How to Setup a New Aquarium

Carefully lift the tank into position on top of the styrofoam, making sure it is square with the base. If undergravel filtration has been chosen, the bottom of the tank should be More »

How to Select and Organize a Campsite while Backpacking

Once you arrive at the place where you plan to spend the night, look around for a good area to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid obvious drainages (low points that More »

How to Prepare a New Tank

Once the decision to purchase a fish tank has been made, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement, and completely disregard advance planning; and we must stress once again More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip Food Menu

Breakfast: Hot cereals are a popular choice. Use one pot to boil water for coffee, hot cocoa or tea, followed by adding enough oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. for a whole family. More »

How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, More »

Category Archives: Electricity

How To Use A Roaster Oven

A roaster oven is an electrical kitchen appliance used for preparing dishes because of its ability to evenly distribute heat in the food chamber. The internal temperature of the oven ranges between degrees F and 400 degrees F. This appliance has various types of uses like baking, roasting, slow cooking and steaming. A standard size

How To Use A Voltage Tester

A person who does work by himself cannot go without a voltage tester. It is one of the important tools of a tool box. This device helps to tell if the electricity is running through the wires or not. It also helps in telling if the power in the house is on or off. Equipment

How a Generator Works

Generators are meant for converting mechanical energy from various power sources like gasoline, water, steam and wind, these are some of the sources which generators use for producing electricity. This makes one curious to know how generators really work. The power of electromagnetic induction The foundational principle behind the working of generators is the process

How To Use An Oscilloscope

Before using an oscilloscope, it should be understood that it is meant for presenting voltages from a signal. Sometimes it can also be used for showing qualities convertible to a voltage. Operating an Oscilloscope For operating an oscilloscope, the lead from the electrical source has to be joined input terminals of the oscilloscope. In case

How To Use Jumper Cables

It’s a horrible experience when the car breaks down on the road with no towing service available nearby, and the most terrible situation is when one has no phone to call for help. However if another car stops by and has a fully charged battery then there is a hope to start the broken down

How a Windmill Works

A windmill is a machine for pumping, grinding and harnessing energy. The secret of how a windmill work is gathering the driving force of wind hitting on the vanes or sails. Ancient people particularly during the 7th century AD in Persia knew how the windmill had work as it was where the first structures of

How To Use A Voltmeter

A voltmeter is primarily used to measure electrical potential difference in electric circuits. It is a very important device in the world of electronics. It is basically designed to measure the voltage but some of its models can also amperes and ohms. In addition, it is also used to gauge pressure and temperature when suitably

How To Use A Generator

It is always good to have a generator at home in case of power breakdowns. It is very important for businesses as it will help them effectively continue their activities despite blackouts. In addition, it can be very helpful especially during natural calamities and unpredictable bad weather. To enjoy the continuous power supply, it is

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