How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly two decades now. Daily watching them has been a major time filler of our spare time. Buying many used DVDs which are often scratched, we often see skipping DVDs. So, the question of how to fix a DVD that skips and freezes became important for us to … Continue reading How to Fix a DVD that Skips and Freezes



Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature

When a thermostat reads higher than actual temperature, your home can get too cold in the winter.  It can also become  too warm in summer.  Now At least several factors affect the thermostat temperature reading besides actual room temperature.  These include aging components drifting out of tolerance in older thermostats.  Or, an improperly positioned thermostat … Continue reading Thermostat Reads Higher than Actual Temperature



How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms.  This piece describes our experiences that show How to fix electric baseboard heater noise. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But … Continue reading How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise



Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule

Here, we discuss a Honeywell thermostat not following schedule, and how to fix that.  If the thermostat is otherwise working as it should, it could be that its Schedule Hold   feature is activated. So switch this off, and chances are that normal schedule following returns. But why would schedule following ever be OFF? Well, this … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Following Schedule



JBL Xtreme 2 Low Frequency Mode, Extra Bass

You can change how loud the bass is on the JBL Xtreme 2, by turning on and off its low frequency mode. When switched on, low frequency mode makes the passive bass radiators vibrate much more, and adds a low rumble quality to the playing program, that travels pretty far from the speaker. How to … Continue reading JBL Xtreme 2 Low Frequency Mode, Extra Bass



How to Fix a Skipping CD Audio Disc

We’ve played compact discs (CDs) for over thirty three years now. We listen to them daily.  So they have become a mainstay of our music listening regimen.  Since we always look for deals, especially on used CDs, we find our share of CDs that skip.  So, learning how to fix a skipping CD allowed us to “save” … Continue reading How to Fix a Skipping CD Audio Disc



Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Color Code

With so many new functions appearing on today’s modern thermostats (t-stats), there is of course, many more wires to connect up nowadays, when installing a new or replacement t-stat.  Gone are the two-wire days, when all you needed was one wire from the furnace transformer, and the other to feed power to a gas valve … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Color Code



Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat

A Honeywell thermostat not turning on heat can happen for many reasons. A faulty thermostat, a broken heating system, power losses, damaged wiring, et al. Here, we list some of these causes, and offer repair tips to solve these no-heat issues. First, we look at what might have happened with the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat



Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips

The glider rocking chair is the Cadillac of rockers, as it features a smooth and quiet, to and fro motion that is far better tan the spring type rocker recliners; that is, when it’s working well.  But as gliders age, and accrue hours of pacifying baby to music, and watching high-action TV shows where you just … Continue reading Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips



JBL Go 2 Low Frequency Mode, Extra Bass

We currently know of no way to adjust the extra bass response of the JBL Go 2 mini speaker, by turning on and off its low frequency mode. But if this were possible, it would make the speaker vibrate a lot more, and add a louder bass quality to the content playing. So if JBL … Continue reading JBL Go 2 Low Frequency Mode, Extra Bass