Solve Home Electrical Problems Yourself !
Does your home have:
- Electrical outlets not working or ...
- An outage from a circuit breaker tripping or ...
- Several lights that blink strangely or ...
- Receptacles dead because a tripping GFCI won't reset...
- Or three-way switches having trouble?
For diagnosis of home electrical problems, ever wish you had a house wiring diagram, or reliable online advice?... I am Larry Dimock, The Circuit Detective, a master electrician in Washington state who concentrated on troubleshooting home electrical problems. I used to offer email and phone advice from here, but now that I've just retired, you'll have to rely totally on this did-it-myself website to fix your problem. But They say the site is exceptional.
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SLEUTH. I had fun being in this 7-minute info-video drama. Maybe you will enjoy it. It will be of special interest if you have an outage that doesn't seem to be from a tripped breaker or GFCI. More videos by Larry.
Tip of the Week: The word "receptacle" sounds like something receiving. But the word "outlet" sounds like something giving. How can they both refer to the same thing? An outlet is giving electricity out, from the perspective of the electrical system. But from the perspective of you, the user, a receptacle is receiving your what you plug in, in order to run a lamp or such. - Detective Larry ... More Tips of the Week.
Is This Site Disappearing?
I have not decided how long to keep The Circuit Detective site going. Since it began in 2004, over 3.9 million of you got expert help here, some paying for personalized advice. But more recently many advice sites and forums have sprung up and drawn searchers away from the kind of solid material I provide. Since I have retired, the main way I can now support the site (besides donations) is to have you buy the site! That's right, for $10 I will send you all the current files of the site. To encourage you to do this, I have made some of its online pages hard for you to access in their entirety (portions disappear after 30 seconds). Here's How to buy and avoid that.
Another way you can secure most of the site's information is by buying Circuit Down, the book I poured most of the site into in 2007, carried online by Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Lulu offers this as a $5 ebook (.pdf).
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