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Hi!, I'm Dave Rongey. For over 35 years, I have enjoyed all aspects of electrical work.. from custom homes to industrial automation. I'm also an avid "Do It Yourself er", I really hate paying someone to do something I know I can do myself. Let me work with you on your home electrical projects and increase the value of your beautiful home. I'll be packing years of experience into my project guides which have simple Step-By-Step instructions anyone can follow.
Not long ago I decided to share my years of electrical experience so others could enjoy the ability to perform several do-it-yourself projects and improve the safety and comfort of their home, and have some fun in the process.
As a Licensed Electrical Contractor, I have seen too many do-it-yourself er projects that are serious fire and safety hazards that well meaning people have performed! "I don't want you to take a chance on doing your next project wrong and becoming a headline in your home town newspaper!"
Since 1972, I have been working in the electrical industry with experience in residential, commercial and industrial areas of new construction, additions and remodels. I have been recognized for saving thousands of dollars by implementing Energy Management and Building Automation projects for large facilities in leading fortune 500 companies. I have participated in several energy reduction projects with local electric utility companies where I helped customers reduce their electricity consumption. My love for wiring Custom Homes in some of the most beautiful areas in California and for some of the nicest people on earth has produced a level of satisfaction my family and I now enjoy.
My desire is that Ask-The-Electrician.Com will be your source of the finest "Do It Yourself" electrical project instructional guides... period! You won't find another resource of any kind anywhere that provides you more detailed instruction packed with over 35 years of hands-on experience.
With a track record of satisfied customers, I am helping people everywhere realize their dream of saving money and enhancing their home with beautiful electrical projects, increased safety, and security.
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I'm looking forward to working with you on your next project!
Dedicated to your Safety, Comfort and Efficiency.
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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.