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Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


Tips to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

When it's cold enough to fire up the furnace, it's a bad time to realize it's not working. Before the...


Toilet Shopping Tips

Want to buy a new toilet? There are an array of options. We offer these tips for the next time...


28 Tips for Becoming a Master Plumber

Whether you live in an apartment, a single-family home or a condo, sooner or later, you'll encounter a plumbing-related emergency....


Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light

Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom of it! Follow these tips...


Thermostat Not Working?

Here are some tips to try to get the right temperature


Tips on Choosing a Faucet

Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors


Soldering Tips

Don't let leaky pipes dampen your day

How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation


What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask


Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches around the house.



Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

Use a two-stage thermostat with a two-stage furnace to save on your heating bill


Tips for Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs

They may look burned out, but don't get rid of them until the light goes bad


Do Your Own Furnace Maintenance This Winter

Here are 8 things to check before you call a pro to repair your furnace, plus some tips for warming...


How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...