Simple home caring jobs

Simple home caring jobs

House caring is a job that should be left to the professionals. That is not wrong but you would only need professional in some serious cases. However, it is better to be safe than sorry and you should check out for some potential damage around the house before it is too big. Here is the list of some of the most common problems which will be unsolvable if being left for too long.

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Washing machine water hose

Firstly, check to see if the connection between the hose and the machine is secure. Then, ensure that there are at least four inches of space between your machine and the water connection point. Next, check for any cracks or leaks around the connection point. If there are too much, you should do something about it, either patching the leaks or buying a new one and replace it. If you have used your hose for more than 5 years, it is highly recommended that you replace it with a braided stainless steel one. It may sound expensive but it can prevent a catastrophe from happening.

Washing machine water hose
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Fridge coil

This part is usually found underneath or behind the fridge. It can also easily build up debris, dust or pet hair, which could cause your fridge to work harder and increase the power consumption. If this happens you should use a coil brush to clean it. For newer model, manufactures tend to encase the coil so cleaning is not necessary. For older ones, it is highly advisable that you clean the coil twice or more times a year.

Dryer

If it takes a long time to dry your clothes or if your dryer is too hot while working, something is not right. This usually means that your dryer is obstructed, the lint in the trap that is. To fix it, you just need to form the habit of cleaning the lint trap after each time you use the machine. It’s easy and it won’t take you long.

Sliding door

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If you have to muscle up to slide the door open, then there is probably debris and dirt in its path. Start by removing the door. For each door, there is a specific way to open so it is highly recommended that you google it first. Then, lay the door flat and have a good look at the wheels. If the wheels are broken, replace them. If not, clean them thoroughly and also the top and bottom of the sliding track. After that, apply a bit of lubricant and put the door back in place.

Holes in the wall

Cracks on the walls make your house look unpleasant to the eyes and if not taken care properly, they could get wider and something bad will happen. To cover up the cracks, you need to create the following mixture: cement, lime and sand. Then, force it into the cracks and let time do its job.

That’s all we have for this article. If you want to read more of articles like this, please refer to this page for more tips and tricks on home caring.

Sites like 123movies

Sites like 123movies

Watching movies has never been easier with the help of internet. You only need an Internet-connecting device and a decent internet connection. Here are the best sources to watch movies online for free. That’s right, completely free and all the sites are updated until June 2017.

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Youtube

It’s probably the biggest site to watch not only movies but all types of video content. Here you can find movies, tv shows, personal video at all types and category. The content is freely distributed and you don’t have to pay for anything. Just have to watch a few ads before get to see the content you want.

Crackle

This is one of those officially legal sources that allow users to watch free movies online with you charging any extra. The site gets their movies from Sony Picture due to an agreement that allows the website to freely distribute all Sony Pictures movies on it. You can find all types of movies and series that have been produced by Sony and watch them without paying anything.

Popcornflix

Just like Crackle, this site gets their constantly flowing movies source from Screen Media Ventures. The contents vary from action, comedy, horror, sci-fi, document and TV shows. Pretty much all types of movies that’ll satisfy your need. And they’re all free to watch.

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123Movies

The site is considered a piracy form like torrent by officials but is loved by users since they get to watch tons of free movies here. All the content are from other sites and 123movies doesn’t own any movies on their server. That means there is a whole lot of rooms for developers to update their movies library without any restriction. For the record, this is one of my favorite movies streaming sites.

TubiTV

It has thousands of free movies and TV shows at all genres. Action, horror, comedy, documentary, sci-fi and much more. All of them are free to watch and the website only makes money through advertisements. But also, for this reason, the sites don’t have too many films on it and it doesn’t update new movies like other sites. It usually takes 1-2 years for you to watch a newly released movie on the sites. So you might want to have some alternations.

Cmovieshd

Cmovieshd works just like 123Movies. It only contains links that lead to content from other sites like mediafire.com, sevenload.com, zshare.net, youtube, and others. And that’s why they could sustain and keep updating a lot of new titles each day. You can find both newly released and old movies on the site. These titles vary from horror, action, documentary, comedy,… to TV shows and series.

Public Domain Torrents

The site works like places that share movies, TV show and others content under public domain form. And since it is, watching movies from the site is completely legal. The only thing that bothers me is that you’ll have to wait for them to update the domain links to watch.

