Wiring Your Home

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hand with clipboard conducting real estate appraisal
How to Get Certified as an Appraiser

Put that DIY knowhow to the career test.

exterior outlet with plug on brick wall
Outdoor Outlets Stopped Working

When the power goes out, the scavenger hunt begins.

outlets along a kitchen counter with cabinets
What Height Should You Make a Counter Outlet?

A well organized kitchen makes food more fun.

two light switches in installation phase
How to Install a Double Pole Switch

It can be a valuable emergency feature.

An obsolete thermostat ready for replacement.
Wiring a New Thermostat

Enter the 21st Century in just 7 steps.

An electrical outlet.
Wiring an Outlet

Save big by wiring your own outlet with these 10 easy steps.

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New Wiring and Rewiring Questions

Q. I'm trying to refinish a room in our basement.

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GFCI Home Wiring Questions

Everyone has home wiring questions from time to time.

A man turns a dimmer switch.
How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Installing a dimmer switch is a little more involved than simply swapping out a few wires.

A doorbell.
Installing Doorbells and Door Chimes

It's a fairly easy DIY project.

A decorative colander light mounted in a corner.
Brighten a Corner With a Colander Light Fixture

Create a unique and personalized light-fixture from vintage materials.

Telephone receiver on a white background.
Telephone Wiring: How to Add an Extra Extension and Check for Problems

Sometimes cordless options aren't practical.

Lots of wires in a box.
How to Run 220 Wire

Some powerful appliances need a little extra juice.

A close-up of a multimeter.
How to Test for Ground

Outlets not grounded or improperly wired can cause a serious safety hazard. It can be verified quickly with these simple few tips.

A hole in a wall with wires where an electrical outlet would be.
Building a House: Where to Put Electrical Outlets

Make plugging in fast and efficient.

A photoelectric switch.
Install a Photoelectric Switch

Save money and never worry about turning the lights on.

beautiful tiny house on the water at night with a glass front wall
Wiring Your Tiny Home

It's significantly easier than with a full sized home.

A motion sensor detector.
Install a Motion Sensor

Install a motion sensor never worry about coming home to a dark house again.

A cable with exposed wires
How to Install Surface Wiring

Household electrical work can be an intimidating thing for many homeowners. The thought of cutting holes

Electrician installing a three way switch.
3 and 4-Way Switches Made Easy

Of all the electrical components in a home, none are more hated, and none cause more headaches, than

A three-pronged plug to an electronic device or appliance.
How to Install Electrical Wiring

Whether it’s just installing a new light switch or an outlet, knowing how to add wiring to your home is an essential skill.