Surge Protectors, often errononeously referred to as "power strips", is officially known as a Type 3 SPD (surge protection device). These single outlet, point-of-use protection devices are the last line of defense against transient and voltage spikes that can damage your expensive electronic devices like LED TVs, stereo equipment, large and small appliances in a blink of an … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know About Type 3 SPD Surge Protection Devices
Please keep in mind that this article is for the Echo PB-413h leaf blower with serial numbers P09512001001-P09512999999. If your Echo PB-413 has a different serial number, please refer to the reference section found at the bottom of the oTroubleshooting and Fixing Solutions for My Echo PB-413H backpack Leaf Blower article. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO READ THESE POSTS: Basic … [Read more...] about Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Echo PB-413h Leaf Blowers
With hurricanes coming ashore more often, I wanted a better solution than running multiple extensions cords to my portable generator whenever we experienced a power outage. If you have used this setup, you know those windows and door gaps (where the extension cords are routed) tend to let in water and/or freezing cold air. Instead, I was looking for a flexible setup that … [Read more...] about Connecting a Portable Generator to the Home Main Electric Panel – Part 1
My Generac Wheelhouse 5500 / 5550 generator (made by Briggs and Stratton) was sitting in my shed for years without seeing much action. I knew I had to test it every month but without any need, it was sort of forgotten and unused. So when it refused to start with Hurricane Sandy bearing down us, all I managed to do was flood the engine when I repeatedly pulled the starter … [Read more...] about Fast and Easy Fix for Your Generac Wheelhouse 5500 / 5550 Portable Generator
Low toilet flange is a common problem when installing a new (or in my case thicker mortar base). Unless your toilet is properly mated and sealed to the waste pipe, you may face problems related to sewer gas odor (it's very unhealthy and unpleasant) and/or fluid leaks. The purpose of this article is to review current products that may solve this … [Read more...] about Toilet Flange Too Low? Double Wax Ring or Extender Spacer Kit?