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Smart Home

Everything you need to know about the world of smart home automation and home technology.

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      Save Money by Upgrading Fluorescent Fixtures

      Replacing the ballast in an old fixture is a must

      Install Scald Protection

      Install safer tub and shower fixtures without changing the valve

      Fluorescent Light Problems and Repair

      Cure flickering fluorescent lights in minutes

      Test Batteries With a Multitester

      Find out fast if a household battery is still good

      Control Garage Electrical Devices Remotely

      Control appliances and lights from anywhere in the house

      Water Softener Problems

      Here's how to fix a broken water softener

      Bad TV Reception? Here’s One Fix

      New coax connections can make a big difference

      Running Underground Cable

      Run electrical cable in PVC conduit at least 12 inches deep in the ground.

      How to Wire a Light Socket

      For safety, wire your lamps correctly

      In-Wall Surge Protectors and Surge Suppression Receptacles

      Protect new appliances from voltage spikes

      How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

      You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...

      Water Softener Installation: How and When to Rebuild

      Water softener installation and repair is easier than it looks

      Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

      Stay up late: Enjoy your deck well into the evening hours

      Remote Control Devices for Electrical Outlets and Appliances

      Control all your appliances and lights with a central Z-wave remote control device.

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      Choosing Furnace Filters

      How to choose the best filter for your furnace

      Home Audio Installation: Install a Whole-House Audio System

      Run wire and install speakers and distribution modules so that you can control music by remote control throughout the house.

      How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

      Check your water heater in case you have a defective dip tube.

      How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

      How to add outlets and lights to an unfinished garage.

      Do Your Own Furnace Maintenance This Winter

      Here are 8 things to check before you call a pro to repair your furnace, plus some tips for warming...

      How to Save on Heating Costs in an Apartment

      Is your apartment uncomfortably cold in the winter? Here's how to warm it up without increasing your energy bill.

      5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard

      Don't sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here's how to put it out of sight and out of mind.

      How to Prevent Clogged Drains

      Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...

      PVC Pipe vs. ABS Pipe: How do you Choose?

      Ask a bunch of plumbers which is better and you probably wont get an answer, just an argument.

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      Best Durable Laptops for Construction Pros

      Most laptops these days are ultralight and ultra fragile, so you don't want them on the jobsite. Not these. These...