The Handyguys talk to Wayne Gilchrist from http://www.ezdiyelectricity.com.
How does a homeowner get started working with electricity?
The Handyguys have been involved in electrical projects since they were youngsters. Handyguy Paul stuck his finger in a light socket when he was in kindergarten and learned firsthand about household AC! Both of the Handyguys have done a lot wiring over the years, whether on their family home or as volunteer work for someone in need.
While we both understand the basics of home wiring, we are not experts in the field (as a matter of fact, we are not experts in most fields). Since electricity is more dangerous then seeding your lawn, we thought it would be nice to have a master electrician on the podcast to give us his perspective on the handyguy and home wiring.
The homeowner starting out with electrical work
Please listen to the podcast to get Wayne Gilchrist’s take on the following topics:
- Know your limitations!
- Do your research.
- Do not tackle major projects such as connecting your service panel.
- Follow these recommendations:
- Use voltage meter.
- Always, always, always, always turn off the power before working.
- Use common sense.
- Respect electricity!
Some questions for Wayne:
We asked Wayne about the use of cheap outlets with back stab connections. We also asked about questions our listeners had regarding dimmers switches and 3-way switches.
Listen to the podcast to get all of Wayne’s answers to our questions and to learn more about his services. We did this interview because Wayne offers a great service. This is not a sponsored show and we were not compensated in any way.