Electrical Wiring

Install electrical wiring for all your home improvement projects.

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  • Tips for Easier Electrical Wiring

  • Whether you have years of wiring experience under your belt, or you’re a novice, this collection of tips and techniques will help you wire…

  • How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

  • You can save a lot of money by doing your own wiring. Here we'll show you to wire an entire room. Even if you've never picked up an electrical…

  • How to Wire a Light Socket

  • Correctly connect hot and neutral wires when you replace a lamp switch and socket to keep your lamp safe. Even an inexpensive plug and cord has…

  • Stripping Wire

  • Learn special tools and techniques for stripping any kind of wire. Different types of electrical cable and cords, coaxial cable, communication…

  • Cable and Telephone Wiring

  • You can install communication lines that will integrate, connect and route your cable and phone. The system shown here, which can be installed…

  • Wiring Switches and Outlets

  • Wire switches and outlets correctly and safely by following the techniques recommended by our two Master Electricians. They show how to avoid…

  • How to Bury Underground Cable

  • Running electric power to a garage or garden pond? Learn about code requirements and different options for depth of trench, conduit material,…

  • How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

  • Frustrated by too few outlets in your garage? Lighting that’s too dim? Or maybe you just want to install a garage door opener and need a nearby…

  • Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

  • With coaxial cable, small mistakes lead to big problems: poor picture quality or slow Web cruising. Before you run coax cable to your TV or…

  • How to Make Safe Wire Connections

  • Making tight electrical connections is critical to a safe wiring job. If wires come loose, you could get arcing and overheating, which could…

  • Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

  • Add a doorbell chime to your shop or garage by connecting to either the existing chime or the transformer—the choice depends on how and…

  • Installing PVC Conduit

  • Metal conduit is tough stuff, but it’s heavy, hard to work with and expensive. Rigid PVC conduit is a better choice for DIYers; these…

  • Running Underground Cable

  • The easiest way to protect outdoor electrical wiring from damage is by burying it 12-in. underground in PVC conduit. Our photo shows you the key…

  • Installing Communication Wiring

  • Prepare your home for communication wiring. We'll show you how to install CAT-5e and RG6 coaxial cables to update the telephone, TV, Internet,…

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