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Top 100 Electrical Projects

  1. 46. Installing a Grounding Rod (02:54)

    Find out how to install a ground for a safe electrical system.

  2. 47. Extension Cord 101 (02:21)

    We share information on extension cord design and safety.

  3. 48. How to Replace an Electrical Outlet Receptacle

    At Disaster House, we invited heavy-metal rock band Slaughter to overload our electrical system. We had the band to hook up all of thei...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 49. How to Install an Exterior Solar Panel

    Use these step-by-step instructions to wire and fully install a 1-kilowatt stand-alone system.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    --
  5. 50. How to Run Wire or Cable Inside a Stud Wall

    Any remodeling work you tackle on your electrical system will involve routing wire to new lights, switches, outlets and other wiring ac...

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  6. 51. Alternating Current (02:14)

    Matt demonstrates the difference between alternating and direct current.

  7. 52. How to Install a Light Fixture on a Stone Column Mailbox

    Adding a light to a mailbox gives it a sophisticated look.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 53. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

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

  9. 54. Wire Tracer

    A multi-purpose wire tracer will help a DIYer figure out which wire is connected to which outlet.

  10. 55. How To Wire the Electric Controller for a Sprinkler System

    The electronic controller is the brain behind the irrigation system. Learn how to wire it to a sprinkler system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 56. 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. 57. Outdoor Water Feature (01:00)

    Amy Matthews explains the process of building an outdoor water feature.

  13. 58. Entryway Dreams (00:20:00)

    Nicole Curtis completes the entryway restoration of the Minnehaha House.

  14. 59. Paul Francisco (01:33)

    Musician Paul Francisco creates a xylophone out of electrical conduit.

  15. 60. Safe Outlets for Your Home (02:44)

    Ground fault circuit interrupters are a great investment for home safety.

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