If you are still getting TV programming from a cable TV provider, you may have noticed that some of your TV’s are no longer receiving channels. Comcast has started encrypting its “Limited Basic” services. In the past, if you had a digital TV, you could just hook the coax cable to the back of your […]
About Kenny Jackson
Kenny Jackson is a Project Manager at Belco Electric specializing in commercial/industrial electrical maintenance and installations. He has a degree in engineering and has had his Georgia Unrestricted Master Electrical License since March of 2000.
Entries by Kenny Jackson
Recently my family purchased a 25 year old house in Atlanta, Georgia. During the home inspection due diligence period we found that there was extensive mold growth in the unfinished basement. I thought it might be helpful to others to pass along some things we learned from the experience. Though I am not a mold […]
Two years ago I posted a blog titled, “Plasma TVs – Why they are still, and always will be, superior to LCD and LED TVs”. If you missed the original blog, you may want to click on the title above and check it out.
When most people turn an electronic device off they expect it is truly off and not drawing any electricity. In many cases that is not true. They still may be drawing “phantom power”, also called standby power, vampire power, etc. “Phantom power” was described by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 as follows: “Many […]
In my last blog I talked about installing an over the air antenna to get HDTV for free so I could drop my satellite TV provider. The problem with this is only locally broadcast television stations are available over the air, which means I am limited to about 40 channels or so in my area. […]
Tired of paying for cable or satellite TV? I did two things to get rid of satellite TV service for my home theater system without sacrificing picture quality, or to a large degree, video content. I’ll describe step 1 in this article. You can check in later for step 2 on my next article.
One of the most common problems we find with electrical installations, whether it be a do it yourself renovation, or even new construction, is finding that the ground connection is not properly terminated to light fixtures, switches and outlets. They will work without making that connection, but for devices that include a ground connection, it […]
Due to continuing pressure from engineering firms and others concerned with the safety of continued use of Federal Pacific Stab-Lok electrical panels, on February 18, 2011 the CPSC released a revised version of it’s original March 3, 1983 press release regarding FPE circuit breakers.
I have followed electronics as a hobby since I was about 10 years old. Back then I was more into portable stereos (boom boxes) and home stereo systems. I loved looking at the Crutchfield magazines and reading about the cutting edge stereo technology available. Back in the mid 1980’s, I got a Yamaha DSP1 digital […]
Maintaining parking lot, building, and sign lighting is a very important part of doing business. A well lighted facility gives customers, tenants and employees a feeling of security and confidence at night, inviting visitation and increasing revenue.