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7 Surprising Uses for Appliances

Some classic devices offer alternate functions.

Recessed Lighting Wiring Instructions

This elegant style can create a calming, moody glow.

Home Tech Forecast for 2022

Some buzzy trends continue to expand.

Upgrade Your Tech Skills with These Free Sites

Download some new skills through the intertubes.

4 High Tech Tools

Save a little more time with some nifty automation.

Smart Home Tech We're Leaving Behind in 2021

Not all gadgets are really smart investments.

7 of the Best Smart Appliances in 2021

From big to small, these devices make life a little easier.

5 Advantages of Using a Powered USB Hub

If you're in the market for a new USB hub, you would do well to consider purchasing a powered hub.

Circuit Breaker Wiring

There's no need to get intimidated.

Electrical Ground Rod Installation

How to go about electrical ground rod installation.

What to Look for When Buying an Optical Audio Cable

An optical audio cable, commonly known as a TOSLINK cable.

Soldering Iron Differences

Here are 3 different types of soldering irons you may consider for your DIY projects.

Lead-Free Solder Vs. Lead Solder

Lead-free solder is becoming more common, replacing the traditional solder made from lead and tin.

Where to Find Appliance Parts

Why replace the whole thing?

The Pros and Cons of Ceiling Speakers

Office buildings, airports and restaurants were the first homes of ceiling speakers.

Install a New Phone Jack

Add a new line in just 5 steps.

How to Build a Home Entertainment Center

An entertainment center is a great way to organize your home’s audio and visual equipment.

How to Install Fiber Optical Digital Audio Cables

Optical digital audio cables are becoming popular alternatives to traditional audio cables.

How to Wire a 120/240 Volt Receptacle

Out with the old, in with the new, more versatile option.

How to Run Cable Underground with PVC Conduit Part 1

Wiring an outdoor living area, or having power to a shed, or outbuilding, you will to run cable.

End-of-Run Electrical Receptacle Wiring

There are 2 main types of receptacle wiring; one that continues on to another receptacle and end one.

How to Mount a Flat Screen TV With Wall Anchors

It's sleek, it's professional, and it frees up a lot of surface space.

How to Install a Low-Profile Surge Protector for Your Entertainment Unit

Protect your home entertainment electronics with this device.