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Repairing Lamp Plugs

Repairing Lamp Plugs

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well. When a lamp flickers or does not light up at all, if it is not the light bulb chances are that one of the parts has gone bad. Here we’ll show you how to replace all the key parts. Continue reading →

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Repairing Lamp Switches

Repairing Lamp Switches

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

If a lamp goes out, first get a bulb that you see lighted or a new one and put it in the lamp. Next, try a different outlet to see if the lamp lights up. If it will not light when you turn the switch, the switch is probably faulty. The switch may be chain pull, push in, or knob turn. Continue reading →

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Repairing Wall Electrical Outlets

Repairing Wall Electrical Outlets

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Wall electrical outlets rarely cause trouble; however sometimes they get loose and only need tightening. First try plugging in a different lamp or appliance to make sure it's an outlet problem. If it is the outlet, consider replacing or secure the wires again with the following diagram and steps. Continue reading →

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Repairing Wall Switches

Repairing Wall Switches

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Sometimes a light fixture that's in perfect operating condition doesn't work because the wall switch to the receptacle is faulty. There are several primary symptoms of switch failure. Follow the step-by-step instructions to replace the receptacle (light switch). Continue reading →

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Introduction to Landscape Lighting

Introduction to Landscape Lighting

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 30, 2012

Low voltage landscape lighting systems are safe, economical, energy efficient and provide numerous benefits for modern homeowners. Lighting can be used to provide safe access near paths, drives and entry areas. Outdoor lighting increases security by discouraging potential intruders. Continue reading →

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Light up the World - Lighting Architecture

Light up the World - Lighting Architecture

by Guest on Oct 25, 2012

A home can be beautified by its architecture – the doors, the halls, the pillars, and the arches; or by its decorations – the wallpapers, the hanging artwork, the drapes, or the color combination of the furniture cushions. But the tone of the entire home or a room, in particular, is set by how it is displayed to the viewer. A blue wall would be no different than a green one if not seen in daylight. Continue reading →

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Safe Home Cabling

Safe Home Cabling

by Guest on Nov 21, 2012

Accidentally tripping on a mains cable can be both painful and dangerous. Cables that run in the house aimlessly are a health hazard. They are also most likely to get easily damaged. It will also affect the performance of the appliance using them. Electric cables will carry electric currents around the house. Wiring in the house for these needs to be done by a professional. Continue reading →

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How to Run Cables Through Existing Walls?

How to Run Cables Through Existing Walls?

by Guest on Nov 29, 2012

Whether you wish to install new speakers for home theater or a phone jack in your home, you would require running cables through the existing cables. Fishing wires through existing walls can be a difficult task to achieve. You have to be extremely careful while planning the entire procedure. Continue reading →

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Home Security Tips for While You are Away on Vacation

Home Security Tips for While You are Away on Vacation

by Steve Gott on Dec 11, 2012

Constantly worrying about the security of your home while you are away is one of the surest ways to ruin your vacation. However, there are some simple steps that you can take to both relieve your anxiety and to reduce the chances of someone breaking into your home while you are on vacation. Continue reading →

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Contemporary Small Chandeliers Offer Old World Elegance

Contemporary Small Chandeliers Offer Old World Elegance

by Steve Gott on Dec 20, 2012

The word chandelier has become almost synonymous with elegance and class. And of course, who wouldn't want a touch of both in their homes? Mini chandeliers offer precisely that with design trends that are apt for modern day homes. There was a time when chandeliers could only be found adorning spacious rooms and high ceilings - the type you see in those grand ballrooms and mansions of the rich and famous. Continue reading →

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