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Internet Archive Movie

The site works like Public Domain Torrents. All the content fall in the name of the public domain so they’re free to stream and watch, just like when you’re downloading the file from torrent. The content varies bases on the shared link from the site. Be sure to update frequently from IAM website for the most demanding movies.

Conclusion

Although free movies can be so easily to watch, you should always be aware of the risks that these sites can bring. Always stream movies in incognito mode and turn on the firewall to detect any dangerous malware or virus programs that could harm your computer.

Special tips for camping and hiking

Special tips for camping and hiking

The travelers often experience these two types of activity at a time since they can get along quite easily. You can combine camping with some hiking for a much better experience. And I’m sure you’ll need some of these tips for your next trip.

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Tents

These come in many different sizes and shapes. For a big family picnic, a 10 man tent is quite a good choice but if you’re going alone or with only a few friends then you’d probably need a smaller tent which can be folded easily and carry along with your backpack. Also, remember to check the weather of the place where you’re about to travel. If you’re going wild camping then a stable 4 season tent is the right choice for you since they’re designed to withstand even the most severe weather.

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Sleeping bag

Choose the one that fits the climate. Usually, the more you pay for it, the better product you’ll get. And don’t forget to bring along a sleeping mat with you. It’ll help you avoid the cold that coming from the ground at night.

Packing

Remember, only bring stuff that you really need like clothes, medicine, and a GPS. Keep the dry in a dry bags or plastic pocket. Don’t pack too much if you’re going on a short trip. If you’re going camping with family on a local campsite then there is no need for a GPS, in this case, the only thing you need to bring along is stuff that could play with. Like a football or volleyball. Also, consider bringing a fishing pole if the place where you’re going have a lake or something like that.

Drinks

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Don’t forget to bring drinks along with you. Camping will burn a lot of calories and water so you should always carry a water bottle along with you to avoid dehydration. And if you have spare spaces in your backpack, it would be nice if you can carry a bottle of coffee. It’s always great to have something that could help us keep our focus.

Medicine

Don’t forget to bring salves, creams, and powder to keep insect away from you. Also bring along a fist aid kit with basic stuff like a bandage, medical cotton in case there are accidents. If you have diabetes or heart diseases, never forget to bring your medicine.

That’s all for today. Enjoy your trip and see you guys in our next post.

 

Use Solar Technology To Provide Electricity

Use Solar Technology To Provide Electricity

Learn about the forms of power supply

Using the national electricity grid: This is the most economically efficient solution, but this solution can only be applied to the localities near the national grid.

Power source
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– Diesel generators are commonly used due to the low investment cost and easy operation. However, the use of fuels such as gasoline and oil to run the machine has a great impact on the environment, and the cost of gasoline is now rising quite high. Therefore, the use of diesel generators in the day is not much, mainly serving when there is demand and during peak hours.

– Using renewable energy sources: Now the exploitation of renewable energy sources (especially from the potential energy sources of small hydropower and solar power is very common in remote areas). The national grid has brought about remarkable social efficiency. In this article, I will help you known about benefits of solar energy. It is a clean and green energy for our earth.

Application of solar power technology in mountainous areas

Currently, in the hilly area, there are two main types of PMT power supply models, which are independent power supply models (outside grid) and national grid power supply, models.

Solar energy
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Independent power supply models are off-grid, self-generating, and directly supplied to consumers. This power supply model uses two main types of technology: independent power supply technology using MT batteries and independent power supply technology that combine MT power with other types of power sources such as wind power, Biomass, diesel power. The combination of these sources depends on demand, additional load characteristics, potential renewable energy sources in place.

Solar power stations installed in mountainous areas are mostly silicon crystalline (polycrystalline and monocrystalline) batteries because they are highly efficient solar cells and are widely used in the market. However, silicon crystal cell technology has a relatively high cost, and the ability to work in real conditions in this area is reduced when the weather is not favorable .

Advantages of solar energy

Advantages
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Recently, with the advancement of science and technology, thin-film solar cell technology has been gradually perfected technically and produced and used in many countries in the world such as USA, Germany, Hungary … The thin-film solar cell technology, which is not very efficient with silicon crystal batteries, has the advantage of being inexpensive and can work on some unfavorable terrains and can work right away. Even when the weather conditions are unfavorable (cloudiness, high ambient air temperature …). Some experimental results have demonstrated in the same technical conditions (solar radiation, the angle of incidence, weather conditions, power, time of use) of the output of the crystal battery Silicon and Thin film solar cells are quite similar.

