Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF

Temperature swing, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temps on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling. The swing setting, when the t-stat has it, often ranges between one and three degrees. This post discusses setting Honeywell thermostat swing on the RTH8580WF smart WiFi thermostat. Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential Intro Many modern t-stats … Continue reading Setting Honeywell Thermostat Swing Differential, RTH8580WF





Blue LED Christmas Lights Decorating Outdoors

Blue LED Christmas lights offer perhaps the most vivid blue hues you can get in a highly efficient, low heat holiday light set as the pictures below show. Much more vibrant than incandescent blue Christmas lights, and cheaper to operate as well.  Since blue is our favorite color, we’ve decorated the house with blue light … Continue reading Blue LED Christmas Lights Decorating Outdoors





Great Value Bathroom Cleaner Foaming Spray Review

We find this Great Value disinfectant foaming bathroom cleaner is low cost yet it works very well.  Use it in tubs, showers, and vanity sinks. It’s cheaper to buy than the more name brand products.  Yet in our view, it cleans just as well. We used many versions of the Scrubbing Bubbles brand cleaner for … Continue reading Great Value Bathroom Cleaner Foaming Spray Review





Blaster Graphite Dry Lube Spray Review

We’ve stocked  Blaster   lubricants in our workshop for years. A while back, we bought a 6-ounce can of    Blaster Graphite Dry Lube Spray. We wanted to.. Lubricate locks and keys. Quiet squeaky space heaters. Silence squawky doors and their hinges. Smooth grinding glider rocking chair bearings. This lube is quite thin, unlike greases we’d tried prior.  So it works its … Continue reading Blaster Graphite Dry Lube Spray Review





Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days.  So they are popular among college students in cold dorms. Apartment dwellers love them too.  Also, homeowners that haven’t yet insulating all their rooms use them as well. How to Safely Use Portable Space Heaters Intro These units offer rapid spot heating. Also, they can make up … Continue reading Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use





Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days have electric portable space heaters. These give temporary spot warmth during really cold nights. Or they warm those cold spare bedrooms when the grand kids come to stay.  These heaters are quite popular these days.  So people may wonder, given the possible shock and burn hazards, … Continue reading Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose





EZ Ancor Stud Solver Drywall and Stud Anchor Review

Buildex EZ Ancor Stud Solver drywall & stud anchors provide a quick, convenient, and strong means to hang pictures, shelves, mirrors, and equipment on most any solidly supported drywall wall. We’ve used EZ Ancor Stud Solver anchors on 1950s, 1980s, and 2008-vintage drywall installations. Our pictures thus, indeed hang true to this day.  We’ve never … Continue reading EZ Ancor Stud Solver Drywall and Stud Anchor Review





Tide Washing Machine Cleaner Review for HE

New to front loading washing machines back in 2013, we did not know how smelly they can get.  So we learned, “by fire,” how important it is to keep their odors tame.  We learned that you must now and again, cycle the washer through with a decent cleaner like Tide.  So, in this Tide washing … Continue reading Tide Washing Machine Cleaner Review for HE





Whirlpool WMB31017AB Microwave Oven Review, Over Range

The Whirlpool microwave oven model WMB31017AB fits over the range, and has a large 1.7 cubic foot chamber.  You can easily clean the white inner coatings.  The oven also features a bright blue clock / function display. It has powerful yet hidden venting, and 1,000 watts (1 kilowatt) of heating and cooking power. This built … Continue reading Whirlpool WMB31017AB Microwave Oven Review, Over Range





Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems

This piece explores solving Honeywell WiFi thermostat connection problems, as experienced on our Honeywell RTH9580WF internet controlled thermostat, although this information applies about as well to Honeywell’s other wireless thermostats, including the RTH8580WF, VisionPRO TH8320WF, VisionPRO 8000, et al. Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems By this, we mean that the thermostat will not connect … Continue reading Solving Honeywell WiFi Thermostat Connection Problems