Use and Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

How To : Maintain your garbage disposal to extend its use

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to maintain a garbage disposal. When using the garbage disposal, always run cold water before using it. Put the debris one by one. Do not stuff it all in at once. When finished, turn the disposal off and let the water run for a while t ...more

How To : Install a new garbage disposal

Sick of paying people to do things you could do yourself if you knew how? In this five-part video tutorial hosted by the Handyman Teacher learn how to install a brand new garage disposal in your home with the help of your own two hands. Don't waste your money on hiring a profe ...more

How To : Reset your home garbage disposal

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reset a garbage disposal. Begin by making sure that the garbage disposal is turned off. Then look for a red button underneath the garbage disposal. This red button is the reset button. If the button is pushed out, push it back in to ...more

How To : Repair a clogged garbage disposal

Is your garbage disposal clogged? Do you want to clean your garbage disposer without calling the handyman and your plumber? You can fix your garbage disposal yourself without the hefty repair costs easily just by following the instructions in this tutorial! This video will tel ...more

How To : Unjam a garbage disposal

Learn how to safely and properly unjam a garbage disposal unit with this interactive video from Ace Hardware. See several methods for removing jammed objects from the disposal and how to reset the motor. Unjam a garbage disposal. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

How To : Fix your own garbage disposal

Has your broken garbage disposal got you down in the dumps? Be your own repair man with this free handyman's guide, which will help you troubleshoot and repair a broken garbage disposal. For more information, and to get started diagnosing and fixing your own broken disposal, w ...more

How To : Plunge a garbage disposal

Learn how to plunge a clogged or slow draining garbage disposal unit in this interactive video from Ace Hardware. Plunge a garbage disposal. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

How To : Fix garbage disposal jams without a plumber

In this video you are shown how to fix garbage disposal jams. Jams or electrical surges in your garbage disposal may make it appear that it is no longer working which is in fact not the case. Many people buy whole new units when that is unnecessary. If your garbage disposal ja ...more

How To : Unclog a garbage disposal

Holidays such as Thanksgiving are doomsday for most garbage disposals due to clogs. If you're garbage disposal is clogged, check out this video to see some helpful tips on how to fix it. When your garbage disposal clogs, don’t rush out and call a plumber. There may be simple ...more

How To : Unclog your garbage disposal

In this video from thingstoknow we learn how to unclog your garbage disposal and sink. If your sink is clogged and you have a garbage disposal, turn on the disposal first, then turn on the water, and hold the plug down. This will force the water into the line and you'll feel t ...more

How To : Safely Clean a Garbage Disposal

Does your kitchen smell like a landfill? Try these simple steps to clean out the culprit. This video will show you how to safely clean a garbage disposal. You Will Need * 2 cups ice * 1 cup rock salt or vinegar * Tongs or pliers * Lemon peels WARNING: Never put your hand in ...more

How To : Repair a garbage disposal

Is your disposal not working? Follow the few steps outlined in this video and perhaps you'll be able to avoid calling that service person out to your home. For step-by-step instructions on troubleshooting, and repairing, a faulty garbage disposal, watch this handy home how-to.

How To : Fix a jammed garbage disposal without a plumber

If your garbage disposal is backed up and starting to smell, you will need to unclog it. In this tutorial, learn how to do this all on your own and avoid the hefty fee that comes with calling a plumber. Although this seems like a difficult task, it is really much easier than y ...more

How To : Install a garbage disposal for food waste

A food waste disposer can be very helpful in preventing your kitchen sink plumbing from clogging. In this video, Joe Schmidt of YouToo Can Do shows you how easy it is to install a food waste disposal. For this installation, you'll need plumber's putty, channel locks, and a reg ...more

How To : 6 Cheap & Easy Ways to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

With all the kitchen sink debris that goes down the drain, it should be no surprise that your garbage disposal sometimes gets a little smelly and needs some extra cleaning. Using common household items from your kitchen or medicine cabinet, you can easily clean your garbage di ...more

How To : Naturally Deodorize a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Things smell, and whether or not those things smell good or not is up to you. For lingering food odors on your hands, try using stainless steel or coffee grounds to remove the stench. To de-stink smelly jars, use mustard and water. For cutting boards, use lemons and salt, and ...more

How To : Rid Your Kitchen of Fruit Flies Once and for All

Even the best-maintained kitchens occasionally get a fruit fly infestation. These critters descend, lay eggs (up to 500 at a time!), and then disappear usually only after extreme cleaning efforts (i.e., finally attacking that weird puddle of goo behind your refrigerator). And ...more

