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



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



Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix



Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow. The blank cartridges available for the digital talking book (DTB) players from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) are actually just USB thumb drives housed in bigger-than-typical cases.  I’ve purchased … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges



How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply

You can use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply as a fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current source where 12 and 5 volt applications require it. The Problem But the issue is: How do you turn on the power supply?  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug it in to an AC outlet … Continue reading How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply



Can You Wash Toms Shoes? Yes You Can

Can you wash Toms shoes? While we own no pair of Toms shoes, our friends who do. say that Toms shoes care is simple. They gave us these Toms Washing Instructions.  They assure us that you indeed can safely wash Toms shoes in the washing machine.  Plus, they tell many success stories of doing just … Continue reading Can You Wash Toms Shoes? Yes You Can



How To Change A Bathroom Sink Faucet

We recently changed  our  bathroom pedestal sink faucet  due to the last one bursting apart and spraying water all over the place. We bought a self-contained, two handle replacement.  However, the installation procedure for the one handle varieties is virtually identical to the outline below.  This can be a simple procedure; the hardest part was getting down underneath the sink to loosen … Continue reading How To Change A Bathroom Sink Faucet



How To Replace a Toilet Seat Tips

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 Tips



How to Clean Stainless Steel Electric Percolators

We’ve brewed several tens of pots of coffee in our Farberware Electric Percolator.  We’ve found that without routine cleaning, this stainless steel appliance can become stained brown, and that unsightliness can be hard to remove if allowed to build up.  So, wanting to preserve that silver, new look as long as possible, we looked for … Continue reading How to Clean Stainless Steel Electric Percolators



Internet Radio Stream URL, How to Find

In this piece, we show ways for how to find an internet radio stream URL.  You may own an internet radio.  Popular models include the Sangean WFR-20, IRIS Web Radio, Denon S32, or the Logitech Squeezebox Boom. If so, you may see that their station list web sites, may not have some streams you want. … Continue reading Internet Radio Stream URL, How to Find