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How To Strip Wire the Safe Way
When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on...
Power Surge: Protect All Your Electronics
Protect your sensitive electronics from voltage spikes
How to Bury Underground Cable
Four options for underground wiring
Tools and tricks to help you master the basics of how to strip wire
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do...
How to Make Safe Wire Connections
With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong...
Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring
In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial...
Installing PVC Conduit
It's cheap, easy and lightweight
This Tool Makes Twisting Wires So Much Easier
Try twisting wires with this handy tool
Aluminum Wiring Can Be Hazardous, Here’s What to do About It
Your home might have aluminum wiring and you need to know what to do if it's there
Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix
The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it,...
How to Use Pocket Change to Determine Wire Sizes
If you’re adding an outlet, you need to use wire the same gauge as...
Caulk Tube Bulb Driver
Try this great trick for unscrewing a tough-to-reach light bulb.
Don’t Make This Dangerous Mistake with Fuses in Your Electrical Panel
If you live in an older home that has fuses rather than breaker switches in...
This Nifty Trick Will Fix an Extension Cord for Only $4
Before you go out and replace your broken extension cord, try fi it!
With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For
If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge...
Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?
One of the first things people get confused about when trying to install an electrical...
How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger
Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts ...
5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls
Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!
Don’t Believe This Electrical Panel Myth
We stumbled onto an online discussion in which a homeowner claimed his monthly electric bill...
DIY Double-Switch Alignment Jig
Eliminate the trial and error of aligning double switches.
Get the Right LED for your Fixture
Most LED bulbs need good airflow around them because heat buildup can greatly shorten their ...
Easy Sheathing Stripper
Strip electrical cable sheathing with a sewing seam ripper!
Sneaky Way to Hide Wires
If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a...
Shed A Little Light
Create a mini trouble light by plugging a small hooded night-light into a household extension cord.
Square D Plug-On Neutral Load Center (sponsored)
I started wiring panels before arch fault protection was required.
How to Wire a 3 Way Light Switch
Plans and instructions to change a single-pole switch to a 3 way switch.
Power a Laptop or TV With a Car Power Inverter
A power inverter for car allows you to run low power AC electrical devices like...
Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit
Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add...
How to Fix Earbuds
You can often fix expensive earbuds with a little solder