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The goal of HOUSETIPS is to help homeowners better understand the various systems of their house and provide insight to common and unusual issues that may occur. With decades of experience as forensic engineers, plan designers, home inspectors, and contractors, our team has unique experience in diagnosing failure patterns in houses. Our team has witnessed needless, costly repairs without repair of the actual cause of the damage. We want you better informed to save time and money so we tailored our content to help homeowners identify issues, possibly solve problems, and consider practical repairs. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the content presented by HOUSETIPS.

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What is a GFCI receptacle?

So, you have heard the term “GFCI receptacle” but do not know what it means.  First, the word “receptacle” is often interchanged with the word’s “outlet” or “plug”, but they all refer to the same electrical feature.  Second, GFCI stands for “Ground Fault Circuit...

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Florescent Light Problems

Florescent lights are inexpensive to purchase and install making them an appealing light source for homes, workshops, utility rooms, and storage rooms.  Installation of the light is simple since the fixture is lightweight and generally anchored with two molly bolts...

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What is a GFCI receptacle?

So, you have heard the term “GFCI receptacle” but do not know what it means.  First, the word “receptacle” is often interchanged with the word’s “outlet” or “plug”, but they all refer to the same electrical feature.  Second, GFCI stands for “Ground Fault Circuit...

read more

Florescent Light Problems

Florescent lights are inexpensive to purchase and install making them an appealing light source for homes, workshops, utility rooms, and storage rooms.  Installation of the light is simple since the fixture is lightweight and generally anchored with two molly bolts...

read more

What is a GFCI receptacle?

So, you have heard the term “GFCI receptacle” but do not know what it means.  First, the word “receptacle” is often interchanged with the word’s “outlet” or “plug”, but they all refer to the same electrical feature.  Second, GFCI stands for “Ground Fault Circuit...

read more

Florescent Light Problems

Florescent lights are inexpensive to purchase and install making them an appealing light source for homes, workshops, utility rooms, and storage rooms.  Installation of the light is simple since the fixture is lightweight and generally anchored with two molly bolts...

read more