Electrical Archive

What is the Proper Height for Your Pendant Fixtures?

Pendant fixtures have earned a reputation over the years.  In fact, they are an all-time preferred type of light fixtures mainly because they can be easily installed in any place of your home. Pendant fixtures can be formal (casual), dressed down or dressed up. However, the biggest challenge for everyone is choosing the proper height [&hellip

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How to Repair Your Broken Heating Thermostat

Usually a broken thermostat can be easily identified when the temperature in your apartment starts to fluctuate almost uncontrollably and the thermostat goes on and off without any reason. Although today thermostats are more complicated than in the past, there are still many old types having a temperature-sensing reed or a mercury switch that will [&hellip

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How to Detect and Deal with Open Circuits in Old Houses

Usually, a failure of a switch, wire or a blown breaker (fuse) in an old house may lead to an open electrical circuit. In fact, there are many other factors that may cause an open electrical circuit such as a faulty TV-set, radio, lamp or faulty electrical wiring. In many cases to detect and fix [&hellip

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How to Install an Exhaust Bathroom Fan

Installing a bathroom fan is extremely important, especially for a bathroom that has no opening to the outside. A bathroom exhaust fan helps eliminate moisture from the room. Bathroom fan installation is necessary to prevent excessive moisture related problems such as mildew and mold. Installing a bathroom fan is quite an easy job, as long [&hellip

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How to Replace or Upgrade a Switch or Receptacle

Usually, a switch can be used long time, before it wears out, but sometimes, it shows signs of malfunction, before a complete failure. However, to replace a worn switch it is an easy job. Even replacing or upgrading a switch with a dimmer is not too difficult. Today, there are many types of modern switches. [&hellip

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