Friday, October 13, 2017

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Hi-Lift Jack Mount Installation for Jeep JK Wrangler

In this video, Dave is showing us how to install the Hi-Lift Jack Mount for the Jeep JK Wrangler.  The Dominion Jack Mount is a perfect solution for what Dave is looking for.  Something secure and good quality to mount the Hi-Lift Jack.  The design is great that this can be installed inside the hard top, can be kept clean and out of sight.  


Jeep Hi-Lift Jack Mount


The website you can find the mount is here.

You can also buy this on Amazon here.   

You also will need the Permatex 24200 Medium Strength Threadlocker

Let's take a look at the video to see how Dave did it!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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How to install Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Video doorbell is very popular these days.  Dave recently installed the Ring Video doorbell pro.  There are various model you could choose based on your need.  Please visit Ring.com for more information.

See Video Doorbells on Amazon!

Installation was pretty easy.  This project took Dave about an hour.  Dave chose the hardwired version to work with our existing home doorbell.  

1.  Remove old Doorbell.


remove old doorbell

2.  Make sure power is off from circuit breaker.  Disconnect the wires from old doorbell.



3.  Take the cover off from the Ring Doorbell.

Take the cover off from the Ring Doorbell



4.  Drill holes using the drill bit come with the kit and put wall mounting anchor to the drilled hole

Drill holes using the drill bit come with the kit



5.  Connect wires to the Ring Doorbell.

Connect wires to the Ring Doorbell


6.  Mount doorbell to wall.

Mount ring doorbell to wall


7.  Snap face plate onto the Ring Doorbell.

Snap face plate onto the Ring Doorbell

8.  Put secure screw on the bottom of the Ring Doorbell. 

Put secure screw on the bottom of the Ring Doorbell

9.  Install the  power kit inside the door bell in the house. 

Install the  power kit inside the ring doorbell in the house


10.  Take the cover off.  Make sure power from circuit break is still off.  Remove wire from the one labeled "Front".  Insert the wire just removed to the wire clip labeled "Front" and connect the other end to the house doorbell. 


11.  Repeat the same for the other one labeled "Trans"


12.  Find a good location to put the Ring power pack.  Try to stay away from the metal plates of the doorbell itself and put cover back on.



13.  Set up the app and connect the Ring doorbell.  Press the button on the side of the doorbell.  Follow instruction on the app to connect to the home wifi network.


14.  Try it!


Let's take a look at the video to see how Dave did it!



Friday, March 17, 2017

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Cleaning the Dishwasher GE Adora Quiet Power III

Our dishwasher started to make some noises.  For a long overdue task, we've decided to take the racks and components apart and perform a deep clean.  The model of our dishwasher is the GE Adora Quiet Power III.  This particular model has been discontinued.    


See GE Dishwashers on Amazon!



The project took about 2 hours.  Basically, take the components out and clean them, then put them back in!  Clean all the soap scum and dirt really well and check to see if there is any debris left in the drain basket and other parts of the dishwasher.  For cleaning, we used mild soap and white vinegar.  Economical and Effective!!


1.  Take the racks out.


Cleaning dishwasher take the racks out

2.  Take the bottom washer arms out.

take the bottom dishwasher arms out

3.  Take all these bottom components out.

Take all the components from the bottom of the dishwasher out


4.  Take out the top upper wand.

Take out the top upper wand

5.  Remove the strainer basket.

Remove the strainer basket from the dishwasher


6.  Use white vinegar to soak the bottom of the dishwasher to help get the soap scum out.  We did this for about 30 mins.  We also use white vinegar to soak other components and clean them.

Use white vinegar to soak the bottom of the dishwasher to help get the soap scum out.


7.  Put all the components back together to the dishwasher.  Sprinkle Baking Soda powder to the dishwasher and run it on Hot / Antibacterial cycle.

Unfortunately, the noise is still there, but the dishwasher is much cleaner!  With the drone type of sound, it is likely the circulation pump motor bearings are starting to go bad.  (We were hoping that's not the case!).  Well, maybe we will try to tackle that one or maybe we will just call our favorite appliance guys - Action Appliance Repair!  :D  But if we do try to fix it ourselves, we will surely make another video!  :D



Friday, March 10, 2017

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Quick Fix To Venetian Blind Cord

A lot of times, the cord of Venetian Blinds could come loose.  It's a an easy fix.  You could find a replacement part, in the meanwhile, if you have have spare washers at home, you can fix it very quickly!

Venetian Blinds choices on Amazon!

Dave shows us how in this video!  Take a look!



Sunday, February 12, 2017

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How to Install Kwikset Deadbolt and Door Knob

When moving to a new home, one of the first things to do is to change the lock.  Hiring a locksmith is one option, or you could try to do it yourself.  Dave shows us how to install the Kwikset Deadbolt and Door Lock in this video.  


See locks available on Amazon!

Step 1.  First, we've purchased the Kwikset Deadbolt lock and door lock, with Smartkey technology
Kwikset Dead Bolt lock and door lock, with Smartkey technology




Step 2.  Remove the old dead bolt.  
Remove the old dead bolt





Step 3.  Install the new lock.
Install the new lock

Install the new lock



Step 4.  Replace the striker plate for the dead bolt.
Replace the striker plate for the dead bolt  

Replace the striker plate for the dead bolt





Step 5.  Remove the old door handle.


Remove the old door handle



Step 6.  Make sure the lock is to be installed in the right direction.


Make sure the lock is to be installed in the right direction



Step 7.  If needed, you might need to use the Hole / Lock saw.


If needed, you might need to use the Hole / Lock saw.

If needed, you might need to use the Hole / Lock saw.


Step 8.  Install the new handle
Install the new handle

Install the new handle

Install the new handle

Step 9.  Replace the new striker plate.
Replace the new striker plate

Step 10  Use the Wood chisel to trim the wood as necessary.
Use the Wood chisel to trim the wood as necessary


Step 11  Install new striker plate.


Install new striker plate


Step 12  Perform the re-key procedure using the Smartkey technology locks. So that one key works for both the dead bolt and the door handle locks.


Smartkey technology



Take a look at this video for complete installation step by step!  We look forward to your feedback!





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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How to install Recessed Lights using LED Retrofit Kit

Our kitchen has recessed lighting.  However, a couple of bulbs are out.  It is a good time to upgrade it to LED.  Originally was  incandescent bulbs, we've changed them to compact fluorescent, now, we are going to change them to LED.  An easy solution is to replace them using the FEIT Electric Recessed Lights Retrofit Kit.  These are sold at Amazon, also at Home Depot.  
We've chosen these lights because...

1.  LED - last a long time, energy saving
2.  Easy to install.
3.  Dimmable lights
4.  All one piece, water resistant
5.  Seal tightly against the ceiling, so, help keep cool air out, and keep dirt out.

Step 1.  Turn off the power at the circuit breaker.




Step 2.  Remove the old light bulb.  



Take out the light bulb


Step 3.  Take off ring by unclipping the springs from the sides.

Take off ring by unclipping the springs from the sides.


Step 4.  Measure the height of the ring housing to at least 4.5 inches.  If not enough height, adjust by pushing the top plate upward.


Measure the height of the ring housing to at least 4.5 inches



Step 5.  Screw in the adapter to where the light bulb goes.


Screw in the adaptor to where the lightbulb goes



Step 6.  Connect the light to the adapter.


Connect the light to the adapter



Step 7.  Mount the light to the rings on both sides.


Mount the light to the rings on both sides


Step 8.  Turn Light back on!


LED Recessed Lights


Take a look at the video and we look forward to your feedback!