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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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Electrical FAQS – Frequently asked questions

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I replaced the lamp in my recessed light and it blinks on and off. What’s wrong?

Most recessed light fixtures contain a thermal cutoff device that de-energizes the lamp if temperatures exceed the rating of the housing. This commonly occurs when a lamp is replaced with one of a higher wattage. When the temperature within the fixture cools, the thermal will reset and the lamp will come back on. Installing the correct wattage lamp for the fixture will cure this.

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Electrical Safety Tips Anyone Can Follow

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Every electrical appliance has a cord, and many homes use extension cords to increase the range of electrical outlets. These safety tips can help keep cords in good condition for safe operation.

•Check cords regularly for frays, cracks or kinks, including power tool cords, holiday lights and extension cords.
•Cords are not be jump ropes, clothes lines or leashes, and should never be used for anything other than their intended purpose.
•Cords should be firmly plugged into outlets – if the cord is loose and can pull out easily, choose a different, more snug outlet.
•Do not staple or nail cords in position at any time; if the cord does not remain where desired, use tape or twist ties to secure it.
•Cords should not be placed beneath rugs where they can become a trip hazard or where frays will not be noticeable. Furthermore, covering a cord will prevent it from keeping as cool as possible.
•Do not make modifications to a cord’s plug at any time – do not clip off the third prong or attempt to file down a wider prong to fit in a different outlet.
•Extension cords are a temporary solution only and their use should be minimized whenever possible.
•Use the proper weight and length of extension cord for the appropriate task, and be sure the cord is rated for indoor or outdoor use, whichever is required.
•When unplugging a cord, pull on the cord at the outlet rather than tug on the cord itself.

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