How To Identify Aluminum Wiring

In the mid-1900s, most homes were built with aluminum wiring because they were a lot cheaper compared to copper. Most of those houses never got remodeled. Hence, thousands of old homes are said to have aluminum wiring or another potentially dangerous type of wiring, knob and tube. However, just because a house is old doesn’t […]

How To Identify Aluminum Wiring was last modified: August 30th, 2022 by Brian Hortin
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Signs Of Bad Electrical Wiring

messy electrical wiring on orange wall

When a problem concerns electricity, you may want to take it more seriously. Most faulty wiring problems are a result of poor installation by inexperienced individuals. It’s hard to tell by looking if your house was wired poorly mainly because all the wires are hidden behind walls. Still there are some telltale signs that you […]

Signs Of Bad Electrical Wiring was last modified: August 11th, 2022 by Brian Hortin
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What Is an Electrical Pigtail?

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An electrical pigtail is an electrical technique that is often employed to combine a couple of wires or to lengthen short wires, leaving a conductor like an outlet or switch that can connect to electrical devices. It is a rather simple technique that every homeowner can perform if they attempt to learn. How Does it Work? Pigtail […]

What Is an Electrical Pigtail? was last modified: December 17th, 2021 by Brian Hortin
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Partial Rewire: When Is It Necessary?

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While the choice of what type of rewiring your house needs depends on several factors – including but not limited to budget, the physical condition of your home and its electrical fittings – it is always a good idea to know what exactly your home’s electrical needs are and how it affects your intended rewiring […]

Partial Rewire: When Is It Necessary? was last modified: January 17th, 2022 by Brian Hortin
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Tips for Old House Rewire

knob and tube wiring in attic

Old homes come with so much history and they’re great to live in even in modern times. However, since living in modern times comes with higher electrical demands and appliances, you’ll have to alter your old home’s wiring to meet your needs. In this article, we will share the tips you need to complete an […]

Tips for Old House Rewire was last modified: May 10th, 2021 by Brian Hortin
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Surviving A House Rewire

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Homeowners have often described house rewiring projects as ‘horrible, awful, but perfectly do-able’. If you are wondering how to survive the invasive project that is a house rewire, see these tips below. Choose the right electrician This cannot be emphasized enough. The electrician you choose can go a long way to determining just how painless […]

Surviving A House Rewire was last modified: April 1st, 2021 by Brian Hortin
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How To Rewire House Without Removing Drywall

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House rewiring is probably one of the least liked electrical projects for homeowners. There are lots of reasons for this. Starting from how deep home rewiring can dig into your pockets to the mess it creates, permits needed, and so on. Yes, a house rewire can be all that and more, but your electrician will […]

How To Rewire House Without Removing Drywall was last modified: March 1st, 2021 by Brian Hortin

What is considered a low voltage system?

Low-voltage systems are typically made up of electrical equipment or components that run on 50 volts or less. You may find such systems running on 48 volts, 24 volts, or even as little as 12 volts. The idea of things running on such low voltage might seem strange to you, but low-voltage systems are all […]

What is considered a low voltage system? was last modified: November 19th, 2020 by Brian Hortin

When Should I Have A House Rewire

Although a house rewire is a major job and expense, it has become more and more popular in recent times as homeowners look to upgrade their electrical system. Does this mean your wiring is unsafe because it’s old? Far from it, there are obvious signs and other less obvious signs that determine if your house […]

When Should I Have A House Rewire was last modified: May 14th, 2020 by Brian Hortin