Low-Voltage Wiring

Wiring The High-Tech House
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Wiring The High-Tech House

Structured wiring is the backbone that makes home automation work. Read more

Wiring The High-Tech House
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Wiring The High-Tech House

Structured wiring is the backbone that makes home automation work. Read more

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Undercabinet Lighting Options

Fluorescent strips are not the only choice for task lighting below wall cabinets. This overview explains the difference between halogen, xenon, and fluorescent lamps and sorts through the various fixtures available. Read more

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Fire Safety & Historic Preservation

Two experts discuss how to balance the goals of preservation with the need for fire safety. Read more

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Low-Voltage Wiring Instruction

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Grounding Electrical Boxes

Is using a grounding screw required when working with metal electrical boxes? And what about grounding when using plastic boxes? Read more

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Pigtails for Switches?

Is there any advantage to wiring switches with pigtails? Read more

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Duct Chases and Electrical Wiring

Is it okay to fish electrical wiring through the wood-framed chases built around hvac ducts and chimneys? Read more

Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan
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Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in... Read more

Tags: Electrical, Metal, Ventilation, Acoustics, Fireplaces
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Burying Electrical Wiring In Attic Insulation

Q: I know that knob-and-tube wiring can't be covered with insulation, but what about BX cable and joist-mounted junction boxes? Are there any restrictions on blowing cellulose insulation into an attic and burying the cable and junction boxes? Read more

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