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How to Read a 275-Gallon Heating Oil Tank Gauge

One of the most common sizes of home heating oil tanks is 275 gallons. These are typically the oval tanks with two flat ends, standing on four short steel legs. Knowing how much oil is in the tank assures you have a steady source of heat during the cold winter months. A mechanical float-style gauge […]



How to Read a Jeweler’s Ring Sizer

Jewelers have two different ways to identify the size of a person’s ring finger. There is the ring sizer and the graduated ring mandrel. The purpose of both is to find the perfect ring size. A perfectly fitted ring is one that the person wearing it is completely unaware of. Figuring out the ideal ring […]



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 Read a Navionics Card on a PC

Reading a Navionics card from the comfort of your personal computer enables you to check your Navionics maps from home. Accomplish this by using a USB-compatible Navionics map card reader that enables you to connect your Navionics map card to your computer's USB ports. The linking process typically takes less than five minutes to complete. […]



How to Read & Write Text Files With Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 6.0 provides a straightforward way to open text files and read their contents into a text box on the screen, as well as write new text to a file. Only eleven lines of code are required for the first step, and ten will suffice for the second operation. The process uses the Input […]



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 an Airline Ticket

Airline tickets have a language all their own. They are covered in codes meant to convey information to airline personnel. Most of it is gibberish to everyone else. While the things printed on airline tickets are confusing, they are not secret. If you know what to look for, it is easy to read an airline […]



How to Read Plumbing Blueprints

Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Plumbers may take extensive courses […]



Elementary Age Games to Teach Treble Clef Note Reading

Learning the notes of the treble clef is one of the primary steps for reading music. This process is usually begun in elementary school classrooms. Some students may not understand or retain what you teach them if you merely lecture. Using a game to help teach the treble clef notes is a fun way of […]



How to Read Corporate Tax Returns

Corporate tax returns appear in the same format as other financial data, making it difficult for uninformed readers to comprehend the information. Corporate tax returns are comprised of a variety of financial and informational data. Understanding the tax return helps you assess the financial condition of a corporation, in addition to its size, affiliations and […]



How To Read an Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very challenging imaging modality to comprehend. Sonograms are two-dimensional, grayscale images. Ultrasound waves are sent into the body in pulses. Before another pulse is sent, the time lapsed since the last pulse and the intensity of the returning sound waves (bouncing off of tissues) are used to form an image. Ultrasound waves […]



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 an Amortization Table

Amoritzation tables are used to show the progress of a loan. Amortization tables are most often associated with mortgages. Being able to read an amortization table will help you to understand the amount of your payment the goes towards paying down the principal of the loan and the amount that goes towards paying the interest […]



How to Speed Read Effectively

Speed reading is an information-retaining technique that students and professionals use to make their work easier. Both groups of people can find themselves immersed in thousands of pages of material that need to be read in order to complete their goals. But by increasing reading speed, those pages can be read and comprehended at a […]