By Steve Willson

Say see you later to equipment installers and repairmen! whilst todays shoppers purchase new stoves, fridges and different significant home equipment, the standard selection isnt an deploy contractor, yet a house development or electronics warehouse shop, which easily supplies the unit to front door. Arranging for deploy is now the owners accountability. fitting the application themselves is the alternative of accelerating numbers of owners paying for home equipment during this means. For a few home equipment, DIY install can lower the price of an equipment via greater than 50%. And equivalent cost-savings is accomplished via the house owner who's in a position to practice simple upkeep and service initiatives themselves. DIY consultant to home equipment is a entire consultant to fitting and acting uncomplicated upkeep on all significant family home equipment, together with washers and dryers, fridges, rubbish disposers, dishwashers, water warmers, ovens, levels and extra.

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6 Tighten both supply tube nuts with a wrench. Do not over-tighten them. To house From main 7 Connect the copper tubing from the softener to the water supply lines. Clean all fittings and pipes with steel wool. Then, apply soldering flux to the parts and solder them together with a propane torch. For more information on soldering copper, consult a plumbing manual. 8 Turn on the water supply and make sure the installation works properly. If you see any leaks, fi x them. Then add the water softening pellets to the top of the unit in the ratios explained on the package.

Indd Sec2:58 DIY GUIDE TO APPLIANCES Provision (CPI) •DIY Guide To Appliances CD907-133_4264 TEXT BLACK 9/26/07 1:16:32 PM INSTALL A HOT WATER DISPENSER TOOLS & MATERIALS YOU NEED ❏ Power drill with 3⁄4"-dia. bit SWITCHED RECEPTACLE ❏ Utility knife Three wires are connected to the switch/receptacle. One of the hot wires is the feed wire that brings power into the box. It is connected to the side of the ❏ Wire strippers switch that has a connecting tab. The other hot wire carries power out to the ❏ Screwdrivers light fixture or appliance.

Secure it with duct tape. 14 Attach a 90° elbow to the vent opening stub on the back of the dryer. 16 Plug in the dryer, push it against the wall, and check the top for level from front to back and side to side. Adjust the dryer feet as required to make the unit level. indd Sec2:31 Provision (CPI) •DIY Guide To Appliances CD907-90_4264 TEXT BLACK 31 9/19/07 9:18:17 PM Dishwasher D I S H WA S H E R S D O A L O T O F W O R K A N D H O L D U P P R E T T Y W E L L . AC C O R D I N G T O A H A M (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) the average useful life of a built-in dishwasher is thirteen years.

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