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How to Install an In-Line Cord Light Switch

Sometimes it's just inconvenient to access the lamp switch.

How to Connect a Ground Wire to an Electrical Outlet

Grounding wires is a crucial step.

Smart Thermostats for Cooling Systems

They're especially great in the summer!

What Smart Home Devices Are Worth the Money?

From security to savings, home devices are getting smarter.

Outdoor Smart Home Devices

Add these outdoor tech miracles for your next summer party.

Understanding 220 and 230 Volt Wiring

Know your wiring before installing your next big, in-home appliance.

Identifying House Electric Wiring Colors

Some basics you may already know.

Recessed Lighting Wiring Instructions

Wiring a series of lights is similar to wiring the electrical for a single light.

Pulling Wires Through Electrical Conduit

Sometimes you have to snake a wire through a conduit.

How to Rewire a House

Rewiring a house is a task in which some basic electric power knowledge is essential.

2 Common AC Disconnect Problems

An AC disconnect is also known as an air conditioner switch box or fuse box.

How to Run 220 Wire

220 wire powers some tools, appliances, and heating or air conditioning units.

Circuit Breaker Wiring

There's no need to get intimidated.

Low-Budget Smart Home Investments

These budget-friendly smart home options will easily upgrade your home.

How to Wire an Outdoor Shed - Part 1

Wiring a shed means running power from the main at the house, burying your wires, and hooking up a subpanel.

How to Troubleshoot Common Humidistat Problems

A humidistat is used to control humidity levels in your home or office.

How to Upgrade Your Circuit Breaker Panel

Older circuit breaker panels may not have enough amps.

How to Use a Solder Wick

A solder wick is braided copper wire.

How to Connect a Ground Wire to a Circuit Breaker

Properly grounding wires is pivotal to a safe and successful electrical job.

Everything You Want to Know About Smart Appliances

Smart appliances are just easier to use, but they can save you money as well.

Motion Sensor Light Switch Wiring Explained

A motion sensor light switch is great way of saving energy and helping out the planet. Plus they are easy to install.

How to Fix a Broken Electrical Cable

Electrical cords often become frayed, cut, or otherwised damaged, causing them not to work properly.

Electrical Control Panel Wiring

Electrical control panel wiring should be well organized.

Proper Electrical Grounding Techniques Explained

Electrical grounding is the best way to ensure that your family and possessions are not harmed by stray current.

How to Remove and Replace an Old Fuse Box

When the old fuse box needs replaced, you can tackle the project with the proper tools and safety precautions.

How to Wire a Fuse Box

The fuse box in your home is there for protection against power surges and potentially life threatening

How to Install a Meter Socket

A meter socket is also known as a meter base.

How to Remove a Knockout from Your Box or Panel

When wiring your home, it may be necessary to access your knockout box to create more breaker locations.

How to Install Wiremold

Wiremold is a plastic molding.

Wiring Basics for Alternating Current

Understading how AC power works increases safety when working with electricity.

How to Convert a 2-way to a 3-way Light Switch

A three-way light switch allows you to turn the lights on and off at two locations.

How to Diagnose Common Electrical Switch Problems

There are many possible reasons an electrical switch may not be working.

Building a Home Office Series: Electrical Wiring Wiring the Outlet

This article picks up where Building a Home Office Series: Electrical Wiring - Part One left off.

How to Wire an AC Disconnect

An AC disconnect switch is used to help shut down the AC power in your home in the event of a fire, floor

What Is An Electrical Junction Box?

An electrical junction box is a very important part of your electrical wiring system.

Pigtail Wiring Basics

When it comes to pigtail wiring, many people are often confused about even the basics.

How to Wire Two Light Switches from One Power Source

Dealing with electrical wires in any DIY project can be confusing and dangerous.

Smoke Detector Wiring 101

Once one of the alarms goes off, the others follow.

How to Wire Plug Outlets for 110v Electricity

Nearly every home in America has 110v electricity pulsing through its outlets.

Wiring Outlets in Parallel

Wiring outlets in parallel is a more common alternative to wiring in series.

Electrical Grounding 101

Understanding how a grounding wire works can keep you safe.

How to Find an Electrical Cable in Your Walls

Accidentally cutting into a cable is a big no-no.

The Easiest Smart Home Tech to Adopt in Your Home

Smart home tech can make your life easier.

How to Wire an Outlet in a Series

You probably already have the required tools at home.

Safely Remove Safety Outlet Covers

When it is time to remove the safety outlets, it is important to know the correct steps to follow.