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Lightning storms can send power spikes into your home. Tim Carter suggests using a whole house surge protector and point of use surge protectors to protect your home from these power surges. Which are the best surge protectors? That depends upon what you are protecting - televisions, appliances, computers or a laptop surge protector.

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Tim Carter, of  AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the installation of an electrical outlet box and how to easily wire the switch box. Having the proper tools is important when working with electrical outlets.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates easy installation of high quality, in-wall speakers. In wall speakers are a great way to get rid of those large wooden speaker cabinets.

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Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to wire a 3 way switch. A 3-way switch is different from a standard light switch. Wiring a three way switch is different because of an extra screw terminal.

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Tim Carter discusses wiring boxes, which are used for all of your computer, cable and home audio speaker wiring. It is all low voltage wiring. This wiring junction box allows you to bring in all your low voltage wires neatly and efficiently. It serves as a central distribution panel for all low voltage wires in your house.

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Low voltage wiring must be fastened and secured properly to prevent shorts in the wire. Tim Carter demonstrates installing low voltage wiring. You can work with residential low voltage wiring easily and safely with these tips.

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