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.

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We Tried Kasa Smart Switches, and They Seriously Upgraded Our Home Lighting

Looking to add smart home functionality without breaking the bank? The Kasa smart switch is a brilliant solution.


How to Hide TV Wires

Easily hide TV wires without cutting into your drywall.


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Wire Gauge Sizes: What You Need To Know

Wire gauge is a measure of wire thickness. Don't let the fact that the gauge number goes up as thickness...


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How to Solder Wires

Here's is how to solder wires to achieve a durable and long-lasting connection.

This Clever Wall Outlet Shelf Makes a Convenient Home for Charging Gadgets

Clear your countertop of clutter with this wall outlet shelf, aka the best Amazon find you'll see today.


If You See This Asterisk Shaped Wall Plate, This Is What It’s For

If you have these in your home and were unsure of what they are, we can break it down for...

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How To Ground an Ungrounded Outlet

Improve electrical safety in your home by grounding or replacing old two-prong ungrounded outlets.


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How To Wire an Indoor Hot Tub

If you've been dreaming about installing an indoor hot tub and you're considering doing the wiring yourself, here's what you...


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Outdoor Hot Tub Wiring Tips

If you're considering installing the wiring for an outdoor hot tub, we're here to help you understand the scope of...


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Rewiring a House: Why It Matters When Your House Was Built

The age of your home determines a rewiring project's scope and scale. Here are the four key eras to consider.

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Rewiring a House: How To Manage the Project

Take charge of your home rewiring project. Follow these tips to ensure a positive outcome.


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Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro

Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...


Underground Wiring: A Pro Answers Your Key Questions

Here are some important things you need to know about underground wiring so it's safe and provides many years of...


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How To Wire a Four-Way Switch

Did you know slips, trips and falls are some of the most common home safety hazards? Say goodbye to stubbed...


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How to Build a DIY Infrared Sauna

Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.

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How To Splice Wires

Doing some DIY electrical work? Electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. Learn how to splice...


What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?

UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.


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Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.


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Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


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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...


Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas 

If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...


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Understanding Electrical Wire Color Codes

Ready to cross that electrical project off your to-do list? Understand wiring color codes so you can finish the job...


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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.


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12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Learn tips, tricks and techniques from two master electricians with decades of experience.

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How to Run an Outdoor Electrical Wire

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


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Common National Electric Code Violations

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


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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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How to Change a Light Fixture

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


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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...