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How To Water Company installed Larger Supply Line now my Water Heater Pressure Valve is Leaking

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    A friend of ours writes that the water company dug up their road and installed a new larger supply pipe in his street. They also installed a Check Valve to reduce Back Flow. Now his Water Heater Pressure Valve is leaking and he is wondering what he should do.

    The first thing to understand is when water is heated in your water heater it expands. This expansion can be dangerous and they can actually explode …

    How To Install a Multi Door Doorbell with Unique Chimes for each Door

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      If you own a home with a front door that is away from normal traffic and a side door that might be at your garage and used as a primary way for you and visitors to enter your home then you may want to install a doorbell that gives you the option to know which door someone is at.

      This type of doorbell is called a two tone or multi door chime and you can …

      How To Buy or Replace a Three Year Old Dishwasher?

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        One of our friends writes…

        We bought a nice $600 BLAHBLAH dishwasher about 3 years ago but the handle broke, we are looking to replace it and would like some advice on what brand to look at and what features to consider.

        Ok so the first thing to understand here is that a dishwasher should last about 10 years in your home. Actually all major appliances should last a good 10 years and their warranty normally …

        How To Evaluate Cable VS Streaming for Quality and Cost

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          If you are considering dropping your cable tv subscription and moving to streaming as an alternative there are a number of things that you need to understand before you cut the cord.

          Although cable justifiably gets a bad rap because it is overly expensive and the content on the 150 stations you might have in your package is normally duplicated and often shows that have been off the air for 10 years. To pay $100 …

          How To Why are Large Antennas better than Small Amplified Antennas?

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            If you are considering installing an antenna for OTA Broadcasts you will have a lot of choices when it comes to antennas. The first thing that you want to do is find out what type of signal you have in your area. A good site for this is www.TVFool.com because they will allow you to put in your GPS coordinates and the height of the antenna and get a pretty good reading on what …

            How To Record Shows Off of Cable TV and Create your own TV Archive Free

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              If you are a cable tv subscriber and are considering cutting the cord because of cost and moving to an antenna I have a word of advice before you do. One thing that most people never think of when they have cable is the idea that one day they might move to Antenna only or they might go to Antenna and a Streaming Service.

              Streaming Services such as Hulu, Youtube, Amazon Prime and a few …

              How To Hand Washing Dishes Vs a Dishwasher Which Costs Less?

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                When considering buying a new dish washer or just washing your dishes in the sink the initial cost of the unit on top of the cost of running it should be an important factor.

                The benefit will be found on the size of family you have and how often you might use the dishwasher.

                If you have a young family with a few children where everyone is eating all their meals at home the time to …

                How To Tips for Saving Money when Using an Electric Stove

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                  If you grew up with a Gas Stove and have to Migrate to an Electric Stove or if you just have high costs from cooking we are going to give you a few really simple tips to save money while cooking.

                  With only a few exceptions will you find that Electric Range Cooking is up to the same service as Gas Ranges. And Cost in your area may depend on many factors so Gas may …

                  How To Cure a Musty Smelling Clothes Washer

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                    Musty smelling clothes washers are a problem that many people have. Unfortunately this problem happens not because we aren’t good care takers of our homes but because of residual water that remains in the washer after use.

                    This can be a very difficult problem to take care of because the bacteria that causes the smell will also cause your clean clothes to stink.

                    The amount of bleach that you might use in your whites is normally …

                    How To Reduce Your Cable Internet Bill

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                      If you are in an area that provides internet over your cable tv company’s line then you have probably looked at the costs involved. The first thing you should know is that if you are a large data user the major internet providers are going to limit your data download amount with what is called a Data Cap. Although there are FCC rules that force cable and phone providers to provide open access and …