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A motion-detector switch will automatically turn on the lights whenever anyone walks into the room. This switch is a relatively simple ...

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Top 24 Electrical Wiring Projects

  1. 1. Electrical Wiring Basics (01:30)

    Learn about the electrical components of your sprinkler system.

  2. 2. How to Wire an Entertainment Bar

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to wire and add outlets to an entertainment bar.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

    How to install the fan controls and adjust the fan for different seasons.

  4. 4. Recessed "Can" Lighting (03:50)

    Here are the things to know when choosing and installing recessed lights.

  5. 5. How to Connect an Electric Skylight

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to connect the wiring for an electric skylight.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Step 1: Choose the Right Size (00:33)

    How to choose the correct size ceiling fan for a room.

  7. 7. Step 3: Install Support Brace (02:35)

    How to install a support brace for a ceiling fan.

  8. 8. How to Rough-In Wiring

    Once you've determined your new home's electrical needs and planned for the electrical system, it's time for the rough-in stage. Use th...

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

    Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Step 5: Connect Motor Wiring (01:37)

    How to connect the wiring on the ceiling fan motor.

  11. 11. Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

  12. 12. How to Install a GFCI outlet

    Electrical expert James Young shows how to install a GFCI outlet -- a job that a DIYer can accomplish in a fairly short time.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Step 7: Attach Light Fixture (00:56)

    How to attach the light fixture to a ceiling fan.

  14. 14. Create a Solar Powered Shed

    Install a solar panel on your workshop to power your tools.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. Ceiling Fan Install: Overview (04:16)

    Overview of steps to replace an existing light fixture with a ceiling fan.

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