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May 31, 2011
Romex isn't just for electricity anymore! Make your own handy light snake with a few wraps of this easily-formable wire.
December 13, 2007
This flashlight from SureFire is powerful, with a beam that is bright, white, and direct
September 1, 2005
Lighting is always important while doing repairs. Some lights, however, such as halogens, get too hot, while smaller tungsten-filament trouble lights are, in fact, troublesome. After they have been on…
March 1, 2000
The drawing shows one of the three work lights that I take with me to job sites. I put one work light on the miter-saw stand, one at the sawhorses…
March 1, 1997
Make your own worklight from spare plumbing and electrical parts. It's fun to assemble, and I think you get a more versatile light than the low-end store-bought models. For example,…
March 9, 1994
Use a flashlight at night to find leaks in foundations, sills or flashing. Have your helper get into the crawlspace or foundation, and shine a powerful light along the intersection…
May 1, 1991
As an electrician, I spend time in crawl spaces running wires. For a quick trip, a flashlight is more convenient than a drop light -- especially when space is tight.…
May 1, 1990
For some time now I've been using light stands made of 1-1/2-in. schedule-40 PVC pipe and fittings. A single 10-ft. section of pipe is enough to make the stand shown…
March 1, 1989
I call the assembly shown in the drawing a work tree, and it makes my on-the-job work stations less cluttered and better lit. The structure consists of a base made…
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