This tutorial explains how to replace a shorted electrical outlet and repair the burnt and charred wire insulation. Electrical Outlet Hissing Noise The problem started when my son complained of hearing a hissing or sizzling noise from a wall outlet in his bedroom and temporarily losing power to some of the other outlets and lights. [...]
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This project is continued from Part 1. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This tutorial explains how to install a Leviton ODS10 Occupancy Sensor Wall Switch that is compatible with any light, including Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and incandescent light bulbs. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project explains how to install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) circuit breaker, branch circuit and electrical outlet under a kitchen sink for an instant hot water dispenser. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project is continued from Part 2. These next steps explain how to wire the junction box. Begin by cutting the two Romex® NM 14/2 electrical cables evenly to about 8 inches long as shown: Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project is continued from Part 1. Shut Off The Electricity Before doing any work, I verified the wire was “live” with the non-contact voltage detector. The purpose here was two fold: 1) To confirm the battery operated voltage detector was working; and 2) To watch the detector go silent when the electricity is shut [...]
This project explains how to repair a broken or damaged 120VAC house electrical wire by splicing the wire with a new span of Romex® NM 14/2 electrical cable. The technique is illustrated in the following diagram: This splice repair technique is useful for fixing damage when there’s not enough slack in the electrical cable to [...]
This article is continued from Part 1. I’m ready to begin wiring in the ToggleLinc for the porch lights and reconnect the 2nd light switch for the interior light in the double gang box. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
I’ve always liked the concept of Home Automation – it’s really cool (and helpful) to turn on/off lights and appliances remotely over the Internet, from my iPhone or because I’m too lazy to walk over and turn flip a switch! The Insteon® technology by SmartLabs® uses the existing 120VAC electrical wiring in the home and [...]