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Category: Lighting & Electrical

How to Hide TV Cables

Learn how to hide TV cables with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have a wall-mounted TV, you know that the trickiest part of installation is hiding those unsightly TV cables. The tangled mess of cables can take away from the aesthetic of your living room. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you hide TV cables and bring the focus back to your TV. How(…)

How to Strip Electrical Wires

Learn how to strip electrical wires with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Got a rewiring project? Don’t worry–stripping electrical wire is not as intimidating as it may look. It only takes a couple tools and a few simple steps to strip electrical wires. Follow this easy how-to from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. How to Strip Electrical Wires: Before starting any electrical work, make sure to always turn off(…)

How to Install a Motion Activated Security Light

Learn how to install a motion activated security light with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Outdoor lights that are automatically activated by motion detectors can solve plenty of problems. They’ll automatically come on to light up the kids who cut through the yard, an intruder on the deck and even expose the furry critter that’s been raiding your garbage can. With the help of The Designers Edge and Blain’s Farm &(…)

5 Tips for Setting Up Pond Lights

Learn how to set up pond lights in your backyard pond or water feature with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With pond lights, you can enjoy your backyard pond even when the sun goes down. They also add another element to your backyard landscaping. Installing pond lights is a fairly easy project for even beginner water gardeners. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can add pond lights to(…)

Tips for Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

Make your home merry and bright with our tips for hanging outdoor Christmas lights. We all know one of the best parts of Christmas is the lights. There’s nothing better than driving around, looking at everyone’s Christmas light displays. Of course, hanging those outdoor Christmas lights can be a daunting task. With our helpful tips, you can make your home shine bright on even the darkest winter night. 1. Use(…)

Electrical Ground Fault Symptoms

The electrical system in your home is a complicated series of circuits connected by wires and regulated by circuit breakers. Because it’s so complicated, problems in your home electrical system can manifest themselves in a lot of different ways. It all depends on which circuit is faulty, and where the problem is in that circuit. The symptoms of an electrical problem depend on what type of problem it is, as well.(…)

Grounding An Electrical Outlet

If your outlets aren’t properly grounded, you can get hum in your stereo or sound system, flickering lights, and all sorts of other inconvenient quirks in your home electronics. We’ll help you put an end to them by showing you how to test and ground your electrical outlets. How To Ground an Electrical Outlet 1. Use a circuit tester to check the ground on your electrical outlet.  While you’re at(…)

How To Replace a Light Switch

If you have a broken light switch, or even if you just want to replace your old one with a newer one that looks better, you don’t have to call an electrician. We’ll show you how to replace a light switch. These directions can be followed for switches that control multiple lights as well. Just repeat steps 3 through 6 for each switch. How to Replace a Light Switch What you’ll need: (…)

10 Low-Cost Energy Saving Tips

Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you make your home, car, and wallet a little greener with these energy saving tips. We all like to save money, and using your energy more efficiently is a great way to do it. You can save a ton of energy and money by making some small changes to your home and habits. Energy Saving Tips 1. Install a programmable thermostat in your home. (…)

Electrical Outlets: How Much Can I Plug In?

We all do it at some point. There are times when we just have to plug a couple of power strips into a 4-way outlet adapter to make one outlet into enough plug-ins for all of our gadgets. However, most of the time we end up tripping the breaker and finding out that you can only plug so many things into a pair of electrical outlets. At this point, we usually wonder “how many(…)

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