DIY: Homemade egg incubator, why and why not.

DIY: Homemade egg incubator, why and why not.

Homemade incubator
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Most of you may have been familiar with an incubator machine but I bet not many have seen a homemade one. And I must admit myself that I rarely see any homemade egg incubator too. But a friend of mine own many of these and I’ve been able to have a closer look at these interesting items when I visit him. Let’s not talk about the pros and cons. Just admit it, isn’t it great to have an egg incubator in your house and the best part is that it is totally made by you? In this post, I’m going to give you a detailed guide to making an incubator at home, why you should do it and how to do it correctly.

Reasons to make an incubator at home

Reasons to make an incubator at home
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First, it’s much more fun and interesting for you and your family to participate in this type of activities. This is a good chance for you to get a better understanding of your kids, you could also teach them how to be patience, and most of all, it is a perfect chance for a family get together.

Another reason why you should build an incubator yourself is that you can reuse items that normally would never be used. Like a dumped foam box could use to make the home for the chicks, or a worn out pillow could make a perfect bottom of the incubator. You see, we could recycle all most every item around us. Recycle would definitely love this method, maybe you should try it out.

Making your own incubator also save you tons of money. It usually cost around $50 for a normal incubator and if you want more advanced features, you will need to increase your investment to at least $100 to $200. On the other hand, making a homemade incubator will only cost you around $10 to $15.

The downside of homemade incubator

The downside of homemade incubator
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The most annoying that you would probably face is that the humidity, air circulation, as well as the temperature inside your incubator would be hard to control. These are the most essential elements of an incubator, so if they do not probably handle then the hatch ratio would be very low.

And these factors above can also be fluctuated by the environment around it. So make sure the incubation is set up in a tightly sealed room.

The hatching rate at homemade with homemade incubator usually least than 50% compared to 80% to 90% when using an incubator machine.

You should carefully when making your decision, all the information mentioned above are only for consideration purpose. So if you feel like making an incubator, just do it. And if you wanna see more interesting stuff about egg incubator, just visit us.

Some small tips to buy a new mattress

Some small tips to buy a new mattress

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Buying a new mattress is never an easy job.  With hundreds of brands and models on the market, selecting one out of the blue is definitely not a good idea. In this article, we will give you some small tips on deciding which mattress to buy. Hopefully, you will find what you were looking for. Here it goes:

1/ Bouncy surface:

Bouncy surface
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For bouncy feeling, choose a mattress with innerspring. That one really rhymes, right? Depend on your personal reference there will be a suitable rebound level. The coils are in the range from 12 (easily compressed) to 18 (firmest). The bigger a person is, the higher the number should be.

Then there are two types of coils: interconnected and individual ones covered with fabric. The former is very sturdy while the latter does not cause much ripple effect when changing your sleep position.

2/ Firm surface:

If you want a firm mattress then go for the one with memory foam (especially one with polyurethane core). You lie on it, then get up and it reverts back to its original position; hence, the name. In order to determine how good this mattress is, ask the clerk how thickness of the foam layer and the density of the foam.  The former is usually around 2 to 6 inches; the lower the number, the deeper you sink. As for density, 5 pounds per cubic foot is top-notched. Combine this with your budget plan and personal preference and you will know your most suitable bed.

3/ Buoyant surface:

Buoyant surface
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If buoyancy is what you need, latex mattress is the one, indeed. In terms of firmness, latex and memory foam are seemingly identical; however, latex has slightly more rebound. If you have more cash to spare, go for natural latex one. It may cost a lot for now, but it is just a small price to pay over the course of 20 years of its life. It even resists dust mites and mold.  There are usually two types: Dunlop and Talalay latex. The former is heavier and denser, which is suitable for heavy people while the other will give a softer feeling.

4/ Customized surface:

If you need to customize the mattress according to your current need, an air filled mattress is your best option. This type of mattress comes with a remote control which allows you increase or decrease the quantity of air inside. Some are designed to have two separate air containers. This will allow you to adjust the firmness according to you and your partner’s need individually.

Notes:

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your personal preference and how much space you have at home. Remember never to pay full price for this object. Try to use your negotiation skill to reduce the price or to get extras, i.e. free delivery or bonus items.

