Find out why only half of a dual power socket is working, and how to rewire so both outlets are active.
How to Install a USB Wall Outlet A USB wall outlet is a great way to cut down on clutter and modernize your home. You’ll be able to charge all of your USB-enabled devices from one convenient source without the hassle of searching for the right power adapter. Adding a wall outlet with USB jacks Read the full article…
Creating a home theater can be done on the cheap if you stick to basic components and shop wisely. Here’s how to create a home theater experience without spending a lot.
Get tips for figuring out the cause of a recent interruption in radio signals.
TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And we want to wish each of you a very happy and prosperous new year. In fact, we want to do more than that. We want to make sure Read the full article…
As temperatures fall and energy bills rise, Tom and Leslie deliver tips on easy steps you can take to reduce energy use, save money and improve your comfort all winter long, plus get green gardening tips for fall and answers to your calls.
Cooler weather is on the way – along with high heating bills – which is why now is a great time to update your home’s insulation. But how much do you really need to make a difference? Tom and Leslie have the answers. And, energy-efficient washers and dryers can save you money, but can they save you enough money to warrant their additional cost? Plus, late summer and early fall storms can be pretty damaging – find out how to make your house is storm ready. Along with answers to your questions about, wiring a house, backyard sink holes, planning a deck, installing a gas line for a dryer, foundation issues, HVAC ducts, basement moisture, dusty homes.
If you’re planning to buy an air conditioner this summer, bigger is not better. Tom and Leslie deliver tips on how to pick the best one for your home. Find out how tamper resistant outlets are making electricity safe for both kids and adults, and get eco-friendly grilling options for your July 4th cookout. Plus your calls on, mold, repairing tile flooring, electric issues, gardens, reinforcing a brick wall, foundation cracks, energy water saving tips, dishwasher repairs, deck sealant, a/c flow, textured walls.
One of the most important areas of your home to childproof are your electrical outlets. More than 2,400 children are treated in emergency rooms every year as a result of tampering with electrical outlets. But there are much better ways to tamper-proof outlets than the old way of plugging in a piece of plastic. This Old House electrical contractor Scott Caron shares his expert advice.