Electricity is not something to mess with unprepared. Stay safe by getting educated on all things electrical.
Get the Right LED for your Fixture
Most LED bulbs need good airflow around them because heat buildup can greatly shorten their life span.
Sneaky Way to Hide Wires
If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a clear plastic soda bottle.
Shed A Little Light
Create a mini trouble light by plugging a small hooded night-light into a household extension cord.
Square D Plug-On Neutral Load Center (sponsored)
I started wiring panels before arch fault protection was required.
DIY Dictionary: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a device that 'trips' or shuts down power to a circuit when it...
DIY Dictionary: Remodeling Box
What's a remodeling box? Most electrical boxes in your home are nailed to the wall studs or ceiling joists before...
12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix
Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...
Note Breaker Number On Outlet Cover
Once I've determined which circuit that a switch or outlet belongs to, I jot down the breaker number on the...
How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket
The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...
14 Modern Pendant Lighting Trends That’ll Light Up Your Life
Modern pendant lighting is all about clean lines, bright materials, and the right scale. Here are 14 epic trends in...
10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to a Mesh Router
Do you have internet dead zones in your home? These annoying areas of low or no connection to your WiFi...
How a Leaky Tub Cost Me Hundreds
Water and electricity are a dangerous match—and expensive. I recently learned that the hard way. A leaky tub ended up...
How to Connect Wires to Terminal Screws
Whether running wire to a switch or an outlet, you need to know the proper way to connect wires to...
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.
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...
In-Wall Surge Protectors and Surge Suppression Receptacles
Protect new appliances from voltage spikes
How to Reset a Circuit Breaker
You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...
Remote Control Devices for Electrical Outlets and Appliances
Control all your appliances and lights with a central Z-wave remote control device.