When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave enough slack inside the electrical box. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, shows you how to splice in jumper wires to give you the slack you need.
There are two schools of thought on connecting wires with wire nuts. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat, will show you the way that the wire nut manufacturers recommend. Let the wire nuts to the twisting for you.
The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling fan brace so you can properly install a new ceiling fan. Learn more about installing a ceiling fan.
If you have a small drywall job to do, there is no need to buy or rent a rotary tool to cut around electrical boxes. The Family Handyman editor, Mark Petersen, will show you how to layout the hole and cut it for a professional fit.