Found 122 results for the keyword ‘Electrical’

  • Removing broken light bulbs from their sockets

    Although half a potato will sometimes actually work to remove a broken light bulb from its socket, the gadget in the photo works every time. It is a rubber tipped socket that fits the center part of the light bulb. The plastic base can be screwed onto a broom stick. Remember if you are looking...
  • Storing Extension Cords

    We went through a whole series of gadgets and tips for neatly storing electrical extension cords. The one in the photo is simply paper hand towel cores, perfect for an ordinary extension cord.
  • HOW CAN I INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF ELECTRICAL BASEBOARD HEATERS?

    Baseboard resistance heaters convert almost 100 percent of their supplied electricity into heat. We can't get much better efficiency than that (without a heat pump). However, we can improve how the heat is used.-- Thermostats mounted directly on the heaters are slow to respond to temperature ch...
  • How do you know which fuse protects which outlet?

    Traditionally, to find which circuit breaker or fuse controls which lightswitch or wall outlet, you would plug a loud radio into an outlet and then go to the main panel and unscrew every fuse, or trip ever circuit breaker, until the radio went dead. And then there's yelling... 'Is that the one?'....
  • Getting a good electrical connection with wires.

    Have you ever wondered whether you should push an electrical wire through the little connector holes in the back of an electrical outlet, or tighten that wire under the screw head? Keith Dusome is an electrician from Accurate Electrical in Aurora, Ontario who got me to take a couple of outlets a...
  • Alternatives for bathroom supplemental heating.

    Need a little more heat in the bathroom? Here is a quick run-through of some of the possibilities for supplemental heating for this small room.You are probably familiar with ceiling mounted heat lamps, usually red. Are you aware that they now have "white" heat lamp bulbs as you see in the secon...