Electrical

Tesla Unveils PowerWall Batteries for Homes and Businesses
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Tesla Unveils PowerWall Batteries for Homes and Businesses

Could a $3,000 lithium-ion battery change how homes - or the world - use power? Read more

IBS/KBIS 2015: Day 3 Product Finds
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IBS/KBIS 2015: Day 3 Product Finds

Editors Lauren Hunter, Laura McNulty, and Craig Webb wrap up their time on the... Read more

Tags: Engineered Wood, Framing, Shower, Appliances, Kitchen
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9 Universal Design Details You're Forgetting 9 Universal Design Details You're Forgetting

These ideas go way beyond lever door handles and no-threshold showers. Read more

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Adding a Three-Way Switch

Add another light and a second switch to an existing lighting circuit? According to master electrician Rex Cauldwell, it depends on where the new light is located and where that is in relation to the switch. Also, be sure to to bring the hot conductor straight to the common terminal of a three-way switch. Read more

Tags: Electrical
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Get Smart: Home Tech Integration and the Contractor Get Smart: Home Tech Integration and the Contractor

Home technology integration is easier than you thinkā€”as long as you start the planning process early Read more

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How to Build a Temporary Jobsite Power Box

Have you ever been frustrated by the lack of power available at your jobsite? Need more sockets to plug your tools into? Why not create your own temporary power box? Here's how to do it. Read more

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7 Intriguing Home Technology Products From CES 2014 7 Intriguing Home Technology Products From CES 2014

From itty-bitty sensors and processors to a refrigerator you can text with, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show had plenty of fresh ideas Read more

Tags: Electrical, Appliances, HVAC, Computers, Security
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Clear Clutter and Dock Discreetly With the Docking Drawer Clear Clutter and Dock Discreetly With the Docking Drawer

Spec your kitchen and mudroom drawers to accommodate this handy junction box and electrical outlet Read more

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Do Boxed Columns Require Electrical Outlets?

If you box in a Lally column in a finished basement, does code require that you install an outlet there? Read more

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Watch Your Watts With Trane Energy Management Software Watch Your Watts With Trane Energy Management Software

Homeowners can get important energy use information at a glance with Trane's 24/7 energy monitoring program. Read more

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