My Wireless Waterproof Doorbell Epiphany

What I needed was a waterproof doorbell. All along. Repairing the classic mechanical door chime worked for me – carefully troubleshooting with each of the components: the transformer, the door chime unit and the doorbell push button. But after the repair, it was only a year or so before I had a new problem: intermittent […]

How to Install a WiFi Range Extender for Better Home Internet Coverage

We’ve all become increasingly dependent on WiFi within our homes for our iPads, smart phones, game systems and laptops. And as great as this all has been (I love watching South Park from wherever I want), there are those occasionally-frustrating “dead spots” we have to tolerate. In this article, I’ll summarize my use of a […]

6 Easy Steps to Install an Outdoor Antenna

Debbie Davison is a technology enthusiast and she loves watching movies and TV. By writing for Australian Antennas, she gets the opportunity to talk about her interests. In this article, Debbie provides some insight on how to install antenna outside your house. Back in the day, simple yet free antennas were provided when buying a […]

Things to Consider Before you go Solar

This guest post was provided by home improvement and energy efficiency writer, Tim Smith. Since the sun isn’t due to blow up for a couple billion years, we can all safely assume that solar power is here to stay. It’s not a fad and actually provides many benefits that many people don’t know about. According […]

Phantom Dinnertime Doorbell Ringing

Every few days, right around dinnertime – my doorbell was ringing. And nobody was there. It wasn’t a repetitive ring, or a ring followed by the sound of laughter and kids running away; it was a very sensible single ring – beckoning for an answer. But nobody. While I wasn’t really sure what the cause […]

Installing a Bathroom Ventilation Fan

Mold and mildew were becoming a real concern with our upstairs bathroom. The humidity build-up after showering was clearly damaging the bathroom wallpaper and ceiling; it was starting to look pretty nasty up there. It was clearly time to install a new bathroom ventilation fan. Long-Term Bathroom Water Problems The water issues in our bathroom […]

Troubleshooting and Repairing a Broken Doorbell

In just a few days, hundreds of kids will be coming to my house in costumes, and they’ll all be ringing my doorbell. It’s the week before Halloween. During the ten years I’ve lived at this house, my doorbell has died on me twice already – and now it’s dead again. Replacing a doorbell isn’t […]