With a voltmeter, you can safely check the AC and DC voltage levels, measure resistance and even measure amperage or give circuit readings. What this means is that you can use this to diagnose problems that some of your household appliances might be having.
Watch to learn how to say the names of kitchen appliances, like a coffee maker and a hot plate, in French. For intermediate French speakers--no English translation.
If you're doing any sort of electrical work at home, a multimeter is an invaluable tool to have. But as invaluable as it is to have a volt/ohm meter, it is obviously even more invaluable still to know how to use one. And, with this electrician's how-to, you'll learn how to do just that. For more information, and to get started using and reading multimeters yourself, watch this free video guide.
Learn how to pronounce the names of kitchen appliances in French
Whether you've had them for years or bought them used off Craigslist, old appliances can always benefit from a facelift. One of the first things to go is usually the lettering on the knobs, buttons, and other surfaces that are frequently touched, leaving them faded and difficult to read.
Learn to move a heavy appliance without injuring yourself: When you move a heavy appliance at your home, you really have to be careful. Not only can you hurt yourself, you hurt the appliance and even the floor.
When I first heard about the Thermomix, an all-in-one kitchen appliance from Australia, it sounded like an old SNL commercial parody: It slices! It dices! It heats! It kneads! Is there ANYTHING this machine CAN'T do?
Ovens get filthy pretty quickly, and that can stink up your kitchen and your food. Watch this video for an in-depth guide to cleaning your grill with cheap household products, restoring flavor to your food and a pleasant smell and appearance to your most important food cooker.
If you own a Dyson DC25 and haven't replaced or cleaned the filters, then check out this video. It's important to clean the filter on your vacuum cleaner because not only does it help to keep dust and other particles out of your motor, it also makes sure that none of that stuff is spwed back out onto your floor.
Do you have an old furnace that just won't stay lit? Are you constantly relighting your pilot light? Then this tutorial is here to help you. In this three part video series, learn how to diagnose the problem with your appliance and either fix it or ditch it.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an amazing lamp. The materials required for this project are a balloon, wool string and liquid glue. Begin by blowing up the balloon and wind it with wool string. Wrap all around to cover the surface of the balloon. Then cover the entire balloon with some liquid glue and let it dry for 24 hours. Once it's dried, carefully let out the air of the balloon and remove it from the dried yarn string. Now add a light source. This video will benefit th...
Do you have a busted light switch, or is it just time to upgrade to new better light switches? In this video, you'll learn exactly what to do to change that light switch quickly and easily. So, don't be intimated this video will show you everything you need and everything you need to know to master this task.
Attention Central California Residents: This film shows the actual cutover date from operator assistance to direct-dial (local only) in Fresno and Madera, California.
In this video, we learn how to make a BBQ smoker out of a drum. First, turn the drum upside down. Next, paint the entire drum green and make vents in the side bottom of it, with covers that can be moved or set aside. Drill screw into the top of the drum then add in wood and charcoal to the bottom of it. When you are done with this, you will be able to hook your propane to this, then light it on fire. To smoke a piece of meat, you will need to put the foil underneath a grill rack and then plac...
If you're having a hard time opening and closing the door to your dishwasher, you may have a problem with the hinge. This isn't a huge issue, but it can prevent you from loading and unloading any dirty or clean dishes.
If you're having a problem with your vacuum's clutch and need it replace, don't go pay someone for their service, do it yourself. Not only will you be saving yourself an arm and a leg, but you'll be able to understand how your machine works and what to do next time it breaks.
If you brushroll has become damaged or needs to be replaced, then this tutorial should help you out. In the video, you'll find out how to replace the brushroll and soleplate on a Dyso DC07 vacuum cleaner.
Accidents happen all the time. When these accidents happen, things tend to break. When an accident happens with a vacuum cleaner, it's usually the handle or bin lid that becomes damaged.
If you're having a problem with your vacuum cleaner's motor, don't bother taking it to a repairman. This can be a very costly repair and can take some time to repair.
Fitlers are very important when it comes to using vacuum cleaners. Not only do they prevent damage to your cleaner's motor, but they can also prevent any dust or other debris from being layed out onto the floor.
