Having mice or rats in your house can cause a whole host of problems, from health concerns to spoiled food. However, one of the most concerning problems is not the droppings or the now-useless bags of crackers or cereal, but the damage mice can inflict on the electrical wiring in your house. If you are had rodent damage, or if you have a persistent problem with mice in your house, you need to take preventative steps to protect your electrical system from damage, as well as repair damage that may have already occurred.
If you are planning to install LED recessed lighting in a new driveway or sidewalk, then you need to know how to properly encase it so it is protected from moisture and shifting concrete. This is an easy do-it-yourself project as long as you are careful to perform the installation correctly. Below is how you can do it:
Tools and materials needed
¾-inch diameter Schedule 40 PVC pipe ¾-inch diameter PVC slip tees ¾-inch diameter PVC slip connectors PVC primer and cement Low-voltage wire in recommended gauge for fixtures Recessed LED miniature lighting fixtures suitable for outdoor use Wooden stakes Wire stripper/cutter pliers Electric drill with 1-inch Forstner bit Oscillating multitool with plastic-cutting blade Needle-nose pliers Gel-filled splice connectors Telecom pliers to pinch gel-filled splice connectors Measuring tape Silicone caulk tube Hacksaw or PVC cutter Step-by-step procedure
You use electricity in your home every single day, and you likely don't think about whether your wiring needs to be updated or not. In fact, your electricity issues may not even bother to you until it starts to fail. The reality is, your home may have outdated electrical components that can be potentially unsafe. Here are common warning signs that you may need to have some electrical upgrades so your home can be safe again.
Does your home need electrical work done to it? Are you worried about how much your project will cost you once it's complete? Here are some tips on how to keep your electrical work within your budget:
Check on needed permits: Before your electrician does any work, call your local municipality to find out what kind of permits are required in your area. For some, there are no permits necessary if the work is strictly interior.