How to Cut Tennis Balls for Walkers and Chairs

DIY Tennis Ball SlidersHow to cut your own tennis balls to use as homemade sliders on orthopedic walkers and chair legs. This easy do-it-yourself guide shows you how you can make your own tennis ball walker glides to save money over commercial options.

Pre-cut tennis balls for walkers can cost over 600% more than buying tennis balls and making them yourself.

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Watch Out For Fake Copyright Infringement Emails

Fake Copyright TakedownThere has been a fake copyright infringement email claiming to be from an upset photographer or graphics designer going around the internet for the past few months. If you fall for the scam, it could result in your computer being infected with malware or ransomware.

Here is what you should look out for and how you can stay safe when opening unknown links and files.

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How to Replace A Bad Microwave Door Switch

Microwave on Kitchen CounterRecently I was heating up lunch like I normally do, which is using the microwave. I put my food in, selected the time, waited for the light to turn on and my food to spin around and around, finally coming out hot like magic. Only instead of turning on, nothing happened.

Here is how I fixed my microwave for less than $5 by replacing a faulty door switch.

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How To Disable Sensi-Temp Burners On Newer Stoves

Electric Stove in KitchenMy parents have been using their old electric stove for over three decades and last year it finally needed to be replaced. I hopped onto the internet and helped my mother order a new GE stove from Lowes and life was good.

And it was, until my mother started cooking on her new stove only to find it kept on turning on and off at the higher temperature settings because of the new Sensi-Temp safety feature. Here is how you can disable that feature so your stove functions like a traditional stove.

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Things To Do When Your Car Will Be Sitting For A While

Old Junk Car In WoodsSome people might be wondering, are there any drawbacks or problems to parking a car for a longer period of time beyond a few weeks? Maybe you putting your car in storage for a few months because you are going away on a long vacation backpacking across Europe or you have a second car you are not using as often.

Here is what you need to do or watch out for if you are not going to use a car or vehicle for several months.

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Buying A Tankless Water Heater? The Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water HeatersPopular in Europe and Japan, a tankless or on-demand water heater is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of a giant storage tank holding 30 to 80 gallons of hot water, a tankless water heater circulates cold water through a series of coils called a heat exchanger where the cold water is heated by electric elements or gas burners on demand.

Whether you are looking to replace your current traditional water heater or putting in a tankless water heater in a newly constructed home, here are some myths, advantages, and disadvantages between the two different types of water heaters to get the most value for your money.

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Over 26 and Still Haven’t Gotten the HPV Vaccine? The Shots Might Now Be Free

HPV Vaccine Immunization ShotOriginally Gardasil, the HPV vaccine was approved for people ages 9 to 26. People older than 26 who wanted to get the shots would have to pay out of pocket because insurance wouldn’t cover it.

In October 2018, the FDA announced that the vaccine has been approved for men and women up to age 45. FDA approval means that health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine for those who missed out on the shots when the vaccine first became available because they were too old. Is the HPV vaccine shot really available now for free for people over 26?

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Increase The Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Prevent Your Water Heater From Rusting OutYour water heater is one of the most neglected appliances in your home. It sits hidden away in the basement, attic, or closet somewhere where no one pays a single second of attention to it as long as there is hot water when you turn on the faucet. That is until one day when it springs a leak and it turns into a major event.

Most water heaters are made of steel with glass or porcelain-lined tanks. When you combine water with metal, it will form rust. To protect your water heater from corrosion, a long metal rod called a sacrificial anode rod is used. The idea is the anode rod corrodes first, sacrificing itself to protect the steel tank. By replacing your anode rod, you can significantly extend the life of your water heater and also save a bunch of money.

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