Wiring Switches projects
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…
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How to Wire a 3 Way Light Switch
This story features diagrams that show how to wire three-way switches. The wiring is more complicated than a traditional single-pole switch,…
How to Replace a Well Pump Pressure Switch
Replace a faulty well pump switch in about an hour; no special tools or skills required.
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.…
Prevent Mold with the DewStop Fan Switch
Control bathroom humidity more efficiently with a new type of humidistat switch that turns an exhaust fan on and off in response to changing…
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 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.
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…
Check the Wattage Before You Install a Dimmer Switch
Not all dimmer switches are the same, and if you buy one that’s not rated for the total wattage of the lights it controls, you could have…
Install a CFL or LED Bulb Dimmer Switch
LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs can work well with dimmers—if they’re the right type of dimmer. Replace older, standard dimmer…