How to Identify Central Heating Air Flow

Air flow is the lifeblood of heat and many functionality, energy efficiency as well as indoor air quality issues are either the cause or consequence of incorrect air flow. Proper air flow results from a correct match between the output of the furnace blower and the dimensions and design of ductwork that disperses heat throughout [...]

Homelite Super 2 Chain Saw Oil Type

Oil needs vary by manufacturer, model and parts of the series saw. To get a Homelite Super 2 series saw, two different types of oils are required: one for the engine and one for the series. If petroleum specifications are neglected, the saw can malfunction. Engine Oil Homelite chain saws are equipped with lookup engines. [...]

Amps to Get a Kitchen

The overall amps on your kitchen wiring depend on local electrical wiring code requirements, in addition to the number and type of major appliances you have. Amperage (A) is a measure of currentflow, of power in a circuit, while watts would be the units of energy an appliance uses. When an appliance’s wattage is given, [...]

Residential Furnace Variable Rate Vs. Constant

The fantastic news: your standard forced-air furnace includes 2 rates. The bad news: the rates are “on” and “off” Permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors in conventional furnace blowers don’t adapt variable speeds. More advanced, high-efficiency furnaces incorporate electronically commutated motor (ECM) technology programmed to operate at variable speeds and output. Most existing PSC furnaces can [...]

The Future of Manufactured Housing

Manufactured houses have evolved since their inception in the post-World War II era, when veterans’ families were searching for affordable and cellular areas to live. Throughout the 1960s, manufactured homes grew larger with more furnishings, but were mobile in nature. The Housing Act of 1980 officially recognized manufactured homes as buildings. In 2010, many manufactured [...]

How to Dispose of Landscaping Rocks

If landscaping stones don’t fit your gardening style and you have obtained a home in which the previous owners used stone everywhere, or if you have stones leftover from a gardening project, you will want to dispose of them correctly. You can’t simply put landscaping stones on the curb with your household trash. Instead, look [...]