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How to Add an Outdoor Outlet
Most homes have only two exterior outlets—one in the front and one in the back. That may be OK most of the year, but it’s a real hassle when you’re hanging holiday lights. It can be dangerous, too. Overloading cords or outlets poses a fire hazard, while crisscrossing your driveway and sidewalk with cords creates tripping hazards.
In just a few hours, you can solve these problems forever by adding an outlet or two. Do it safely and easily with this simple through-the-wall technique.
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Easy outside light control
We all love the cheerful glow of outside holiday lights, but going out in the cold to plug them in and unplug them is a pain. Use an outdoor remote control switch so you can control them from inside your home or car. And you can buy these inexpensive devices at home centers or online. All you do is plug the switch into any door outlet and use the small transmitter to control it.