Wiring

Conquer your fear of working with electrical wiring BY understanding the basics of electrical work and installing 3-switch wiring.

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    27 Must-Know Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself

    Play it smart and stay safe when attempting DIY electrical projects.

    12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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    10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean

    Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...


    Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

    We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.


    12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

    Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...

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    Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

    The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost


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    Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

    The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...

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    The 10 Most Common National Electric Code Violations

    Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have...


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    How to Make Safe Wire Connections

    With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections


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    How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

    Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.


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    Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

    The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...

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    How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.


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    How to Bury Underground Cable

    We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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    Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

    Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


    13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

    Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


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    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


    How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

    With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


    Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

    Two options for installing extra ringers


    Cable and Telephone Wiring

    Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.


    Home Automation DIY System

    Switch anything from anywhere


    What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes

    Double the box size without destroying the wall.



    Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

    In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial cables, leaving very little room...

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    How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes

    Extension rings will do the trick


    Installing Communication Wiring

    Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.


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    Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

    Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart by fishing wire


    Power Surge: Protect All Your Electronics

    Protect your sensitive electronics from voltage spikes


    Stripping Wire

    Tools and tricks to help you master the basics of how to strip wire


    Installing PVC Conduit

    It's cheap, easy and lightweight