Found 51 results for the keyword ‘Wire’

  • New circuit protection: Arc Fault Interrupters

    Overload protection Fuses and circuit breakers will stop the electricity in a wire when the load is excessive or there is a short circuit. They prevent overheating of wires from too much electricity trying to flow through a wire that is not large enough to handle it. Stray current protection G...
  • Electrical Wiring - Keeping the Stress off of the Wires

    You will notice that wires that go into your breaker box are much longer than needed to get to their connection. This extra wire provides flexibility as to where to attach the wire as well as prevents possible stress on a too tight wire.When you curve a wire to put it under the screw head of an ...
  • Which is better -- Fuses or Circuit Breakers?

    In some ways, the old fashioned fuse is actually better than the circuit breakers. To make sure I got my facts right on this one I visited George Brown College in Toronto to talk to one of the instructors in the electrician's apprentice programs. Fuses are 100 % reliable. When they get hot, the...
  • Radiant Heating Systems for Homes

    Radiant Heating and Convection Heating are the two primary types of ways we heat our houses. FORCED AIR HEATINGConvection heating means moving hot air -- what we usually call a forced air heating system simply heats air and moves it around the house through a system of fans and ducts.  Forced air...
  • Is the wiring already in your house safe?

    Plastic covered wires that run along the top of your baseboards are dangerous, because they can easily be damaged. It is so easy to just add a wire like this that it is often done, with extension cords, or even regular wiring simply being nailed to the baseboards to keep them off the floor.If th...
  • Getting a good electrical connection with wires.

    Have you ever wondered whether you should push an electrical wire through the little connector holes in the back of an electrical outlet, or tighten that wire under the screw head? Keith Dusome is an electrician from Accurate Electrical in Aurora, Ontario who got me to take a couple of outlets a...
  • Wire Bender

    If you need to bend wire for artistic or practical reasons, even fairly thick wire like heavy coat hangers or brass rods as I have in the photos, the wire bending jig is amazing.This is how I make supports to hold my one cup coffee filters up over the coffee cup, rather than letting the filter si...
  • Hiding Surface Wires

    When we string new wires through the house, telephone, cable, speakers and the like, it would be nice to be able to hide them. One trick is to remove the quarter round trim from the floorboards and if there is a space behind the rug or under the floor board, the wire can go into that space and t...
  • Advanced filtration systems -- portable and installed

    Many people would like to filter the air in their houses in an effort to improve indoor air quality. The most efficient of the furnace filter systems, when it is kept clean, is the electronic air cleaner. As you can see in the first photo, it is a large unit that is installed directly in the fur...