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Everything You Want to Know About Smart Appliances

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

The Easiest Smart Home Tech to Adopt in Your Home

Smart home tech can make your life easier.

Soldering Iron Differences

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

Home Tech Trends to Watch for in 2017

Looking forward to smart home tech that actually works? This year's for you!

Smart Home Features to Add Value to Your Home

These technological updates are sure to add value to your home, create more convenience in your life, and appeal to lots of potential buyers.

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.

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.

Recessed Lighting Wiring Instructions

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

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 Rewire a House

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

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.

Pulling Wires Through Electrical Conduit

Sometimes you have to snake a wire through a conduit.

How to Run 220 Wire

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

2 Common AC Disconnect Problems

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

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.

Smart Home Fire Prevention

Want to make your home safer and smarter but don't think you have the tech know-how? Think again!

How to Install a Double Pole Switch

Installing a double pole switch can be an easy DIY project as long as you follow the instructions and practice safe techniques.

Electrical Ground Wire Connection Guide

Check out this brief guide for adding ground wires wherever you might need them.

Understanding 220 and 230 Volt Wiring

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

Identifying House Electric Wiring Colors

Learn the basics of electronic wiring using some basics you already know. Colors.

Understanding Electrical Outlet Wire Colors

Color coding for outlet wiring can vary by house and appliance, but there are general rules that can be understood.