In this video we learn how to replace an electrical light switch. First, turn the power off in your home. Then, remove the screws around the switch exposing the wires. Confirm that they are dead with a tester, then you can get started removing. Wrap electrical tape around the ...more
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Replacing a switch is a project almost anyone can tackle. In this how-to video, discover the right questions to ask to ensure you purchase the right switch for your needs. Then, learn the simple steps for installing your electrical switch or dimmer. Watch this video home impro ...more
There's no need to pay for a pricey electrician for a light switch problem— you can try to fix it yourself. This video from This Old House explains how three-way switches work and shows tips for finding and replacing faulty three-way switches in your home. First, you need to u ...more
This video demonstrates how to replace a standard switch with a dimmer switch. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to replace a standard switch ...more
Faulty switches are easy to fix; you just have to exercise caution. You will need a screwdriver, a new switch, and a circuit tester. Electrical repairs don't need to be dangerous, just be careful. Watch this video home repair tutorial and learn how to replace a light switch.
Versatility and convenience - two of the greatest watchwords for a comfortable home. Fortunately, installing a 3-say switch can add versatility and convenience to your home's lighting system. There are many reasons to replace a light switch. For example, your current switch m ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to wire a three-way electrical switch. First, you will need to know the difference between the wires that you are using. Once you familiarize yourself with these different wires, you can start to wire your electrical switch. Now, go to your elect ...more
Electrical sockets are often taken for granted. It's not until one of them breaks or stops working and our laptops won't turn on that we truly have a crisis (mostly over lost internet time). If your socket is broken, or if you just want to install a new electrical socket, che ...more
If your old outlet has become so loose that a cord barely stays in place, it's time to change it. It's not just an annoyance—it's a hazard. Learn how to replace an electrical outlet with this instructional video from Howcast. You Will Need: * A flathead screwdriver * A digita ...more
If the switch on your DeWalt drill is in need of some serious replacement, don't send it off to the shop for expensive repairs… try doing it yourself. It's easy to remove and install a brand new switch on a corded DeWalt power drill. Watch this video to learn how a professiona ...more
This video is from the Dummies video series. The video will describe the process of replacing a standard light switch with a dimmer switch. First you must pick a dimmer switch that has the capacity to control the light fixture you would like to dim. Add up the wattages of all ...more
Do you have a busted light switch, or is it just time to upgrade to new better light switches? In this video, you'll learn exactly what to do to change that light switch quickly and easily. So, don't be intimated this video will show you everything you need and everything you ...more
Ace Hardware shows you how to replace the switch cover plate on an outlet. Replace an outlet switch cover plate. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com
Has the switch for the headlights on your Dodge Durango shorted out or broken? This tutorial is here to help, demonstrating how to replace the switch yourself. This method will work on any year of Dodge Durango between 1998 to 1003.
This clip shows you how to replace a regular toggle switch with a dimmer switch on a light. It is easier than you think according to the presenter. There is a box with a green ground wire and two black wires. In dimmer switches, it doesn't matter which way you connect the two ...more
You can very easily replace your normal light switch on the wall with a dimmer switch. The first step is to turn the power off at the circuit breaker. To prevent anyone from accidentally turning the circuit on put a piece of tape over the fuse switch so that it is clear that i ...more
If you're interested in replacing your existing outdoor outlet and cover because of cosmetic reasons or safety reasons, this tutorial should help. In the video, you'll be taken through the process of replacing an old existing outlet with a new one that is better suited to be ...more
The guide will walk you through a power switch replacement on a bObsweep Standard or Pethair. It includes: Opening and closing bObsweep Removing and re-installing the battery Removing the main board and power switch Video: . The instructions for this repair are the same for b ...more
Learn step-by-step how to replace a split circuit electrical outlet including safety tips and what to watch for to make sure an outlet is installed correctly. Replace a split circuit electrical outlet. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com
Expert Mark Blocker shows you in this series of videos how to replace the turn signal switch in your car. Part 1 of 11 - How to Replace a turn signal switch. Replace a turn signal switch - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Replace a turn sign ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the kickstand safety switch on a Ninja 250R. When this is broken, it will turn your engine off when you put it into gear and cause your motorcycle to not run properly. First, remove the screw from around the safety switch until you can ...more
This video demonstrates how to replace the trigger switch and cord on a HD77 Skill Saw, but the technique he uses could apply to just about any circular saw you own. Replace a circular-saw switch and cord. Click through to watch this video on taunton.com
If for any reason you need to replace or add a circuit breaker to your electrical panel, you'll need to know how to do so. Luckily for you, this tutorial is here to help. In the video, you'll be taken through the process of removing a breaker from your electrical panel withou ...more
If your dryer will not run or spin, you will probably have to replace the dryer door switch. You can follow the steps in this video to help you do this easy repair. Video: .
