Electrical

Guide To Installing Wall Sconces

Hanging a wall sconce is not so different from installing a ceiling light fixture. Wall sconces...

Guide To Installing Pendant Lamps

One of the more appealing trends in home decor is pendant lighting. In the last few years I...

Hiring Electricians: What's Normal, And What's Not

Homeowners seem to have a lot of questions about electrical work. This is partly because most...

Troubleshooting Foundation Leaks

Foundation leaks seem almost inevitable, but they can be avoided or repaired. We interviewed...

Types Of 220 Outlets

Most US homes are wired with 110-volt breakers and power outlets (which actually range from...

Black Electrical Outlets

Credit: Arnev Products Make a fashion statement with black electrical outlets, flip switches,...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL)

The many shapes and sizes of CFL bulbs. CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent light bulbs) are...

Preventing Electrical Fires

An electrical fire is the dangerous result of electrical short circuits, overloaded circuits,...