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    10 Reasons Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush

    The toilet is arguably the most important fixture in any home. Failure to flush can be a nuisance, but fortunately, it's usually easy to fix.

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    How Does a Water Softener Work? All Your Questions, Answered

    Many households throughout the country have hard water. If yours is one of them, let our experts explain why and...


    Water Heater Leaking from Drain Valve? Here’s What To Do

    A leaking water heater drain valve promotes mold and can even potential cause a flood. The most effective fix is...


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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.


    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...

    What Are Water Hammer Arrestors?

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


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

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

    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...


    Review: I Tried the Frigidaire Dehumidifier to Control Humidity in My Basement

    I tested the Frigidaire Dehumidifier and kept it to use in my own basement to help control humidity for woodworking...


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    How Much Does a Whole House Surge Protector Cost?

    Whole house surge protector cost is lower than $1,000. It's a small price to prevent a power surge from destroying...


    9 Home Theater Lighting Ideas

    Home theater lighting illuminates the space without distracting from the screen. Find out what combination of fixtures will work best...

    What To Know About Electrical Box Extenders

    These handy little rings make your renovation project so much easier.


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    How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Here is how to replace a ceiling light fixture in an hour or two.


    Incandescent vs. LED Lighting: What’s the Difference?

    Love the classic incandescent? Embracing the LED? Test your knowledge of these popular lighting types.


    How Much Does It Cost to Electrify Your Home Completely?

    Is the price tag worth the hassle? Here's what to know if you're thinking about electrifying your home with solar,...


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    A Homeowner’s Guide To Furnaces

    Along with the water heater, the furnace is your most important home appliance. Here's a guide to understanding yours and...

    Best Crawl Space Dehumidifiers for Drier, Healthier Small & Large Spaces

    Remove moisture to prevent mold, mildew and wood rot. We evaluated the top-rated picks to help you choose the right...


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    Should You Invest in a Solar-Powered Air Conditioner?

    On this overheated planet with its limited electricity supply, the time for solar air conditioners has come. Here's how to...


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    Plumbing With PEX Tubing

    PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...


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    12 Facts About LED Christmas Lights You Should Know

    Have you thought about upgrading your home's holiday light display? Here are some tips and tricks you should know about...


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    24 Tips for Wiring Light Switches and Outlets

    Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches


    What Are CFL Bulbs? Everything to Know

    How much do you know about compact fluorescent lighting? Our experts are here to help.


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    Do Ceiling Fans Use a Lot of Electricity?

    It's hot outside! Stay cool for a lot less with a quiet, efficient ceiling fan. How much less? You may...


    5 Reasons You Have No Hot Water in Your Apartment

    When you have no hot water in the apartment, the water heater may need repair. The landlord is responsible, so...


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    10 Most Common Electrical Mistakes DIYers Make

    Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks...

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    How To Choose the Right Wire Nuts for Electrical Connections

    How important are wire nuts? Extremely! Make sure you're choosing the correct wire nuts every time you join together two...


    Best Electric & Gas Tankless Water Heaters for On-Demand Hot Water

    If you want a constant supply of hot water while saving money on your energy bill, the best tankless water...


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    We Tried Kasa Smart Switches, and They Seriously Upgraded Our Home Lighting

    Looking to add smart home functionality without breaking the bank? The Kasa smart switch is a brilliant solution.


    What To Know About PEX Pipe Connections

    Have a plumbing job coming up? PEX pipe is well worth considering, and learning how PEX connections work is the...


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    17 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work

    Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.


    The Mr. Heater Garage Heater Allows You to Use Your Workshop All Year Long

    If you’re looking for the best way to keep the chill off while working in your workshop or...