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Top 36 Outlets Projects

  1. 1. Vika Twofold (00:52)

    The Vika Twofold is both a portable scaffold and a workbench.

  2. 2. How to Replace Outlets and Install Log Siding

    DIY experts demonstrate how to install electrical outlets and siding in a log cabin bedroom.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. 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. 4. How to Cut and Grout Kitchen Tile for Electrical Receptors

    Host Paul Wilson shows how to cut kitchen tile for electrical receptors and gives grouting tips.

  5. 5. Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

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

  6. 6. Design Outlet Covers (02:31)

    Snazz up your outlets and light switches with your own decorative covers.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. How to Add Outlets

    DIY Network experts demonstrate how to install a kit that allows you to place additional outlets along the wall.

  9. 9. Switchplate & Outlet Covers (00:48)

    Coordinate switchplates and electrical outlets to any color you want.

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Know Your Home's Electrical System

    If you're building a new home, don't assume you have no control over the locations of the electrical outlets. DIY Network experts offer...

  12. 12. Removing an Outlet (01:25)

    Find out how to safely remove an unused outlet from your home.

  13. 13. Safe Outlets for Your Home (02:44)

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

  14. 14. Rotating Plugs and P-Traps (02:20)

    A rotating wall plug and innovative new p-trap have the guys wowed at IBS.

  15. 15. Replacing Outlets

    Replacing outlets with safer GFCI outlets is a simple project for beginner DIYers to bring their kitchen and bathroom outlets up to cod...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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