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Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.

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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Ally Childress, Journeyworker Electrician

    Electrician Ally Childress talks about working on a stadium, how to be inclusive and what's in her tool bag.

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    Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

    Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


    The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

    Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.

    What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Plumber’s Most Essential Tools

    A long-time plumbing professional shares a look inside her toolbox.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

    This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

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    We Tried the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger That Makes Cutting In a Breeze

    One of the many weekend projects on your to-do list happens to be painting a room, but it's so time-consuming...


    7 Reasons to Consider Going to Trade School

    Trade schools offer affordable education in dependable industries with classes to help you launch, retool or elevate your career.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


    Why Lumber Prices Are Soaring Again in 2022

    After normalizing in the second half of 2021, lumber prices are skyrocketing again. Here's why.

    Plumber Discovers Megachurch Cash Stash

    You can find some crazy things once you start opening up walls.


    What Does It Mean To Buy a House ‘As Is’?

    If you're home shopping in a sellers' market, you might be tempted to buy a house as is. Here's what...


    GIE+EXPO Changes Name After Fourteen Years

    Big changes are coming to one of the country's most popular trade shows.


    How to Fix a Toilet Handle

    If jiggling the handle doesn't solve the problem, one of these simple fixes probably will.


    What Is a Whirlpool Tub?

    Everything you need to know before buying a whirlpool tub.

    Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

    The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.


    The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

    The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.


    Ace Hardware on Pace to Open 170 New Stores in 2021

    Ace still plans to open another 60 locations by the end of the year.


    White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

    The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...


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    How to Install Metal Roofing

    Learn how to get roofing layers right with these metal roofing tips.


    If You See a Blue Porch Ceiling, This Is What It Means

    There's a long history behind this tradition.


    8 Types of Air Conditioners

    Looking to buy an air conditioner? Here's a roundup of eight air conditioner types, along with how to assess which...


    Lumber Prices Are Down, So Why Are Homes Still Less Affordable?

    Lumber prices have dropped, but homes are still prohibitively expensive. Here's why.

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    How to Repair a Garden Hose

    Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


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    The Home Depot to Sell Tools That Only Work if Activated

    The home improvement super store is launching a plan to sell power tools that will only work once activated at...


    If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

    Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.


    4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

    Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Landscaper

    We talked to a landscaping veteran to find out the five main things he wishes he would have known on...


    More US Homeowners Choosing Home Improvement Over Moving

    Looking to make some major changes in your home? According to a recent survey, you're not alone.