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How to Read a Tile Flooring Box

Tile manufacturers don’t just put their name and the color of the tile on the box. They also provide a wide variety of information on their boxes and shipping labels to help consumers make purchasing decisions about their product. Understanding what information is provided, and how it can affect your tile installation can help you […]



How to Change a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire requires only a few essentials. Know this easy (and all too common) automotive task, and you’ll be rolling again in no time. After reading this eHow you’ll be able to save yourself the hassle of waiting for AAA to come bail you out, you can just change the tire yourself.



How to Read & Measure With Micrometers & Calipers

Calipers and micrometers are used by engineers and those in the manufacturing industry to measure parts and dimensions with great accuracy. Although micrometers are the more accurate of the two, a good set of calipers can give you an accurate measurement within .0001 or an inch and can be used for a few different types […]



How to Read a Scuba Tank

Familiarization with equipment and establishing a regular maintenance routine are habits that ensure a diver’s safety. The scuba or air tank is no exception, and each scuba tank should be visually inspected every two years and complete hydrostatic testing every five to ensure the interior and exterior of the tank are sound enough to support […]



How to Read Sonograms

You may see sonograms of friends and family online, or pictures of celebrities getting an ultrasound. You or someone close to you has probably had one. How are those pictures taken, and is it more than just a black-and-white blur? Sonograms, like this picture of a baby, are taken with sound waves using an ultrasound […]



How to Read Basic Music Notes

A sheet of music may look like mysterious lines, dots and squiggles to the uninitiated. However, learning to read music is no different from learning to read another language. The notes themselves communicate pitch and rhythm, while other notations on the page give directions for expression and intensity. To learn to read music, begin with […]



How to Read Music on Viola Clef

Many people know how to read music in treble clef (G clef) and bass clef (F clef). Yet many people are unfamiliar with Viola Clef (or C Clef). Viola (pronounced Vee-ola) is the middle instrument of the Violin family. The viola looks like a violin. It is bigger than a violin, but smaller than a […]



Meter Reader Job Description

Utility meters track the consumption of electricity, water and gas by private citizens and businesses. Meter readers record the information provided by these measuring devices. According to a Salary Wizard report, the median annual salary in 2009 for a meter reader in the United States was $25,658. Job Duties Accurately reading utility meters for residential […]



How to Improve Public Speaking by Reading Out Loud

Public speaking can be daunting for many people, especially those who do not have to do it often or who are very shy. Reading aloud is an activity can help improve your public speaking skills and make you more comfortable speaking written words aloud. Whether you have a single speaking engagement or are a frequent […]



How to Understand Dialysis Readings on the Machine

People who suffer from end stage renal disease must receive dialysis on a routine basis to replace the function of their nonworking kidneys. A dialysis machine is a delivery system for the fluids and artificial kidney that helps to cleanse the patient’s blood and remove excess fluid from their body. These machines are intended for […]



How to Read an M2 Card

An M2 card is a mobile memory card used for many electronic devices. They are usually placed into camcorders, digital cameras or cell phones to provide more space and they can hold anywhere from 1 to 16GB (gigabytes). Sandisk is one of the most popular makers of the micro cards, but several other companies also […]



How to Read Blue Screen of Death Minidump Files

The Blue Screen of Death and the accompanying error message that "A problem has been detected…" is a dreaded occurrence for Microsoft Windows users, especially since the information given in the message rarely seems helpful. Even computer-savvy people require tools to decipher the error codes and hexadecimal addresses. Fortunately, tools are available that will help […]



How to Fake Reading Palms

Need a palm reader for a party, carnival or fair? No problem. Learning how to fake reading palms can be fun and enjoyable for a person with a little acting talent and a lot of imagination. Here are a few tricks that can help anyone to fake reading palms. Preparing to Play the Part and […]



How to Read a Water Meter

Knowing how to read your water meter can help you detect leaks, as well as help you monitor your household’s water use on a daily or weekly basis. Most meters resemble a clock face with an inset odometer, although older models have faces with six small dials and the newest models are digital. All read […]



Learn to Read Blueprints

Blueprints are easy to grasp once you’ve reviewed them. Once you have the basic experience needed to read blueprints, it’s fun to follow the schematics. Many people try to hit the books, read a website, or take a class to understand a blueprint, but you’ll get more out of these other materials if you first […]