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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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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 big changes to your home.

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10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean

Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation

The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...


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Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?

Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.

Sneaky Way to Hide Wires

If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a clear plastic soda bottle.


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Dealing With Electrical Wires That Are Too Short

When working with electrical, you will run into a situation where someone didn’t leave enough slack inside the electrical box.