Learn how to install new wiring and repair old wiring and electrical devices with these DIY projects and advice from licensed electricians.
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 tool in your life, you can safely rough-in wiring by following the directions in this article. You'll learn all of the pro techniques for a wiring job, ...
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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 plug-in. If so, this article is for you. Garage wiring has special rules. So before installing those extra outlets, read through the details in this story ...
How to Install Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Give your room a stunning new look and feel by adding DIY recessed lights. Even if you don’t have access to the ceiling from the attic, you can install these lights by following the directions shown here. You don’t have to tear up your ceiling either. We’ll show you how to add these lights to your ...
Add an Electrical Outlet
Eliminate those ugly and often dangerous extension cords. You can add a new outlet quickly and easily without tearing open a wall, if you already have an outlet in the other side of the wall. No extra holes. No messy patching and repainting. The procedure we show here allowed us to center our TV ...
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 bringing power to a remote spot without tearing up your yard.
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
Learn about the tools, materials and techniques you need to cut, bend and install surface-mounted metal conduit. Add power to a basement or garage shop with easy, inexpensive EMT (electrical metallic tubing).
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.
How to Install Ceiling Fans
A ceiling fan improves cooling in summer and heating in winter. The result: You feel more comfortable while you save on utility bills. And installing them yourself is much easier, thanks to new, strong hanging systems and electronic controls. We show you how to avoid common pitfalls when installing ...
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Install a home theater and hide the speaker wires with no muss, simple solutions. We'll show you four different ways to take care of it.