Electrical Basics Blog

The Spring Home Maintenance Guide and Checklist

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring is here which means there are lots of maintenance tasks to do around your home. As always, Electrical Basics has some expert advice to get you through all of your springtime tasks (relatively) stress-free. While a checklist is a great way to keep track of all of your vernal equinox projects, you’ll need to plan ahead to ensure you don’t forget anything important. March The screening process : Check your door and window screens to make sure they are still in good condition. This is also...

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What are Adhesive Plastic Clamps?

Friday, March 6, 2015

​Adhesive plastic clamps offer a tremendous amount of versatility and flexibility to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), contract manufacturers, installers, hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. The uses for these adhesive backed clamps and adhesive backed plastic fasteners are as varied as the people who use them. For example, small wire cable clamps can be used to manage various types of wire and cable in sophisticated electronic metal cabinetry and in other applications where limited space or other constraints will not allow screws, arrowhead mounts and other traditional fasteners to affix these types of wire management products.

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Nylon Closed End Pigtail Connector For Electrical Wiring Applications

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

There are many types of connections used in electrical wiring applications, so it is helpful to know when you'll need to use a pigtail connector. A pigtail connector is a closed end, crimp on wire connector that is used to join together two or more electrical conductors to a device and an electrical box. A pigtail connector is small enough to use where the space available for wiring is confined and there is not enough room to use other typical connectors. The minimum length of electrical wire...

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6 Household Emergencies and How to Handle Them

Monday, February 2, 2015

Crisis # 1: Help! I smell gas!Solution: Extinguish any open flames such as cigarettes, candles, kerosene lamps, or heaters immediately. Open windows and doors for ventilation. Don't touch electrical switches. If the odor is faint, and near a gas appliance (range, clothes dryer, hot water heater) check the pilot light. If it has blown, relight carefully using long wooden matches according to manufacturer's instructions. If the pilot light is on and you are certain the gas is coming from a...

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