This tutorial explains how to configure a Comcast Business Class static IP address on a SMC8014 gateway and a Linksys WiFi router to enable remote access to network clients from the Internet. The SMC8014 gateway is configured for “bridge mode” by disabling the normal routing, firewall and DHCP functions. A static IP address is assigned […]
In the early 1990′s, I bought a home in south Florida and did the usual routine of hiring a Home Inspection company. Home Inspectors are worth every penny and among the many items they examine, will check the heating and cooling operation of the air conditioning units – air temperatures and general condition of the […]
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 rubber gasket.
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 […]
This tutorial explains how to watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV by connecting your computer to your TV. I subscribe to Netflix online movie rental service and mostly watch DVDs on the plasma HDTV. There are times when I’d like to take advantage of Netflix’s “watch instantly” streaming internet video service to view a movie […]
This project shows how to install an Ethernet jack for a home network with detailed wiring instructions. 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 signal. […]
This project shows how to build a rope tree swing in the backyard for the kids including details for tying the specialized knots.
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
This tutorial shows how to crimp round duct pipe 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 makes the pipe a bit […]
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 […]
How to insulate round sheet metal air duct with R-8 thermal insulation sleeve – sealing the insulation butt joints. This project is continued from Part 1. Sheet Metal Duct Insulation Sleeve: Start Collar I began at the supply air plenum start collar and worked my way along the ductwork to secure and seal the insulation […]