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Replace a Phone Jack and Phone Jack Wiring
Replace a faulty phone jack in 10 minutes
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
Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere
The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost
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.
Installing a Remote Motion Detector for Lighting
Wire a remote sensor to operate light fixtures anywhere around the house.
Adjust Motion Detectors
Fix your motion detector in five minutes
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.
Cable and Telephone Wiring
Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.
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
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring
How to Connect Old Wiring to a New Light Fixture
Mount an electrical box in a plaster wall
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.