If you've lost control of your car's windows, don't just sit there. Watch this video and learn how to replace the master power window switch on a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid. This video will teach you how to remove the door panel to access the master power window switch and repla ...more
If your stovetop igniter will not click or click continuously, you will probably have to replace the top surface ignitor switch. You can follow the steps in this video to help you do this easy repair. Video: .
This video home improvement tutorial is a basic explanation of the wiring in a plug-in electrical receptacle, so you'll know what to do when replacing one. Learn how to change the plug-in without short-circuiting or hurting yourself by watching this instructional wiring video.
In this video we will show you how to replace the driverside master power window switch on a 2004-2012 Toyota Sienna. Video: .
If your headlights are not working when you pull the switch or if your turn signals are the only things working, Then your headlight switch might be broken. This is often due to loose connections or wear and tear on the part itself. The first thing I would highly recommend bef ...more
Being able to read an electrical diagram will greatly aide your ability to correctly diagnose car problems. If you need some help with it, watch this video for a detailed explanation of how to read an example map for the clutch start switch on a Toyota.
Jon Olson shows us how to replace an electrical outlet and how to replace a wall switch as well as some other electrical tips you can use around the home. Part 1 of 15 - How to Maintain your home electrical wiring and fixtures. Maintain your home electrical wiring and fixtures ...more
Expert electrician Danny Herb demonstrates in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions how to replace a light switch and how to replace a wall socket. He begins by showing you how to turn off the circuit breaker, an essential first step to any electrical repair, and offers sa ...more
Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself. You Will Need * A Phillips screwdriver * Masking tape * A pen * A new thermostat * A level * A drill with a 3/16-inch bit * Drywall anchors * A ...more
GFI stands for Ground Fault Interrupter and is used in areas that have water. The first thing you should do before replacing anything electrical is shut off the power in the area you are working. When you remove the old outlet, you will notice a series of wires going into the ...more
In this online video series, learn how to use a finishing sander and how to maintain it, from woodworking instructor Jon Olson. He will teach you the parts of a finishing sander, and general safety and electrical safety for using a finishing sander. Jon will demonstrate how to ...more
The Stun-Gun In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, weaponized highlighter. Before I get into how to built this device, let me warn you. This device is harmful! When used, it can cause burns and/or serious muscle spasms. The voltage is potentially deadly! DO NOT ...more
A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more
Clumsiness is the great equalizer when it comes to smartphones — it makes no distinction between the most expensive flagship handset and cheaper mid-range models. A hard drop onto pavement will usually result in a shattered screen, regardless of how pricey your device is. And ...more
A relay is an electrical component that works like a light switch, where it's turned on or off with an electrical signal. By connecting a relay to a Wi-Fi connected microcontroller like an ESP8266, you can build a connected switch that can be controlled from the web browser of ...more
In the first video, it introduces the principles and terminology of mechanical electrical switches. It covers terms such as contacts, normally open, normally closed, poles, and throws. The second describes toggle switches, including different configurations and terminology. Y ...more
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, demonstrates how to wire up a 4-way switch, and where to place a 4-way switch in an electrical circuit in your home.
