Top 10 Electrical Mistakes
Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires.…
Remote Control Devices for Electrical Outlets and Appliances
You can use these add-on switch controls to turn on and off the lights and appliances in your house. This article gives you the run down on…
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How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Change a drab room into a dazzling one with a new overhead light fixture. Here’s how to mount that new fixture correctly and safely using…
Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture
Improve the appearance of your recessed lights by simply changing the trim. The task is simple and takes only minutes—no tools needed!
Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms
Replace smoke alarms before they fail. It takes only about 10 minutes to replace a hard-wired type safely.
Replacing a 3-Way Switch
All three-way switches have one screw that is a different color than the others.
How to Connect Wires to Terminal Screws
Whether running wire to a switch or an outlet, you need to know the proper way to connect wires to the terminal screws.
Test Batteries With a Multitester
Not sure about your smoke alarm battery? Wondering about the mystery batteries in your kitchen drawer? Check them with a multitester to find…
How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception at Home
Improve your cell phone reception with an easy to install antenna and amplifier, which boost the signal. You only have to run coaxial cables.
How to Repair the TV Remote
Most of the time you can fix your TV remote yourself with a simple repair kit and avoid the high cost of a replacement.
In-Wall Surge Protectors and Surge Suppression Receptacles
Instead of using bulky surge protector strips, you can now install a point-of-use surge protection receptacle to protect appliances and…