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Ungrounded Three-Slot Outlets

One of the larger advancements to ever take place with residential house wiring occurred in the early 1960s.  This change was the introduction of a third conductor in a standard electrical cable that acts as an equipment ground (usually just

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Uneven Stair Risers

Most of us go up and down stairways everyday without thinking much about the planning and construction of them.  One of the leading causes of injuries in the home comes from slips and falls on stairways.  And one of leading

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Nail vs. Screw

While nails and screws may seem to be interchangeable, there is actually quite a difference between what these two common fasteners are capable of.  I know often times you are just trying to hang a picture on the wall and

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Handrails

It’s hard for most people to go a day without encountering a flight of stairs and a handrail but most of us are unware of all the energy that goes into designing them.  Over the years handrails have evolved greatly

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Garage to House Fire Separation

Giving the occupants of a house time and a path to get themselves and loved ones out of a house in the event of a fire is obviously very important.  Once a fire starts near the living areas of a

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