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    I Tried the Gladiator Refrigerator in My Garage, and Here Are My Unfiltered Thoughts

    Is the Gladiator Refrigerator the best choice for a garage fridge? One homeowner tested it, and he has thoughts.

    Oneida Dust Deputy Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

    Tired of costly shop vac filters and reduced suction power? I tested the Oneida Dust Deputy—here's why you need one...

    Appliances Looking Worn Out? Here’s an Easy Fix

    Give old, yellowed handles a fresh, new look.

    How Much Does It Cost to Install a Garage Door?

    A smoothly operating garage door makes life a lot more carefree. Here's what to budget for one, and other key...

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    Rusty Washing Machine Hose Got You Stuck? Here’s the Easiest Way to Remove it

    You'll have those rusty hoses off in just a few minutes.

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    How To Clean a Refrigerator

    If you notice any lingering odors or spills, it's time for a thorough refrigerator clean out to freshen things up.

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    How To Clean an Ice Maker

    Here's how to clean an ice maker and change the ice maker filter.

    11 Tips For Buying and Assembling a Closet Storage System

    Ready-made storage components make organizing your closet simple and inexpensive. This article compares features of three different systems and explains...

    These 6 Hanging Pot Rack Ideas Create Storage and Organization

    When it comes to storing your pots and pans, sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. These hanging pot racks...

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    How To Clean a Dishwasher Filter and Spray Arm

    Clogged spray arms and infrequent dishwasher filter cleaning can lead to poor performance and costly repairs.

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    How To Remove a Toilet the Right Way

    Taking out a toilet is a simple and straightforward process. Here are the steps to follow.

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    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Leaking From the Bottom?

    A dripping disposal doesn't always spell disaster. Learn from the pros when a garbage disposal leaking from the bottom needs...

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    10 Tips for Installing Pull Out Pantry Shelves

    Pull out shelves changed my life—and pull out drawers for cabinets will change yours, too!

    How To Clean a Dryer Vent

    A clean dryer vent is a vital part of home maintenance and safety. Here's the process.

    What To Do if Your Water Heater Has a Defective Dip Tube

    If you're feeling lukewarm about your water heater's performance, it could be a faulty dip tube. Here's how to fix...

    8 Essential Tools to Maximize Cable Management in Your Home

    There are a lot of miscellaneous wires and cables in modern homes. Here are the best tools you can use...

    5 Best Electric Composters to Turn Food Into Fertilizer

    Convert food waste into nutrient-rich soil with the best electric composters.

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    How To Replace a Toilet Seat

    A toilet seat replacement is an easy way to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. Here are the...

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    Alex “Mr. Build It” Mazhukhin’s home is a stunning reflection of personal labor—and love for family

    The editors at Family Handyman were lucky enough to get a tour of Mr. Build It’s newly rehabbed home on...

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    How to Use a Garbage Disposal Reset Button

    Learn how the red reset button on garbage disposals helps prevent overloading and overheating when your unit malfunctions.

    What Are Water Hammer Arrestors?

    Silence your noisy, rattling water pipes by installing a water hammer arrestor.

    How to Safely Remove Glass In a Garbage Disposal

    Prevent breakages, blockages and injuries with these pro tips for removing glass in garbage disposals.

    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

    Discover reasons behind your humming, yet inactive garbage disposal with this troubleshooting guide.

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    GFCI vs. AFCI Outlets: What’s the Difference?

    Confused about these important safety devices? An electrician explains the difference.

    Inline Exhaust Fans: How to Use Them to Vent Multiple Bathrooms

    Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms.

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    Installing a New Sink: 11 Things to Watch Out For

    Common problems that could turn your project into a nightmare—and how to avoid them

    Midea Dehumidifier Review: A Game Changer in North Carolina Humidity

    The Midea dehumidifier helped this native northerner survive the humid summers months in the South. Here's why I recommend it...

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    What Should You Do If Your Basement Carpet Gets Wet?

    A wet carpet in a flooded basement may be salvageable, depending on the water source, but you have to work...

    How You Can Mount Lights on Vinyl Siding

    Mounting blocks make installing a light fixture on your vinyl siding easy and worry-free.

    9 Above Ground Pool Deck Ideas

    Elevate both the style and the function of your pool area with these above ground pool deck ideas.

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    How To Stabilize a Bookcase on Carpeting?

    Three simple ways to anchor your bookcase and keep it from tipping.