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Tip shows a way to run electric cords and vacuum hoses overhead in a shop.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 34

Using surface raceways to bring wiring outside the walls. A general look at styles, cost, installation, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1994 (v.9#1) pg. 26

A discussion of four surface-mounted wiring systems for providing extra outlets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #93 Aug 1966 (v.16#4) pg. 46

How to work with thin-walled conduit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 80

Tip: Run underground wires inside flexible plastic pipe so that replacement will not require digging up the wires.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 96

Basic home wiring. How to install surface wiring to add outlets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 74

Surface wiring. The fast, functional way to add outlets, switches and lights. What is available and installation tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 81

Tip: Make a metal conduit bender from scrap wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Tip on sucking a pull string through an electrical conduit by using a vacuum cleaner.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 8

How to make a hole lengthwise through the center of a 1"-square stick (4-ft. long) without drilling.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 20

Wiring the easy way. Surface wiring systems let you add outlets and fixtures without breaking through walls or ceilings.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 56

Tip: Use crown molding between wall and ceiling to conceal new wiring being run to a ceiling light.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.11#8) pg. 6

How to install surface wiring to expand electrical outlets. Photos show step-by-step installation of both factory-pre-wired outlets and wiring strips with movable outlets.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 74

Adding outlets and switches where you need them by using surface-mounted components.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 33

A homemade tubing roller. Shapes lengths of standard conduit or electrical metal tubing into arcs.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 154

Description of a tube bender made from plumbing scraps.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 160

A suggestion on installing a chase for future wiring in interior walls that have been opened for another reason.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.25#3) pg. 20

Surface wiring. The painless way to upgrade your electrical system using surface-mounted conduit and boxes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1993 (v.170#12) pg. 63

Bringing power to an outbuilding. How to install an underground conduit and the associated wiring.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1998 (v.175#2) pg. 96

How to install surface wiring. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1985 (v.227#1) pg. 92

Installing Flexway wiring in a home (surface wiring run in base channel).
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.36#3) pg. 56

How to build a cedar sheath to camoflage powerlines, the electric meter, etc.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 150