Hardware Tip of the Week: A Not-So-Shocking Idea; Play it SAFE when working on wiring

By / Hardware Tips / Wednesday, 03 December 2014 05:00

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Probably the most mysterious and scariest home projects involve electrical work.
Those people not familiar with electricity might expect lightning to come shooting out of sockets and switches when you want to work on them. That won’t happen...unless, of course, you start working around the wiring when the power is still flowing. Play it safe and get an inexpensive circuit alert voltage tester that lets you know if it’s okay to go to work. Just place the tester on the wiring (or device) and if it lights up the wire is live. This lets you know if you’ve turned off the wrong circuit breaker or fuse, or if there’s a problem with the breaker. Fix it before you do anything else.
Bonus Tip:
Carpet Stain Remover:
New carpeting looks warm and inviting for a week or so, then kids, company, dogs, TV dinners and things like red wine take their toll. New carpet certainly can brighten a home. It looks warm and inviting for a week or two, then kids, company, dogs, TV dinners and things like red wine take their toll. Soon your new carpet looks like a military drop zone. Don’t fret, here are a few carpet-cleaning tips. For chewing gum, put ice cubes in a plastic bag and freeze the gum in the carpet. When it’s hard, scrape it with a butter knife. For greasy stuff like lipstick, blot up the excess, then use dry-cleaning fluid. For pet stains, blot any excess with paper towels, and then use a mixture of laundry detergent, ammonia and white vinegar. For shoe polish and ink stains, dab with paint thinner. For fruit juice and soft drink spills, mix 1 teaspoon of both laundry detergent and white vinegar in 1 quart of warm water, and sponge well. For burns, trim off fibers, and, if needed, glue in some extras from the edges. And that's your Tip of the Week from Island Tackle and Hardware.

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