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The Average Salary of a Meter Reader

Meter readers record information from various types of utility meters, including water, electric, gas and steam. These jobs usually require a high school diploma, and new meter readers typically learn the necessary skills on the job by helping experienced workers. Although the salaries of meter readers vary widely, annual pay averaged approximately $39,000 as of […]



How to Repair a Corrupt SD Card

SD flash memory cards are convenient for portable data storage and moving data from one computer to another. They are also commonly used in digital cameras to store pictures and to make them easily transportable to computers and printers. Occasionally, you may find that you cannot access the data on a card. This can range […]



How to Read SDF in Microsoft

A file with the SDF file extension is likely a fixed length, ASCII Structured Data File. The SDF file format is a compacted database normally created using Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, though Microsoft Access will also create and open SDF files. Microsoft Access is included in most versions of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. […]



How to Evaluate Writing Readability in Microsoft Word

How readable is your writing? To make your writing more useful to your readers, you can check the readability level of your writing with a simple Microsoft Word tool. This tool measures your document’s readability by assigning it what is called a Flesch-Kincaid score. Open Microsoft Word. Click Tools and select Options. In the dialogue […]



How to Read Flute Sheet Music

The flute is a wind instrument that is widely used in bands, ensembles and orchestras. Solo flute music is popular due to its sweet soprano tones. A solo flautist can select from a large repertoire of music, from classical to modern. Each piece has its own guidelines for phrasing, dynamics and tempo. Beginners and professionals […]



How to Study Economics Effectively

Understanding economics prepares you to be a better, more active participant in the economy – as both a consumer and producer. It also helps you better understand government policy decisions. Most college students must take at least one course in economics during their student careers. Economics, however, is not an easy subject, and understanding the […]



How to Read Cell Phone SIM Memory

You can retrieve contacts, rescue deleted text messages and organize your phone’s memory with a SIM card reader. Most activity on your cell phone is stored on your Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM, card. Every phone has a SIM card because it stores the subscriber key that identifies the mobile user. Once you buy a […]



How to Read a Quickvue Pregnancy Test

Doctors’ offices often use Quickvue pregnancy tests to confirm early pregnancy results. Many women prefer to get results in the comfort of their own homes, and Quickvue kits can be purchased for home use. This test is considered 99 percent accurate. It can be taken as little as seven days after becoming pregnant. However, most […]



How to Read pH in an Antifreeze Test

Antifreeze is specifically designed to protect a car’s engine from overheating and corrosion. The antifreeze removes heat from the car engine to prevent overheating. Antifreeze also has an agent that protects the engine against corrosion. Monitoring the pH of the antifreeze makes sure that the antifreeze is still protecting the engine. A too-low pH causes […]



How to Read Aura Photography

The aura is believed to be an electromagnetic field that surrounds living things. The aura used to be perceived only by those who were “gifted.” This changed with the advent of aura photography in 1891. The first aura photograph was taken by Nicola Tesla. The Russians expanded on the work of Tesla through the development […]



How to Read Foundation Blueprints

Construction drawings communicate in graphic language. Learning the language is a skill developed through consistent exposure and study of drawings, resulting in greatly improved understanding of the work. Blueprints are only one part of the construction drawing package. Written specifications describe the details that can’t be communicated through the drawings. Where the drawings and specifications […]



What Type of Light is Best for Reading?

Before you curl up in bed with a good book or sharpen your pencil to do the crossword puzzle in the Sunday newspaper, be sure you have enough light so that your eyes don’t strain. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/default/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/178/39/86489136_XS.jpg [/IMG] (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images) Natural light is the light provided by the sun. People often make the mistake of […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



How to Read Choir Music

Joining a choir is an excellent way to improve your singing experience. Being able to read the choir music will allow you to participate more easily and learn more about singing. The ability to read choir music will lead you to become a better performer as you follow along with the individual parts that compliment […]



How to Read an Engineer’s Elevation Pole

An engineer’s elevation pole, better known as a grade rod, has large marks indicating feet and inches, making it easy to read from a distance. You can also extend them for taking readings at elevations much lower than where the builder’s level is set. The task of finding elevations is relative in nature, which means […]



Dangerous High Blood Pressure Readings

High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the force of blood pushing against a person’s artery walls is stronger than it should be. Blood pressure is always measured with two numbers: systolic, when the heart pumps blood, and diastolic, when the heart relaxes. Systolic is the first number written or spoken in a blood pressure […]



How to Get Paid to Read Scripts

Before a film or TV show gets to the production stage, someone has to "vet" the script and assure the producers that it’s a production worth making. This is the "development" phase of a project, and the job of vetting the script often falls to a script reader or story analyst who knows what elements […]