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Cleaning Eavestrough

Cleaning the eavestrough and downspouts on your home should be done at least once a year to prevent overflowing which could cause extensive damage to the foundation and interior. The tools needed to do the job are: * Ladder, either folding or extension depending on the height of your roof. * Gloves; rubber if the [...]

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Replacing An Electrical Outlet

Steps in replacing an electrical outlet are easily performed if the procedures below are followed. 1. Turn off power Turn off the power to the electrical outlet at the circuit breaker or fuse box. 2. Remove cover plate Take out the screw holding the cover plate using a flat-head screwdriver and remove the plate. 3. [...]

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Installing a Light Switch

In replacing a light switch, the type of switch must first be determined. The most common types are single pole, double pole, three-way, and four-way switches. A single pole and double pole switch control from just one location while a three-way switch controls from two separate locations and a four-way light switch can control  from [...]

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Installing a Light Fixture

 Installing a light fixture is fairly simple if the procedure below is followed. 1. Turn off power Turn on the light switch for the  fixture being replaced.  Go to the breaker or fuse box and turn off the power to the light. If you do not know which breaker or fuse controls the light, try [...]

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