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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
Power a Laptop or TV With a Car Power Inverter
A power inverter for car allows you to run low power AC electrical devices like...
Top 10 Electrical Mistakes
Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential...
Testing GFCI Outlets
Electrical safety check
How to Install a Floor Outlet
Say goodbye to hazardous extension cords
How to Add Outlets Easily With Surface Wiring
Running wiring in surface channels eliminates the big job of opening walls.
How to Install a Tamper-Resistant Outlet
Safer outlets cost less than a dollar and are easy to install
Smart Light Switches
Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.
Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture
Simply change the trim to change the style
How to Make Two-Prong Outlets Safer
Protect against deadly shocks in four easy steps.
Add an Electrical Outlet
Use this easy method to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire...
How to Repair the TV Remote
Most fixes are easy . . . if you can get the remote apart.
How to Rewire a Lamp
With a handful of parts and about a half-hour you can safely fix almost any...
How to Add an Outdoor Outlet
Add an outdoor outlet in five easy steps
How to Fix Earbuds
You can often fix expensive earbuds with a little solder
How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen
Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.
Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit
Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add...
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring
How to Connect Old Wiring to a New Light Fixture
Mount an electrical box in a plaster wall
LED Lights for Your Workshop
Get better, brighter workshop lighting by switching from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs.
Adjust Motion Detectors
Fix your motion detector in five minutes
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do...
15 Ideas For Outdoor String Lights That Will Make You Want to Live Outside
Far from the colored plastic holiday-style lights of days gone by, today's outdoor string lights...
Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about...
How to Use a Digital Multimeter and Analog Multimeter
Test batteries, electrical circuits, broken appliances and more with this helpful tool.
Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting
Enjoy the beauty of your landscape (and sure footing) after sunset with low voltage lighting....
10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love
Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting...
10 Electrical Safety Checks Homeowners Should Do Every Year
It's important to conduct an occasional electrical safety check on your home. The process is...
18 Electric Wiring Fails That Will Make You Wince
It's best not to take shortcuts when it comes to the electrical work in your...
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere
The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost
How to Wire a 3 Way Light Switch
Three-way switch diagrams and instructions to change a single-pole switch to a 3 way switch.
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