Electrical Repairs

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Repair a Broken Doorbell

Fix that troublesome doorbell you've been putting off repairing for so long

Replace a Broken Outlet

7 easy steps to safer power.

How to Waterproof Electrical Cable

Water and electrical equipment don't go well together.

Moving an Electrical Outlet Step-By-Step

Move your outlet and hide the wires behind your new TV!

How to Make Your Own Heating Coil

Heating coils in your appliances are bound to wear out, but there's no need to keep buying replacements.

4 Common Light Switch Problems

Not all light switch problems require the assistance of an electrician.

How to Identify Electrical Wire Gauge

The gauge of a wire determines a lot in the electrical world. Read this article for important information on determining electrical wire gauges.

How to Extend a Wall Electrical Outlet

You don't even have to cut into your drywall.

How to Trace a Short Circuit

Make short work hunting down the cause of a short circuit.

How to Find an Electrical Short

Identify and repair an electrical short as soon as possible to prevent serious consequences.

How to Wire a Two-Way Electrical Switch

A two-way electrical switch can have multiple uses.

How to Repair an Electrical Outlet that Doesn't Work

It is not a time consuming process.

How to Test if an Electrical Cable is Live

Is your wiring coloration mixed up? No worries! A quick test can find your hot wires easily.

Calculating How Deep to Bury Outdoor Electrical Wire

Burial is the best way to protect your outdoor wiring.

Calculating House Wiring Costs

First, figure out which kind of wiring you want.

Troubleshooting Tips for Light Switch Wiring

There are many areas to check.

Replacing an Electrical Outlet Cover

Consider weather conditions for outside outlets.

3 Electrical Cord Problems

A faulty electrical cable can cause serious damage to your electronic equipment or even cause a fire.

Electrical Code Information About Electrical Outlet Height

When you are installing electrical outlets in your home, you need to be sure that they comply with governmental regulations.

How to Clean Corroded Electrical Wires

Electrical wires left alone too long in the elements can corrode.

How to Lay Electrical Cable Underground

There are a lot of things that you have to take into consideration when doing this project.

How to Repair an Electrical Outlet That Buzzes or Sparks

An outlet that hums or emits light could be a fire hazard and should be replaced.

Troubleshooting Home Electrical Problems

Here are 6 fixes you can safely tackle on your own.

How to Repair an Underground Electrical Wire Break

Fix an electrical break with no more than a few steps.

How to Replace a Double Light Switch

Electrical work can be scary, but replacing a double light switch is simple with the right steps.

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

If your outlets are worn out (or an ugly cream color that doesn't match your cover plate) you can replace it in 6 steps.

Basic Electrical Building Codes Explained

Anyone who is working on building a new home or remodeling their current home needs to have an understanding

5 Steps to Getting Your Electrical Wiring up to Code

Upgrading your electrical wiring in the home is not only a good idea to do to maintain the safety of

How to Clean Oxidized Electrical Wires

Electrical wires usually look vivid and bright when purchased, but this great new look is quickly taken

How to Hook Up Solar Panels to an Electrical Supply

Connecting a solar panel to an existing electrical supply can seem a daunting task. To run completely

3 Phase Power Troubleshooting

Many people aren't comfortable doing their own 3 phase power troubleshooting and repair because they

How to Add an Electrical Outlet Next to a Light Switch

Even a novice can add electrical outlets to existing light switches already operating in his home. All

Repair a Light Fixture Installed without an Electrical Box

If you have old light fixture that is not attached to the wall or ceiling with a junction box, you should

Wires Too Short in Electrical Box: How to Repair

If you have an electrical box with wiring that is too short to make electrical connections to outlets,

Electrical Receptacle Buzzes or Sparks: 4 Causes

If you have an electrical receptacle in an outlet that is making buzzing noises or is sparking, you should

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet Receptacle

Electrical outlet receptacle replacement is one electrical job around the home that anyone could accomplish.

Troubleshooting Electric Circuit Breaker Problems

An electric circuit breaker is an important part of your home’s electrical wiring system. It is

Wall Outlet Replacement

Outlets are easy to replace, but since they are rather durable, they rarely cause trouble. Many older

How to Replace a Doorbell

So your doorbell doesn't work. This is one of those home maintenance projects that is constantly being

How to Replace a Light Fixture

A new light fixture can instantly adjust your home's atmosphere and decor to represent your style.

How to Move a Light Switch

Moving a light switch, or other electrical connections such as receptacles, may seem to be daunting challenge,

How to Locate Electrical Wires Behind Sheetrock

Get ready to punch holes and use a stud finder.