Solve Home Electrical Problems Yourself !
Does your home have:
- Electrical outlets not working or ...
- An outage from a circuit breaker tripping or ...
- Several lights that blink strangely or ...
- Receptacles dead because a tripping GFCI won't reset...
- Or three-way switches having trouble?
For diagnosis of home electrical problems, ever wish you had a house wiring diagram, or reliable online advice?... I am Larry Dimock, The Circuit Detective, a master electrician in Washington state who concentrated on troubleshooting home electrical problems. I used to offer email and phone advice from here, but now that I've just retired, you'll have to rely totally on this did-it-myself website to fix your problem. But They say the site is exceptional.
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Decide how you will use this site:
This Site Is Disappearing!
Since it began in 2004, over 7 million of you got expert help here.
But I plan to shut it down sometime in 2017. So rather than bookmarking it, I recommend that you buy the site! That's right, for $10 you can download the whole current site for offline use (4MB). To encourage you to do this, parts of a few (online) pages disappear after 30 seconds. Here's How to buy and avoid that.
Another way you can secure most of the site's information is by buying Circuit Down, the book I poured most of the site into in 2007, carried online by Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Lulu offers this as a $5 ebook (.pdf).
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SLEUTH. I had fun being in this 7-minute info-video drama. Maybe you will enjoy it. It will be of special interest if you have an outage that doesn't seem to be from a tripped breaker or GFCI. More videos by Larry.
Tip of the Week:Is electrical troubleshooting for a home simple? Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No. If you read this site thoroughly, you will realize that more is involved than other sites suggest. And you may wonder if it is more than you want to deal with. But if your careful reading brings you increased understanding, then you are more equipped to deal with the possibilities. - Detective Larry ...More Tips of the Week.
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