Easily Renew Your Ugly Concrete Driveway

Your concrete driveway will get ugly over time. There are many reasons for this such as oil or acid stains natural discoloration new, adjacent slabs of concrete that have a different shade of gray; WARNING: Once you apply this stuff to your concrete, it will be extremely hard if not impossible to get off, which […]

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Starting a Small Engine Equipment with Choke Control

tl;dr Put the choke in the off position. Pull the start the engine. If the engine doesn’t start after two pulls, put the choke in the on position and pull to try to start the engine again Normally when the engine has been off for a long time, e.g. after storage, you need to choke […]

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Calculate Max Wattage a House Can Handle

If you open your circuit breaker, you’ll see a bunch of breakers with tabs. Each breaker controls a circuit for a certain part of your house, e.g. a circuit for the kitchen, a circuit for the bathroom, etc. Each breaker has a max amp rating, e.g. 15A or 20A. If you multiply the amp rating […]

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How to Calculate Electric Costs

Calculate Energy Cost For a Device Read the wattage on the label of the device If the device doesn’t have a label, you can buy a wattage measuring device, such as the Kill A Watt. Calculate Watts Per Day To calculate energy consumption costs, simply multiply the unit’s wattage by the number of hours you use […]

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Test Lighting in a Room

When deciding on lighting for a particular room, it helps to see how light from different types of light bulbs placed at different locations will look, e.g. do you want a bunch of spot lights or a few flood lights? Below is a simple setup showing how you can attach lights to your ceiling for […]

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Common Home Residential Electrical Wiring Connections

How to Wire a Light Switch Wire a light switch     Wire a light switch (power into light)    Wire a light switch (multiple lights from one switch)      Wire a light switch (multiple lights and multiple switches)       

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Home Sound System Setup Using Bose

I recently experimented with sounds for my living room and came up with the following setup. Here’s my setup and the reasons for it. Components: Bose SoundTouch 300 Sound Bar: $700 Bose Acoustimass 300 Subwoofer (Bass Module): $700 1 Pair of Bose SoundTouch 10 Speakers: $330 (at Costco) 1 Pair of SoundXtra Wall Mounts For […]

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How to Connect Bose SoundTouch 300 to Wi-Fi Using Mobile Phone

First, connect your phone to wi-fi and disable cellular data. Then, open the SoundTouch app and when you get to the screen below, click the Wi-fi button.If your sound bar can’t find your wi-fi network, you’ll see the following screen. Click continue.

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Energy Star Light Bulbs

Light bulb wattage doesn’t always result in the same brightness. If you buy light bulbs, find EnergyStar ones were the lumens are within the following ranges Learn more at https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans/light_bulbs/key_product_criteria Rated Wattage of the Referenced Incandescent Lamp (watts) Light Output (Lumens) 25 250-449 40 450-799 60 800-1,099 75 1,100-1,599 100 1,600-1,999 125 2,000-2,549 150 2,550-3,000 200 […]

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Stereo vs Surround Sound

A lot of people don’t really understand the difference between stereo and surround sound and usually just assume that surround sound is better. Based on my research, here’s a summary of the differences. Surround Sound Intended to hear some sounds at different places around you, e.g. an ambulance zooming by in which case you’d hear […]

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