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11 tools you need BEFORE installing HomeKit smart switches

Smart switch installs don’t have to be difficult, but it’s important that you are prepared so you can install them in one try without having to run to the hardware store in the middle of the project. Shopping list;

  • Circuit tester
  • Wire stripper
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire nuts (different sizes)
  • Electrical tape
  • Scissors to cut electrical tape
  • Labeler (mine on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LGFftr)
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Standard screwdriver
  • 5 in 1 tool or chisel
  • Utility knife or similar.

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