Tag Archives: Electric

Digging in Ground with Shovel

Call 811 before every digging project, large or small

(BPT) – With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them, Continue reading →

Digging soon? Call 811 first for safety's sake

Digging soon? Call 811 first for safety’s sake

(BPT) – With winter forgotten and spring in the air, many homeowners are packing away their snow boots and rolling up their sleeves to get started on long-awaited home improvement projects. Across the country, homeowners and professionals alike will plan landscaping and home-improvement projects that require digging this season. During Continue reading →

Pesky Relatives Mess Up Workshop

Q: My wife’s relatives are coming in next week to stay with us through the holidays. They tend to sit around the house, run up the electric bill and mess around with the tools in my workshop. Any tips for handling them? — Bill in Kissimmee, Fla. A: Unfortunately, I’m Continue reading →

There’s No Fixing Droopy Light Switch

DEAR HAMMER: Lately when I turn on the light switch in the bedroom, the switch goes up but then drops loosely down to the halfway position. Why is the switch doing this? — Jacob C., Cleveland DEAR JACOB: The switch is broken and must be replaced. There’s no fixing it, Continue reading →