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How to Install Elegant Cove Lighting
Soft light and rich drama for any room
How to Increase Internet Speed
Install a wired network for peak performance
How to Balance a Ceiling Fan
Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.
How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of...
How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout....
How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception at Home
Improve cell phone service with a simple signal booster system you can install yourself
How to Install Ceiling Fans
It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.
How to Install a Dimmer Switch
Install a toggle, electronic or slide dimmer.
How to Reduce Static Electricity in Your House
The shocking truth about taming free electrons!
Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell
Finding the culprit takes some detective work.
GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets
Cheap insurance against deadly shocks.
10 Silent Signs Your House has a Major Electrical Problem
Popping or crackling in an outlet. The sudden hush of appliances as a breaker pops....
Installing Communication Wiring
Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about...
How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote
Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
How Circuit Breakers Work
Why they trip and what you can do about it
Fix a Sensitive Arc Fault Circuit Breaker
How to diagnose and fix an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) problem.
Best Electrical Tape
A electrician pro reveals the electrical tape he swears by
2 Must-Have Tools for DIY Electrical Work
Non voltage testers are great for making sure the power is off before you start...
Add More Breakers to a Full Fuse Box
Install tandem breakers to increase the number of circuits in your fuse box
How to Repair a Cut Extension Cord
For this extension cord wiring repair, all you need is a new plug!
Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods
Learn two wire-splicing methods used by our master electrician.
Testing a Circuit Breaker Panel for 240-Volt Electrical Service
Before you add a 240-volt appliance, you need to make sure you've got what it takes
Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls
Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart by fishing wire
Troubleshooting Dead Outlets and What to do When GFCI Won’t Reset
Try these electrical tests before calling an electrician
How to Install an In-Line Cord Switch
Replace a standard lamp switch with an in line switch
What You Should Do with Crowded Electrical Boxes
Double the box size without destroying the wall.
The Correct Way to Install a Light Bulb
Illuminate yourself to this handy hint to prevent light bulbs from breaking in light sockets....
27 Must-Know Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself
Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches
Fix a Lamp Cord
Follow the rules of polarity for a safe fix.
The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Lighting
We all love the cheerful glow of holiday lights so lets make the process seamless...