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How to Replace a Porch Light with a Security Light

Replacing your porch light with a security light is an easy afternoon project. Outdoor security lights use infrared or microwave sensors to light up whenever someone or something passes within a certain [more…]

How to Repair a Faulty Lamp

If you have a lamp with a loose socket that causes the lamp to flicker, to be difficult to turn on, or to just flat out refuse to light, you can replace the socket and give the lamp a new life. You can [more…]

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is a stylish and functional addition to any room. If you are planning to install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling outlet, wiring a ceiling fan is the same as wiring any [more…]

How to Replace a Ceiling Light Fixture

Residential ceiling fixtures come in many different shapes, and people have devised many ways to attach them to the ceiling. Most of the time, a central threaded hollow rod holds a chandelier in place. [more…]

How to Change the Chimes in Your Doorbell

Doorbell chimes come in many varieties. You aren’t stuck with the old standards any longer. Whether your old doorbell finally gave out, or you just want a new sound to alert you that company has arrived [more…]

Upgrading Your Kitchen Electrical during a Remodel

One of the most common complaints from homeowners about their old kitchens is the lack of electrical outlets. If your existing electrical service is only 60 amps, plan to upgrade during your kitchen remodel [more…]

How to Use Lighting as an Interior Design Element

You don’t have to know everything about lighting or spend tons of money to make rooms look light and lively. You do need to know the basics of functional and decorative lighting and how to get help for [more…]

How to Change Appliance Cords and Plugs

If an appliance isn’t working, you can replace worn plugs and cords. When replacing the cord on an appliance, it must be as heavy a gauge as the one you’re taking out, especially when an appliance heats [more…]

How to Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

Under-the-cabinet lighting can be plug-in or hard-wired. Plug-in units are the easiest to install. A hard-wired system is more attractive because there’s usually no exposed wiring and a dedicated wall [more…]

How to Replace Ceiling Light Fixtures


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