How to Calculate your Monthly Electrical Cost.

If your Electrical Bill is running sky high monthly, knowing how they add up might give you a rough idea on where you can save up. In this respect it is good to know how to calculate monthly Electrical cost. In every household, the biggest culprits that can send your Bill sky rocking are: The Air-Condition…

How To Troubleshoot Faulty Fluorescent Light

Fluorescent lights on the whole have a long life span. The light consist of 3 major components which makes the light work namely, the Fluorescent tube, The Ballast and The starter. If a fluorescent light starts giving trouble, these 3 components are the main culprits. So to troubleshoot faulty fluorescent light, start with these 3…

How to calculate the amperage of an electrical appliance.

Most electrical appliances manufacturers don’t state the amperage of an electrical appliance on their products as I think they are not required by law to do so. However, they are required to state the voltage and  wattage. That being said, knowing the value of the voltage and the wattage, you can easily calculate amperage. Voltage…

Why The Fluorescent Light Starter Flickers Wildly

An important part of the household fluorescent light is the starter. It is the small cylindrical cartridge like item you see sticking out from the side of a fluorescent light casing. When you switch on the light, you will notice the starter flickering a few times before the fluorescent light tube lights up. Problem starts…

How To Drill Holes In The Cement Wall To Hang A Picture

There are a few things to watch out when you want to drill holes in wall to hang pictures or whatever things that need to be hung. Taking these precautions to prevent something going wrong before drilling any holes in the wall will save you a lot of heartaches and money. This is especially so when drilling…

How to replace and terminate a two gang switch

A two gang switch in my shop broke, so I might as well take this opportunity to show you guys how to replace a simple 2 gang switch. First of all, SWITCH OFF THE MAINS! Get ready a 2 gang switch and a small screwdriver of a test pen. The broken 2 gang switch.   Loosen the 2…

How to isolate a Faulty Switch Socket

Sometimes in the middle of the night or maybe out of the blue, you get a total blackout in your house. If yours is the only house affected, then you can be pretty sure that there is a short circuit somewhere in your electrical system. That doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole day or whole night in the dark. You can…

How To Check If A Plug Top Fuse Is Okay

A plug top fuse, basically is a small piece of wire encased in a ceramic cartridge for safety purpose. The main player in any fuse is the piece of wire which allows electricity to pass through. It has be be correctly calibrated to withstand the power consumption of the electrical gadget that it is protecting. The amperage of the fuse cannot be too small or…

The Correct Way To Install Wires For 3 Pin Plug Top

Most of us knows how to install the wires for a 13 amp 3 pin plug top. After all, there are only 3 wires involved so how complicated can that be. However, simple as it seems, there are still many who do not have a hint on how to install the wires to a 3 pin plug correctly. Mistakes…

Is it Safe to use a Multiple Socket Adapter

A very interesting question is whether it is okay to have multiple appliances plugged into one socket by using a multiple socket adapter. While it is not advisable to do such a thing, many homes do use multiple gang extension wires in their homes because when they bought the house, most developers never takes into consideration on how…