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Types of PVC Pipe Used for Dryer Vents

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is strong, durable and easy to work with, and it is commonly used in home plumbing systems.

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How to Get Rid of Calcium Deposits in Hot Water Heaters

A number of deposits accumulate naturally inside water heaters, including iron and calcium.

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The Difference Between Plastics & Polysaccharides

Plastics and polysaccharides are two common but rarely understood compounds used in our everyday lives.

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How to Replace Grill Parts

If the body of your grill is in good shape, there is no need to replace it.

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Venting Problems With Gas Hot Water Heaters

Your water heater relies on more than gas to operate; it also relies on air.

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How to Troubleshoot a Thermocouple

Gas water heaters are fitted with a single thermocouple located within the bottom of the tank.

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Gas Appliances Vs. Electric

Hot-water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves, and refrigerators are all modern appliances that have become necessities in nearly all homes.

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DIY Installed Forced-Air Furnace

Forced-air furnaces can be assembled and installed by a homeowner looking to save a little money who either already possesses a little background in such things or is capable of transforming the printed manufacturer's instructions into concrete action.

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How to Calculate Combustion Efficiency

The mere term "combustion efficiency" can be misleading since a combustion process where all of the fuel is burned stoichiometrically is 100-percent efficient.

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Tips for Troubleshooting a Central Air Conditioner

The central air system in your house conditions the air around you by cooling and dehumidifying warm air that is then circulated throughout your house via your network of air ducts that are usually located on the ceiling or floor.

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How to Calculate Wood Pellet Consumption

Homeowners who are considering installing a wood-pellet-burning stove want to know before purchasing it how many pounds of wood pellets the stove has to burn to provide enough heat for a home.

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How to Install Double Strap Hot Water Heater Restraint

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Parts of a House Exterior

As a homeowner, you may concentrate on a home's interior, such as bedrooms.

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Different Types of Cooling Towers

Cooling towers remove heat from process water during manufacturing, energy production and air-conditioning.

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My Fluorescent Kitchen Light Doesn't Work in High Humidity

Fluorescent lights are an alternative to incandescent lights, providing more hours of illumination with less energy cost.

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How to Replace Central Air Conditioning

Air conditioning units have become almost a necessity for many people around the world.

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Why Does the Hot Water Heater Run Out Quickly?

Nothing feels quite so relaxing as a hot bath or shower.

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How to Convert a Fireplace From Decorative to Functional

A decorative fireplace is a fireplace that is unable to burn a fire for one of several reasons.

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How to Size a Spiral Duct

Spiral ducts combine light-gauge metal with a spiral lock-seam construction that ensures maximum strength and rigidity.

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Difference Between Multi-Speed & Variable-Speed Air Handler

Air conditioner efficiency is an important factor when buying a new system.

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How Does a Refrigeration Unit Work in Cooling Products?

Many of the conveniences in the world around us wouldn't exist if it weren't for the discovery of refrigeration.

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Which Dehumidifier Is Best for a Gun Safe?

A safe full of expensive guns can become a moisture trap in a humid climate.

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How do I Determine Exhaust Fan Horsepower Based on Electrical Data?

Determining the horsepower rating of an exhaust fan is quite easy provided you have the proper information.

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Insulation for an Air Conditioner Drainage Pipe

Air conditioner drainage pipes carry condensate from the condensation pan away from the air conditioner and dump the water outside the home.

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Alternative Ideas Instead of Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers are devices that act, either alone or in concert, with an air conditioning system to remove humidity from the air.