How to Defrost Freezers with Heat Gun

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 Freezers with Heat Gun



Zircon Stud Sensor e50 Stud Finder Detector Review

Some years back, we  bought the Zircon Stud Sensor e50 stud finder detector. Why?  Because we needed it to ease finding the beams (studs) in the walls at home. It worked great in our electric baseboard heater upgrade project. For the cost of $25, this device saved lots of guessing where the studs were before drilling.   Besides, it … Continue reading Zircon Stud Sensor e50 Stud Finder Detector Review



Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits

This personal laser printer, the Xerox Phaser 3150 resembles a thick and heavy plastic tank. It’s substantial, prints crystal clear pages, as one would expect from a laser printer, and operates quietly.  We’ve owned one of these now for nearly ten years, and each time we purchase a new computer, we’re faced with setting up … Continue reading Xerox Phaser 3150 Laser Printer Setup, Drivers, and Tid Bits



Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Problems, Cons, Issues

There are many tankless water heater disadvantages to think about before plunging in.  So, use caution before buying tankless.  We discuss most of these issues below. Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages High Startup Costs These so-called instant hot water, on demand units indeed offer “fast and endless” hot water.  Plus, they save you on your fuel bill. But … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Problems, Cons, Issues



Netgear Wireless-N Access Point WN802T V2 Review

Akin to one component in a stereo component system, the  Netgear Wireless-N Access Point, model WN802T   is one such component in a componentized computer networking system. While it does not offer cable or DSL modem functions, routing functions from WAN to LAN networks, or DHCP-based IP address allocation, what it does do, it does quite … Continue reading Netgear Wireless-N Access Point WN802T V2 Review



Waterpik Power Spray Plus Shower Head NSP-853 Review

We received the Waterpik NSP-853 Power Spray Plus Massaging Showerhead for Christmas, and so far, it’s certainly a far cry above the stationary few-settings fixed mount showerhead we’d been using prior. The Waterpic is medium to light weight, with many different sprayer settings, is virtually self-cleaning, and saves lots of hot water compared to showerheads … Continue reading Waterpik Power Spray Plus Shower Head NSP-853 Review



Radio Shack NOAA Weather Alert Radio Cube 12-500 (12500) Review

The   Radio Shack NOAA Weather Radio 12-500 (12500) Cube   is one of the most reliable and cheapest forms of safety insurance in which you could invest.  It can alert you to the presence of earthquakes, tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, and any weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service; thus, giving you a little time to prepare … Continue reading Radio Shack NOAA Weather Alert Radio Cube 12-500 (12500) Review



Radio Shack Composite AB Selector Switch Box 15-312 (15312) Review

We bought the   Radio Shack Composite AB Selector Switch 15-312 (15312)   for the television, to enable switching between a Comcast cable box and DVD player as viewing video and audio sources on a single television. So I got to install and examine this two-input A/V switch extensively.  After more than three years, the 15-312 continues to function … Continue reading Radio Shack Composite AB Selector Switch Box 15-312 (15312) Review



Danze Brass Interlock Shower Hose D469020 Review

We’ve purchased numerous replacement showerheads over the years, and are usually disappointed at how short the included connecting hoses are between the handheld showerhead and the source water pipes. Harder to completely rinse out bigger tub / shower combos with hoses much shoter than six feet.  However, most massaging shower sprayers come with five-foot tubing … Continue reading Danze Brass Interlock Shower Hose D469020 Review



Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses

We’ve worn eyeglasses with anti reflective coatings for over two decades, and have received advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  Cleaning anti reflective eyeglasses is not difficult once you know how to safely handle them, which cleaners work the best and most safely, and which cleaning cloths scratch the least. All of … Continue reading Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses