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  • How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

    We show you how to adjust and balance your ceiling fan blades to stop the wobble and rattle. Get your fan running smoothly again in 15 minutes.…

  • 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 fan brace so you can properly…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • LED Lights for Your Workshop

    The price of LED light bulbs has fallen to the point where it finally makes sense to replace the fluorescent bulbs in your workshop and other…

  • Smart Light Switches

    Buy smart light switches for convenience, safety and to save money. Some light up for easy switching at night, some switch on and off…

  • How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Old ceiling fans may have inconvenient pull chains, make noise or need repairs. One easy fix is to install a ceiling fan remote control. You…

  • Bad TV Reception? Here’s One Fix

    Bad TV reception with cable service may be due to something as simple as a corroded coax cable connection. Instead of waiting for the cable guy…

  • 10 Incredible New Light Fixtures for 2018

    A new light fixture can change the look of a room, whether you’re swapping out a chandelier or a classic pendant. Here are 10 incredible…

  • How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

    You’ll usually find the main circuit breaker panel-a gray, metal box-in a utility room, garage or basement. Don’t worry about…

  • How to Install Ceiling Fans

    A ceiling fan improves cooling in summer and heating in winter. The result: You feel more comfortable while you save on utility bills. And…

  • Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light

    There’s nothing more annoying than a light that keeps flickering or suddenly shuts down when you were sure that it still had plenty of…

  • Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

    Emergency Power A home generator can keep your refrigerator running, plus lights, microwave, air conditioners, TVs, computers and cell- phone…

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