Water Damaged Drywall Ceiling Repair - Second Cut with the Jab Saw

How to Repair Drywall Ceiling Water Damage

Water damaged drywall ceiling repair options with step by step instructions for replacing the damaged section and finishing the drywall. Water from the leaky shower drain dripped onto the basement drywall ceiling causing a fair amount of water damage. What appeared to be a simple stain on the finished ceiling is actually a hole on […]

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Attic Air Handler Components

How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils

Photo tutorial showing how to clean AC evaporator coils with no-rinse spray foam cleaner for routine seasonal maintenance. 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 […]

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Leaky Shower Drain Repair FS

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 […]

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Netflix Watch Instantly on TV FS

How to Watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV

This tutorial explains how to watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV by connecting your computer to the 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 […]

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Panasonic WhisperFit EZ Fan with Light FV-08-11VFL5 Box Contents

How to Install a Panasonic WhisperFit EZ Bathroom Fan

This project shows how to install a Panasonic WhisperFit EZ bathroom fan model #FV-08-11VFL5 in an old work/retrofit application by removing the old fan, mounting and wiring the new fan and wall switches. Panasonic WhisperFit EZ Overview The WhisperFit EZ features the “Flex-Z Fast” mounting bracket and is ideal for old work/retrofit applications where a […]

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Isolated Network to Fix Bricked Hikvision IP Camera Firmware

How to Fix a Bricked Hikvision IP Camera Firmware

How to Fix a Bricked Hikvision IP Camera firmware by using Wireshark to discover the camera’s IP address and update the firmware via TFTP. My Hikvision DS-2CD6412FWD-10 1.3MP Covert Network Camera bricked (i.e. inoperable) after upgrading the firmware. All standard recovery methods failed including a Factory Reset, TFTP server and USB-to-RS232 serial port session. The […]

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Toyota Corolla Total Loss after Rear End Collision

Car Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Advice

Car Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement Advice: What to do if you’ve been injured, the lawsuit and settlement process, and why you should hire an attorney. My daughter was injured when a careless (and most likely texting) driver totaled her car in a rear-end collision. Her medical bills and lost wages were ~$7,500. The lawsuit […]

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Cat6 Ethernet Jack Punchdown Wiring

How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Jack

This project shows how to fish cable and wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet jack for a home network. I’ve been upgrading my network and decided to switch from Cat5e to Cat6 cable for all new installs. Cat5e supports a maximum of 1 Gigabit/sec whereas Cat6 supports 10 Gigabits/sec speed and is future-proof for multi-Gigabit Internet […]

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Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug with Strain Relief Boot

How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug

How to wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet plug for a home network photo tutorial. This project is continued form How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Jack. How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug After fishing Ethernet cable from the attic and wiring a new Cat6 RJ45 wall jack, I needed to terminate the […]

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