Fuse and Bulb repairs.
Electrical home repairs is not an easy job. But it is important for us to know the basic of replacing a fuse and changing of light bulbs so when emergency comes, you can be of help at home.
Replacing a Fuse
A fuse is the weakest link in an electric circuit. If there is an overload or a fault, the fusible link melts and opens the circuit through the fuse to protect the electrical appliance from damage.
Remember that fuse is a one time use device that must be replaced after an overload condition.
- Switch off the main power before you replace the fuse.
- Remove the old fuse from the receptacle.
- Insert the new fuse until it is securely placed in position.
- Do not use anything other than a fuse of correct rating.
- Never touch the metal parts of the fuse when removing or inserting a new one.
Changing Light Bulbs
- Switch off the light or unplug a lamp. If the light has a two way switch, or if you can not remember whether the light is on or off, turn the electricity off at the main switch.
- Allow the old bulb to cool. Use a clean dry cloth to protect your hands if the bulb is still hot. Never use a damp cloth to hold a hot bulb as if it may explode.
- Insert the new bulb. Screw-in bulbs should be firmly in place. Never force a bulb in place or screw it too tightly.
- Turn the switch on.
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