DIY Tips from Gold Coast Electricians

If you consider yourself a do it yourself type of person, there is a good chance that electrical projects are something you don’t necessarily want to do but are going to.  With that being said, here are some of the best tips to know when it does come time for you to tackle some type of electrical problem or project brought to you by

Use Easy to Read Circuit Breakers

If you ever have to switch off your home’s circuit breakers but can’t see what they are attached too, it can make this task extremely difficult to do.  To make the breaker numbers much easier to see (even in the dark), use a little bit of white painter’s caulk and put a little dab on all of the different numbers, making sure to wipe off any excess that there may be.  Once this has been done, you will be left with some very easy to read breaker numbers, making it much easier to know what the breaker switches actually go to.

Easy Way of Testing Breaker Switches

If you have recently moved into your house or are just simply getting around to labeling your breaker switches to make it much easier to shut off certain areas of your home, the best thing you can do is to use a helper.  However, if you don’t have a helper, all you need to do is plug in a radio and crank up the volume so that you are able to hear it when you’re at your breaker switches.  All you need to do know is flip the breakers until the radio is turned off.

How to Save Your Electrical Outlets While Working with Wood

If you do any type of woodwork for your job or as a hobby, you already know how messy it can get.  Sawdust is going to get everywhere, one of those places being inside of your electrical outlet strips.  While this may not sound like that big of a deal, it can potentially interfere with the strip’s electrical contacts, meaning that when you plug something in, it is not going to work.  To prevent this from happening, all you need to do is to put. Some masking tape over the outlets that are not being used.  This will help make the electrical strip last much longer.

Setup a Charging Station

If you consider yourself to be a do it yourself type of person, you probably have a good number of tools.  Of those tools, most of them are probably going to be battery powered, meaning that the battery is going to need to be recharged at some point in time.  Now add in the 5 different battery powered tools and you are going to need to have 5 different battery chargers plugged in.  Instead of having these chargers spread all over the place, all you need to do is mount a power strip onto the wall, allowing you to create a ‘charging station’ in one particular area.  Now you can charge multiple batteries at a time without having to scatter the chargers all over the place.

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