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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls
Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!
Don’t Believe This Electrical Panel Myth
Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods
Install a Wall Hugger Receptacle
How to Repair a Cut Extension Cord
Home Automation DIY System
The 8 Most Common National Electric Code Violations DIYers Make
These are the electrical codes DIYers (and pros) mess up most often. Many problems stem...
DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips for Beginners
Low-voltage systems make it easy—even if you have no electrical experience
DIY Double-Switch Alignment Jig
Eliminate the trial and error of aligning double switches.
Get the Right LED for your Fixture
Most LED bulbs need good airflow around them because heat buildup can greatly shorten their ...
Note Breaker Number On Outlet Cover
Once I've determined which circuit that a switch or outlet belongs to, I jot down...
How a Leaky Tub Cost Me Hundreds
Water and electricity are a dangerous match—and expensive. I recently learned that the hard...
Easy Sheathing Stripper
Strip electrical cable sheathing with a sewing seam ripper!
Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators
It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting...
Illuminate yourself to this handy hint to prevent light bulbs from breaking in light sockets
Sneaky Way to Hide Wires
If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a...
Shed A Little Light
Create a mini trouble light by plugging a small hooded night-light into a household extension cord.
9 Things Electricians Wish You Knew About Batteries
We interviewed electrical engineer Maynard Guadiz to find out what we should really know about...
Square D Plug-On Neutral Load Center (sponsored)
I started wiring panels before arch fault protection was required.
Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit
Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add...
10 Things You Should Know About LED Christmas Lights
You're probably thinking about what to give those on your holiday gift lists. But have...
The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Lighting
We all love the cheerful glow of holiday lights so lets make the process seamless...
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Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light
Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom...
DIY Dictionary: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a device that 'trips' or shuts down power...
10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to a Mesh Router
Do you have internet dead zones in your home? These annoying areas of low or...
10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard
There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To...