Saturday, November 18, 2006

Simple Home Wiring Fixes

Do you have a few little home improvement projects around your home that you keep putting off? I had one of those recently that I finally bit the bullet and completed.

We have five bathrooms between our home and office. My wife, Sandy, was tired of finding the bathroom fans being left running for hours and even days at a time. There was a simple solution to this problem. I just replaced the bathroom fan switch with an electronic timing device that allows you to control the length of time that the fan operates - in this case intervals of 10, 20, 30 and 60 minutes.

This is a simple home wiring improvement (and wife saver!) that I thought some of you might be interested in seeing, so we videotaped the project and prepared an e-book covering the steps involved.

You can view the video and download the e-book (FREE) by visiting the following link on the website:

Please feel free to pass this information on to any of your friends or family that might find it useful.

And please - follow all safety guidelines when working on any home electrical project.

- Terry Peterman, the 'Internet Electrician'

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Safety is CRUCIAL When Working Around Electricity

The reoccurring theme around our place of business is BUSY, BUSY, BUSY. A booming economy in our neck of the woods is resulting in a huge demand for contractors of all types. Our phone is always ringing, and our fleet is constantly on the move.

Unfortunately, these busy times for tradespeople means that, for those of you waiting for an electrician to complete a small wiring project in your home - the wait may have just gotten longer.

For those of you tired of waiting for an electrician and attempting to tackle those small home electrical jobs yourself, it is imperative that you complete the work SAFELY. Follow all safety recommendations for working around electricity, ensure that your local jurisdiction allows you to complete those projects yourself, and be compliant to all applicable electrical codes.

Please visit our website for specifics on working around electricity safely, and for assistance with those small projects -

Till next time.

- Terry Peterman, the 'Internet Electrician'