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How to Install a Motion-Sensor Light Switch

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. Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

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

    How to install a support brace for a ceiling fan.

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

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

  5. 5. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Step 6: Attach Fan Blades (01:00)

    How to attach the fan blades to the rotating bezel.

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Step 4: Install Bracket (01:48)

    How to install the mounting bracket for a ceiling fan.

  10. 10. Ceiling Fan Install: Overview (04:16)

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

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. How to Wire Recessed Ceiling Lights

    Recessed "high hat" lighting fixtures provide excellent illumination and give a room an elegant appearance.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Step 2: Remove Light Fixture (01:33)

    How to remove an existing light fixture from the ceiling.

  15. 15. Step 7: Attach Light Fixture (00:56)

    How to attach the light fixture to a ceiling fan.

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