Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Moving an electrical plug or Switch a Small Distance in an Existing wall.

Moving an electrical plug or Switch a Small Distance in an Existing wall.

On occasion I have a need to move an older plug or switch in the wall. This requires some knowledge about how gang boxes are set on studs with nails and wiring. Your average home has plastic blue single or double gang boxes nailed to the stud they are next to. If you need to move the box for what ever reason there are a few things that will need to be...

Wall Socket Plug Wiring Diagram

Wall Socket Plug Wiring Diagram

I recently went into a house of a friend of mine and he was connecting the wall plugs in a diy project. I noticed immediately all the plugs were wired backwards. I thought I would create a graphic with the correct wall socket plug wiring diagram. The key to connecting plugs is when you are looking at the face with its 2 eyes and nose, the left eye is bigger. The...

Finding a Good Electricity Provider

Finding a Good Electricity Provider

I live in Texas and a few years ago we deregulated electricity, which opened the door to competition.  In the old days I had to use TXU if I lived in Dallas and Reliant if I lived in Houston. There was no choice in who our electricity provider was, we simply had to grin and bear the bad service and lack of choice. The monopolies were able to gouge us any way...