Conquer your fear of working with electrical wiring BY understanding the basics of electrical work and installing 3-switch wiring.

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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.

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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost

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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...

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How to Make Safe Wire Connections

With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections

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How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.

How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.

How to Rewire a Lamp

With a handful of parts and about a half-hour you can safely fix almost any lamp.

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How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire

Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring

How to Connect Old Wiring to a New Light Fixture

Mount an electrical box in a plaster wall

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How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.

Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

Two options for installing extra ringers

Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch

Control a light from anywhere in the room—with no wiring or batteries!

Replace a Wall Phone Jack and Phone Jack Wiring

Replace a faulty phone jack in 10 minutes

Cable and Telephone Wiring

Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.

Home Automation DIY System

Switch anything from anywhere

What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes

Double the box size without destroying the wall.

How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes

Extension rings will do the trick

Repair Electrical Outlets: Fix Loose Outlets

Repair this annoying—and dangerous—problem in seconds

Installing Communication Wiring

Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.

How to Fix an Electrical Short Circuit

Your car or truck's electrical system isn't as complicated as you think

Power Surge: Protect All Your Electronics

Protect your sensitive electronics from voltage spikes

Stripping Wire

Tools and tricks to help you master the basics of how to strip wire

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How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation

Install a Wall Hugger Receptacle

Save space and reduce outlet clutter

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5 Common Building Code Violations

Check your home for these potentially hazardous situations

Fix Underground Wiring

Make a splice that will last longer than the wire

How to Wire a Light Socket

For safety, wire your lamps correctly