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How to Salvage Your Frayed Charging Cables

Our laptop and phone chargers go through a lot. Some cords tear and fray so easily, it’s almost as if they’re designed to break so you need to replace them at a tidy profit to the manufacturer… huh. Luckily, there are some easy ways to help your cords survive (or recover from) the twists and […]

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This Is the Best Way to Label Your Circuit Breaker and Electrical Outlets

Having a well-organized labeling system for your home’s circuit breaker and electrical outlets is a goal many strive for but few fully attain. We know why it’s important: Nobody enjoys a game of Figure Out Which Breaker Is Connected to That One Specific Outlet when it’s time to do a renovation or repair. It’ll never…Read […]

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This Is the Best Way to Label Your Circuit Breaker and Electrical Outlets

Having a well-organized labeling system for your home’s circuit breaker and electrical outlets is a goal many strive for but few fully attain. We know why it’s important: Nobody enjoys a game of Figure Out Which Breaker Is Connected to That One Specific Outlet when it’s time to do a renovation or repair. It’ll never…Read […]

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This Is the Best Way to Label Your Circuit Breaker and Electrical Outlets

Having a well-organized labeling system for your home’s circuit breaker and electrical outlets is a goal many strive for but few fully attain. We know why it’s important: Nobody enjoys a game of Figure Out Which Breaker Is Connected to That One Specific Outlet when it’s time to do a renovation or repair. It’ll never…Read […]

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How to Upgrade Your Old Two-Prong Electrical Sockets to Three-Prong Outlets

Homes built before the 1960s had different electrical regulations than we do now—including the fact that two-prong outlets were standard, rather than the average three-prong ones we typically see today. The third hole in our outlets basically helps protect against electrical surges and shock, and while two-pronged…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Upgrade Your Old Two-Prong Electrical Sockets to Three-Prong Outlets

Homes built before the 1960s had different electrical regulations than we do now—including the fact that two-prong outlets were standard, rather than the average three-prong ones we typically see today. The third hole in our outlets basically helps protect against electrical surges and shock, and while two-pronged…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Hide All Those Unseemly Cords and Cables

Somehow, in 2021, when everything is “wireless” this and “bluetooth” that and “AirPlay” that and “Alexa” this, there are still wires hanging out of everything. Your desk, media console, nightstand—and, in the work from home era, probably your dining table, too—are laden with so many wires and tripping hazards, you…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Hide All Those Unseemly Cords and Cables

Somehow, in 2021, when everything is “wireless” this and “bluetooth” that and “AirPlay” that and “Alexa” this, there are still wires hanging out of everything. Your desk, media console, nightstand—and, in the work from home era, probably your dining table, too—are laden with so many wires and tripping hazards, you…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Home Electrical Projects You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Tackling electrical projects around the house can sound daunting if you’ve never tackled one before. But just because the job involves some wires, that doesn’t mean you need to call in the pros. Here are eight common electrical repairs and replacements that you can totally do yourself. No prior experience necessary.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Home Electrical Projects You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Tackling electrical projects around the house can sound daunting if you’ve never tackled one before. But just because the job involves some wires, that doesn’t mean you need to call in the pros. Here are eight common electrical repairs and replacements that you can totally do yourself. No prior experience necessary.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Handy Automatic Wire Stripper Is A Must For Electrical Projects

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at thread checkers to identify nuts and bolts, heat-shrink self-solder butt-splice connectors and the Mini-Ductor II that brings the heat of a torch without the flame. This week’s cool tool, the automatic wire stripper, makes removing insulation a much easier processes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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