How to Set Up Echo Dot 3rd Generation

This piece discusses how to set up the Echo Dot 3rd generation smart speaker. This applies to the 2018 model of the Echo Dot speaker series. Before you Start How to Set Up Echo Dot 3rd Generation You will need to have the following… 1. A WiFi Internet Connection None of the Echo Dot 3 devices … Continue reading How to Set Up Echo Dot 3rd Generation

How to Clean an Electric Kettle Safely

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with many electric kettles.  We find that without routine cleaning, these kettles can get stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  This can be hard to remove if allowed to … Continue reading How to Clean an Electric Kettle Safely

How to Connect Amazon Echo to WiFi

This piece describes how to connect an Amazon Echo speaker to WiFi.  We give and the steps to follow to complete speaker set up on a new WiFi network.  This applies to the Amazon Echo series 3rd generation speaker, released in 2019. Before you Start How to Connect Amazon Echo to WiFi 1. A Compatible … Continue reading How to Connect Amazon Echo to WiFi

How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

We’ve heated gallons upon many gallons of both hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with many cordless electric kettles.  We find that without routine cleaning, these kettles can get stained brown, especially if you brew the tea directly in it after the water boils.  This can be hard to remove if allowed … Continue reading How to Clean a Cordless Electric Kettle

How to Set Up Alexa Echo Spot Touchscreen Speaker

Here, we demonstrate how to set up the Alexa Echo Spot smart video speaker. Now keep in mind that you need not completely erase your Alexa Echo Spot settings to set it up again. Further, you need neither a tablet nor phone running the Amazon Alexa app, because this speaker has its own touchscreen. Plus, … Continue reading How to Set Up Alexa Echo Spot Touchscreen Speaker

Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Instructions

The most “meaty” part of following the wiring instructions for a new Honeywell thermostat, is correctly connecting it to the HVAC system.  One useful feature about these t-stats, is that they generally use the same wire labeling as their older models. Today’s WiFi  t-stats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Instructions

Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions

The most “meaty” part of installing a new Honeywell smart thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell t-stats, is that they generally use the same wire labeling as their older models. Today’s WiFi  t-stats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the same way.  Their … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions

Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by all … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners

JBL Go 2 Buttons, Meanings Functions Combinations

The JBL Go line of highly portable wireless speakers features several buttons on the right side, one lamp on the front grill, a set of ports on the left side. The status lamp lights in two colors and flashing patterns to show speaker pairing and battery status. In this JBL Go 2 buttons guide, we … Continue reading JBL Go 2 Buttons, Meanings Functions Combinations

How to Connect JBL Go 2 to iPhone

This post shows how to connect JBL Go 2 to iPhone phones. Start with your speaker OFF (dark front panel LED). Then, follow these directions to pair your Go 2 Bluetooth speaker to an iPhone. We’re running an iPad Air tablet for this exercise.  But the pairing details are nearly the same for the iPhone, … Continue reading How to Connect JBL Go 2 to iPhone