Built-up lint inside dryer cabinets causes more than 15,000 fires every year. Lint escapes through tiny gaps around the edges of the dryer drum and falls into the cabinet, especially when the exhaust vent or vent cap is clogged and airflow is restricted. The lint can get ignited by electric heating elements, gas burners or even a spark from the motor, and the flames then travel through the lint-lined exhaust vent. To make sure this doesn't happen in your house, check the exhaust vent and the…

Things You've Probably Never Cleaned (but Really Should!)

Built-up lint inside dryer cabinets causes more than 15,000 fires every year. Lint escapes through tiny gaps around the edges of the dryer drum and falls into the cabinet, especially when the exhaust vent or vent cap is clogged and airflow is restricted. The lint can get ignited by electric heating elements, gas burners or even a spark from the motor, and the flames then travel through the lint-lined exhaust vent. To make sure this doesn't happen in your house, check the exhaust vent and the…

The Family Handyman magazine posted an article on their website of 22 clever new uses for tools. Here are five of my favorites. (My comments in parens.) Cu

Five Clever Tool Hacks

The Family Handyman magazine posted an article on their website of 22 clever new uses for tools. Here are five of my favorites. (My comments in parens.) Cu

DYI tool to install  faucet locking nuts.    Cut an18" section of 1 1/4" PVC pipe.  Then cut four 1/4" slots at one end 90 degrees apart.  Hand tighten with ease.   From: The Family Handyman magazine May 2013.

DYI tool to install faucet locking nuts. Cut an18" section of 1 1/4" PVC pipe. Then cut four 1/4" slots at one end 90 degrees apart. Hand tighten with ease. From: The Family Handyman magazine May 2013.

Store camping equipment, tools, toys, and even clothes in this oversized garage (or basement) storage cabinet. Sliding doors keep everything clean, and hang

Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

Store camping equipment, tools, toys, and even clothes in this oversized garage (or basement) storage cabinet. Sliding doors keep everything clean, and hang

These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. If you have your own light-bulb-flashed-on tip, <a href="http://www.familyhandyman.com/submit-to-the-family-handyman-magazine" title="share it here">share it here</a>. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a $100 gift card!

Why Didn't I Think of That?

These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. If you have your own light-bulb-flashed-on tip, <a href="http://www.familyhandyman.com/submit-to-the-family-handyman-magazine" title="share it here">share it here</a>. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a $100 gift card!

The Family Handyman magazine posted an article on their website of 22 clever new uses for tools. Here are five of my favorites. (My comments in parens.) Cu

Five Clever Tool Hacks

The Family Handyman magazine posted an article on their website of 22 clever new uses for tools. Here are five of my favorites. (My comments in parens.) Cu

Named “Velocity.” This tool boasts a 7-amp motor, while most oscillating tools are in the 2- to

Named “Velocity.” This tool boasts a 7-amp motor, while most oscillating tools are in the 2- to

Wish I had seen this yesterday! Oh well, for next time... How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new by the DIY experts of The Family Handyman magazine..

Trim Painting Tips For Smooth and Perfect Results

Wish I had seen this yesterday! Oh well, for next time... How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new by the DIY experts of The Family Handyman magazine..

Lifehacker: garage organization tips from Family Handyman magazine

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