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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

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

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How to Replace a Light Fixture

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


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How to Bury Underground Cable

We break down four options for underground wiring. Here's what you need to know.


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Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


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27 Top Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself

Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches

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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

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.


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How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

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


Adding a Second Doorbell Chime

Two options for installing extra ringers


Cable and Telephone Wiring

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

Home Automation DIY System

Switch anything from anywhere


12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


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The 8 Most Common National Electric Code Violations

Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have...


What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes

Double the box size without destroying the wall.


Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial cables, leaving very little room...


How to Successfully Move Electrical Boxes

Extension rings will do the trick


Installing Communication Wiring

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


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Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart by fishing wire


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7 Common Mistakes DIYers Make with Electrical Projects

Watch out for these common wiring mistakes that trip up DIYers working on electrical projects.


Stripping Wire

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


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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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Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short

When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave enough slack inside the electrical box.

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How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation


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


Illuminate Your Deck With Low-Voltage Light Fixtures

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


How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

How to add outlets and lights to an unfinished garage.