A Woman's Guide to Installing Outdoor Light Fixtures

A Woman’s Guide to Installing Outdoor Light Fixtures

It’s easy to tell that fall is here. Not only is the weather getting cooler, but the kids are looking forward to Halloween, the husbands are enjoying football and hunting season, and the days are getting shorter. Before they get too short and you run out of time for outdoor project, you might want to consider getting those new outdoor light fixtures you’ve been thinking about.

Replacing Outdoor Light Fixtures

It can be done in less than an hour, and can give the front of your home a facelift, while adding more light to greet your guests and welcome your family home. They can be purchased from your local home improvement store, as well as online. While your light fixtures should come with installation instructions, just in case they don’t, let’s take a look at how to install your new fixtures.

Try to convince your husband to do it for you, unless of course he isn’t very handy with tools and electricity. If he isn’t, or if you can’t convince him to do it for you, move on to step two.  Find your home’s circuit breaker, and flip the breaker that controls the outdoor lights to off. If you aren’t sure which one that is, just kill power to the whole house. It won’t be off for too long, and there’s no need to electrocute yourself.

Remove the screws that are holding the old light fixture up. Let it hang there by the wires while you use a test meter or light to check for a current. If there is no electricity flowing through the cable, continue. If there is, and you’ve already killed power to the whole house, back away slowly, and call an electrician.

Remove the wire nuts (which will probably be yellow, red, or black), and undo …

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Buying Guide for Backpacks

Buying Guide for Backpacks

If you intend to do a lot of hiking or walking in the spring / summer, it is important that you buy the right equipment yourself. Along with good boots you also need to get a good backpack to carry gear, tents and sleeping bags if you intend to go away for a few days and some extra clothes. But because there are so many different types of backpacks to choose from, choosing the right one for you can prove a bit of a challenge.

So below we offer a few pointers that you should keep in mind when you choose the backpack you want.

1.      What will you carry in your possession?

It is important for you to sit down and think about what you will put in yourself. By knowing what you will carry in your possession, you can decide on the size of backpack that you will need. It is important that you do not go for large sizes because you might find yourself accidentally putting more in what is really needed and thus increasing the weight you will carry. Also don’t think that going for a smaller size is a better choice because being cheaper only means that you have to secure more of your equipment outside.

2. Fits well on your back

You need to make sure that the one you go fits well on your back. If you can try out several different types that you are thinking of purchasing with some weight included inside. If you can put in the same amount of weight that you would expect to be carrying in yours when out and about.

3. The straps all provide support to your body

When trying them out make sure that the straps all provide support to your body and help …

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