This tutorial explains how to configure a Comcast Business Class static IP address to enable remote access to network clients from the Internet. The Comcast Business IP Gateway (SMC8014 or NETGEAR CG3000DCR) is configured for pseudo bridge mode by disabling the normal routing, firewall, NAT and DHCP functions. The Internet-routable static IP address is assigned […]
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.
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.
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 […]
This project is continued from AC Evaporator Coil Cleaning with Pump Sprayer and Brush. Clean the AC Condensate Drain Pan The last project was getting lengthy so I’ll describe this cleaning task now. There was a film of black dirt or mold on the sides and bottom of the plastic condensate drain pan. I cleaned […]
The A-frame evaporator coil front cover plate was removed to access the interior coils in How to Clean Inside of AC Evaporator Coils. AC Evaporator Coil Inspection The coils are 12+ years old and have never been cleaned from the inside. Overall the coils are not extremely dirty but do have some surprising mold, dust, […]
This project shows remove the front cover plate and clean inside AC evaporator coils where dust, dirt and debris accumulate on the upwind side. Here is my 12 year old coil before and after cleaning the inside:
This project shows how to clean and straighten the outdoor air conditioner condenser coils for better efficiency and cooling. The AC condenser coils need regular maintenance and cleaning along with the indoor AC evaporator coils because the condenser unit is other half a split central air conditioner system. The purpose of the condenser coil is […]
I replaced the shower cartridge on my Delta Monitor Series 1300/1400 shower and turned the house water supply back On. Now I’ll check and adjust the shower valve hot water temperature and take apart the old cartridge to see why it leaked. This project is continued from How to Install a Shower Valve Cartridge. How […]
The leaky Delta Monitor Series 1300/1400 shower valve cartridge has been removed. Next I’ll clean the shower valve threads and install a new shower cartridge, bonnet nut and sleeve O-ring. This project is continued from How to Remove a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge. Clean the Shower Valve Bonnet Nut The bonnet nut holds the cartridge […]
The old and leaky Delta Monitor Series 1300/1400 shower valve cartridge is removed in preparation for installing the new cartridge. Remember the water has been shutoff to the entire house. This project is continued from How to Replace a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge. How to Remove a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge Remove the Shower Valve […]
The shower head developed a persistent leak that was growing worse as if the shower handle wouldn’t completely shutoff. The leak wastes water and kept the shower stall wet promoting mold and mildew growth. I traced the problem to a worn out shower valve cartridge that was 12 years old and leaking. Replacing the shower […]