If you’re looking for tutorials on how to make repairs around the house, you’re probably better off watching This Old House than Home Improvement. The writers of the ’90s sitcom were generally more concerned with getting a laugh out of Tim’s mishaps than showing you the best ways to refinish a cabinet. Even though Home Improvement wasn’t built as a how-to show, there are some important lessons that you can learn from Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor.

While watching Home Improvement isn’t going to leave you an expert at home repairs, there is some great advice buried between laugh lines and belt sander-assisted pratfalls. The Tool Man may not be the home improvement genius he thinks he is, but he can still teach you a thing or two. These are 10 Things You Can Actually Learn About Fixing Your House From Home Improvement.