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How To: Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled.

How To: Wire up a light fixture

Wiring up a light fixture saves time, prevents head injuries, and provides extra light while working. Tim Carter shows you how to wire up a light fixture to protect your light and yourself. In just a few simple steps you'll have no problems working around your light fixtures during a job.

How To: Install lighting under kitchen cabinets with Lowe's

In this installment of the Lowe's home improvement series, host, Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates how to install lighting under your kitchen cabinets to make navigating your counter top easier. Mike lists all the necessary tools and materials you will need to complete this do-it-yourself at home project. You will learn tips and tricks for hanging the light fixtures, as well as how to run the wiring, so that the wires remain hidden from plain view.

How To: Wiring a light fixture

Tim Carter demonstrates how to wire a light fixture or ceiling light. This is a great video to learn how to wire up a light quickly and safely. As a precaution, don’t touch any bare copper wire except for the ground wire. Most new light fixtures come with insulation to keep the heat from the bulb from cooking the wires. Be sure to install this insulation. Mount the fixture to the mounting bracket. Add the decorative shade and you are ready to go. Turn the power back on and your light fixture ...

How To: Create a jewelry display fixture from a hanger

Picture this familiar scenario: You've just gotten yourself a ginormous jewelry haul from Forever 21 and excitedly rip open all the tags and stickers, squeeling in glee as you try on that new semiprecious jeweled necklace and metallic stud earrings. But like shreds of Christmas wrapping paper left under the tree the afternoon after the big holiday, everything must organized.

How To: Build a light table for silkscreening and photography

Josh Copp and Madeline Donahue show us how to build a light table from pine wood and plywood utilizing two fluorescent light fixtures as the light source inside the box. The frame of the box is fashioned out of two 1X8 planks cut into four pieces so that two sides are 30 inches and two sides are 22 3/8 inches. The base of the box is made of plywood or OSB and is 30X22 3/8. Once the pieces are cut and assembled using a pocket hole jig and wood screws, the inside of the box is painted with whit...

How To: Make a Drum Shade

Do you like everything about your apartment, except for that unsightly ceiling light fixture? No need to replace it, just cover it up with a DIY drum shade – it will instantly give your room a more sophisticated and personalized look. See how easy it is to make a customized drum shade that will fit any décor, all with inexpensive and easily sourced materials. This is do it yourself lighting on a budget that’s perfect for renters and anyone looking for a quick upgrade to their lighting fixtures.

How To: Replace old ceiling fans with newer kid-friendly fixtures

Are your ceiling fans wobbling too much? Making more noise than you can stand? Seem unsafe? Are boring your kids? Then it's time to upgrade to a newer ceiling fan, but don't worry— you can easily DIY it! This video will show you the step-by-step procedure for removing your old ceiling fans and installing new kid-friendly ones. This added (and functional) fixture will help cool your house while adding a fun decorative touch to your home. They're great for kids!

How To: Make a laundry detergent lamp

A nifty step-by-step guide to making your very own laundry detergent lamp. Upcycle that recyclable detergent bottle and gain a swell lighting fixture for your home! This involves some basic circuitry and wiring of a cheap lamp fixture. You use the laundry detergent bottle as the base of the lamp. It's a bit arts & crafts project and a bit conservation! Help our mother nature with this nifty at-home craft decoration project!

How To: Deal with a hollow door when installing bath fixtures

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to deal with a hollow door when installing bath fixtures. Bob Schmidt shows you how to do this while installing bath accessories such as robe hooks, towel bars or towel rings. The product that you need to do this is called easy anchor. It is a metal anchor specifically designed for the right depth for a hollow core door. Take the anchor and drill it down the door until it is fairly close to going in fully....

How To: Assemble a DayFlo-FX 3204 Softbox

This video is a tutorial on how to assemble a DayFlo-FX 3204 Softbox. The instructor begins the video by showing what the DayFlo case looks like before assembly. The first part installed are the diffuser panels, it is also noted that you must remove the protective film from the front panel. The instructor notes that there are holes drilled into each side of the fixture. The next step is to insert the fat tipped ends of the rod into the corner holes and install the rods into the top two corner...

