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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
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
The 8 Most Common National Electric Code Violations DIYers Make
Everything You Need to Know About Smart Lights for Your Home
Vinyl Siding Lights: How to Mount Lights Using a Vinyl Mounting Block
LED Color Changing Light Bulbs: Would You Go There?
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.
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.
DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips for Beginners
Low-voltage systems make it easy—even if you have no electrical experience
10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard
There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To...
How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb
First step? Check the fixture for other problems.
Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect
Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.
How to Fix Christmas Lights: What to Do if Your Christmas Tree Lights Won’t Turn On
Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!
How to Install Elegant Cove Lighting
Soft light and rich drama for any room
How to Increase Internet Speed
Install a wired network for peak performance
How to Balance a Ceiling Fan
Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.
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How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
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How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout....
How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception at Home
Improve cell phone service with a simple signal booster system you can install yourself
How to Install Ceiling Fans
It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.