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Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Paint Brush Care: How To Rescue a Petrified Brush

Don't throw away expensive paintbrushes—they can be saved!<p>It doesn’t matter if paintbrushes have been fossilized by oil- or water-based finishes of …

Cleaning

Eliminate Paint Brush Marks

Two simple ways to eliminate paint brush marks on walls<p>Sand the brush marks with coarse sandpaper.<p>If you have unsightly brush marks left over from a …

Home Improvement

Build a Garden Arch

A small project that makes a big impression in your backyard<p>Building an arch is one of the easiest ways to give your landscape a striking …

Woodworking

How to Build a Garden Arbor

Elegant and surprisingly easy to build<p>Gary Wentz is a Senior Editor at The Family Handyman. He’s built three arbors over the past 10 years and says …

Woodworking

Tips for How to Build a Deck

Avoid headaches, save time, and build a rock-solid deck<p>For 25 years Travis built decks, homes and other structures.<p>If building about 100 decks over …

Woodworking

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance<p>Updated on April 25, 2018<p>What is a Multimeter?<p>A digital multimeter or DMM is a …

Arduino

How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.<p>Wavy walls and built-up corners.<p>Flex thin baseboard trim and glue it to follow …

Woodworking

Tips for Faster, Neater Painting

Save time and cut the mess with these pro tips<p>To paint the heads of bolts and screws, cut a small 'X' in a piece of corrugated cardboard and push the …

Home Improvement

How to Install a USB Wall Charger Outlet

In this digital age, it can be a challenge to help an older home keep up with our ever-increasing technological needs. For example, do you have more …

10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple solutions to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less - these house repairs are quick and easy<p>When vinyl windows and doors don't …

Repairs

Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining a pressure washer. And we learned …

Home Improvement

How to Install an Electrical Outlet from a Sub Panel

Setting up a new electrical outlet from a sub panel is a handy DIY job that can bring power to a garage workshop or basement.<p>Electrical work can be intimidating, but if you do your research and follow some basic safety measures, you can learn to wire for lighting, outlets, and more. Wiring an …

15 Classic Handy Tool Tips and Tricks

After decades of collecting tool tips, our brains are so full that there isn't room for much else. For this article, we sifted through those …

Woodworking

Plumbing Basics: How to Sweat a Pipe Joint

Preparation, not the flame, is the key to sweating a watertight joint.<p>As a mechanical contractor, I sweat a lot of copper pipe, yet people don't believe me when I say the preparation is more important than the torch work. Even the experienced tend to rush the job — maybe a 3650 F flame is just more …