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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
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
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.
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.
10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks For Your Yard
There's nothing quite like the twinkle of outdoor lighting on a cool summer night. To...
DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips for Beginners
Low-voltage systems make it easy—even if you have no electrical experience
How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb
First step? Check the fixture for other problems.
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.
How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of...
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.
How to Install a Dimmer Switch
Install a toggle, electronic or slide dimmer.
How to Reduce Static Electricity in Your House
The shocking truth about taming free electrons!
Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell
Finding the culprit takes some detective work.
GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets
Cheap insurance against deadly shocks.
10 Silent Signs Your House has a Major Electrical Problem
Popping or crackling in an outlet. The sudden hush of appliances as a breaker pops....
Installing Communication Wiring
Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.
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 Install a Ceiling Fan Remote
Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
Best Electrical Tape
A electrician pro reveals the electrical tape he swears by