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 Car Tune Ups and Tips Before a Cross Country Road Trip

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      A lot of people will be taking vacations across the country or moving this summer and if you have never done it there are a few tips that you really need to understand before you get started.
      Don’t bring the world with you on a long trip
      The first thing is you want to make your trip as easy as possible so you don’t want to overload your vehicle with stuff. If you are on a …

      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 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 Save money on your Air Conditioning Bills

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            Right now its the middle of summer and if you are like me you have seen your gas bill start to drop to the bare minimum but that savings is now being applied to your electric bill to run your air conditioner.

            Heating and Air Conditioning seems to be the largest single utility in our home after the Cable TV bill which we are working to get rid of with our new Antenna and Streaming …

            How To Buy a Car New or Used which is Best?

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              Honestly I don’t know why this is so much of a question today. There have been so many reports about buying new and used vehicles and how to get the best deal no matter what you are buying. However I guess there are a new crop of people that become first time car buyers that just don’t care enough to put the time in to research all of the issues. In that case …

              How To Replace Rotted Bathroom Sub Floor

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                One of our friends asks for some help with a bathroom repair that went bad. It seems that a fitting in their second floor bathroom was leaking so they turned the water off at the valve and removed the toilet. At that point they decided to replace the toilet and went to the store to purchase one. By the time they got back they found that the valve leaked enough water to fill their …

                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 Remove Caulk from Bathroom Tile

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                      One of our friends asks about a remodeling job they are doing. It seems that the old shower doors on the bathtub needed to be removed but when they took down the glass doors down there was a large amount of caulk that was difficult to remove. They tried their best by using a razor blade but some still remains on the surface of the tile.

                      This is a typical situation in bathrooms and its …

                      How To Adding a dryer vent to a brick house Should you Hire Someone?

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                        One of our friends asks about a new home they are buying. It seems that the hookup for the washer and dryer are in the basement but they want to move the washer and dryer to the first floor of the home.

                        This might not be an extremely difficult task for a home owner to do but there are some other considerations. The home was built in about 1900 and it is brick. It seems …

                        How To Get Blueprints of your Home to use for Projects

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                          If you are considering a home project that requires plans of your home you might be wondering where do you go to get them.

                          If you are lucky and your home was built in the past 15 years or so the company that built your home may have included a set of plans when you bought the house. However it may cost you a few hundred dollars for a set because architects that design homes …