Main Menu


How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils

Photo tutorial showing how to clean AC evaporator coils with no-rinse spray foam cleaner. If you’re not comfortable cleaning the AC evaporator coils yourself, at least you’ll what’s needed when calling a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professional. Central Air Conditioner Routine Maintenance Routine inspection and maintenance is very important to catch problems early […]

Continue Reading

How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain

How to fix a leaky shower drain by tracing the water stain on the ceiling to the shower, take apart the drain and replace the cracked shower drain body and rubber gasket. The repair cost about $30 for new parts. How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain I noticed a water stain on the drywall […]

Continue Reading
Checking the Weatherstrip Fit with the Door

How to Replace a Worn Out Door Bottom Weatherstrip

The bottom weatherstrip (or door sweep) on the exterior door was worn out after 8+ years of daily use. I noticed the problem when wind driven rainwater leaked under the door. The weatherstrip needs to be snug against the door threshold for a good seal and it wears out over time when the door is […]

Continue Reading

How to Watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV

This tutorial explains how to watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV by connecting your computer to your TV. I subscribe to Netflix and mostly watch DVDs on the plasma HDTV. Watching Netflix on a tablet or PC is nice, but there are times when I’d like to take advantage of Netflix’s “watch instantly” streaming internet […]

Continue Reading

How to Install an Ethernet Jack for a Home Network

This project shows how to install an Ethernet jack for a home network with wiring instructions and photos. The home network is extended to the basement game room by running Cat 5e cable and installing a new Ethernet jack. A “wired” network connection was needed at this location due to a weak WiFi (wireless) LAN […]

Continue Reading
Flexible Air Duct Branch Line Installation Materials

How to Add an Air Duct to a Room

This photo tutorial explains how to add a room air duct for heating and cooling by installing a flexible air duct and vent. Room Heating and Cooling Problem My daughter’s bedroom was too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter because it had just a single air duct from the central heating […]

Continue Reading
Fluke LinkSprinter - DHCP Test with Smartphone WiFi Connection

Fluke LinkSprinter Network Trouble Testing

In this update I try out the Fluke LinkSprinter 200 on several different networks and trouble conditions. This article is continued from Fluke LinkSprinter Network Tester Review. Fluke LinkSprinter Network Trouble Testing To create various home network trouble conditions I disconnected the Ethernet cable from Wi-Fi router to cable modem which killed my Internet access. The […]

Continue Reading
Fluke LinkSprinter Network Tester Model 200

Fluke LinkSprinter Network Tester Review

The Fluke Networks LinkSprinter 200 Network Tester is a pocket size, affordable, easy to use and feature-packed automated network test tool. Simply plug an Ethernet cable into the LinkSprinter and it automatically tests PoE, Link, DHCP, DNS, Gateway and Internet connectivity.  Test results are delivered to your mobile device via the LinkSprinter internal Wi-Fi hotspot […]

Continue Reading
DOD LS430W Car DVR Windshield Mount - Driver View

DOD LS430W Car Dash Cam Review – Part 2

Summary: Connecting the camera to a computer, DOD Player software, video demonstration and live driving footage. This product review is continued from DOD LS430W Car Dash Cam Review – Part 1. DOD LS430W USB Computer Connection The DOD LS430W car DVR includes a USB cable for power and data to connect the camera to a […]

Continue Reading
DOD LS430W Car DVR with 64GB Memory Card

DOD LS430W Car Dash Cam Review

The DOD LS430W is a car Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with GPS that mounts to the windshield to record video and audio while driving. Over 8 hours of 1080P high definition video can be recorded with a 64GB microSDXC memory card. The video recordings are saved in Apple QuickTime format (.mov files) which can copied […]

Continue Reading
Cordless Drill Nail Puller

Cordless Drill Nail Puller Review

The Cordless Drill Nail Puller tool attaches to any cordless drill/driver and makes pulling nails as easy as backing out a screw. Cordless Drill Nail Puller Review The Cordless Drill Nail Puller was invented and patented by Craig Laun for a better way to extract nails. The features of the Cordless Drill Nail Puller are: […]

Continue Reading
Built-In Oven Fan Repair: Clean the Fan Screen

Built-In Oven Fan Repair

Built-in oven fan repair by cleaning the oven fan screen and install a new fan motor. This project is continued from Part 1. Clogged Oven Fan Screen – Overheating Important! The electricity was shutoff at the circuit breaker panel in Part 1 of this project. Do not work on the oven if the electricity is […]

Continue Reading
Remove the Old Wall Oven Fan Motor

How to Replace a Built-In Oven Fan

How to replace a built-in oven fan step by step instructions. The cooling fan on my 10 year old General Electric (GE) Wall Oven started making a loud and annoying rattling sound when the oven is hot and the fan turns on. I suspected the fan motor bearings were going bad. I ordered an original […]

Continue Reading
Manually Crimped Sheet Metal Duct Pipe

How to Crimp Round Duct Pipe

This tutorial shows how to crimp round duct pipe with a 5-blade crimp tool for joining sections of sheet metal duct. Sheet Metal Duct Pipe Crimp Factory made sheet metal duct pipe and fittings have a 1-1/2 inch wide male crimp band to easily fit one section of pipe into the next. The crimp band […]

Continue Reading
MasterShield Gutter Guard: High Roof

MasterShield Gutter Guard Performance Update – Fall Season

It’s early November and the leaves are falling. Time to see how the MasterShield Gutter Guards are performing. Also see the MasterShield Gutter Guard Review for installation and cost details. The Spring Season update is here. MasterShield Gutter Guard Performance Update – Fall Season Leaves and debris just roll off the gutter guards. The gutters are […]

Continue Reading
Round Sheet Metal Ductwork Installation

How to Insulate Round Sheet Metal Air Duct – Part 2

How to insulate round sheet metal air duct with R-8 thermal insulation sleeve – sealing the insulation butt joints. This project is continued from How to Insulate Round Sheet Metal Air Duct – Part 1. Sheet Metal Duct Insulation Sleeve: Start Collar I began at the supply air plenum start collar and worked my way […]

Continue Reading