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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(…)

Install an Electric Garage Heater

No matter where you live, there are bound to be times when you can’t wait to finish a project, but it’s too cold in your shop. By installing a versatile electric space heater, you’ll be able to spend hours finishing that project in your garage, basement or workshop – no matter what time of year or temperature. Find an Electric Garage Heater at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet store today.(…)

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 Home Electrical Safety Tips

Electricity may be the greatest discovery mankind has ever made, but it’s also very dangerous. It can electrocute you, your family, or your pets and cause serious injury or death. Electrical problems can even start fires. But there are a few home electrical safety tips that can greatly reduce the chances of any of these things happening. The key to all of these is to pay attention and think before you(…)

Circuit Breaker Panel Mapping

Mapping your circuit breaker panel allows you to turn the power off to only the areas of your house that you’re working on. This comes in handy if you’re doing electrical work that may take a while and your family still needs power to the other rooms. The quickest and easiest way to map your circuit breaker panel is by using a circuit breaker locator. Mapping a Circuit Breaker Panel(…)

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