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electricity is not something to mess with unprepared. stay safe by getting educated on all things electrical.

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    how to fix and replace christmas lights

    burned-out holiday lights, even the cheap kind, are often fixable with a small investment of time and money. here's how to diagnose and fix common problems.

    the headlamp i never knew i needed

    this top-notch fenix hm65r headlamp showed me the light when i thought my old headlamp was fine.


    how to build an infrared sauna

    get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.


    the lixada blocklight is a small flashlight with lots of power

    let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable family handyman approved flashlights.


    guide to wiring diagrams

    have a diy electrical project but find wiring diagrams confusing? take them step by step, and soon you'll be wiring...

    5 types of circuit breakers

    circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. here's what you need to know about these critical...


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    what’s a bladeless ceiling fan and does it really work?

    ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  neither had i.  so we tried one out, and i have to say...

    how to build 4 different styles of path lights

    bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. they resemble tree trunks, which are also...


    how to light your home: 10 types of light fixtures

    upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? this guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


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    watts, volts, amps and ohms explained

    are you puzzled by electricity? here are a few common electrical terms everyone should know.


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    multimeter symbol guide

    when you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...

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    family handyman approved: wago lever nuts

    wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? then try these from wago.


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    18 common electrical terms you should know

    electricians know these electrical terms and you should too, especially if you plan to save money by doing basic electrical...


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    we tried it: kasa smart light switches

    looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? kasa smart switches by tp-link may be...


    troubleshooting: how to fix a light

    have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? get to the bottom of it! follow these tips...


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    what to do within the first year after moving into your new home

    when you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

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    how to fish wire through a wall

    “fishing” wire is easier with these tips and tools.


    the most essential products for 2022足球世界杯赛程

    from cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


    how to install a new hard-wired smoke alarm

    smoke alarms wear out. replace them before they fail.


    ways manufacturers make it tough for diy repairs

    it's an old lament that they just don't build things they way they used to, and there's some truth to...


    12 best home improvement projects under $100

    a little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. for just $100 you can make some...


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    10 women inventors who changed home life forever

    from the circular saw to scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. in honor of women's history month, we spotlight...


    10 bad diy habits you need to stop doing immediately

    these bad diy habits might be costing you more than just time and money.


    electrical questions answered by an electrical inspector

    everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. a veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.

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    9 things electricians always do in their own homes

    before you attempt any diy electrical work, learn the habits and best practices that are second nature to professional electricians.


    electrical code requirements for islands and peninsulas 

    if the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the caribbean sea,...


    how to install low-profile led lights in your kitchen

    transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.


    choosing the right backup power generator for emergencies

    it just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


    understanding electrical wire color codes

    ready to cross that electrical project off your to-do list? understand wiring color codes so you can finish the job...


    how to hang a ceiling light fixture

    nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. here's how to hang lights...