How to Change Lighting Point To Ceiling Fan point

The light points in our houses and bedrooms or anywhere else for that matter is the same as points for the ceiling fan. Lots of people thinks that the light points and the fan points differs. Yes there is a slight difference at the switch. Other than that all the wiring and the circuit are the same. Thus,…

How To Add New Lighting Point

There will be instances where you will need to add new lighting point to what you have. It could be your hall or room is not bright enough. It could also be for decoration purposes. What ever the reason for adding a new lighting point may be, it wold involve some work and maybe some…

Troubleshoot Electrical Fault In Your Home

When there is an electrical fault in your home, the Main Circuit Breaker will keep tripping. When that happens, you can rest assured there is something wrong with your electrical installation. There could be a variety of reason why the circuit breaker trips when certain electrical items are switched on. To pin point where the problem comes from, we need to…

Using One Ballast For Lighting Up 2 Fluorescent Tubes

The most common type of fluorescent lights we use in our homes are the single tube fluorescent light or if we need to brighten up an area a little bit more, we might use a twin tube fluorescent fitting. The wiring for these two types of fluorescent fittings are almost similar where the twin tube…

What is a magnetic contactor.

A magnetic contactor is just a switch. So don’t let the term “magnetic contactor” scare you and start thinking it is some space age electrical gadget. Magnetic contactors has been around for decades. The most common magnetic contactor which we all would have seen is the Air Con starter that we see in our house. It is the simplest form…

How To Check The Wiring Installations In Your House

It is advisable to check wiring installations of your home after prolonged use. Periodic checks ensures that the wires are in good condition and all terminal connections are tightly screwed on. This will prevent undue short circuit and electrical overloads. With a well maintained wiring installation in your home, you can save on your electrical…

Clogged Kitchen Sink Drainage

Very often we get a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drainage. The kitchen sink is the place where we wash our plates and woks after cooking or after our meals. The drainage or waste pipe gets clogged after a prolonged time due to a few factors. What Causes Clogged Kitchen Sink Drainage Leftovers being discarded and wash down the Waste pipe….

Faulty Electrical Circuit

Assuming that you have done all the 3 basic steps when checking for a faulty light and you fail to repair that light because there is no electricity supply going to the light itself. You should have confirmed this with your test pen. There is a high possibility that you might have a faulty electrical circuit. Let’s discuss what else could be…

Why the ceiling fan slows down.

The normal ceiling fan in our homes, like any electrical item that moves, is driven by a motor. I will not confuse you with the theoretical explanation of how an electrical motor works, but as in most electrical motors, they need a capacitor to kick start the motor. Again, I won’t bore you with how the…

Lightning Arrestors

What are lightning arrestors? As the name implies, a lightning arrestor is a device to arrest lightning. It is general knowledge that lightnings are dangerous. It can cause material and physical harm and in extreme cases, lives can be lost. There are places which are prone to lightning strikes and if you are staying in such places, it…