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Electrical Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our electrical projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Heath Eastman demonstrates how to install landscape lighting along a garden path. Adding landscape lighting to a walkway or path can improve the look and experience of the area.

Electrician Heath Eastman shows a homeowner how to wirelessly connect more than one light switch.
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How to Wirelessly Connect Multiple Light Switches

Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner connect four separate switches that control six lights in the same room

S20 E1, Heath Eastman on two-prong outlets
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Changing a Two-Prong Outlet to Three

Learn how to replace a two-prong outlet without the expense of rewiring.

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How to Replace a Lamppost

Master electrician, Heath Eastman helps a homeowner replace his front lamppost with some hilarious code violations with a new post.

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How to Ground a Two-Prong Electrical Outlet

Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains the purpose of a ground wire and then grounds an outlet for a homeowner.

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How Fuses and Circuit Breakers Work

Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how fuses and circuit breakers protect a home.

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Understanding Electricity Bills

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey and plumbing and HVAC expert Richard Trethewey discuss changes to electric bill payment structures.

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How to Run Electricity to a Shed

Electrician Scott Caron shows us how he powers an outbuilding—which takes wiring knowledge as well as lots of digging.

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How to Safely Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

In this DIY Smarts, This Old House Master Electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner safely install a variety of Christmas lights.

Installing an ACFI outlet
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Protect Your Home From Electrical Damage | This Old House: LIVE!

This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman discusses the anatomy of arc-faults and demonstrates how Leviton’s AFCI receptacles can detect these electrical hazards and protect your home from fire and damage.

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How to Install a Wireless Light Switch

Add a wireless light switch to an existing circuit by following the steps in this how-to video.

Master electrician Heath Eastman installs a USB outlet.
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How to Install a USB Outlet | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House Master Electrician Heath Eastman upgrades a standard receptacle to one that has USB inputs as part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.

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Adding an Outlet to a Room

In this video, electrician Scott Carson walks you through how to add an electrical outlet without damaging your walls.

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How to Wire a Portable Generator

Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains a few different methods for hooking up a portable generator to a house.

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How to Wire Outdoor Speakers

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to snake wires through walls for a pair of outdoor speakers

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How to Install an Antique Light Switch

Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman replaces a standard toggle switch with a reproduction antique push button switch to match the rest of the house

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How to Install Rough Electricity in New Construction

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire her new basement that she’s in the process of turning into finished space

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The Importance of Surge Protection

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how surge protection safeguards a home’s appliances and electronics.

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How to Install a Manual Transfer Switch for a Portable Generator

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron visits Alaska to install a portable generator with a manual transfer switch to power hardwired appliances like a well pump and heating system using unleaded gasoline

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How to Choose Wire Nuts for Your Projects

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron explains the differences between wire nuts of various sizes and colors.

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How to Diagnose and Repair Three-Way Switch Problems

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron looks at a three-way switch issue and fixes the problem.

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How to Conceal Electrical Wires with Crown Molding

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron uses crown molding to conceal wiring and bring more electrical outlets to a bedroom

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How to Do Electrical Projects with Two Tools

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, explains how two tools are all it takes to do many electrical projects

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How to Install Track Lights and Speakers

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, installs LED track lights and LED track lights with Bluetooth speaker technology to brighten up a loft bedroom

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How to Repair a Three-Way Light Switch

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner fix a faulty three-way switch

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How to Choose a USB Outlet

Electrician Scott Caron walks through the best options when it comes to USB wall outlets in your home

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How to Install an Automatic Standby Generator

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor describes how to combat power outages with a standby generator

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How to Select Electrical Testers

Ask This Old House lighting expert Scott Caron gives Kevin a tutorial on electrical testers to make sure you never work on live wires

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How to Install Surge Protection

Electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection

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How to Hang a Flat-Panel TV with Concealed Wiring

Electrician Scott Caron hangs a flat-screen TV on the wall and conceals all the wiring

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How to Run Underground Wiring to a Garage

Electrician Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to bring power to a detached garage

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How to Install Recessed Lighting in a Kitchen

Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron demonstrates how to install recessed light fixtures in a finished ceiling