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How to Wire GFCI Switches

How to Wire GFCI Switches

GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) switches monitor the electrical flow across a circuit and disengage the circuit if there is a drop. This drop in electrical flow is often referred to as a "short" or ground fault. These ground faults occur when a person is electrocuted or an appliance is incorre......[Read More]
Improve the Efficiency of Your Open Fire: Use an Inset Multi-Fuel Stove

Improve the Efficiency of Your Open Fire: Use an Inset Multi-Fuel Stove

There can be no doubt that an open fire enhances the atmosphere of its surrounding location, transforming lifeless spaces into vibrant, welcoming living rooms. Indeed, as open fires create the focal point of many family homes it is understandable that people are often reluctant to give them up.......[Read More]
How to Make Your Wood Burning Fireplace a More Efficient Fireplace?

How to Make Your Wood Burning Fireplace a More Efficient Fireplace?

So for you who likes their fireplaces old fashioned, you can have the best of both worlds by putting these efficiency making tips for your existing fireplace. This way, your heating instrument can be at its optimum efficiency when winter comes.......[Read More]
5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Robotic vacuum is one of the most helpful household appliances that could save you lot of time in cleaning. Here are some of the most common reasons why you should consider getting a robot vacuum cleaner for your house.......[Read More]
Neff Ovens - Electric Vs Gas

Neff Ovens - Electric Vs Gas

Nothing beats gas for controllability, but electric ovens even if coupled with gas hobs are becoming increasingly popular. All of Neff's ovens are electric and this article explores why electric is often the first choice for many people.......[Read More]
How do I Use a Bissell Steam Cleaner?

How do I Use a Bissell Steam Cleaner?

Bissell team cleaners are used to clean hard floors made of linoleum, tile and vinyl, along with hard surfaces such as countertops and appliances. Not only does a steam cleaner sanitize the surface that you're cleaning, it is capable of removing dirt, grease and stains without the assistance of any ......[Read More]
Accessories for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Accessories for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer

There are many accessories for the KitchenAid Stand mixer. In fact, there are a lot more than when I bought my mixer. I have used a lot of them but not all.......[Read More]
How to Fix a Leaking Dishwasher Hose

How to Fix a Leaking Dishwasher Hose

Your dishwasher works by spraying your dirty dishes with a stream of water. This dirty water is then pumped out of the dishwasher and into your home's sewer system through a drain hose. These drain hoses are built of tough materials, but are still prone to kinks in the line, which eventually lead to......[Read More]
How to Clean a Kenmore Front-Load Washer Filter

How to Clean a Kenmore Front-Load Washer Filter

A Kenmore front-load washer is a high-efficiency machine. But like any washer design, some simple maintenance is necessary now and then. If your washer is having trouble draining, the drain filter may need some attention. Cleaning the drain hose and filter regularly will prevent blockages and odors ......[Read More]
Sewing Machine Purchasing

Sewing Machine Purchasing

Find the right sewing machine. Don't spend more than you need for features you will never use!......[Read More]
How to Wire a 240-Volt Electric Baseboard Heater

How to Wire a 240-Volt Electric Baseboard Heater

Baseboard heaters are a very popular of choice for heating a home in colder climate areas where central heat and air are not needed. Baseboard heaters require 240 volts to operate and are wired with a large enough size wire, such as 12-2 gauge wire, to will handle the load and operate safely. Once c......[Read More]
Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers - How This Outdated Technology Hurts the Environment and Your Wallet

Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers - How This Outdated Technology Hurts the Environment and Your Wallet

Reverse osmosis water purifiers have been in use for decades. They have been a fairly effective tool against unhealthy water. Newer advances, however, may soon render the reverse osmosis system obsolete.......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a Refrigerator's Defrost Timer

How to Troubleshoot a Refrigerator's Defrost Timer

A refrigerator's defrost timer periodically switches off the cooling circuit and starts a heater. The heater continues until the refrigerator's thermostat reaches a certain temperature. While this is happening, all of the frost inside the freezer and refrigerator melts. This is intended to keep you ......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot the Ionic Breeze Mini

How to Troubleshoot the Ionic Breeze Mini

The Ionic Breeze Mini is a small air purifier that plugs into an electrical outlet. It is silent, has no air filter or moving parts and is suitable for small places such as bathrooms, closets, mudrooms or laundry rooms. The Ionic Breeze Mini is fairly simple to use. There are some easy actions you c......[Read More]
How to Install Stacking Washer Dryers

How to Install Stacking Washer Dryers

A stackable washer and dryer can make a huge difference, especially when you have a relatively small area for doing laundry. With today's front-loading machines, it's not uncommon that washers and dryers come with the ability to be placed side by side or stacked for added room. The nice thing about ......[Read More]
How to Replace the Belt on an Amana Washing Machine Model LW8252W/l2

How to Replace the Belt on an Amana Washing Machine Model LW8252W/l2

The LW8252W series of washing machines by Amana comes in various models, each with a distinct set of design specifications. The basic components and functionality of each model are identical. The belt inside the washer connects to a set of pulleys powered by the motor. If the belt breaks or fails, t......[Read More]
Types of Intercom

Types of Intercom

A intercom system helps people communicate with others inside or outside a building. Most people try to first determine what type of function they desire in an intercom system before purchasing a unit. Learn about the different types of systems in the market before making a decision. If you are inst......[Read More]
How to Replace the Light Bulb in a Viking Oven

How to Replace the Light Bulb in a Viking Oven

The light bulb in a Viking oven has a glass dome that covers it. If the cover is not removed properly, it could break. The bulb has two prongs that plug into the receptacle in the oven. Contact an appliance service company to purchase the correct bulb for your oven. It does not require any tools to ......[Read More]
Does a Window Have to Be Open When Running a Swamp Cooler?

Does a Window Have to Be Open When Running a Swamp Cooler?

Evaporative air coolers, sometimes called swamp coolers, can lower room temperatures as much as 30 degrees. Forcing fresh air over damp fabric to cool a space is one of the oldest methods of air conditioning. It is easy and effective in dry climates. Even though the principle is simple, you may have......[Read More]
Air Bubbles in an Ice Maker

Air Bubbles in an Ice Maker

Ice is made from water, and water is made from a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. As water freezes, a small amount of the gaseous material trapped in the water attempts to escape, but become trapped in the ice. This gaseous material forms tiny air bubbles, which can make your ice look cloudy, alt......[Read More]