet and explains best practices for wiring an outlet. Electrical Outlet Hissing Noise Electrical outlets are taken for granted until they don’t work. I started paying attention when the kids said the 1500 watt DeLonghi electric oil filled radiator space heater used to keep the bathroom [...]
This project is continued from Part 2. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project is continued from Part 1. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project explains how to install Kidde/Firex® hardwired (AC powered) smoke alarms in the finished- and unfinished sides of the basement. A new 120 volt AC branch circuit is wired to power the alarms and an alarm is installed in the suspended drywall ceiling. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.