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I’m replacing a light switch. How do I know which wire should be attached to each screw on the new light switch?
If you are replacing an existing switch, make a diagram of how the wires were attached to the old switch before you remove them. Snap a picture with...
Yes, there are wireless door chimes that are fairly easy to...
I am going on vacation. Are there any easy-to-use products that will turn my lights on and off so it looks as if the house is occupied?
Yes, there are a variety of timers that simply plug...
Yes, it’s called a photoelectric...
I want to run a new wire to install some additional outlets. Do I have to run these wires through the wall?
You can use surface wire channels that allow you to run the wire on the outside of the wall and still maintain an attractive...
Wrap the pipe with a heat tape, which comes in different...
Yes, simply remove the old thermostat from the wall. Next, disconnect each one and mark it so you can keep track of where it was connected. Attach...
Yes, special saddle boxes are designed for hanging heavy fixtures—up to about 50 pounds. Since a ceiling fan moves, these boxes are good for...
I’ve bypassed the doorbell button, and the doorbell still did not work. What’s the most likely problem?
Check the transformer. You will have to find it. It might be in the attic, but it can be anywhere, you just need to trace the wire. If it makes a...
There are three components to the doorbell, the button, the transformer and the bell itself. First, look for any loose wires throughout the system....
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