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How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Allegra Bennett, editor of Renovating Woman magazine, explains how to replace a light switch with a dimmer switch.

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Top 100 Electrical Projects

  1. 1. Circuit-Breaker Locator

    DIY experts explain how this handy tool takes the guesswork out of locating circuit breakers.

  2. 2. How to Use Conduit

    Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how conduit can be used instead of a grounding wire.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. Setting Up an Audio System in a Media Room or Home Theater

    DIY Networks has all the information about how to set up an audio system in a media room or home theater.

  4. 4. How to Solder Wires

    Soldering wires to create an electrical connection is a quick and easy process, and it creates a better connection than wire nuts and e...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Ideal PowerBlade (01:23)

    Working with a cordless drill, this is the big daddy of cable cutters.

  6. 6. Breakers vs. Fuses (01:06)

    Learn about the safety features of fuses and circuit breakers.

  7. 7. Bathroom Safety (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics for bathroom safety.

  8. 8. Energy-Conservation Tips

    DIY Network makes it easy to cut costs and reduce utility bills with these energy-conservation tips.

  9. 9. How to Use a Yard Trencher

    A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Prep Garage Walls

    Host Fuad Reveiz dresses up ordinary garage walls to look more like a place for a chopper to be stored using diamond plate.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Foot Switches

    The DIY Network shows you two products that allow you to safely control a power switch with your foot.

  12. 12. Solar Power: The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    DIY Network experts answer frequently asked-about topics and additional information on solar power.

  13. 13. How to Reroute Electricity in a Bathroom

    Proper lighting is especially important in a bathroom, and in some older baths, light fixtures might need to be relocated. Learn how to...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Make an Overhead Power Strip

    One of the challenges of using a router is keeping the cord out of the way. Use these instructions to make a hinged panel for a power s...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

    Home electronics are better than ever...just don't overload your circuits!

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