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 or email advice?... I am Larry Dimock, The Circuit Detective, a master electrician in Washington state who has concentrated on troubleshooting home electrical problems. Now that I'm mostly retired, do-it-yourself minded people nationwide are getting help to find and fix these problems from me and my did-it-myself website. U.S. and Canada only.
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SLEUTH. I had fun being in this info-video. 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. If this Diagnostic Flowchart for outages suggests that you should try the Jiggle Method to locate the source of your problem, this 7-minute video drama demonstrates that method for you.
More videos by Larry.
Tip of the Week: Can't plug cords into an outlet easily? The receptacle may be one of the new type called Tamper Resistant. Like childproof caps, these can give adults difficulty too. - Detective Larry
... More Tips of the Week.
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