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How To : Replace your hot water heater

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

How To : Install an instantaneous water heater

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

How To : Maintain your RV water heater

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

How To : Flush a water heater with This Old House

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

How To : Do a windsurfing water start

In this how-to video, you will learn to do a windsurfing water start. This is difficult for all levels of windsurfing. In order to do this properly it will take some practice, so keep at it and have fun.

How To : Get hot water from your water heater

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

How To : Adjust your water heater to save energy

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

How To : Install a water heater shut off valve

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

How To : Secure a water heater

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

How To : Adjust the flame on your RV water heater

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

How To : Install insulation for a water heater

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

How To : Light a hot water heater

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.

How To : Make a solar powered water heater

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

How To : Save energy by installing a solar water heater

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

How To : Help your RV water heater run more efficiently

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

How To : Fix an RV water heater that won't light

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

How To : Use hot water from your heater for disasters

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

How To : Start a fire using water

Start a fire using water. It is a pretty cool trick. This guy takes a couple of goofy household chemicals and creates a powder that explodes when water touches it.

How To : Start a Fire with Water

Need to start a fire and have no lighter? All you need is a clear water bottle or jar, some water, and kindling—and for the weather to be very sunny during noon time. Tilt the water bottle or jar at an angle so that the water in the container can focus the sun's light into as ...more

How To : Start a Fire with Your Water Bottle

If you're ever lost in a survival situation, here's a little trick you're going to be so glad to know. Normally, we'd think of using water to put OUT a fire, but in this video I show you how I use water to START THEM. If you like survival and fire-making techniques, this vide ...more

How To : Start seeds for planting

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

How To : Test if a fertilizer has nitrates in it

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

How To : Baby proof your home

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

How To : Lower your electric bill

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

How To : Be safe driving in the mountains

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

How To : Pull the April Fool's Day Shower Head Prank

For the dedicated prankster, April Fool's Day is no joke. Nothing will stop them from coming up with the cleverest, most elaborate prank the world has ever seen. Or at least—their victim. The hardcore mischief-makers start planning out their ingenious prank the day after Apri ...more

How To : Winterizing your boat engine block

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

How To : Instantly make hot ice

Watch this amazing video tutorial to learn how to instantly make ice. This is a simple experiment turning a liquid to a solid with just a touch. Just find some sodium acetate and water to start. Boil it, then chill it, then touch it! And in an instant you have ice! If you want ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

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

How To : Make traditional Indian roti or chapatis

In this video, Anuttama shows the user how to make chapatis (also called roti). Chapatis are a type of northern Indian flat bread (a type of flour tortilla) that can turn out to be delicious, fun, and easy to make! The ingredients you will need are wheat, flour, salt, and wate ...more

How To : Form hydrothermal quartz

How can hot water form beautiful quartz crystals? This mine is red Georgia clay, with veins of minerals running through it. The veins are hydrothermal. Hydro means water. Thermal means heat. So the veins were caused by hot water. But how could hot water form quartz crystals? ...more

How To : Install No-Frills Drip Irrigation

Solving a Dilemma This is a simple how-to for a cost effective drip irrigation system for your garden. My motivation to set up my garden for drip irrigation was pretty simple. In the summer, it gets to 90+ degrees outside, and my 50’ garden hose didn’t reach the far extents w ...more

How To : Make spaghetti squash and meatballs from scratch

Ian Desabrais shows us how he makes spaghetti squash and meatballs. Besides a spaghetti squash, you will need an onion, yellow and orange peppers, asparagus, diced garlic, ground meat, an egg, some honey, spices and pasta sauce. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds. Pok ...more

How To : Make caramel nut bars

First you make the crust by putting a bowl of flour and a bowl of brown sugar together into a large bowl. Whisk the flour and brown sugar together in the bowl. Next add two sticks of margarine cut up into smaller pieces. Use a pastry cutter and work the butter into the mixture ...more

How To : Make raw vegan vanilla extract

In this video, we learn how to make raw vegan vanilla extract. First, take whole organic vanilla beans and chop them into small pieces. After this, place the pieces of vanilla into a high speed blender along with 1 c of purified water. Start blending this on high until you hav ...more

How To : Make raw vegan almond milk

Make Raw Vegan Almond Milk To make raw vegan almond milk, soak the almonds in water for six to eight hours, using twice as much water as almonds. After soaking be sure to rinse them a couple of times. Place them in a high-powered blender and add fresh purified water. Start th ...more

How To : Make apple cinnamon bun twists

Recreate that yummy Cinnabon taste at home! You will Need: Dough: *4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups of flour *1 1/2 tsp salt 2 pkgs quick rise yeast ( 5 tsp) *1 cup warm milk *1/2 cup warm water *1/4 cup melted butter *1/4 cup warm honey *2 eggs *1 cup raisins Step 1: Mix and blend Mix we ...more

How To : Make a hummingbird feeder & food

Catching sight of a hummingbird floating from flower to flower is one of those rare gifts from nature. In this quick and easy guide, use a little bit of science and learn how to make a hummingbird feeder that will attract all the birds in the yard. Hummingbirds are wonderful ...more

How To : Create a New Lawn From Turf or Seed

Preparation When creating a new lawn it is essential that the soil is prepared properly to ensure a satisfactory outcome when laying turf or sowing lawn seed. Whether you decide to lay turf or seed, the preparation is the same. This video shows how to prepare the soil ready f ...more

How To : Make a Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Flower

Childcareland has shared with us the most easy way possible to make attractive colorful flowers using nothing but coffee filters, pipe cleaners, felt pens, water spray, and tape. To start off, she advises us to lay down wax paper on the surface we are working on (to prevent s ...more

How To : Create a photo-realistic sea environment in modo

In this tutorial we'll take a look on how we can proceed to create a photo realistic sea environment. Whether you're new to Luxology's popular 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be wel ...more

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