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Add an Electrical Switch

Install a second switch in an existing switch box.

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Top 22 Switches Projects

  1. 1. Foot Switches

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

  2. 2. 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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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Updating Wall Plates

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

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  4. 4. Installing a Dimmer (00:00:22)

    Learn how to install a dimmer to any wall switch.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Kwikset Key Switch (00:01:15)

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

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

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

  8. 8. Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 12. Switch Plates (03:09)

    Artist Vesta Abel adds a faux copper finish to a normal light switch plate.

  13. 13. 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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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. B. Original With Hardware (20:00)

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

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