Electrical Repairs

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hands holding a light switch away from its wiring in the wall
How to Move a Light Switch

It's easier than it seems, just follow safety procedures.

An open electrical outlet.
Moving an Electrical Outlet Step-By-Step

This can help conceal cables for wall-mounted electronics.

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How to Trace a Short Circuit

Take a systematic approach to find the cause.

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How to Locate Electrical Wires Behind Sheetrock

Avoid damage and injury when cutting blind into a wall.

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Wall Outlet Replacement

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

How to Replace a Light Fixture
How to Replace a Light Fixture

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

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How to Replace an Electrical Outlet Receptacle

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

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How to Clean Oxidized Electrical Wires

Electrical wires usually look vivid and bright when purchased but can tarnish quickly.

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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.

A light switch with wiring.
Troubleshooting Tips for Light Switch Wiring

There are many areas to check.

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Electrical Code Information About Electrical Outlet Height

When installing electrical outlets in your home, be sure that they meet governmental regulations.

severed cable underground
How to Repair an Underground Electrical Wire Break

You can fix it in a few steps with the right equipment.

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Repair a Broken Doorbell

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

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Wires Too Short in Electrical Box: How to Repair

Use pigtails with wiring that is too short to make electrical connections to outlets.

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3 Phase Power Troubleshooting

Many people aren't comfortable doing their own 3 phase power troubleshooting and repai.

A light switch.
How to Wire a Two-Way Electrical Switch

A two-way electrical switch can have multiple uses.

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How to Repair an Electrical Outlet that Doesn't Work

It is not a time consuming process.

An electrical outlet.
Replacing an Electrical Outlet Cover

Consider weather conditions for outside outlets.

A light switch on wallpaper.
4 Common Light Switch Problems

If we got flipped 10,000 times, we might have issues too.

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How to Replace a Doorbell Transformer

They provide low-current energy.

a house roof covered in solar panels
How to Hook Up Solar Panels to an Electrical Supply

Connecting a solar panel can seem daunting.

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Calculating How Deep to Bury Outdoor Electrical Wire

Burial is the best way to protect your outdoor wiring.

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How to Test if an Electrical Cable is Live

Is your wiring mixed up? No worries!

Using a flashlight to check a tripped circuit.
How to Find an Electrical Short

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

sparking electrical outlet
Electrical Receptacle Buzzes or Sparks: 4 Causes

This can be dangerous if it's not fixed.

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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

An electrical box.
Repair a Light Fixture Installed without an Electrical Box

A light without a junction box is a fire waiting to happen.

A heating coil.
How to Replace the Heating Coil in Your Furnace

A heating coil converts electric current into heat energy.

A burned out outlet needing replacement.
Replace a Broken Outlet

Here are 7 easy steps to safer power.

A screwdriver working on an outlet.
Troubleshooting Home Electrical Problems

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

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How to Repair an Electrical Outlet That Buzzes or Sparks

An outlet that hums could be a fire hazard.

Exposed wires.
How to Waterproof Electrical Cable

Water and electrical equipment don't go well together.

Two cords are plugged into an electrical outlet on a red wall.
How to Extend a Wall Electrical Outlet

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

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Troubleshooting Electric Circuit Breaker Problems

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

Electrical cables.
How to Lay Electrical Cable Underground

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

A contemporary style dual light switch on a wall.
How to Replace a Double Light Switch

Replacing a double light switch can be simple.

A man works on electrical wires.
How to Clean Corroded Electrical Wires

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

An active heating coil in a small space heater.
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.

A close shot of two pieces of electrical wire connected to a battery.
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 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.

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How to Replace a Doorbell

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