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The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch

The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch: This is a very easy to make, inexpensive, durable foot-controlled on/off switch that can control the power on any small tool or appliance, such as a Dremel or other rotary tool, a "Leslie" rotating organ speaker motor, lights, or anything really. ...

Install an Electrical Outlet Anywhere

Installing an Electrical Outlet Anywhere

Adding receptacles isn't overly complicated, but there are facts you should know in order to stay safe and code compliant.

A video tutorial showing how to DIY a new electrical outlet

How to add an electrical outlet

We needed a new electrical outlet in our garage for our irrigation timer, so we connected to an existing outlet in the garage to create one. This video shows how we did it.

Photo 3 shows how to connect other outlets when you install a GFCI outlet.

GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets

Installing a GFCI receptacle outlet doesn't have to be confusing. Closeup photos show how to install a GFCI outlet and how to install a GFCI replacement plug.

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common around an electrical junction box, and have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires.

Wiring a Switch and Outlet the Safe and Easy Way | Family Handyman | The Family Handyman

27 Top Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself

Play it smart and stay safe when wiring a switch and outlet with this handy guide. We've mapped it out so you know what to expect.

5 Servo Essentials Get the most from your servos with these five essential servo attachments/accessories.

5 Servo Essentials | General | ServoCity Blog

5 Servo Essentials Get the most from your servos with these five essential servo attachments/accessories.

Plumbing

Piggyback Stubborn Shutoffs

13 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers

More than any other type of home improvement job, plumbing can drive a DIYer crazy. Problems arise, projects grow, frustrations multiply.

Hooking Up a Shower or Tub Faucet

How to Install a Shower or Tub Faucet

Learn how to properly hook up a shower or bathtub faucet while ensuring optimal water pressure and temperature.

How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Soldering copper water supply lines is not a difficult skill. Even a rookie can learn soldering copper pipe leak-proof joints in 30 minutes.

Perfect-fit-pvc

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

Praise PVC for its endless versatility. Building stuff with PVC pipe is kind of like playing with adult Legos. Here are brilliant PVC hacks.

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8 Tool Maintenance Tips You Need to Follow

8 Tool Maintenance Tips You Need to Follow

Just a few simple steps can help keep your tools in great working condition.

How to Build a Fire Table | The Family Handyman

How to Build a Fire Table

This fire table is a fun build because it entails a variety of skills: woodworking, masonry, metal work and a little mechanical. It does require a few mo

An Insanely Simple Way to Support a Tension Rod

An Insanely Simple Way to Support a Tension Rod

I used drywall screws to secure two water bottle caps into studs in the closet walls, and then I mounted the tension rod inside the bottle caps.

DIY footswitch

The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch

The Inexpensive Dremel Foot Switch: This is a very easy to make, inexpensive, durable foot-controlled on/off switch that can control the power on any small tool or appliance, such as a Dremel or other rotary tool, a "Leslie" rotating organ speaker motor, lights, or anything really. ...

Install an Electrical Outlet Anywhere

Installing an Electrical Outlet Anywhere

Adding receptacles isn't overly complicated, but there are facts you should know in order to stay safe and code compliant.

Piggyback Stubborn Shutoffs

13 Plumbing Tricks of the Trade for Weekend Plumbers

More than any other type of home improvement job, plumbing can drive a DIYer crazy. Problems arise, projects grow, frustrations multiply.

Hooking Up a Shower or Tub Faucet

How to Install a Shower or Tub Faucet

Learn how to properly hook up a shower or bathtub faucet while ensuring optimal water pressure and temperature.

How to Sweat Copper Pipe

Soldering copper water supply lines is not a difficult skill. Even a rookie can learn soldering copper pipe leak-proof joints in 30 minutes.

Perfect-fit-pvc

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

Praise PVC for its endless versatility. Building stuff with PVC pipe is kind of like playing with adult Legos. Here are brilliant PVC hacks.

A video tutorial showing how to DIY a new electrical outlet

How to add an electrical outlet

We needed a new electrical outlet in our garage for our irrigation timer, so we connected to an existing outlet in the garage to create one. This video shows how we did it.

Photo 3 shows how to connect other outlets when you install a GFCI outlet.

GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets

Installing a GFCI receptacle outlet doesn't have to be confusing. Closeup photos show how to install a GFCI outlet and how to install a GFCI replacement plug.

100 Saturday Morning Projects

100 Saturday Morning Projects

From jaw-dropping remodels to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as unique and inspiring as the DIYers who built them. Prepare to be floored!

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common around an electrical junction box, and have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires.

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

Did your fence posts rot at the bottom? Here's how to install new ones—and avoid the problems that made your old posts rot.

Modern Stone Installation Tips

Modern stone veneer is attractive, durable and nearly maintenance free. We'll have a professional show you key installation tips to apply it to your home.

Tips for Caulking

Tips for Caulking

Learn the best tips for applying caulk for a smooth, mess-free seal. Use these tips for perfect results every time!