If you're having a hard time with your cable rewind on a Dyson DC05 vacuum cleaner, this tutorial should help you out. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to replace the cable rewind using a few tools. It doesn't take that long to replace and will make things much easier when cleaning up around the house. So check out the tutorial above and enjoy!
If you own a Dyson DC25 vacuum cleaner and are having a problem with collecting dust, debris, and other junk check out this tutorial.
In this clip, learn how to remove a radiator in your home. If you have a broken or faulty radiator that needs to be replaced or are getting rid of the thing altogether, check out this clip from the Ultimate Handyman. In this clip you will learn the essential steps you need to take to remove a radiator from a central heating system and cap off the thermostatic valve, this is important as it is often missed by some people.
First of all the tutor advises that this is a good idea to do it regularly. It is advisable to drain it out otherwise it shall stop the boiler from working. Before starting your work you have to switch off your boiler. Now allow the water to cool down because it is very hot. First find out the radiator and the drain valve attached to it. Now take a hose pipe which is long enough to drain the water from the radiator to your backyard. Slide the pipe over the inlet and then secure it the link. S...
Sick of paying people to do things you could do yourself if you knew how? In this five-part video tutorial hosted by the Handyman Teacher learn how to install a brand new garage disposal in your home with the help of your own two hands. Don't waste your money on hiring a professional, learn how to do it yourself!
A jammed or inoperative garbage disposal is often in need of repair, but simple to work on. Here are some quick troubleshooting tips to keep you from having to call a service professional.
Everyone is looking for a way to reduce their energy bill when it comes to heating and central air conditioning. The key to a low bill is to make sure your house's system is running efficiently. Check or replace your filters, regularly clean vents and maintain your thermostat at a reasonable temperature.
In this tutorial, we learn how to smoke a turkey. First, you want to gather all the different types of wood for your smoker and then prepare the water pan with the tin foil to catch drippings. Place the smoker together, then season your turkey with a dry rub and olive oil. After this, place the turkey onto the rack inside of the smoker. Make sure you are wearing heavy duty gloves so you don't burn yourself while doing this. Place the top back onto the smoker and let the turkey cook with the v...
If you constantly are vacuuming hard floors, the internal hose of your machine may become damaged. If it has become damaged, don't call a repairman just yet. This can be a relatively easy fix that can save you and arm and leg.
One of the most damaged parts of a washing machine can be the controls. This is an important part of the machine as it helps determine how much water is needed in the machine and how the clothes should be washed. This tutorial is going to show you how easy it can be to replace the controls on a Hotpoint machine. So check it out, be safe, and enjoy!
What is the main point of a dryer? To dry clothes, blankets, and other pieces of fabric of course! When you have a dryer that is not heating up, you have a problem on your hands. But, don't call a repairman just yet.
If you're having a hard time with your dryer door closing or lcking properly, you may have a problem with the catch and latch. This is an issue that can prevent you from drying any clothes.
The great thing about some dryers out on the market, is the ability to reverse the doors at any time. This allows for the machines to be placed in a variety of different locations.
Opening and closing an oven door is quite possibly, one of the most important aspects to an oven. If you aren't able to do that, then it becomes useless. One of the main reasons for it being useless is that fact that it might need some new hinges. These can easily be replaced and save you quite a bit of money.
Having a cooker hood is important when trying to get rid of smells and excess smoke. Having a broken hood can result in a smellier kitchen and more smoke developing in your kitchen.
Just like windows and doors, using the proper insulation or seals can help prevent valuable cold or warm air from leaving your home. The same holds true for oven doors. If you have a worn or broken seal, your oven may not warm up like it should and you can be wasting energy.
One of the most commonly damaged parts to a dishwaher can be the face plate or fascia panel. They can easily get dinged up, scratched, and much more. So, if you're looking to get rid of your damaged faceplate, this next tutorial should help.
If you are finding out that your dishwasher is leaking, then you need to get it fixed soon. A leaky machine means there will be water on your floor and this can lead to possible injury for you or others.
If you have a damaged sprayer in your dishwasher, don't go looking for a repairman or plumber. This is something that can easily be taken care of in no time at all and is very inexpensive.
A leaky washing machine is a problem that should be addressed quickly. Any access water leaking out of your machine can cause your floor to be slick and possibly create a mess, especially if you have carpet.