Wiring Switches projects
How to Wire a Three-Way Switch
This story features diagrams that show how to wire three-way switches. The wiring is more complicated than a traditional single-pole switch, but…
How To Stop Dimmer Switches From Humming
Humming dimmer switches are a surprisingly common problem. We’ll show you simple DIY fixes that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
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How to Install a 3-Way Switch
This article shows you a simple technique for adding a second switch to a stairway light or a light in any room in your home. It covers running…
How to Install a Dimmer Switch
There's more to changing a switch than connecting a few wires. You have to check grounding and box size for a safe, first-class job. It's easy…
How to Install an In-Line Cord Switch
Make turning lamps on and off easier by installing an in line cord switch. We'll show you how to add the switch so you don't have to…
How to Install Dimmer Switches
Installing a dimmer switch? The National Electrical Code now requires larger box sizes to accommodate bulky devices like dimmer switches and…
Installing a Remote Motion Detector for Lighting
A remote sensor automatically lights up dark sidewalks and yards. And it'll operate any light fixture. In this story, we'll show you how…
Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch
Install a new electrical switch without any wiring or batteries. Piezoelectric switches use radio signals generated by the push of a button to…
When to Use Cheap Light Switches
A cheap switch and an expensive switch will both turn a light on, but fixtures that draw more power require the larger, more durable parts built…
Install a Wireless Light Switch
Tired of groping for pull chains in the dark? Wireless, piezoelectric switches allow you to control lights using nothing more than the energy…
How to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Replace a faulty well pump switch in about an hour; no special tools or skills required.