Electrical

Electricity is not something to mess with unprepared. Stay safe by getting educated on all things electrical.

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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 safely.

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How to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture

Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...


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House Electrical Wiring: What You Need to Know

Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...


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13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Whether you're looking to add a light fixture or run rough electric for an addition, here are a few key...


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What is the Correct Way to Install Electrical Outlets: Ground Up or Down?

You may see electrical outlets with the ground facing up or down. Do you know which is right?

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17 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work

Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.


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9 Things You Should Never Do With Power Strips

Are you guilty of any of these power strip mistakes?


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12 Facts About LED Christmas Lights You Should Know

Have you thought about upgrading your home's holiday light display? Here are some tips and tricks you should know about...


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7 Things Professional Electricians Never Do in Their Own Homes

Getting ready to embark on some DIY electrical work? Think safety first and dodge these common mishaps pro electricians know...


5 Electrical Projects DIYers Should Not Take On

We know our readers love to DIY, but when it comes to electrical work there are some projects better left...


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How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers

Three testers make electrical work safer and easier — and for less than $20, you can own them all.


How to Install Smart Light Switches In Your Home

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!


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How to Fix an Electrical Cord Chewed by Your Pet

You can repair a chewed cord without calling a pro. Here's how.

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How to Buy and Install LED Lights

LED lighting can add a cool, modern aesthetic to any entertainment space. Here's everything you need to know to buy...


6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


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6 Electrical Outlets That Maximize Safety and Convenience

These six specialized electrical outlets can improve your home life.


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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...


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How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.


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Why You Shouldn’t Use Extension Cords for Space Heaters

Heating is the second leading cause of house fires (behind cooking), according to the National Safety Council. In most cases,...


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10 Silent Signs Your House Has a Major Electrical Problem

These warning signs aren't loud, but they are serious. Here are quiet clues that your home may have a major...


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10 Ways to Add Lighting Without Wires or Cords

Let there be light! These simple ideas for lighting without wires will help you brighten up your space; no plugs,...


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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15 Things You Should Know Before Doing DIY Electrical Work

Don't do any DIY electrical work if you're not fully educated on the subject. Here is some essential knowledge...


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How to Replace a Pull-Chain Light Fixture

Install a new fixture safely and quickly


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How to Prevent Circuit Overloads

Circuit breakers, overloads and your electrical system.


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10 Most Common Electrical Mistakes DIYers Make

Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...


Smart Light Switches

Easy-to-install smart light switches deliver more safety, convenience and can cut your energy bills.


How to Change a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style