How to Start Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

No need to call a plumber or a handyman. You can start your own darn hot water heater pilot light and you know what? It's EASY! How do you know that this might be a problem?  You don't have any hot water in your house ... anywhere.  You look to see if your hot water heater has exploded and it hasn't.  You go back and turn on another hot water faucet thinking maybe it was that one faucet that is broken.  Nope, no hot water.  You return to the water heater and read the directions on how to get the pilot light on.  (Ahem, not that I did that or anything....) I'm here to show you that you will not blow up. You can do this. YOU can Fix it yourself! … [Read more...]

Got a Screw Loose?

My door has been driving me nuts for ages.  All because of a loose screw.  I screwed it in as tight as I could but it didn't make a bit of difference.  I took the plate off to see what was the matter and discovered that there was a crack that screwed things up! All you have to do to remedy this problem is grab a paper plate, some wood glue, and toothpicks. Grab a few toothpicks, as many as you think will fill the hole you're filling and coat them in the wood glue.  Making sure their coated, put them in the hole.  Make sure to wipe up any glue drips after inserting them into the hole.  This will allow the plate to lay flat up against the door jam. Fill all the holes as needed and let dry. … [Read more...]

Whole House Humidifier

Guess what, there are filters in whole house humidifiers! It sounds crazy, but it's definitely true. We've owned this house for almost 5 years, and I have never changed the filter.  GROSS!!! I change the heater filter regularly, but always would forgo the humidifier one (it's on the back of the heating unit ... ahem, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  Finally, at Lowes one day, I found myself in the department where they kept the humidifier filters.  I bought one of each size to ensure me changing that darn thing once and for all.  This is one that worked for my humidifier, there are different brands and sizes. BestAir A35W Aprilaire 35 Paper Wickl Waterpad Open, the humidifier … [Read more...]

Tutorial Tuesday ~ How to Replace your Tail light

Okay, so this tutorial is WAY off the beaten path, but it's all I've got this week.  And who knows, you never know when you might just have to replace your tail light in your vehicle.  Heck, I sure didn't know I was going to have to until a few weeks ago when I accidentally backed up in to my husband's truck.  Yep, I did.  I haven't a clue of what's been going on in my brain, but I definitely have not had good mojo in the vehicle department lately and it sucks! Oh, a little disclaimer ... this is for my GMC vehicle.  I do not have the knowledge of where all the screws might be located for other vehicles to remove your tail light.  But I figure it can't be that hard to find ... I did this … [Read more...]