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Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you how.

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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...


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How Long Can You Run a Generator?

When relying on a generator to get through a long-term power outage, you'll want to know how long you can...


Winterize Your Irrigation System With This Handy $15 Device

Winterizing your irrigation system each fall can set you back some serious money if you pay a service to do...


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

The Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

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...


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Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.

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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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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...


3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During Severe Weather

Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.


How to Heat Your House When the Power Goes Out

Heating systems need power. Even natural gas, propane and oil furnaces often use electricity for ignition, power dampers, fans or...


Sneaky Way to Hide Wires

If you’re running phone wire around a door, create homemade wire clamps from a clear plastic soda bottle.

Electrical Box Mounting Jig

Mount a roomful of electrical boxes at the same height by creating a box-mounting jig.


Cutting Cast Iron Pipe

When cutting cast iron pipe, I used a Lenox 9 inch diamond recip saw blade that has tangs on both...


Duct Tape Uses

Look for duct tape in one of its many sizes, shapes or materials for special uses or for solving special...


Home Emergency Toolkit

Stuff to keep on hand in case of a major (or minor) emergency