27 Must-Know Tips for Wiring Switches and Outlets Yourself
Play it smart and stay safe when attempting DIY electrical projects.
How To Splice Wires
Doing some DIY electrical work? Electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. Learn how to splice...
What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?
UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.
Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts
Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.
We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches
Looking to add smart home functionality without breaking the bank? The Kasa Smart Switch is a brilliant solution.
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...
Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas
If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...
10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean
Ready to cross that electrical project off your to-do list? Understand wiring color codes so you can finish the job...
Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.
12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring
Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...
Electrical Wiring: How to Run Electrical Wire Outside
The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation
The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...
Common National Electric Code Violations
Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have...
How to Make Safe Wire Connections
With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections
How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring
Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.
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...
How to Replace a Light Fixture
Replace a light fixture without the hassle with these electrical tips from veteran pros.
Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?
Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...
13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips
Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.
How to Hide Wiring: Speaker and Low-Voltage Wire
Ways to hide speaker, telephone, thermostat and other types of low-voltage wiring
How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit
With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.
Cable and Telephone Wiring
Upgrade communications wiring and hardware for better reception with less interference.
Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring
In today's information age, a massive amount of information is being pushed through our coaxial cables, leaving very little room...
Installing Communication Wiring
Installing Cat-5 and coaxial cable for Internet, computer, telephone and other uses.