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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 an AFCI Circuit Breaker

Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, wraps up an electrical project he started over a year ago by replacing the circuit breaker at his panel with one that is up to code.

S20 E5, Heath Eastman discusses electrical tools with Kevin O’Connor
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Top 7 Tools for Electrical Projects

Master electrician Heath Eastman shows host Kevin O’Connor the tools he uses the most during day-to-day electrical work.

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What’s New with EV Chargers

Ask This Old House master electrician, Heath Eastman, and home technology expert, Ross Trethewey, discuss the progression of electric vehicle chargers and the role they imagine EV chargers will play in homes in the future.

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Open House | Electrical Inspection

Ask This Old House Master Electrician, Heath Eastman, explains what to look for during a home electrical inspection.

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Ask TOH Know-How: A Device That Makes “Sense”

In this episode, Ross learns about a super-savvy energy expenditure monitoring device that can help homeowners conserve energy—and save money

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TOH Know-How: A Smarter Panel for Easier Electrical Installation

At the TOH 2018 Idea House, electrician Ben Giles shows Kevin O’Connor the innovative and intuitive new load center from Leviton

Tankless Water Heater
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Best Uses for an Electric Tankless Water Heater

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey discusses which houses are the best fit for an electric tankless water heater

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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 Add Task Lighting to a Kitchen

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician to help a couple add task lighting to their dark kitchen

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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

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How to Install a Front Entry Intercom

Upgrading to a convenient front-door intercom with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Matthews

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How to Install an Outdoor Electrical Outlet

Bringing power to a deck with electrician Keith Diemer

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How Electrical Circuit Breakers and GFCIs Protect a Home

Master electrician Scott Caron shares tips for preventing shocks and electrocution

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How to Connect a 220-Volt Receptacle to a 20-Amp Breaker

Providing an outlet for high-powered tools and appliances with master electrician Allen Gallant

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How to Install a Transfer Switch for a Portable Generator

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows how to keep the electricity flowing during power outages

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How to Install Track Lighting With Ease

Master electrician Allen Gallant shows how to install a ceiling-mounted track lighting system. We show you the costs involved and offer a step-by-step process.

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How to Upgrade an Electric Meter to 200-Amp Service

Master electrician Scott Caron shows the first phase of replacing an antiquated electrical system

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How to Upgrade an Electrical Panel to 200-Amp Service

Master electrician Scott Caron installs a new panel to complete a service upgrade

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How to Mark for Electrical Boxes When Hanging Drywall

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks-of-the-trade for accurately marking drywall cutouts

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How to Add an Electrical Outlet

Master electrician Allen Gallant powers up a new outlet

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How to Monitor Electricity Use

Saving electricity—and loads of money—with energy efficiency expert Paul Scheckel

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How to Replace a Three-Way Switch

Pro tips for finding—and replacing—a faulty three-way light switch

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How to Install a Stand-by Generator

In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains how to install a whole house stand-by generator.