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How to Read an Hour Meter on a Tractor

When a tractor is up for sale, the most sought-after stat about the tractor is the hours on the engine. Unlike most vehicles that have an odometer that records the miles driven on the engine, tractors have an hours meter. A lot of tractor work involves running the tractor engine for PTO, or power take […]



How to Read a Weighing Scale

There are several different types of weighing scales, all used to weigh different things. The easiest kind to read is the digital scale, but an older scale can involve slides, rotating needles and multiple measurements that need to be added together. Learning to decipher all types of scale readings can help in classes, jobs and […]



How to Read a GM Vin Number

GM vehicles, like all other vehicles, have a vehicle identification number (VIN) that provides a unique identifier for each vehicle. The VIN is stamped onto a plate attached to the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard and can be most easily viewed from the outside of the vehicle by looking through the front window. A […]



My Mac Won’t Read My USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives are used to transport data from one computer system to another. However, if you are attempting to use the flash drive on a Mac computer and the system is not reading or copying over information, you need to fix the issue, which is likely due to the formatting of the flash drive, […]



How to Read a Reverse Mortgage Statement

Reverse mortgages, available to homeowners 62 and older who have equity in their home, allow homeowners to get cash from that equity without selling their home — and without making monthly payments as long as the homeowners are still using the home as their principal residence. It works similarly to taking out a line of […]



How to Read Mortgage Rate Sheets

Mortgage rate sheets are confusing. There is not just a rate that can be quoted due to pricing adjustments, so get familiarized with where the rates are, and where the price adjustments are. Understand that rate sheets change daily, and sometimes more than once. Reading a lender rate sheet Get a current rate sheet from […]



How to Read an R134A Air Conditioning Gauge

R-134a is the refrigerant used in the majority of cars manufactured after 1993. Over time the refrigerant, also known as freon, can become low. When the freon is low the air conditioning system will not cool as quickly or even at all. Testing the air conditioning system with a R-134a gauge will help you quickly […]



How to Use RSS Feeds

RSS feeds provide any user of the Web with a way of easily storing and finding their favorite websites and blogs, making bookmarking much easier and totally web-based. By using an RSS reader, everything you store is web-based and can be opened from any computer. Open a free account with any one of a number […]



Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

You’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, and transferred all the pattern marks. Now you’re ready to read the pattern directions and make your garment. It seems like it would be simple to just follow the instructions, but reading pattern directions can be a bit like reading a […]



How to Read Email on Kindle

The Kindle is an electronic e-reader created and sold by Amazon.com. Most people know they can use their Kindles to download and read books and to browse content on some of their favorite Web pages, but many people might not realize they can use their Kindles to read and send email as well. Turn on […]



How to Read Laboratory Blood Results

CBC. BMP. These are names of common blood tests your doctor may order. In fact, two of the most common blood tests are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tests like these reflect your general health and give doctors a place […]



How to Read a Wattmeter

A wattmeter measures the electrical usage rate in watts, and describes the amount of power used over a given period of time. Your electrical meter is one familiar wattmeter. Another common wattmeter plugs in between your wall-socket and a household device, such as a toaster or television set. Recently available larger devices effectively duplicate your […]



How to Use the Nook E-Reader

When you have an e-reader in hand, you can quite literally carry around an entire library’s worth of information. The Nook e-reader, produced by Barnes & Noble, provides you with access to the many e-books available for sale in the Barnes & Noble online store. When you initially power up your Nook, ensure that you […]



How to Read Tire Sizes

[IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/c9e60c38-893b-40bd-a13a-e526bfefde1b.jpg [/IMG] All tires have a size stamp on the sidewall. (Image: Falken Tire) A tire’s dimensions can be determined by reading the markings on the sidewall. An example tire size is 245/45R18, which tells us the width, sidewall height, internal construction and matching wheel diameter. Let’s take a closer look at the size […]



How to Read a Wedding Scripture

If a couple has asked you read scripture in their wedding ceremony, consider yourself honored. It means they want to show their wedding guests that you hold a special place in their hearts. If you have never read scripture at a wedding or do not know how to read a wedding scripture, there are a […]