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How to Join Round Wood Posts at a 90 Degree Angle

Being able to join two pieces of material at a 90-degree angle is an essential construction skill. To make the joint between two round wood posts smoothly, you must start with two posts that are of the same diameter at the two ends which are to be joined. A 90-degree corner can be made accurately by

How to Replace the Ice Maker in a GE Profile Refrigerator

If you’ve never worked on a refrigerator before, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to replace the ice maker in a GE Profile refrigerator. Depending on the model of your refrigerator, you can replace the ice maker in as little as five minutes. For the more difficult models, the effort

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling (which is a heat pump) is the most energy efficient system available. It typically saves up to 70% on energy costs compared to traditional HVAC systems.

How to Size Fans for AC Condensing Units

Heating and cooling a home costs around $1000 annually as of 2010, according the U.S. government's Energy Star website. This figure accounts for about half of a home's total energy bill. It is important that all the elements of an air conditioning and heating system be in good working order. Compone

How to Change 220V to 115V

If you have a room in your home with a 220 volt outlet only, you'll need to convert that voltage to 110 volts to make use of it with your electronic devices. If you travel overseas you'll find outlets with different shapes, sizes and voltages, mostly 220 volt, and these will need to be converted to

Regionfree DVD Players in Spain

Regular DVD players are restricted by the type of DVDs that can be played in them. Depending on the place where they are purchased, they are area coded and would be able to play back only the DVDs that are coded for the same region. These DVD players are designed to recognize a coded sequence, which

Guide to Solar Attic Fans

In the summer months, the attic in your home traps the hot air that rises up, causing your cooling system to work harder and your energy costs to increase. Attic fans use circulation and suction to exchange and cool the air. With solar attic fans, the sun provides the energy to run the fans, thus co

My GE Profile Refrigerator Runs Loud

A GE Profile refrigerator may be one of those appliances that owners take for granted when it is working well. After all, it just sits there and stores and cools items without much interference from the user. However, if the refrigerator isn’t just sitting there and is in fact running loudly,

What Is Too Cold for Ferns?

Whether or not a temperature is too cold for a fern depends on the fern. More than 12,000 species of fern exist, and not every fern is native to temperate or tropical forests. Certain ferns survive cold temperatures that would kill other plants.

How to Replace a Refrigerator Door Light Switch

The light in a refrigerator is controlled by an interior switch. Sometimes, when the light is not working, the problem is not really with the light; it turns out that the cause may be the switch that controls it. In most cases, replacement of the light switch is a fairly simple process that only req

The Zojirushi Rice Cooker - Things You Need to Know

The Zojirushi rice cooker is, undeniably, one of the top manufacturers on its field. Yet, they have affordable prices, a winning combination to any person interested in getting one of these. The Neuro Fuzzy product line is a success.

How to Wire a Battery Kill Switch

A battery wired into an electrical circuit will provide current until the battery is drained of its useful charge. However, there are occasions when bypassing the battery is useful--as a safety measure or to completely cut power to "vampire appliances" that draw power even when turned off. Instead o

The Pros and Cons of House Air Purifiers

These days, people who already have air-conditioning and central heating installed in their houses opt for a whole house air purifier. Just like any other installation, this too has its own Pros and Cons.

Can I Use a Vacuum Cleaner for Fireplace Ashes?

Fireplace ash is very dusty, and when disturbed, the dust will quickly find its place floating in the air. Avoid this problem by vacuuming up the fireplace ashes. There are a few concerns with using a vacuum for this dusty cleaning project, but the old ashes have to be removed to make way for new wo

How to Use a Multimeter With 220 or 110 Volts

Trying to turn on an electrical appliance in your home, only to find that nothing happens, indicates you may need to check the outlet for voltage and current. A multimeter is a multi-purpose electrical troubleshooting tool that gives you a measurement of voltage at different ranges, as well as measu

How to Compare Tankless and Tank Water Heaters

When deciding between a tankless water heater and a tank water heater, there are some factors to consider based on your individual situation. The size home you have, the number of people in it and the areas that need to be supplied with hot water should all come into consideration. Tankless water he

How to Repair a Weak Signal on a Stereo Amplifier

Repairing a stereo amplifier that has a weak signal because of serious internal problems may be beyond the capabilities of most average consumers, and in general, major repairs should be left to a professional technician that specializes in the type of equipment you are using. However, there are som

Under Sink Water Filters - Your Solution to a Clutter-Free Kitchen

Nowadays, many people are starting to use under sink water filters for greater convenience and economy of space. And choosing the right equipment could be exasperating sometimes.Water filters have become too significant and essential in attaining and maintaining healthy living condition.

How to Check the Filter on a Whirlpool Dryer

The dryer filter in Whirlpool dryers is responsible for filtering the fabric lint that is accumulated inside the dryer during a dying cycle. The filter is made of mesh and is located on the front edge of the door opening of all Whirlpool dryer models in the 2011 product line. When the filter is comp

How to Convert an Overhead Light to an Outlet

If you need an outlet where you have a light socket, there are two ways to resolve the problem; one is easy and temporary, the other is slightly more difficult and permanent. In either case, maximize your safety by being sure there is no live power going to the light or outlet while you are working