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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
Testing GFCI Outlets
Electrical safety check
How to Find the Correct Motion-Activated Switch for Fluorescent Lights
Use switches rated for electronic ballasts with most newer fluorescent lights
When to Use Cheap Light Switches
A look inside the switch can help you decide
Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture
Simply change the trim to change the style
Tips for Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs
They may look burned out, but don't get rid of them until the light goes bad
Save Money by Upgrading Fluorescent Fixtures
Replacing the ballast in an old fixture is a must
Fluorescent Light Problems and Repair
Cure flickering fluorescent lights in minutes
Fix Underground Wiring
Make a splice that will last longer than the wire
Test Batteries With a Multitester
Find out fast if a household battery is still good
Tighten a Loose Outlet
Quick fix for a squishy outlet
Control Garage Electrical Devices Remotely
Control appliances and lights from anywhere in the house
Adding a Receptacle
You can pull power from a switch box—sometimes
Bad TV Reception? Here’s One Fix
New coax connections can make a big difference
Running Underground Cable
Run electrical cable in PVC conduit at least 12 inches deep in the ground.
How to Wire a Light Socket
For safety, wire your lamps correctly
How to Repair the TV Remote
Most fixes are easy . . . if you can get the remote apart.
In-Wall Surge Protectors and Surge Suppression Receptacles
Protect new appliances from voltage spikes
How to Reset a Circuit Breaker
You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids...
How to Install a Floor Outlet
Say goodbye to hazardous extension cords
Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures
Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours
How to Add an Outdoor Outlet
Add an outdoor outlet in five easy steps
How To Stop Dimmer Switches From Humming
Get rid of the humming noise by switching bulbs or replacing the switch.
How to Make Two-Prong Outlets Safer
Protect against deadly shocks in four easy steps.
How to Install Dimmer Switches
Old electrical box too small? Here's how to solve that problem and install a new dimmer switch.
Remote Control Devices for Electrical Outlets and Appliances
Control all your appliances and lights with a central Z-wave remote control device.
How to Replace a Pull-Chain Light Fixture
Install a new fixture safely and quickly
Home Audio Installation: Install a Whole-House Audio System
Run wire and install speakers and distribution modules so that you can control music by...
How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)
How to add outlets and lights to an unfinished garage.
How to Rewire a Lamp
With a handful of parts and about a half-hour you can safely fix almost any lamp.