Preventing Electrical Overloads
Electrical overloads can be dangerous. In this article, we’ll explain how electrical circuits work, how to figure out which outlets are on which…
Best Electrical Tape
Which electrical tape is best? A master electrician tells you why he chooses Scotch 33+ above all the others.
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How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes
Electrical boxes must be flush with the wall surface, which can present problems when you add wainscoting or paneling. The easiest fix is…
Electrical Tips: Replacing a Light Fixture
Replace a light fixture more quickly, safely and with more confidence with the electrical tips and techniques used by pros. These electrical…
Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls
Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart
Installing Electric Heaters
An electric heater can be a good option for warming up a cold room. We'll show strategies for adding an in-wall electric heater wherever you…
10 Tips on Saving Electricity and Lowering Your Electricity Bill
Electricity prices are rising and utility bills are getting ugly. Fight back with these 10 tips, and reduce your electrical bill by up to 40…
Top 10 Electrical Mistakes
Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires.…
Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short
The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, shows you how to splice in jumper wires to give you the slack you need.
Electric Stove Repair Tips
You can solve most electric range burner problems yourself and avoid the expensive service call. It's quick and easy to replace a burner or bad…
Replacing Electrical Outlet
Is there a way to replace a two-slot outlet with a three-slot outlet without running a new ground wire halfway through the house?