Electric wiring connected by a wire nut connectors on white background

Broken electrical cords are a common household irritation and have multiple causes — from accidents with power tools to pets gnawing on cables. Here's how to fix an electrical cord by wiring a new plug or using a shrink tube.

Stud Finder being held by a man against a painted drywall

The trial-and-error days of locating studs by hammering nails randomly into the wall are long gone. Electronic stud finders can quickly find wall studs without damaging your walls. Here’s how these useful gadgets work.

Black whole-house surge protector with a black digital display screen mounted on a brown woodgrain wall.

To avoid this damage from power surges, you can install a whole-house surge protection device. These devices safely diffuse excess electricity into the ground. Learn how to install whole-house surge protection yourself.

Broadcast Spreader Applying Fertilizer to Grass

If you want your lawn to remain healthy and pristine, fertilizing it in the fall is something you need to do. Here is the correct way to do it with all the necessary details.


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