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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. We…

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. Longtime electrician Rune Eriksen shares his advice, tips and handy techniques to help you deal with wiring scenarios you may encounter.

A video tutorial showing how to DIY a new electrical outlet

How to add an electrical outlet

A video tutorial showing how to DIY a new electrical outlet

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

GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets

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

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

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 outlets and switches

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

5 Servo Essentials | General | ServoCity Blog

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. Even pros are not immune. But one way to manage the frustrations and achieve a successful plumbing project is to allow plenty of time-at least twice as much time as you think the project should take. Another smart step is to learn some tricks of the trade. Here are a few of our favorites.

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

Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.

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

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a stylish centerpiece that gives you a great opportunity to showcase your DIY prowess. We'll show you how to make your own propane fire pit here.

An Insanely Simple Way to Support a Tension Rod

An Insanely Simple Way to Support a Tension Rod

An Insanely Simple Way to Support a Tension Rod

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. We…

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. Longtime electrician Rune Eriksen shares his advice, tips and handy techniques to help you deal with wiring scenarios you may encounter.

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. Even pros are not immune. But one way to manage the frustrations and achieve a successful plumbing project is to allow plenty of time-at least twice as much time as you think the project should take. Another smart step is to learn some tricks of the trade. Here are a few of our favorites.

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

Get perfect, leak-free plumbing joints every time.

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

A video tutorial showing how to DIY a new electrical outlet

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

GFCI Plug Receptacle: How to Install GFCI Outlets

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

100 Saturday Morning Projects

100 Saturday Morning Projects

100 Saturday Morning Projects

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

Modern Stone Installation Tips

Tips for installing veneer stone from a real pro

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!