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Electrical Fun Facts

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One lightning bolt has enough electricity to service 200 000 homes.
First Lighthouse to use electricity – Statue of Liberty (1886)
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to be lit using electricity
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
$212 billion in electrical bills paid by US customers each year.

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Appliance Won’t Work

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Check for:

•Overloaded circuit
•Damaged plug
•Damaged cord
•Loose wiring
•Defect in appliance or lamp

•Test for overload — shift appliance or lamp to another circuit
•Replace plug
•Replace cord
•Tighten connections at switch or receptacle
•Test in another circuit — repair if faulty

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Why are Half of my Lights out and Large Appliances not Working?

February 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Check for tripped breakers and reset your main breaker. If the main breaker is warm to the touch , call a qualified, licensed electrician immediately. If resetting the breaker does not fix the problem, it is possible you have lost one phase (leg) of your main power supply. Contact your utility company and have them inspect their service line for programs.

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