How To Get Sand Out Of Bathtub Drain

If your bathtub drain is clogged with sand, it’s probably because you use it as a catch-all for hair, dirt, and other debris from your shower. Even if you’re careful about keeping these things out of the tub, they can easily fall in unnoticed. The result? A clogged bathtub drain. Although this problem can be … Read more

How To Reverse Stepper Motor Direction

In most stepper motor driver circuits, the H-bridge has four inputs and two outputs. The H-bridge circuit has the ability to switch and control the voltage of a DC motor by sending signals to each wire. One input is common ground and three wires go to each side of the H-bridge. Each side connects from … Read more

How To Reset Ridgid Octane Battery

If you read any of the product reviews for the Ridgid Octane battery, you might think that it’s a piece of junk. Most users agree that the battery life is very short and recharging it takes forever. However, if you take a closer look at those reviews, you’ll see that most of them are from … Read more

How To Support Vertical Cast Iron Pipe

Vertical cast iron pipe is often used in the water and wastewater industry. This type of pipe can be found in buildings, sewer systems, homes, and schools. However, as with most other materials used in construction, it’s not without its drawbacks. Vertical cast iron pipe must be handled carefully because it’s prone to stress fractures … Read more

How To Straighten Pex Pipe Roll

If you’re designing a mechanical system that uses PEX pipe, it’s important to know how to straighten a PEX pipe roll. Pex pipes are affordable and easy to install compared to copper or stainless steel plumbing systems. Because of this, they are commonly used in new construction as well as renovations. If your design requires … Read more

How To Remove Solder Drips From Copper Pipe

There are many ways to solder copper pipe for plumbing, but no matter what technique you use, you’re likely to end up with some excess solder on your project. These drips look aesthetically unpleasing and can also be a nuisance when trying to fit the pipes into their fittings or connectors. Thankfully, removing these drips … Read more

How To Bypass Aquastat

Aquastats are used to maintain a desired water temperature in a heating system. When the water temperature falls below the aquastat’s set point, the aquastat will activate the heating system to heat the water back up to the desired temperature. If there is a problem with the heating system and it is unable to heat … Read more