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How to Check AC Voltage With a Digital Multimeter

A digital multimeter is a tool to measure the properties and characteristics of other electronic devices. If you want to know how many volts of electricity your toaster uses, for example, you can find out in just a few seconds by plugging it into the multimeter. The multimeter will display the volta...More...

How to Find the Radius of a Chair Surface

Basic geometry formulas are helpful tools for do-it-yourself wood-working projects around the house. The radius is a measurement of a circle that is equal to half its diameter. The diameter is found by measuring the distance from a point on the circle to its counterpoint on the opposite side. To fi...More...

How to Treat for Silverfish

The silverfish is a small, slender and silvery-looking insect with no natural predators. They are commonly found in homes because their diet consists of many usual household items, such as books, drywall, human food and other organic, starchy items. Silverfish are considered a nuisance because they ...More...

Air Duct Cleaning: A Necessity

In today's world, preserving the environment is given a lot of importance. Be it in schools or offices, people are trying their best to spread awareness about the dangers of polluting Mother ...More...

How to Change a Whirlpool Under-counter Water Filter

Under-the-counter water filters by Whirlpool offer a filtration system for all water that runs through the kitchen faucet, providing filtered water for cooking, drinking and cleaning. The system removes sediment, odor, chlorine, minerals and other items such as lead from the water before dispensing ...More...

Innovative Uses Of Glass Fittings

Glass fittings have come of age in terms of technology and durability. They are usually decorative and are made of different designs to be compatible with the various places where they are installed....More...

Bathroom Floors and Tiling

This article and others that follow will be devoted to home repair and improvement dealing with different areas from roof to basement. If you are going to re-do the bathroom floor - this means taking ... ...More...

Carpet Cleaning Tips For Your Carpeting

When you have good carpet within your house, not only does it feel good, but also can raise the value of the house. No one wants to purchase a nice house that has filthy and blemished carpets. Changing the carpet can be fairly expensive, so using a few carpet cleaning hints to keep your carpet looki...More...

How to Calibrate a Laser Level

Laser levels are commonly used as a part of surveying in preparation of ground work or setting the location of floor joists in building projects. It is important when using a laser level that the level is calibrated correctly. A level that isn't calibrated can create inaccurate readings, which can c...More...

Tips to Remember Before Buying Carpets

If you have been looking to buy a carpet for your house and still unable to make up your mind, you are like many other people who are reading this right now and very confused ... ...More...

Honeywell Humidifiers Problems

Honeywell makes a range of humidification devices for both whole houses and single rooms. These humidifiers use steam, evaporation, fans or drums to increase home comfort. The need for troubleshooting can arise with any of these humidifiers....More...

Types Of Cool Roofs And Its Benifits

Just like all other construction elements and methods, roofing methods are also constantly evolving to be more cost effective and to serve added purposes. The main purpose of a cool roof is to ensure the reduction of heat entrance in to a building in turn reducing cooling costs, increased comfort fo...More...

How to Get a Wood Burning Furnace to Work Properly

It always seems to happen: Halfway through the heating season, on the coldest day of the year, your wood furnace decides to not operate properly. It's burning wood, but the heat is not coming through. That's because many wood-burning furnaces and wood stoves need a little maintenance throughout the...More...

A Few Matters You Need To Learn Before Refinishing Teak Outdoor Furniture

There are certainly a few things that one should learn before they try to go ahead and start refinishing teak outdoor furniture. Just as you would with any type of outdoor patio furniture, you of course want to ensure that you keep it in the best possible condition so if you purchase it or even make...More...

How to Sweat Solder Copper Pipe to Ball Valves

Ball valves provide a fast, positive and visible means of stopping the flow of liquids though a pipe. The valves operate by the rotation of a ball inside a tough plastic seal. The ball has a hole drilled through its center, so that in the open position it presents a clear path through the pipe, whil...More...