How to Tell if an Extension Cord is Bad

You plug your groovy ’90’s boom box into the extension cord, but it doesn’t work. Is it the boom box power cord, the extension cord, or the boom box itself?

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How to Replace a Light Switch

If the bulb in the bathroom doesn’t blink on, but it works in a different lamp, chances are that the switch has gone bad. Here’s how you replace it.

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How to Strip a Wire

Eventually, the day will come when you have to strip a wire.

Stripping a wire means removing a section of the insulating plastic cover to expose the electrical conductor underneath. It’s not hard, but it does take a little practice.

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How to Use Wire Nuts

You’d really like to connect these two wires, but just twisting them together seems kind of temporary. Here’s how to use a wire nut to make a firm, safe, and long-lasting connection.

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How to Remove a Door

That big overstuffed chair would look great in this room, but you just can’t get it through the doorway – all you need is another two inches of clearance. Here’s how easy it is to remove both internal and external-hinged doors.

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How to Replace a Cabinet Hinge

That little hinge on the cabinet finally gave up the ghost. FIrst if moaned like a ghoul, then it got really stiff, and now it’s just broken. Or maybe it’s just plain ugly and seriously needs to go away. 

Good news! It’s a super quick and easy replacement.

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How to Replace Your Car Battery

You turn the key and nothing happens, or there’s a “click” and then nothing happens. Or you hear the engine slowly turn over. If you haven’t done so, maybe it’s time to replace the battery. It’s actually very easy.

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