How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat

You may wish to learn how to restart Honeywell thermostat if it behaves strangely.  For example, it may freeze, hang, or not work the furnace.  Or, it does not connect to Wi-Fi, or sends no data to the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect servers.  Any of these issues a restart might fix. How to Restart Honeywell … Continue reading How to Restart Honeywell Thermostat





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





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





4 Wire Thermostat Wiring Color Code

If you’ve installed more than a few thermostats (t-stats), you likely noticed that many of them use four wires.  See this shown below in the units we’ve wired.  Typical 4 wire thermostat wiring color code examples follow. 4 Wire Thermostat Wiring Color Code In the setups we’ve seen, the most common wire color code guide … Continue reading 4 Wire Thermostat Wiring Color Code





How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly

We’ve found that a   heat gun  significantly speeds up   how quickly   a   freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. Indeed at this very moment, I have a manual-defrost Frigidaire upright freezer in the basement that requires semi-annual defrosting (two or three times per year) … Continue reading How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly





JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose (PGH) Review

We examined the  JGB Tuff Guard Perfect Garden Hose   for lawn and garden watering purposes.  It appears well-constructed with rigid brass fittings and a ribbed, multi-ply and highly flexible hose. It resists kinking, and even if you intentionally kink it, the water will still flow at close to the un kinked working pressure.  It’s a 5/8 inch diameter … Continue reading JGB Tuff Guard Garden Hose (PGH) Review





FLEXON CX3475 Heavy Duty Garden Hose Review

We bought the   FLEXON CX3475 75 foot water and garden hose   for lawn and garden irrigation a few years back. This heavy duty hose appeared to be well-constructed with rigid brass fittings and multi-ply flexible pipe hose. Be careful however, not to lose the black washers that come with it, which are used in the “female” end … Continue reading FLEXON CX3475 Heavy Duty Garden Hose Review





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





Fixing WiFi Problems on Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat

The Honeywell RTH9580WF 1005 Smart WiFi Thermostat offers convenience and programming flexibility along with remote access and control via the  Honeywell Total Connect Comfort  website. But this thermostat relies on a solid WiFi internet connection to work, and often problems and issues arise with this link.  These can interfere with remote control of the t-stat. … Continue reading Fixing WiFi Problems on Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Thermostat





Unregister Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF Instructions

Perhaps you are moving but leaving your Honeywell smart thermostat at the old location.  Or, you wish to sell it to someone else at a different location.  Or maybe they have a different TCC account to assign the t-stat to.  But in any case, please run through the unregister Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH9580WF process.  Do … Continue reading Unregister Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF Instructions