Electrical Wiring

Install electrical wiring for all your home improvement projects.

Home Audio Installation: Install a Whole-House Audio System

New high-tech components make it easier than ever to install your own whole-house audio system. We'll tell you what to buy and show you how to run the wires and mount the speakers and controls. The rest is simple plug-in hookups.

Electrical Wiring projects

  • Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

    Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart

  • 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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

    Run electrical wires underground to reach sheds, lights, patios, and other locations following safe wiring practices. We show the easiest way,…

  • Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short

    When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave enough slack inside the electrical box. The Family…

  • 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…

  • Fix Underground Wiring

    Accidentally cut an underground electrical wire? The easiest way to repair it is with an underground splice kit, which uses a rustproof…

  • 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…

  • 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…