How To : Repair common problems with garbage disposals

Harry shows ways to fix common garbage disposal problems. First he shows if it hums use a crowbar to break free what is stuck. If you flip the switch and nothing happens it may be the red reset button on the bottom has popped out. He enplanes it may even be a bad wall switch o ...more

How To : Remove and replace a sink

Need to remove and replace a broken sink? Do it yourself with help from this home improvement tutorial hosted by Ron Hazleton. Learn how to disconnect the water and drain lines and garbage disposal, then how to remove and replace the sink basket, install a new faucet, and inst ...more

How To : Create a worm farm

Don't know what to do with your your dinner scrapes or garbage? This video shows you how to create and care for your very own worm farm. Using coya fiber, a proper bin to help maintain about two thousand worms, dirt, and your garbage you'll have your very own worm farm in no t ...more

How To : 8 Cleaning Products You Can Make on Your Own

For pretty much any commercial cleaning product you can think of, you can probably make your own DIY, non-toxic version for a small fraction of the retail price. As an example, you can whip up your own all-purpose surface cleaning solution by simply mixing together one part wa ...more

How To : 5 More DIY Ways to Deodorize Stinky Things

Need a quick and dirt-cheap way to make your running shoes smell less? Fill old nylon tights with baking soda, enough so that they would fit inside the shoes. Then, tie the open ends and stuff them into your offending shoes overnight. Or, if you have fabric softener dryer shee ...more

How To : 13 Cool and Clean Uses for Mouthwash

Mouthwash, the liquid concoction commonly used for giving the inside of your mouth a thorough cleaning after brushing, is also not surprisingly useful for making things clean and bacteria-free. Like minor cuts and wounds. Or your toilet bowl. Or your toothbrush. Or your garbag ...more

Trash Talk : 5 Food Scraps You Should Not Be Throwing Away

A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more

How To : Turn a Lemon into Its Own Seed-Filtering Juicer

Any cook knows that juicing lemons inevitably means dealing with seeds. It's a small but real annoyance that can slow things down in the kitchen. We've already shown you several techniques to get lemon juice without the seeds. But what if you only need a very little bit of le ...more

Car Wax : The Secret Ingredient to an Easy-to-Clean Stove

It's nearly impossible to keep a stovetop clean when cooking, at least, in my experience. No matter what I do, liquid and solid food bits fall to the surface and around the burners every single time, creating a hard-to-clean mess. Scrubbing away the stains and crusty charred ...more

How To : The Trick to Cutting Onions Without Making You Cry

Even though you may love onions, cutting them is probably a completely different story. You've really got to be a pro at slicing and dicing them without getting frustrated, and even then they can still make your cry—literally. But if you don't want to wear a pair of goggles to ...more

How To : 11 Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty, Time-Saving Ice Cube Tray Food Hacks

Stop! Do not pour that leftover wine, coffee, or bacon grease down the drain. And those herbs that have been in your fridge so long they've literally turned on you? And what about when that recipe only calls for two tablespoons of heavy cream, a quarter cup of tomato purée, or ...more

How To : Keep a chicken healthy

People think that chickens are like garbage disposals but chickens don't eat everything: you don't want to feed them meat or dairy products; processed foods aren't good for their digestion. Esperanza Pallana, who writes the urban farming blog Pluck and Feather, says that chic ...more

How To : Replace a garbage disposer

Is your garbage disposer under-powered or just too loud? Learn how easy it is to install a new unit. In addition, learn about the differences between continuous and batch feed models, as well as other features available on new disposal units.

News : Oscar Nom Review - TOY STORY 3

ANIMATED FEATURE: Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, maintaining all of t ...more

News : REVIEW - Toy Story 3

Yeah it's... that's a good movie there Thanks to Tom Berger for another animated movie review! Toy Story 3 finishes off the franchise that was started 15 years ago by Pixar's first feature length film, Toy Story. It's an unsurprisingly fitting end to a great series of films, ...more

How To : Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally Using Cloves

Fruit flies are nearly as frustrating as ants and equally impossible to eradicate—but there are a few ways to get rid of them. We've already shown you that apple cider vinegar, dishwashing soap, and plastic wrap is a great way to trap and kill fruit flies, but if you just want ...more

How To : Tips & Tactics to Create Your Own Compost Pile

While it is easy to create and maintain your compost pile, you can enjoy it more knowing a few basic tips. International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is May 7 through May 13, 2017. First launched in 1995, ICAW is a great opportunity to share enthusiasm and awareness of the b ...more

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