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Installing Surface Wiring

Surface wiring is a system of wires that simply run across the surface of a wall or ceiling but are concealed and protected by a decorative cover or channel.
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How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Replacing a standard wall switch with a dimmer switch is a great way to improve your home's lighting and set the mood. Here's how to install a dimmer switch.

Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | February 22, 2020

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Clean Air in Your Shop: Picking the Right Dust Collection System

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5 Signs Your Oven’s Heating Element is Broken

Before you replace your range, check these signs to make sure you don't need to replace the oven's heating element.
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How to Cut Power Before Making Electrical Repairs

Here's how to check power on circuit breakers before making electrical repairs.
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Everything You Need for an Electrical Toolkit

I'm no electrician, but it seems like I’m always tackling some minor electrical project around my house, so I finally came up with an inexpensive electrical toolkit in an easy-to-grab container to make all those electrical projects a breeze! Read on to find out more.
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2 Easy Ways to Map Your Home’s Electrical Circuits

Whether you do your own electrical work or hire it done, you need to map your home's circuits. Here are some easy lifehacks to do just that!
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How to Install Landscape Lights

Want to add ambiance to your yard? Add landscape lighting — it's easier than you may think!