Wiring Connections To an Electrical Outlet

Replacing an electrical outlet is a very straightforward job.  When you connect the wires to an outlet, there are different ways to do it. You might notice that in the back of an outlet are holes where you can push the tip of the copper wire into. The metal connector inside the outlet holds the wire in place. To release …

Toilet Exhaust Fan Stopped Working

When a toilet (or rather bathroom) exhaust fan stops working, things can get downright musty in there. Not only does an exhaust fan ventilate smells, but also moisture from a shower or bath. Fortunately, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Before you grab a ladder, check to see if a GFCI outlet has tripped. You can press the …

Ceiling Drywall Medallion

If you’ve ever encountered a drywall problem while replacing a light fixture, a ceiling medallion might just be your answer. On occasion, if you remove a ceiling fixture that has a large base and are installing a light fixture with a smaller base, you may run into trouble. At the very least, the paint likely won’t go all the way …

Handyman Tip for Replacing Light Bulbs in High Ceilings

Here is an easy handyman job for any beginner. Assuming you aren’t afraid of heights, sure you could climb a ladder to reach the bulbs. But what if the bulbs are crazy high? I guess it really depends on where the bulbs are located in relation to the walls. Lots of people have extension ladders that they can lean against …

Use a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain and Remote?

A ceiling fan remote is a great thing to have, even though it causes a lot of confusion. Although it is convenient, people ask if they can, or should use both to control the fan. For the most part, a remote switch is used when there is only one power supply coming into the fan. In other words you don’t …

Ceiling Fan Actually Adds Heat to a Room?

We’ve all heard that that ceiling fans make a room feel cooler in the summertime. For those of us in the desert, in most houses during the summer, ceiling fans are used every day. It’s not that the fan cools the air, but rather makes you feel cooler with the wind chill effect. Did you also realize that a ceiling …