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How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



How to Click on Links in Foxit Reader

A PDF document can contain links to websites within its text. Clicking on one of these links launches the referenced website in your Web browser. To protect your system from potentially malicious websites, the default settings for Foxit PDF Reader do not allow you to click on links and open them. If you trust the […]



How to Use Freon Gauges

A vehicle owner who wishes to charge his air conditioning system soon finds out that the procedure does not involve simply hooking a can and a hose up to the engine and turning a valve. Some AC units have to be completely evacuated, then pulled for vacuum and then recharged. The use of AC gauges […]



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 […]



Reading Home Drug Test Results

Reading a home drug test is fairly simple and will give you information on if a person has drugs in their system. Learn how to read home drug tests with tips from a Certified Medical Assistant in this free drug testing video.



How to Read Accordion Sheet Music

Reading accordion music requires a good overall understanding of musical notation. Accordion sheet music is a more specialized form of sheet music than more mainstream musical instruments like trumpet or clarinet. The various styles of accordions share the same basic sheet music except for the more exotic varieties of accordion which have instrument-specific notations. Study […]



How to Read a Car Battery Charger

Car battery chargers come in all shapes, sizes, price ranges and options. Reading the information that the switches and gauges are telling you once it’s hooked up to a battery is generally the same no matter what kind of charger you have. You get what you pay for in life, so the more elaborate the […]



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 […]



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 […]



How to Read Urine Reagent Strips

Medical workers use dry reagent strips, or “dipsticks,” to detect excretions in the urine that indicate disease. Different strips can test for different excretions–and therefore different diseases, from inadequate insulin to cancer. Test strips come in containers with color charts to which you would compare the test strip. They also come with color charts on […]



How to Read a Carpenter Square

A carpenter’s square, also called a framing square, is a versatile instrument for laying out stair stringers, roof rafters and determining angles, among other duties. Usually made from aluminum or steel, carpenter’s squares are etched with tables and numbers that go beyond a simple ruler. These tables are quick references that save builders time by […]



How to Fix a GameCube Read Disk Error

A GameCube Read Disk Error usually happens when the laser lens, which reads the game disk, becomes dirty. Once the laser lens accumulates dust, it becomes harder for the system to read and process information on the game disk. Luckily, you don’t need to take apart the GameCube to clean the laser lens. However, one […]



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 […]



Do You Crab During High or Low Tide?

Crabbing is the practice of catching crabs in the ocean, usually by means of a net, crab trap or crab pot. It is popular in locations on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., including Oregon, Northern California and Maryland. While crabbing is not difficult, conducting a research into the ideal places and […]



Reading a Ruler Measurement

Reading a ruler measurement requires being very accurate and observant about the fractions of inches and centimeters, and guesswork is often necessary to get an exact decimal measurement. Read a ruler, whether it be metric or in inches, with an online math lesson from an experienced high school teacher in this free video on mathematics.



How to Read a Metric Scale

The metric system is exclusively used around the world as a system of measurement. The United States is the only country currently using the standard system. Learning the metric system takes a little time but becomes easier the more you practice. Measure out about 3 1/4 feet (3.28). This is 1 meter. The meter is […]



Directions for Reading the Settings on Barometers

Torricelli, a mathematician and colleague of Galileo, invented the barometer in 1643. Scientists and meteorologists still use barometers today. A barometer measures air pressure, which indicates weather patterns. When used in conjunction with measurements such as temperature and altitude, you can make quite accurate weather predictions. The two main types of barometer, mercury and aneroid, […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]