How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

Some models of the Honeywell smart thermostats including the RTH9580WF discussed in this post, feature a screen lock mode, that prevents anyone from changing thermostat settings without first entering a pass code.  You create this pass code iwhen you request to lock your thermostat.  Subsequently, the t-stat asks you to enter this password to regain … Continue reading How to Lock Unlock Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF





WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review

WD-40 products have adorned our workshop shelves for years.  Here, we review the WD-40 Specialist silicone spray lubricant that’s been around for some years now.  Works well on treadmills, door hinges, bike chains, and a slew of other applications. Recently we brought home an eleven-ounce can of WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray to  quiet my … Continue reading WD-40 Specialist Silicone Spray Lubricant Review





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





Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the holidays, we bought an Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6.  Here are our thoughts and impressions on this highly useful kitchen tool. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and … Continue reading Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review





SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review





How To Replace a Toilet Seat, Install a New One

Toilet seats today, with typical to moderate use and no abuse, rarely break or otherwise fail.  Still though, you might wish to change up the one in your bathroom, just to get a different look or style, an oak seat to replace a plastic perch, or to replace one that slams with a quieter, no … Continue reading How To Replace a Toilet Seat, Install a New One





Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice

Electric baseboard heaters installation is a fun experience.  It’s not too technical.  So, it’s not too frustrating. Plus, once done, you’ll feel a much warmer room besides. We offer here the hints, advice, and tips we find work well in getting these heaters installed safely without major issues. How electric heating works is easy to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice





Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi thermostat is a state-of-the-art digital climate control regulator. It features extensive program attributes.  Plus, you can set it for different programs on each the seven week days. This t-stat also has battery backup, and does not forget user programs should the batteries die. Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Introduction The RTH8580WF has … Continue reading Honeywell RTH8580WF WiFi Thermostat Review





Honeywell T87N1026 Large Number Thermostat Review

The Honeywell T87N1026 large number thermostat offers a quick and easy-to-install climate control solution. It’s also simple to learn and operate. Similar style as vintage Honeywell mercury thermostats in so many homes during the 60s and 70s.  This unit, with its better visibility and “feel-ability” is well-received by the disabled.  Those who cannot  see a … Continue reading Honeywell T87N1026 Large Number Thermostat Review





Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review

We’ve owned the  Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat  since 2004.  We replaced it in 2013, not due to failure of the unit or any dissatisfaction with it. But rather, because we upgraded to a programmable thermostat. At a cost of approximately $55 from various Internet sellers, this seemed a slightly high price for a … Continue reading Robertshaw 9415 Thermostat Review