Build your very own Trek-style Blu-Ray laser phaser with this hacker's how-to video from Kip Kay of Make Magazine. To replicate this hack at home, you'll need the following materials: (1) a PS3 Blu-Ray laser assembly (which can be had on eBay for roughly $45), (2) an original ...more
In order to make a retro wireless handset, you will need the following: vintage handset, a momentary switch, a resister, a Blue tooth headset, wires, a drill, and a blue LED and mount. Disassemble the blue tooth head set. Then, disassemble the handset. Remove all of the wires ...more
This video shows you how to replace the headphone jack and hold switch on a 4th generation iPod. Replace the headphone jack in a 4th generation iPod. Click through to watch this video on ipodhowtovideo.com
Make a lighter with one or two AA batteries and simple tiny wire!!! This is a fantastic homemade electrical lighter for any situation. You'll need two AA batteries, a push switch, a battery holder, wire, solder, soldering iron, electrical tape, crimper, and scissors for this c ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to wire up a 3-way switch in your house, into an electrical circuit, for your lighting needs.
In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. If you don't have th ...more
Every wall switch and outlet on an outside wall is a hole in your wall. Here's how to insulate them while conserving energy and being eco-friendly.
Is your ice auger not drilling holes anymore? Well, you probably just need to replace those dull blades with sharpened ones! This video will show you how to switch out the auger blades on a Jiffy Ice Auger, or any other kind of ice auger.
Poke, jab, and stab your opponent without taking out an eye. You Will Need * 1/2-inch PVC pipe * A hacksaw * Measuring tape * Sandpaper * Gray duct tape * A swim noodle * A razor blade * 100% silicon caulk * A caulk gun * Open cell foam * Electrical tape * Cellophane (optional ...more
Everyone should know how to use the jack that comes with his or her car. Try this at home so if you ever get a flat, you'll know where the jack is and how to use it to fix that tire. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to jack up a car safely. Park the car on level grou ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to vent a bathroom fan. Steps:1. Screw the humidifier to a wall near the furnace. 2. Cut away insulation from the duct using a utility knife. 3. Position the hole-cutting template onto side of duct. 4. Drill pilot hole through ...more
Prepare all the materials and tools needed for the process. Prepare a circuit tester, an electrical tape, a flathead screwdriver, a pair of scissors, and an electric sealers kit. Then, make sure that you turn off the power at the main circuit box. Place a piece of electrical t ...more
Are your electrical switch covers in your home just too boring for you? Tired of all those receptacle covers just being plain, old beige or white? Then a little arts and crafts project and some fantasy film might be your answer. Watch this video to learn how to make switch pl ...more
This is a video tutorial in the Electronics category where you are going to learn how to install a three way dimmer switch. Mark Donovan of Home Addition Plus demonstrates how to replace a faulty 3-way dimmer switch in this video. Make sure you buy the right dimmer switch for ...more
In this video, we learn how to repair a defective ceiling fan light switch with Richard Wright. There are two types of switches: two wire and three wire, grab the one you need and tools to help you replace your light switch. Now, disconnect the power at the breaker panel and g ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a stand-by generator. Steps: 1 Install electrical sub-panel with transfer switch beside the main electrical panel. 2 Redirect critical circuits from main panel to sub-panel. 3 Prepare a level stone or concrete base ...more
To install foam gaskets under light switch plates and outlet covers you will need a screwdriver. Installing foam gaskets under light switch plates or outlet covers on an outer wall is a great way to stop air leaks in your home. First, use your screwdriver to remove the light s ...more
Think your stuck with your one set lighting? Think again. Get more lighting options by installing a dimmer light. In this Ron Hazleton hosted home improvement video, learn how to remove a wall switch and replace it with a dimmer in just a few minutes time! Ron Hazleton is a D ...more
Have something you want no one else to find? The best hiding places are in plain sight. Follow these steps to create a shockingly sly storage space. You Will Need: • A plastic switch box • A rotary tool • An electrical socket • Screws • A Phillips-head screwdriver • A f ...more