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HOME & GARDEN
December 10, 1994 | CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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HOME & GARDEN
November 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Simple trouble-shooting of gas and electric water heaters is not difficult and can save you money as well as preventing potentially dangerous situations. A gas heater must have enough air to burn efficiently. If the heater shares space with the furnace and clothes dryer, then an ample air supply is even more important. When a burner is starved for air, it fires with an inefficient orange flame that jumps and pops.
REAL ESTATE
June 28, 1998 | POPULAR MECHANICS, FOR AP SPECIAL FEATURES
QUESTION: Most hot-water tanks have a dial for water temperatures at the bottom. They read hot, warm and normal. What would be the minimum temperature, the next temperature and then the hot temperature? I have heard of a code in most places that the minimum temperatures should be 120 degrees Fahrenheit and the maximum 140 degrees. ANSWER: Not all water heater manufacturers use the same names for the thermostat settings. Nevertheless, the settings are basically hot, medium and warm.
REAL ESTATE
November 24, 1991 | From Popular Mechanics
QUESTION: What's the best way to store partly used cans of paint without having them develop a skin on the surface? ANSWER: Here are several solutions that have worked for us: * Store the can upside down. * Cut a piece of wax paper the same diameter as the inside of the can and drop it down on top of the paint. When you are ready to paint again, simply remove the paper and the paint under it will be ready to stir up and use without lumps or pieces of dried paint skin to strain out.
REAL ESTATE
May 2, 1993 | From Popular Mechanics
QUESTION: Most hot water tanks have a dial for water temperatures at their bottom. They read hot, warm and normal. What would be the minimum temperature and the next temperature and then the hot temperature? I have heard of a code in most places that the minimum temperatures should be 120 degrees and the maximum 140 degrees. ANSWER: Not all water heater manufacturers use the same names for the thermostat settings. Nevertheless, the settings are basically hot, medium and warm.
REAL ESTATE
April 1, 2001 | JAMES DULLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: To heat my home more economically, I considered a setback thermostat, but our family's daily schedule is never the same. Also, someone is always too warm or chilly year-round. Is a whole-house zoning system the answer for us? Answer: Adding a zoning system is the answer for almost any home, and I would not be surprised if it becomes standard equipment in every new home within 10 years.
HOME & GARDEN
July 21, 1990 | CLARK SHARON
To help you get the best and most economical performance from your air conditioner (room or central), here are a few simple hints to recall as the dog days of summer send the thermometer red-lining skyward. If your house has an attic, vent it with a fan so that heated air does not seep into living areas. Use shades and Venetian blinds on windows to keep out sunlight; install outside awnings. As soon as possible in the evening, shut off air conditioning and use a window fan to pull in cool air.
HOME & GARDEN
February 6, 1999 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sandwich makers and waffle irons have two cooking surfaces, each with a heating element. The temperatures are regulated by a built-in thermostat, often knob-controlled. The heating element used in most waffle irons and some sandwich makers is an exposed spring-like wire coil made from an alloy able to withstand high temperatures. This replaceable coil, called an open element, is suspended between ceramic insulating supports.
HOME & GARDEN
January 18, 1992 | JOHN MORELL
Question: We have an old table that has an oak veneer top. It's a beautiful piece of furniture except for the small chunk of veneer that has come off of one of the corners. I've heard there's a special veneer patch I can use to fix it. Is that true? T. K. Seal Beach Answer: "I've never really heard of a veneer patch, but I do know of a way you can fix it yourself," says Sam Mason of Sam Mason Stripping and Refinishing in Costa Mesa.
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