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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 22 Switches Projects

  1. 1. Dustless WetDry Shop Vac (01:19)

    This vac's filter system lets the operator switch easily from wet to dry.

  2. 2. Breaking the Mold (03:29)

    The oven door's sign read Please Do Not Open. That was just the beginning.

  3. 3. How to Install a Lamp Cord Switch

    A cord switch makes it easy to turn hard-to-reach lamps on and off. Use these step-by-step instructions to install one in no time.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Foot Switches

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

  5. 5. Tub Transformed to Shower (00:02:58)

    Stephen Fanuka and crew turn this couple's tub into a modern shower stall.

  6. 6. Changing a Light Switch

    Replacing or upgrading a light switch is a simple and inexpensive DIY project.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. B. Original With Hardware (20:00)

    Create or alter drawer pulls and turn switch plates into works of art.

  8. 8. Kwikset Key Switch (00:01:15)

    Kwikset has smart locks that can be rekeyed as many times as you want.

  9. 9. Add an Electrical Switch

    Install a second switch in an existing switch box.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Magswitch (03:33)

    These powerful magnets can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch.

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

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

  12. 12. Controlled Chaos (20:01)

    The guys switch roles to see what they each deal with on a daily basis.

  13. 13. Updating Wall Plates

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to update switch and wall plate covers.

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

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

  15. 15. Ceiling Fan Switches (02:08)

    Get some expert advice about installing a dimmer to a ceiling fan.

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