Wiring Switches projects
How to Install a 3-Way Switch
This article shows you a simple technique for adding a second switch to a stairway light or a light in any room in your home. It covers running…
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…
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How to Install an In-Line Cord Switch
Make turning lamps on and off easier by installing an in line cord switch. We'll show you how to add the switch so you don't have to…
How To Stop Dimmer Switches From Humming
Humming dimmer switches are a surprisingly common problem. We’ll show you simple DIY fixes that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
How to Install Dimmer Switches
Installing a dimmer switch? The National Electrical Code now requires larger box sizes to accommodate bulky devices like dimmer switches and…
Installing a Remote Motion Detector for Lighting
A remote sensor automatically lights up dark sidewalks and yards. And it'll operate any light fixture. In this story, we'll show you how…
How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlet
Run an underground electrical line into the garden to power an outdoor light or a pond pump. Here’s the quickest and cheapest method for…
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…
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…
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.