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7 Common Mistakes of DIY Electricians

There are many parts of electrical installations that are simple, and practically anyone could do it. The problem lies in being able to do it safely, and this is where many DIYers fall short. Professionals are trained to safely install electrical fixtures. If you do it yourself, it may work, but it may also harm

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Posted On May 25, 2019

May is National Electrical Safety Month

The month of May is designated as National Electrical Safety Month by the Electrical Safety foundation International (ESFI). This year’s focus is on electrical safety during natural disasters. Storms, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters can wreak havoc on communities. They present opportunities for electrical hazards. Everything from downed power lines to bad mixes of

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Posted On May 17, 2019

The Renewable Energy of the Ocean

The Earth’s massive oceans have power that man cannot control. Thankfully, can be harnessed to make renewable energy in more ways than one. Osmotic Power: Osmosis is the process of equalization between one dilute solution and another less dilute solution through a semi-permeable membrane to create balance. Imagine you have one container of apple juice

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Posted On May 13, 2019

9 Types of Security Gates for your Perimeter Needs

Commercial and residential properties need security, and one of the main security needs for any property is a gate at every entrance/exit. This is not necessarily to keep people in or people out, but it is to at the very least know who is coming and going, so you can evaluate safety. Security gates come

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Posted On May 10, 2019

20 Deck and Patio Lighting Ideas for the Perfect Summer

Solar string lights: Party lights are the simplest way to add festivity to your patio or deck, and they are not expensive. The downfall to traditional party lights is that they require an outlet. Modern string lights are solar-powered, so you can put them practically anywhere! Post lights: Sometimes it is difficult to think of

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Posted On May 06, 2019

What is LEED Certification?

If you are looking for a home that does everything right for humanity or want to build a home that fits into that category, an LEED-certified home is where it’s at. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and their name is definitely appropriate. They are all about improving the design of homes

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Posted On Apr 27, 2019

5 Things to Do with Your Old TV Antenna

The large, metal, tree-like contraption on your roof has probably not been used for years. It is an eyesore, and you want it gone. But what do you do with it? It won’t fit in your garbage can. The local thrift store will not accept it as a donation. This is likely why many people

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Posted On Apr 26, 2019

5 Too Cool Tools for the Home or Office

It can be difficult to fit every tool you want for your home or office into one tool kit. Unless you have a shop, there are just too many options to keep the number of items under control. This is why multi-tools and innovative products are the perfect items for “shopless” buildings. Here are a

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Posted On Apr 16, 2019

Energy-efficient Ways to Cool Down this Summer

When the summer temps soar into the 80s, 90s, or above 100, it becomes a challenge to cool the home efficiently. Central air tends to be effective, but it can be inefficient. Even if you don’t have the luxury of central air, there are a number of energy-efficient ways to cool down this summer. Energy-efficient

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Posted On Apr 12, 2019

8 Outlet Installation Tools and Materials

If you are installing outlets yourself, you should already have a good amount of knowledge about running wires through the walls, electrical code, and no code requirements prohibiting your from doing so. You may be doing a DIY remodel and have the knowledge/ meet code requirements, and it can be a great way to save

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Posted On Apr 10, 2019