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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
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.
Adding a Second Doorbell Chime
Two options for installing extra ringers
Install a Wireless Light Switch
Control lights or outlets from up to 100 ft. away; without wiring or batteries!
Installing a Remote Motion Detector for Lighting
Wire a remote sensor to operate light fixtures anywhere around the house.
Use a Christmas Light Tester to Check Holiday Lights
A simple tester helps you fix holiday light strings fast
Repair a Light Fixture
One minute fix for a light socket
How to Install an In-Line Cord Switch
Replace a standard lamp switch with an in line switch
Electrical Tips: Replacing a Light Fixture
Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.
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
How to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Replace a cranky old switch in about an hour
Replace a Wall Phone Jack and Phone Jack Wiring
Replace a faulty phone jack in 10 minutes
Cable and Telephone Wiring
Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.
Home Automation DIY System
Switch anything from anywhere
Fix a Lamp Cord
Follow the rules of polarity for a safe fix.
Prevent Mold with the DewStop Bathroom Fan Switch
Keep your bathroom (and house) fresh and dry without wasting energy
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.
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...
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.
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