How To Ground an Ungrounded Outlet
Improve electrical safety in your home by grounding or replacing old two-prong ungrounded outlets.
How To Wire an Indoor Hot Tub
If you've been dreaming about installing an indoor hot tub and you're considering doing the wiring yourself, here's what you...
Outdoor Hot Tub Wiring Tips
If you're considering installing the wiring for an outdoor hot tub, we're here to help you understand the scope of...
Rewiring a House: Why It Matters When Your House Was Built
The age of your home determines a rewiring project's scope and scale. Here are the four key eras to consider.
Rewiring a House: How To Manage the Project
Take charge of your home rewiring project. Follow these tips to ensure a positive outcome.
Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro
Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...
Underground Wiring: A Pro Answers Your Key Questions
Here are some important things you need to know about underground wiring so it's safe and provides many years of...
How To Wire a Four-Way Switch
Did you know slips, trips and falls are some of the most common home safety hazards? Say goodbye to stubbed...
How to Build a DIY Infrared Sauna
Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.
How To Splice Wires
Doing some DIY electrical work? Electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. Learn how to splice...
What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?
UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.
Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables
There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.
Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts
Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.
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...
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,...
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...
Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring
Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...
Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside
The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost
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...
Common National Electric Code Violations
Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have...
How to Make Safe Wire Connections
With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’
The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...
How to Change a Light Fixture
Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.
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.
24 Top Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself
Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches
How to Rewire a Lamp
With a handful of parts and about a half-hour you can safely fix almost any lamp.
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring