Warm water is an essential part of life that we sometimes tend to take for granted. Over one billion people, or roughly one-seventh of the world's population, have no access to hot water. Warm water is not only comforting when showering and bathing, but also helps the body ge ...more
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Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to flush your water heater. Steps: 1. Turn off electricity and water to the water heater; allow heater to cool. 2. Drain water from the heater’s tank using a garden hose and pump. 3. Catch drained water in a bucket for inspect ...more
If you can make yourself a cup of tea just by turning on your faucet, you need to lower your water heater. You’ll help the planet and save money on your heating bills. You Will Need: * A meat thermometer * A water heater blanket * And a water heater timer Step 1: Check the t ...more
Tired of waiting for hot water? Danny shows three methods for easing the problem. Including a hot water recirculation pump, proper water heater maintenance, and a tankless water heater, these solutions will have your water running hot in no time. From getting hot water quicke ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to change your water heater anode rod. Steps: 1 Turn off water and fuel supply (gas or electricity) to water heater. 2 Partially drain the water heater. 3 Locate the anode rod on the water heater; if necessary, unscrew and lif ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an automatic shut off valve for a water heater. Steps: 1 Turn off the water to the water heater. 2 Drain the water heater using an electric pump and garden hose. 3 Shut off the gas, then disconnect the gas line from ...more
Leave it to Seattle to take care of every detail of earthquake prevention safety. Learn how to safely secure and anchor down your water heater Secure a water heater. Click through to watch this video on seattlechannel.org
In this video, we learn how to adjust the flame on your RV water heater. First, open up the area where your gas valves are. Find the air opening to make a smaller air adjustment. The setting should be 1/4 of the way open. Snug down the locking screw when you have adjusted it p ...more
Many old water heaters don't meet today's safety standards. Since they are often placed in basements or garages, they are sometimes near combustible items and can start fires. Here is the process for installing a new, safer water heater. Replace your hot water heater. Click th ...more
This video shows the basic plumbing techinque of installing a hot water heater relief valve
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more
There are many ways that you can lose energy and heat in your home, and one of the most common ways is by the water heater. It may not seem like it, but you can lose a lot of money and energy when using your water heater. So it's important to take the necessary steps when you ...more
Keep the hot water heater control valve free of moisture by installing a drip leg.
This video shows you how to light a gas hot water heater. The process is simple if you follow the steps in order and don't worry, most water heaters have directions on the side as well.
Stop guessing if you need to take your RV into a service center, answers are here in this tutorial video. Learn how to maintain the water heater on your RV. You can locate the water heater by looking for a panel with a vent/grill looking box on it on the outside of your unit. ...more
Install the pipe fittings of the hot water heater.
Big Tony the plumber will help you set your water heater at a proper temperature.
Check out this video to learn from Owen Bailey how to save money and energy by installing a water heater insulation wrap.
Nowadays, people are more aware of what's going in with the world today and are trying to change the way they eat, dispose of trash, etc. This "green" movement is being practiced from people all over the planet and it;s a great way to save on money and be friendlier to planet ...more
Saving energy in your home is as easy as pie. There are many areas of the home that you can tackle. One area that can be helpful is the water heater. There are a couple of water heaters that you can use to not only save energy but money. One way is by using an active or passiv ...more
RV water heaters can be easily made more efficient by loosening one or two screws that hold the U-tube tight. Sometimes the orifice that connects the gas valve and the U-tube is not aligned properly with the U-tube, and the loosening of one screw or the other will allow the st ...more
Owning a car is already a big responsibility, but it doesn't even come close to how big it is when owning an RV. This cannot only take you from one place to another, but for some, it's considered their home on wheels. So when a problem arises for your RV, you need to get it f ...more
The most common thing that goes wrong with water heaters is the pilot light going out. If your hot water has stopped working, watch this video to learn how to check your pilot light and light it if it has gone out.
Remember that your hot water heater is an excellent source of drinking water that you can use during emergencies. To access the water, learn how by checking out this video. Use hot water from your heater for disasters. Click through to watch this video on emd.wa.gov
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to winterizing your boat engine block. For this you will need some screwdrivers, compressed air and a flexible hose if you have a hot water heater system on the boat. First you got to drain out all the water inside t ...more
Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more
In order to clean your fish tank, you will need the following: a bucket, water conditioner, aquarium salt, a clean filter, a suction tube, and clean fresh water. Remove the lid and the light from the aquarium. Unplug filters and heaters. Remove all plants and decorations from ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to test if a fertilizer has nitrates rather than urea or ammonia as its nitrogen source. The idea is quit simple, in a strongly acidic solution the nitrates will behave like nitric acid and dissolve copper metal releasin ...more
This method is easy, intuitive and requires very little math. You will need: Any flat flexible sheet material (ex. paper plates for this how-to) Pencil or pen Scissors Stapler, tape, glue or fasteners Ruler or straight edge Protractor Flatten Plates Flatten the paper plate ...more
Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new ...more
Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more
In this video, Tom Carpenter explains how to filter vegetable oil into bio-diesel at home. After collecting a large amount of waste vegetable oil, place 30 gallons of it into a modified (by removing the top heating element) water heater. Use a pump and hose to circulate the li ...more
Spread the word: It's easy to reduce energy consumption! By sharing these tips, you'll help friends and family use less energy and save money. You Will Need * An energy-saving checklist * The willingness to help others Step 1: Get the facts Download a full checklist of energy ...more
Australian native Scott's biggest concern is water conservation. By overhauling his bathroom, hot water, heater and backyard, Scott saves $360 a year on water costs. Learn how you can save money and conserve water by renovating your plumbing with this how to video.
Steps: 1. Turn off water and power to water heater. 2. Use garden hose to drain water from heater's tank. 3. Cut copper pipe just above the corroded connection using a tubing cutter. 4. Use two pipe wrenches to loosen the old union. 5. Remove the old union from the steel pipe ...more
A frozen pipe doesn’t have to mean major trouble. You can keep your water flowing all winter long. You Will Need * A hair dryer or portable heater Step 1: Open all faucets Open all of your faucets to see if any water flows. If it does, run warm water through the pipes. This c ...more
In these videos our experts, two ladies who have been involved in city level water management and conservation for years, will show you how make your residence more water efficient. They’ll give you tips on where to look for leaks, both indoors and outdoors, as well as how to ...more
Watch this video to learn how to work with PEX piping. Steps: 1 Use PEX to run main cold-water feed into house. 2 Connect cold-water feed to manifold. 3 Run separate cold-water lines out from manifold to various fixtures. 4 Run PEX hot-water feed from water heater to manifold ...more
Warnings USE extreme caution vapors from heater are flammable Do not expose to open flame,around people or animals Intended for survival purposes only! If you ever find yourself lost and you know theres people around or there looking for you. If you happen to be caring a MRE h ...more
Now matter what kind of filter or other advanced water system you have, mineral deposits can still lurk in your water. This is an issue because it can lead to clogged aerators and messes with your water heater. In order to fix this problem, check out the tutorial above for ste ...more
Teflon tape or pipe dope can be used to create a seal on black iron pipe. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to do the job right and shares some helpful tips. This black iron pipe is used to transport natural gas to your furnace, water heater and stove. This pipe ...more
Many ways to help the environment are costly, but using less electricity is one measure that will save you money. Learn how to lower your electric bill with this how to video. You Will Need * Awareness of how you’re wasting electricity * Self-discipline Step 1: Turn it off G ...more
Learn how to start seeds for planting. Start your own seeds to save money, grow different plant varieties, and extend your growing season. Step 1. Prepare pots or flats Wash the pots and flats in warm soapy water. Rinse them thoroughly and drain. To kill fungi and bacteria ...more
Warnings Vapors released by heater contain hydrogen,a flammable gas do not epose to open flame,vapors displace oxygen when using multiple heaters,ensure proper ventilation such as open door or top hatch.MRE and heater will get very hot can cause burns discard heater after use ...more
If you hear a lot of banging coming from your boiler or heating system, you may need to perform a little repair. The banging could be the result of not enough water in your system, but it could also mean there is too much air in your expansion tank. And expansion tank is attac ...more
Worried about your driving on that next family trip through the mountains? If you love the mountains but worry about the dangers of driving in them, check out these ideas to help make your trip easier and more enjoyable. You Will Need: • Gas • Drinking water • Warm clothes ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to get fresh air into your home. Furnaces, gas water heaters, exhaust fans, et cetera, push air from houses, and it must be replaced.
In this video, we learn how to fix a wet phone using rice! Before you begin, you will need to turn your phone off and take the back off and battery out. After you do this, take a bag of Basmati rice and place the phone inside of it. If there is a reseal on the top of the rice ...more
Nearly everyone has taking drugs at one point in their life, but there's a large number of people that need to take pills on a regular basis. But over time, medications can lose their oomph, and not work as well as they could. Oxygen, light, and water can break down your medic ...more
Cars require maintenance no doubt, but it needs pampering even with the change of weather. Like in summer rainy and winter your vehicle is suppose to be looked after differently. It’s always wise to take measures before the onset of the winter season, to save you from the peri ...more
I love making my own printed circuit boards. It really gives a professional look to a finished project, and having all the design files means I can whip up another batch whenever I need to. However, when I need to make, say, three thousand swarmbots or fill an order for a doze ...more
We can do many different dishes with eggs. One popular and easy dish to do is boiled eggs. First, you take as many eggs as you wish. Then, take a bowl and pour some water into it. Put the eggs into it. Heat them up until you hear the boiling sound. Take them off the heater and ...more
Find a friend’s pool in either late Spring or early Fall (need a cool night, but still want swimming to be an option). Unbeknownst to the friend, turn off the heater mid afternoon, allowing the water to cool during the evening. Overnight, fill the pool with Jell-O packets. An ...more
Heart Patients Beware : More Than One-Third of Bypass Equipment Potentially Contaminated with Deadly Bacteria
More bad news for patients who have undergone heart surgery in the past five years. A new study suggests about one-third of heater-cooler units used in cardiac procedures remain contaminated with a slow-growing, potentially fatal bacteria. Heart failure is the leading cause o ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's pos ...more
Though feeling cold during the winter is pretty unavoidable, you can definitely prevent the torment of having flaky, dry skin during the cold winter months. If you spend a lot of time indoors, use a humidifier if possible and avoid overusing the indoor heater. Take shorter sh ...more
The lingering smell of cigarette smoke can bother just about anyone, including smokers themselves. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to mask or completely get rid of the smell altogether. While you can go through extremes like washing and even repainting the walls in yo ...more
Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So ...more