Electrical Install & Repair

Disconnecting the wires to a ceiling fan light switch.

How to Fix a Paddle Ceiling Fan Light Switch

Watch this video to find out how to test and replace a defective paddle ceiling fan pull chain light switch.

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Attaching a ceiling electrical box to a wood support.

Replacing Light Fixture with Paddle Ceiling Fan

Watch this video to find out how to reinforce an electrical box to support the weight of a paddle ceiling fan when replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan.

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Danny Lipford installing a dimmer switch.

DIY Electrical Home Improvement and Repair Projects

Watch this video to find out how to tackle five easy home electrical improvement and repair projects, from installing a dimmer switch to adding a plug-in wireless remote control for lamps.

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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.

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Attaching wires to a wall switch.

Shockingly Simple: Home Electrical Projects Made Easy

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With a basic understanding of home wiring, even beginners can alleviate the stigma bound to electricity and make their homes safer places for their families. Read on for tips on how to replace a wall outlet, switch, and light fixture.

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Turning on a dimmer switch

How to Fix a Buzzing or Humming Dimmer Switch

“My dining room chandelier is operated by a dimmer switch, but every time we dim the lights, there’s a buzzing sound. How can we fix it?”

You can usually solve a noisy dimmer switch by replacing the bulbs or the dimmer switch itself. Read on to find out more.

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Disconnecting the wires from the receptacle.

How to Replace a 120-Volt Electrical Wall Outlet

Replacing a standard, 120-volt electrical wall outlet (receptacle) is an easy DIY project that only requires a few tools and some basic knowledge of wiring. Read on to find out how to replace an electrical outlet in your home.

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