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Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.

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17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it's messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there's nothing better than spray foam for sealing...



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20 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

As the temperature starts to take a dip, there are some simple things you can do to cut back on...


10 Surprising Ways to Use a Magic Eraser Sponge

Do you know what makes a Magic Eraser magic? The stain-fighting sponge we all know and love is made from...

Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


What You Need to Know About Foam Board Insulation

Foam board insulation is easy to use and is a great DIY way to add some insulation. It comes in...


Common Types of Insulation, and When to Use Them

Here are the most common types of insulation and when you might use them.


House Insulation: Winter Curtains

How to get insulation from your curtains.

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What’s the Difference Between Pink, Yellow and Green Insulation?

The difference between pink, yellow and green insulation.


How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix

The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it, the insulation may just crumble in...


How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger

Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables...


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...

Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


Pipe Insulation Car Hack

I cut foam pipe insulation to the length of the gaps, and then I wedged them in the gaps on...


How to Fix Sweating Pipes

A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


Clever Tool Storage: Drill Bits and Other Pointy Tools

Try this quick, simple solution to workbench clutter


Garage Remodel Tips

Convert your drafty, dingy, spider-infested garage into a bright, comfortable work space