That was it from us. We hope you will succeed in buying what you want. If you want to read more articles on this topic, don’t hesitate to pay a visit to our website. As a bonus, here is the list of the best mattress currently on the market, which includes the best mattress for kids, teens, and adults.

What to look for in a good recumbent bike?

What to look for in a good recumbent bike?

Recumbent bike
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There are many ways to get your body working out and biking is one of the most popular. You can ride a bicycle, hit road and enjoy the view while exercising or you can do it right at home if you are on a tight schedule. There are two types of exercise bike: a regular stationary and a recumbent one. In this article, we will delve deeper into the latter and give you some advice on how to buy one.

Firstly, a brief explanation: A recumbent bike is a bike with back support which is very suitable for those with backache or other back problems.

1/ Display

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You should look for user-friendly display, i.e. you can understand which button does what without having to read the instruction over and over again. A good display will indicate your heart rate, how many calories you have burned, how fast you go, revolutions per minute and other details. This will help you know your current effort and progress so that you know what needs improving.

2/ Programming

If you are on a training regime, you should choose something that will allow you to exercise according to your fitness level. This means that it has workouts suitable for your heart rate and take into account your age, weight and gender. With this, you will not feel overwhelming during training and will more likely to stick to your program.

3/ Resistance

As your fitness level increase, you will need to increase the resistance level to make it more suitable to your level. Therefore, you should look for machine with many modes or difficulties of workout.

4/ Safety

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Because of its moving parts, this type of exercise bike can be dangerous for you and especially children. Therefore, follow the safety directions and make sure that the bike is locked when not in use. If it does not have safety lock, purchase it or keep it away from the child. While it is in full swing, tell your child in advance not to come close to you.

5/ Size

Depend on how much space you have at home and how big your body is, choose the bike accordingly. You definitely don’t want this equipment to occupy your entire room. As for the correct size for your body, test the bike personally to ensure that you are comfortable with it, i.e. a comfy seat and pedals.

6/ Price

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One of the most important factors of all this. The more you pay for something, the better the quality usually is. However, there are a lot of recumbent bikes for sales at a bargain price. Just remember to put your negotiation skill into practice and who knows, you might get a bonus or two.

Remember as well to ask for additional costs (if any). You don’t want to end up paying more than you expected because of a cunning marketing trick.

Those were my tips for you. I wish you luck on purchasing a bike that will suit your need.

How many gallons is in my above ground pool

How many gallons is in my above ground pool

Above ground pool
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Do you want to have your very own swimming pool right at home? Do you know all about what it is going to cost you for that? Well, we are here to help you figure that out. In this article, we will help you with one aspect of this problem, which is knowing how many gallons of water you need to fill up your pool. Here it is in details.

The reason

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Why do you need to know about this matter? Well, because it will let you know how much water you will need and how much are you expected to pay at the end of the month. Another reason is to know the correct doses of chemicals that you need to add to the pool to make it clean and not toxic. Therefore, you can see how important it is to get this correctly.

The how-to

Firstly, remember the law of relativity. Nobody requires you to be one hundred percent accurate, so just do it the best you can. The calculation will depend upon the shape of the pool and the flatness of the location of the pool. In addition, a huge rain will add a bit more volume to the water overnight and a scorching day will facilitate evaporation by a few inches. Hence, don’t worry about the exact number and just do it.

Next, get a ruler and measure the followings: the width, the length, the diameter (for round pool) and the average depth of your pool. After you have the number, round them up to the nearest whole number, for easy calculations and to make sure. Then put all of them in the formulas below and you have the number you are looking for.

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For rectangle, square pools, use this formula:

Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 = Total gallons

For circular pools:

Diameter x Diameter x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons

For oval pools:

Length x Width x Average Depth x 5.9 = Total gallons

For average depth of pools with slopes:

Shallow End Depth + Deep End Depth Divided by 2 = Average Depth

That should be all the formulas you need. Just run the numbers through them and you will know how many gallons of water you pool will need.

Bonus

Above ground pool calculation
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However, if you are too lazy to do the math (which I think some are), we have provided you with this list, please click here. It contains the most common sizes of above ground pools and how many gallons of water they contain. This list is generally correct for most residential pool, so you should be safe in using it.

With that, we hope that you now know how many gallons of water there is in your pool. To help you even more, here is the link to the other articles related to this matter. As a gift for having read the entire article, we now present you the list of the best above ground swimming pool currently on the market. That’s it from us, we hope to see you again next time.