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Projects and advice for outdoor lighting, adding new outlets and all electrical projects.
14 Modern Pendant Lighting Trends That’ll Light Up Your Life
Modern pendant lighting is all about clean lines, bright materials, and the right scale. Here...
10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to a Mesh Router
Do you have internet dead zones in your home? These annoying areas of low or...
How a Leaky Tub Cost Me Hundreds
Water and electricity are a dangerous match—and expensive. I recently learned that the hard...
Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short
When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave...
Replacing a 3-Way Switch
All three-way switches have one screw that is a different color than the others.
How to Connect Wires to Terminal Screws
Whether running wire to a switch or an outlet, you need to know the proper...
Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light
Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom...
How to Fix Burned Wire
How to fix the insulation on burned wire quickly and easily
Check the Wattage Before You Install a Dimmer Switch
Make sure the one you chose can handle the wattage
How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks
Tips for a trouble-free installation
How to Add a Light
Make an existing switch do double duty by adding another light fixture.
Electrical Boxes: How to Add Capacity
Two ways to solve this common remodeling problem
Install a Wall Hugger Receptacle
Save space and reduce outlet clutter
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
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
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...
Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures
Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours
How To Stop Dimmer Switches From Humming
Get rid of the humming noise by switching bulbs or replacing the switch.
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.