Requirements for Closet Lights

Over the years, exposed light bulbs in closets have been the cause of many house fires throughout the country, because the heat that they generate can cause things like clothing, paper, and cardboard boxes to ignite if they are too close. There are certain requirements to prevent this and keep your home safe.

What Is A Double-Lugged Circuit Breaker?

Double lugging is when two wires are placed under the same screw on a circuit breaker or on the neutral bus in an electrical panel. Double-tapping is normally done by a homeowner or a handyman who knows just the basics of electrical work.

What Is Vermiculite Insulation?

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is or was used in many applications, including gardening to improve soil quality and as an insulation in homes.Vermiculite normally has a grayish brown appearance and can look like small pieces of gravel.

All About Smoke Detectors

Dollar-for-dollar, smoke detectors are one of best investments that you can make for the safety of your family inside your home. You can purchase them for less than $10, and there is no reason that any home in America should not have working smoke detectors installed. They could save your life someday.

Emergency Utility Shut-off

Although we all hope that we never have an emergency or accident, it is good to be prepared. In some emergencies, it is critical to know how to shut off the utilities to your home. You don’t want to wait until a water line ruptures, or a fire starts

Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was the most commonly used wiring system from the late 1800’s until the 1940’s. It gets its name from the porcelain knobs and tubes that are used to hold the wiring in place. Unlike most other wiring systems, when knob-and-tube wiring was installed, the hot wire and the neutral wire were run separately, and there is no ground wire.