Smoke Detectors

By Jim Nadeau

An Electricians Advice On Smoke Detectors Are your smoke detectors chirping all the time or just going off on random times?  If you have hard wired 120volt with battery back up smoke detectors here are a few things you can do. Real or False alarm? I always remember a service call I got of a customers Smoke/CO detector…

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Troubleshooting A Dead Outlet

By Jim Nadeau

Outlet Not Working? Check For A Tripped GFCI Outlet I once had a customer who went two years without a shower light because they didn’t realize the shower light was controlled by a GFCI Outlet that was tripped.  Before the customer could finish explaining the issue I reset the tripped GFCI Outlet, and the lights were back up…

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DeWalt DCL050 LED Area Light

By Jim Nadeau

DeWalt DCL050 Area LED Light Review As an Electrician I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked with a small inefficient flashlight.  The power is off and I can’t plug in my work light anywhere.  I can’t say enough good things about the DeWalt DCL050 area light.  Simply a bright, small and lightweight area…

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Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers

By Jim Nadeau

Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers Time saver is the first thought I had when I saw Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers. With this tool you can quickly strip the sheathing off a romex cable and then with the same tool strip the individual wires. The first time I used Milwaukee NM Combination Pliers I was roughing in the…

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Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34

By Jim Nadeau

Southwire Conduit Bender MCB34 Review I still remember my first Electrical job, I was 14 years old and I watched in awe as my boss bent a piece of 1/2” rigid conduit without a tape measure.  We were running conduit in a trench that was far to narrow, with way to many bends.  It was…

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Southwire Ship Auger Bit

By Robert Robillard

  Southwire Ship Auger Bit Review There is nothing better than a SHARP drill bit when you need a fast, clean hole.  Southwire Tools & Equipment recently introduced a new line of hole making tools they refer to as the “Hole Solutions,” and they work great. In 1809, an American shipwright named Ezra L’Hommedieu filed…

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SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

By Robert Robillard

SmartCord Heat-Sensing Safety Cord Every year there are over 50,000 electrical-related fires, and 3,300 of them involved an improperly used extension cord.  People simply put too many items on extension cords, overloading them, which creates excessive heat and creates a spart and starts a fire. The vast majority of residential fire fatalities are due to…

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DEWALT RIght Angle Drill DW120K Review

By Phil Benevides

DeWalt Heavy-Duty 1/2″ Reversible Right Angle Drill Kit By: Phil Benevides Right out of the box you know this drill is the real deal, besides the primary handle and the 5-position side handle, the tool is composed of heavy duty die-cast metal, which houses the gears of the motor. The DEWALT Right Angle Drill DW120K weighs…

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