Electrical: Safety, How Tos & DIY Repairs

Understanding the wires, circuits, and more in your home can help you make safer repairs and upgrades. Here's all you need to know for DIY electrical work on circuits, outlets, breakers, and more.
Dining Room Light Fixtures
Why Is My Light Fixture Buzzing?
Recessed lighting in a shower stall
How to Pick the Right Shower Lighting Ideas
Wall Sconce Light
How to Install a Wall Sconce
Kitchen outlet with electric kettle across from mug and french press coffee maker
Kitchen Electrical Code: Everything You Need to Know
Installing recessed lighting in ceiling
How to Install Recessed Lighting
Lightbulb
The Difference Between Watts vs. Volts
Illustration of tools for electrical projects
17 Tools You May Need for Electrical Projects
voltage check
Amperage vs. Voltage: The Dangers of Electrical Shock
Light bulb held in hand in front of empty light fixture
How to Match Bulb Wattage to Light Fixtures
voltage tester
8 Different Types of Electrical Testers and How to Choose One
Main electrical service utility box with door open and yellow wires coming from sides
How to Determine Your Electrical Service Amps
Outlet or wall switch boxes placed in different heights
How to Set Standard Outlet and Light Switch Heights
Ground fault breaker installed inside home service panel
How to Install a GFCI or AFCI/GFCI Circuit Breaker
Recessed lighting held up by hand with light on
How to Convert a Ceiling Light to a Recessed Light
Old work electrical box being mounted into wall with screwdriver
How to Install an Old Work (Retrofit) Electrical Box
Green electrical strip with multiple load capacities and white and black cables being plugged in
How to Calculate Safe Electrical Load Capacities
Hardwired smoke detector installed on wall
How to Install Hardwired Smoke Detectors
recessed lighting
Recessed Canister Lights Review: Pros and Cons
replacing an outlet plate
Common Electrical Projects and How Much They Cost
recessed ceiling light
How to Buy Recessed Lights
electric box
11 Types of Electrical Boxes and How to Choose One
Plastic and metal electrical box
When to Use a Plastic or Metal Electrical Box
Electrical junction box being nailed to wooden post for installation
How to Install an Electrical Junction Box
Walk-in closet with recessed and hanging lighting and white cabinets and shelving
How to Select the Right Lighting for Your Closet
Electric meter on house
How to Connect an Electric Meter
How to Calculate Subpanel Loads
Calculating Subpanel Loads
light switch on wall
Electrical Code Requirements by Room
Electrical box with surrounding insulation
How to Insulate Electrical Boxes
GFCI receptacle wired to line and load electrical system
Line vs. Load Wiring: What's the Difference?
Electrical Service Panel
Inside Your Main Electrical Service Panel
Kitchen and dining room ceiling lights
How to Change the Size of a Ceiling Light Fixture Hole
bistro lighting
11 Tips for Safe Outdoor Lighting
Uses for solar energy illustration
Top 10 Residential Uses for Solar Energy
electronic plugged into an extension cord
Choosing a Safe Electrical Extension Cord
Overhead power lines near residential homes.
Underground vs. Overhead Service Feeders
Grounded adapter for an electrical outlet
Why You Should Avoid Using Plug Adapters
Plastic electrical box
7 Tips for Electrical Box Installation
Electric Service Drop
Basics of Residential Electric Service Drops
Metal countertop and electrical outlet
Line or Load With GFCI Connection
Illuminated pendant lights with incandescent amber bulbs hanging at home
Understanding Electrical Current Flow in Circuits
Light bulb lying on a wood surface
8+ Light Bulb Shapes and Code Meanings
Old fuse box
Understanding Fuses and Fuse Boxes
Residential Circuit Breaker Panel with Service Writing
What Is an Electrical Subpanel?
Fuse box with screw-in fuses
A Guide to Screw-in Fuses
White candle sticks on brass candle holders in front of wicker chair with patterned pillows
7 Common Causes of House Fires and How to Prevent Them
Low Angle View Of Illuminated Light Bulbs Hanging Against Wall
Does Wattage Matter?
underground electricity supply
How to Install Underground Electric Conduit Up to Code
Close-Up Of Illuminated Lamp On Night Table By Bed At Home
Home Electrical Basics 101
Electrician installing electricity, generating power in a home remodel
What to Expect During an Electrical Inspection
person screwing a light bulb into a lamp
What Size Light Bulb Can I Use?
Installation of a switch box
Is It Legal to Do Your Own Electrical Work?
Electric Service Panel
Electrical Service Panel Basics For Homeowners
circuit breaker
Circuit Breaker Brands Matter
A modern-style bathroom
Bathroom Codes and Design Best Practices
Sink and bathtub in luxury bathroom
Electrical Code Requirements for Bathrooms
A closeup shot of a motion sensor light switch on the wall
Using a Motion Sensor Light Switch
Tile Bathroom Floor
How to Install Electric Radiant Floors
Old work electrical box inserted into wall opening with stripped cable
5 Handy Electrical Remodeling Tricks and Tips
Octagon electrical box
Octagon Electrical Boxes and Their Uses
African American woman fixing light switch
Understanding the Markings on Electrical Switches