Electrical Repair projects
How to Rewire a Lamp
In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well.
Fix Underground Wiring
Accidentally cut an underground electrical wire? The easiest way to repair it is with an underground splice kit, which uses a rustproof…
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Repair a Light Fixture
One solution for a flickering light bulb is to bend the tab in the socket slightly upward to assure a better electrical contact. The fix takes…
How to Fix Burned Wire
Fix burned wire inside electrical boxes by replacing charred insulation. You can do this quickly and easily without pulling in new wires.
How to Repair a Cut Extension Cord
If you accidentally cut your extension cord or power tool cord, save it by adding a new plug and receptacle to the two pieces—a safer…
Use a Christmas Light Tester to Check Holiday Lights
Find a holiday light problem and fix it fast with this simple tester and repairer. You don’t have to test every bulb!
Extension Cord Repair
Follow these simple steps to replace a socket or plug on an extension cord. Your cord will be safe and you’ll avoid the high cost of a…
Replace a Phone Jack and Phone Jack Wiring
A dead line or static on your phone may be due to bad wall jack. Replace it in 10 minutes.
Fix a Lamp Cord
Replacing a damaged plug is easy, but for safety you have to follow proper wiring rules, especially when wiring a polarized plug. A polarized…
Wiring a Plug: Replacing a Plug and Rewiring Electronics
Wire plugs correctly to maintain polarity (and safety!), that is, the correct path for the voltage-carrying hot wire and the neutral wire.
How to Replace a Pull-Chain Light Fixture
Pull chain light fixtures are easy to replace when the switch wears out or breaks. We show you how to replace it safely and quickly.…