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Replacing Toilet Flush Valve

Replacing the toilet flush valve is easily accomplished as follows: If you hear sounds of dripping or running water when you are near the toilet, it is usually because the flush valve or fill valve is defective allowing water to leave the tank. When the tank water gets to a certain level, the fill valve [...]

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Solar Power Information

SOLAR POWER BASICS: Fundamentals in electricity:  Electricity flowing along a wire consists of negatively charged particles called electrons. The electricity flows only if there is pressure to force it to travel along the conductor or wire. This pressure is called Volts. Resistance in the conductor will cause less flow or amperage. Volts= resistance times amperes or V= IR. [...]

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Electric Oven Troubleshooting

 Electric oven troubleshooting consists of checking the heating element, temperature sensor and infinite switch to determine which item is malfunctioning. Steps in Electric Oven Troubleshooting: 1. Test the element Remove the two screws holding the element in place. Using an ohm meter, attach one test probe to one of the element terminals and the other probe to [...]

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Water Heater Maintenance

 Water heater maintenance procedures: For a heater to operate efficiently, proper water heater maintenance procedures must be followed. Dirt, sediment and minerals from the water settle to the bottom of the water tank as water is added. These additives can accumulate over time, causing the heater to lose efficiency by making the heater work harder. They [...]

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Replacing Faucet Washers

REPLACING FAUCET WASHERS   Shut off water valve In replacing faucet washers, the first step is to shut off the water supply. The water valve only on the side of the faucet your working on needs to be turned off. However, make sure that you don’t turn on the tap on the opposite side while your [...]

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