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How to Use a Multimeter

How to use a multimeter. This paper describes the basics of using a multimeter.  The multimeter depicted here is a basic low cost meter.  A basic multimeter will measure: DC voltage, AC voltage, Resistance, Continuity and  Amps. Direct Current The main sources for Direct Current, DC voltage, in devices we …

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How to Pump Out a Flooded Basement

Do you know how to pump water out of a flooded basement? Prior to beginning any work take pictures, plenty of pictures. These are the steps that will allow you to safely remove water from a flooded residence or business basement. After surge of flood water recedes to ground level …

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Buy a New or Fixer Upper Home

This article lists the pros and the cons of buying a new home or buying a fixer upper home. The first portion of the article addresses the question can one or should one be their own contractor and build their home. My recommendation is do not try to be your …

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How to Dry Out a Flooded House

Where Do You Begin After Water Damage When floodwaters move away, many homeowners wonder what to do next and in what order. How to dry out a flooded house or basement is the main goal. You can reduce the cost of rehabilitation. Take these steps first to begin to repair …

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How to Work Safely with Electricity

Safety is Key When Working with Electricity As reported by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 350 electrical-related fatalities occur each year. What electrical hazards do workers face? Knowing how to work safely with electricity can prevent injuries and fatalities.  Electrical and Arc Flash Safety is a link to a …

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How To Select A Chainsaw

Introduction A German physician invented a device similar to a modern day chainsaw in the early 1800’s. Although it was named a chain osteotome is was a basic mechanical chainsaw. Fuel and electricity power chainsaws now. There will always be debate over the best chainsaw manufacturer. Professionals choose between manufacturers …