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Troubleshooting And Thawing A Frozen Air Conditioner

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting And Thawing A Frozen Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner seems to be on the blink and isn’t cooling the air in your home, there may be a simple reason. Sometimes, a layer of ice builds up on the air conditioner coils. While it may seem like that would produce even cooler air in your home, it doesn’t work that way. If your air conditioner freezes, it loses the ability to filter and cool the air inside your home. Here’s what you need to know to troubleshoot the problem and restore your AC to good working order. Why does ice form on the air conditioner? There are three common reasons why your air conditioner may freeze. The most common is restricted air flow. That means clogged filters or vents may be preventing the air from your home from circulating over the evaporator coils adequately. Other...

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How to Properly Size & Make a Pair Of Winding Bars for Installing Garage Door Torsion Springs

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Properly Size & Make a Pair Of Winding Bars for Installing Garage Door Torsion Springs

The replacement of a worn or broken torsion spring on a garage door is a task that demands close attention. One of the most critical parts of replacing a torsion spring is the winding of the spring. The winding process requires the use of a pair of specialized tools known as winding bars. These tools can be purchased, but they can also be inexpensively made at home. Below is how to properly size and make a pair of winding bars for use when installing a torsion spring: Tools and materials needed Inside calipers Steel rod in appropriate diameter Steel ruler accurate to sixteenths of an inch Tape measure Scratch awl Hacksaw with new blade Bench vise File Electrical tape Step-by-step procedure 1. Determine the inside diameter of the winding bar sockets—At each end of the torsion springs, two devices...

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5 Ways to Freshen Your Kitchen Cabinets Without a Full Remodel

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Freshen Your Kitchen Cabinets Without a Full Remodel

If you want to update your kitchen but do not have the time or money to invest in a full remodel, there are several small things you can do to make your cabinets look and feel new. A partial remodeling project, such as refinishing your wood cabinets or installing new countertops can cost much less than a full remodel while making your entire kitchen look new.  Refinishing  Refinishing is a low-cost option to refresh the look of your cabinets if you have solid wood cabinets. Refinishing consists of sanding the surfaces of the doors and faces of your cabinets and adding new stain or paint. This can make worn cabinets look new again. It also allows you to change the color of your cabinets to match new kitchen decor.  If you want to continue using your kitchen during the...

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