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Posted by falyn_eaden on May 4, 2016
Wago makes splicing stranded, fine stranded and solid stranded conductors for electrical installation easy with their splicing connectors. Once your wire is stripped to the appropriate length which can be found under the bottom of the connector you are good to go. In the case of the 222 series you usually will need to strip your wire about 10 millimeters. Be sure to check the bottom of your Wago 222 series connector to verify. Once this is done, just pop the lever open, push your wire in, and...
Posted by falyn_eaden on March 18, 2016
There are a few things that need to be done prior to cashing in on Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency Program rebate. Here is a quick step-by-step to get you on your way to the savings.   Be a Georgia Power customer Pick your improvement Visit our Georgia Power Lighting Rebate blog for improvement options. Install your new equipment (LED lighting) Register and complete the online application within 90...
Posted by falyn_eaden on March 14, 2016
You may have heard about the Energy Policy Act of 2005, also referred to as EPAct, and want to claim the tax deduction. Knowing how to do this can be confusing and overwhelming if you are not familiar with the process. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a great way to further benefit from becoming energy efficient. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to capitalize on these deductions. Shop LED lighting for all your energy efficient lighting needs. Here is a quick step-by-step...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
As part of our 13 Days of Halloween, we wanted to show you guys how to create awesome packing tape Halloween decorations! They are a lot of fun to make plus it makes your yard or front porch look like it is being haunted. How to Make Your Own! Materials You Need Cling Wrap Packing Tape A Construction Partner! Step One: Start with an Arm First thing first, wrap your partner’s arm with one layer of cling wrap. This will keep the tape from sticking to his or her arm and help the...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
On Fridays, the HomElectrical team likes to put our creativity and enthusiasm to good use and create something based on the past week’s theme. Since this week’s theme was recycling and we already posted a few cool ideas about reusing cardboard in creative ways, we thought we could make an awesome desktop organizer. 1. Unfold a cardboard box and cut it into equal sized squares Take a cardboard box and unfold it and cut it into 8x8 inch squares. The squares can be larger or smaller than...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
Looking for a festive way to decorate your yard this Halloween season? Try a cardboard tombstone! Supplies: Cardboard Scissors, exacto knife or box cutter Marker Tape or hot glue gun Optional: Spray Paint Step One: Sketch out the shape of the grave stone on to the cardboard. We went for more of a decayed look. You can be as creative as you'd like! Step Two: Cut the cardboard along the sketch using either an exacto knife or a box cutter....
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
This year, HomElectrical is doing a 13-day Halloween project initiative and we want to give our loyal readers a creative and affordable craft they can make with their families to get into the Halloween spirit. These crafts will be cool ways to decorate inside or outside and they all will strive to be very affordable. Day 1: Cardboard Maze! Today, the craft idea we have is a really inexpensive and really fun for visiting trick or treaters. It is…. A Cardboard Maze! These are really easy to...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
As part of our 13 Days of Halloween, we wanted to show you how to make a great Halloween mask that doesn’t break the bank and looks amazing! Croc Mask Need’ems! 1. Cardboard Box 2. Scissors 3. Hot Glue 4. Pen or Pencil Step One: Mark up and Cut out the Croc Mouth! Draw your crocodile mouth design on the box. With scissors, cut out the design. Save the parts you cut out because those will make great teeth, eyes, and nose pieces later. Step Two: Glue your eyes and...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
Did you know that you could save money on your monthly water bill by capturing and storing water in a rain barrel? The easiest way to start using a rain barrel is by repurposing a 50-gallon drum or a 55-gallon drum. You can clean it out with a natural cleaner that will not hurt your plants when you water them later. Upon Us All a Little Rain Must Fall Using a rain barrel is a great way to reprocess the water that would otherwise flow through your gutter and deposit in the ground near your...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
Trash Bag Spider Web! For Day Seven of 13 Days Halloween, we made a quick tutorial for a trash bag spider web! This craft is very simple but adds a fun touch to your Halloween decorations. Materials You Will Need: Trash bag (can be either black or white) Marker (we recommend you pick a light colored marker if you are using a white bad otherwise the marker might bleed through) Scissors Tape Step One: Trash Bag Preparation Make the trash bag square. Take...

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