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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.
The Best Way to Label and Test Breaker Switches
Electrical Box Basics All Homeowners Should Know
Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting
Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker
Wiring a Plug: Replacing a Plug and Rewiring Electronics
How to Install Deck Lighting
Low-voltage systems make lighting a deck both safer and easier.
How to Install Outdoor Lighting and Outlet
Underground wiring puts light and power anywhere in the yard. We'll show you how to...
13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know
Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later,...
How to Choose and Install Motion Sensor Lighting
Automatic night lighting when and where you need it; learn how to install a motion sensor light
Preventing Electrical Overloads
Circuit breakers, overloads and your electrical system.
How to Wire a 3 Way Light Switch
Plans and instructions to change a single-pole switch to a 3 way switch.
Fluorescent Closet Light Fixtures
Fluorescent lights over the door solve a closet lighting problem
How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting
Add interest to a bedroom or kitchen by building a soffit with drywall, wood trim and rope lights.
Add an Electrical Outlet
Use this easy method to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire pulling.
Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit
Add a new circuit to your home's wiring
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...
Everything You Need to Know About Smart Lights for Your Home
Smart lights let you control a bulb remotely via an app on your phone, through...
Vinyl Siding Lights: How to Mount Lights Using a Vinyl Mounting Block
Mount lights on any type of vinyl or metal siding
LED Color Changing Light Bulbs: Would You Go There?
If you haven't yet caught on to the LED color changing light bulb trend, maybe...
Replacing Electrical Outlet
Update a two-slot outlet.
How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter
Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.
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Repair Electrical Outlets: Fix Loose Outlets
Repair this annoying—and dangerous—problem in seconds
Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet
Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.
Installing Electrical Outlets: Which Way is Up?
Install electrical outlets with the ground hole either up or down
How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers
Three testers make electrical work safer and easier-and for less than $20, you can own them all.