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electrical toolkit

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.
installing recessed lighting

How to Install Recessed Lighting in an Existing Ceiling

When installing recessed lighting in an existing ceiling, a hole should be cut in the ceiling that exactly fits the profile of a special remodeling in order to keep from damaging the surrounding drywall.
Turning a circuit breaker off in an electrical service panel.

Home Wiring 101: Dealing with Circuit Breakers and Fuses

You don't have to be a master electrician to own a home, but every homeowner should know the basics of how the electrical system in their house works and what to do when it doesn't. Read on for tips on how to reset tripped circuit breakers and replace blown fuses in your home.
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Installing a Hanging Light Fixture in a Bathroom

John asks, “Is it OK to install a hanging light fixture over the tub in my bathroom?”

Only if you have enough clearance between the tub and light fixture. Read on to find out more.
Using an emery board to clean contacts on landscape lighting.

How to Repair and Maintain Landscape Lighting in Your Yard

The metal contacts in low voltage landscape lighting in your yard can become corroded over time, causing them to not light properly. Watch this video to find out how to solve this problem.

How to Repair an Extension Cord for Less than $4

Repairing an extension cord could cost less than $4. Chelsea explains in her latest blog.
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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.
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How to Shim Out Electrical Outlet or Switch When Installing a Tile Backsplash

Roxanne asks, “How can I make electrical outlets flush with a new tile backsplash?”

To shim out an electrical outlet, use an electrical box extender. Read on to find out more.
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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.