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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
This video shows the basic plumbing techinque of installing a hot water heater relief valve
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
You're lost. You're cold, thirsty— you're hungry. What if you're not much of a hunter? Maybe you're a gatherer. So, then you'll eat plants. But what if you eat something poisonous? What if you're allergic to it? Okay, so not many people will find themselves in a situati ...more
Fire. It’s everywhere— always has been. From the Ordovician Period where the first fossil record of fire appears to the present day everyday uses of the Holocene. Today, we abundantly create flames (intentionally or unintentionally) in power plants, extractive metallurgy, i ...more
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
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
Learn how to polish silver with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Beautiful silver pieces shouldn't languish at the back of a shelf. Removing tarnish might seem like a time-consuming task, but some simple household products make for an easy clean? no backbreaking sc ...more
This is basic lesson and moving diagram showing the start of a water polo game, known as the sprint.
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
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 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 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
Nili Nathan demonstrates how to create your own homemade rosemary facial spray. 1. Start by adding 3 oz of distilled water to a spray bottle. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 2. Take rosemary essential oil and add 6 drops to the bottle. 3. Gather up some fresh rosemary (possibly ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
KRASHARPSHOOTER gives a detailed example on how to better improve performance from the Tippman paintball marker. Some of the advantages to following this method is that it allows the internals to cycle smoothly. He shows us, using a very simple method. The method that he follo ...more
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
You can have an infinitely regenerating cobblestone factory in MineCraft! You will need two buckets of lava, four buckets of water and eighty four blocks of dirt to make this factory that will then start producing unlimited cobblestones for you.
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
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
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
Kipkay never fails to impress, and this so-called "condom hack pack" is no exception. Who knew there were so many useful uses for a condom besides the obvious! In this Kipkay two-part video, learn how to hack condoms for nine different uses. One condom hack is the "condom fir ...more