How To: Replace a standard light switch with a dimmer switch

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 light bulbs in the fixture and make sure it is less than the rated capacity of your dimmer switch. Next turn off the power to the existing switch from the breaker panel and test with a voltage meter. You will then remove...

How To: Install under cabinet fluorescent lighting

It can be very difficult to see underneath wall cabinets. The cabinets and your body can cause a lot of shadows and make it very hard to see. Getting light under the cabinets is very easy. The answer is to install thin profile fluorescent lights that are made to go under the cabinets. Remove the diffuser and bulb from the lamp and you will expose the screw holes. Put the lamp up under the cabinet in the location that you want them to hang. You want to install them as far forward as possible. ...

How To: Fix a leaky faucet without calling the plumber

There are many kinds of faucets, but chances are your leaky fixture is a compression faucet -- and it's a snap to fix. You will need an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver, a new washer, and a rag, string, wicking or plumber's putty. Watch this instructional video to learn how to fix your leaking faucet without shelling out the cash to a plumber.

How To: Replace a faucet

Discover how easy it is to update your faucet fixture. Other topics covered in this video include faucet options (centerset versus widespread),finish options,tools you will need to complete the job, and tips to ensure your DIY installation is a breeze.

How To: Install a new toilet correctly

The next time you're remodeling or sprucing up a bathroom in your home, you might consider replacing your old toilet along with the other fixtures. It's easier than you think. Watch these easy steps on how to successfully replace or install a toilet. For more, or to get started on your own toilet removal/installation project, watch this helpful DIY guide.

How To: Make cheap lighting & barn doors

Check out this instructional lighting video that explains how to make cheap barn doors for your lights. For this project, you will need a total of 4 hinges, 12 nuts and bults, a screwdriver, cardboard, scissors, and a lighting fixture. This is a simple guerrilla filmmaking tutorial on how to design your own barn doors. A great addition to any low-budget filmmaker's lighting kit.

How To: Install a chandelier (and most decorative hanging light fixtures)

Gary Clark shows you what it takes to hang a beautiful new chandelier in your home, and believe it or not, the installation is simple! No matter what kind of hanging light fixture you're installing in your ceiling, the process is generally the same, where you first need to cut a hole in the drywall and run some wire to the panel. Then make sure you have a junction box that can support the weight of the fixture.

How To: Install Drywall Anchors

Wall Anchors. Drywall Wall Anchors. Plasterboard Wall Anchors. I discovered these plasterboard (drywall) anchors / plugs a few years ago and think they are fantastic. They are ridiculously easy to use and are extremely effective in attaching fixtures to walls. One of the main things to be aware of (as with all things that have fixtures hanging from them) is the recommended maximum weight loading of each size of anchor. What ever the packet says, adhere to it.

How To: Make a cool lamp out of a tequila bottle

In this how-to video from projectink we are shown how to make a lamp out of a tequila bottle. There's no need to spend 100 bucks on a lamp when making your own is cheap and easy and fun. These are the supplies you'll need: A bottle (we're using a Jose Cuervo tequila bottle), a plastic bag, super glue, a hot glue gun (or you can use epoxy), a screwdriver, a lamp kit (you can get these at the hardware store for about 12 bucks), and a glass-cutting drill bit. For the glass-cutting bit, try and f...

How To: Use a Bidet Properly

This short animated clip gives you all the tools and instructions you need to learn to use a bidet properly. Bidets are pretty common fixtures in Europe, and if you've ever been befuddled by operating one, this video makes it clear what you should do. Do your business, turn the spray on, and clean your areas as needed. You'll be leaving the bathroom feeling clean and as fresh as a daisy.

How To: Sandblast glass

Sandblasting has a bunch of functions. It can be used to soften rough surfaces, roughen soft surfaces, take off unwanted surfaces, or shape a surface. If you're curious about the process and wish to try it yourself, you can check out this video to learn how to sandblast glass with experts at the Corning Museum of Glass.

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