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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch
Control a light from anywhere in the room—with no wiring or batteries!
15 Tips for Choosing LED Bulbs for Your Home
LED (light emitting diode) lights use less energy, last longer, come in many different colors,...
Extension Cord Repair
Simple steps for replacing an extension cord plug
Replace a Wall Phone Jack and Phone Jack Wiring
Replace a faulty phone jack in 10 minutes
How to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Replace a cranky old switch in about an hour
Cable and Telephone Wiring
Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.
Prevent Mold with the DewStop Bathroom Fan Switch
Keep your bathroom (and house) fresh and dry without wasting energy
Home Automation DIY System
Switch anything from anywhere
Fix a Lamp Cord
Follow the rules of polarity for a safe fix.
Install a CFL or LED Bulb Dimmer Switch
LED- and CFL-compatible dimmers do the job
Wiring a Plug: Replacing a Plug and Rewiring Electronics
How to wire a new plug safely
19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work
Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.
How Circuit Breakers Work
Why they trip and what you can do about it
Once-Important Electrical Knowledge Homeowners Don’t Need to Know Anymore
If you don't use a landline, why would you need to know how to wire...
18 DIY Fixes for Broken Electrical Items at Home
Don't give up hope on your favorite sconce, extension cord or other electrical thing when...
What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?
Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."
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...
12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring
Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you...
27 Must-Know Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself
Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches
What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes
Double the box size without destroying the wall.
Use a Surge Protector for Electronic Devices
Surge protectors are a must
Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring
In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial...
How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes
Extension rings will do the trick
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout....
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
Plug a radio into an outlet to see what breaker switch controls the outlet.
Electrical Box Basics All Homeowners Should Know
With the variety of different electrical boxes available at home centers, how do you know...
Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker
How to diagnose and fix an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) problem.
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