Wiring Switches projects
Wiring Outlets and Switches the Safe and Easy Way
Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches
Install a CFL Dimmer Switch
Compact fluorescent bulbs can work well with dimmers—if they're the right type of dimmer. Replace older, standard dimmer switches with CFL…
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.
How to Wire a Three-Way Switch
This story features diagrams that show how to wire three-way switches. The wiring is more complicated than a traditional single-pole switch, but…
When to Use Cheap Light Switches
A cheap switch and an expensive switch will both turn a light on, but fixtures that draw more power require the larger, more durable parts built…
How to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Replace a faulty well pump switch in about an hour; no special tools or skills required.
Replacing a 3-Way Switch
The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, will teach you how to replace a three-way switch and share a tip to make this job a piece of cake.
Install a Wireless Light Switch
Tired of groping for pull chains in the dark? Wireless, piezoelectric switches allow you to control lights using nothing more than the energy…
Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch
Install a new electrical switch without any wiring or batteries. Piezoelectric switches use radio signals generated by the push of a button to…
How to Install a Dimmer Switch
There's more to changing a switch than connecting a few wires. You have to check grounding and box size for a safe, first-class job. It's easy…
Check the Wattage Before You Install a Dimmer Switch
Not all dimmer switches are the same, and if you buy one that's not rated for the total wattage of the lights it controls, you could have…