I purchased a Roku XDS digital video player so the whole family could watch Netflix instantly on the high definition TV and I’m very pleased to write this Roku product review. Roku has opened up a whole new world of internet video entertainment on the flatscreen TV including YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora internet radio and [...]
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.
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 6.