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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle this easy DIY project.

 

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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.


This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed

Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...


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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?


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How to Replace a Light Fixture

Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.

6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits

Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...


10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


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5 Most Common Heating Problems

Don't be left out in the cold. Learn more about common heating problems, what causes them, and some solutions here.


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


28 Helpful Tips for Doing DIY Work Alone

When a project requires extra hands but there aren’t any available (or you’re too stubborn to ask for help!), try...


Tips for Cutting and Connecting Pipes

Pro plumbers share their favorite tips and tricks for cutting and connecting pipe.


Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.

13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

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


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27 Top Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself

Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches


Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add wiring to a workshop, garage...


Round Ductwork Installation Tips

Installing ductwork isn't hard when you have these expert tips.


15 Tips for Choosing LED Bulbs for Your Home

LED (light emitting diode) lights use less energy, last longer, come in many different colors, and are now available in...


HVAC Troubleshooting: 12 Things to Check Before Calling a Pro

When your air conditioning, heating or ventilation systems go on the fritz, it can seem like you’ll have to put...


18 DIY Fixes for Broken Electrical Items at Home

Don't give up hope on your favorite sconce, extension cord or other electrical thing when it stops working! You can...


Home Air Cooling Tips

Six strategies for keeping your home cool

Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial cables, leaving very little room...


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10 Things You Should Know When Using Electric Space Heaters

When the temperature drops, a portable space heater can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home. One...


12 Natural Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Sometimes you need to freshen the air in your home, but it's too cold to crack a window. Improve your...


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30 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Add to Your Checklist

Start thinking of spring cleaning as the calendar turns a page. Develop a plan with these tips on what to...


13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with the ice cubes in your freezer,...


12 Tips for Water Damage Repair

Once you've shut down the water source and electricity, you may be staring at puddles and wondering, "What now?" Now...