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How to Read Civil Grades & Elevations

Civil engineers must sometimes execute plans that reference a particular elevation. For example, a plan might require an engineer to build a wall up to a certain elevation, and no higher. The engineer relies upon several pieces of equipment to calculate elevations to ensure his team executes the plan correctly. The grade rod is a […]



How to Read a Vernier Scale on the Theodolite

Perhaps you have seen a team of surveyors decked out in their orange vests along the roadside viewing the land through what looks like a telescope. That telescope is actually a theodolite, a tool used to measure angles that is not exclusive to surveying crews. Since the 17th century, theodolites have been the primary tool […]



How to Read Quad Music

When drummers first begin performing in a marching band, many decide to play the quads (also known as the Multiple Tom-Toms). Quads can be a challenging and stimulating way to participate in a drum line, but you will be exposed to a new type of written music if your experience has been limited to drum […]



How to Read a Dodge VIN Number

VIN (vehicle identification number) numbers on Dodge vehicles are not just sequential serial numbers for the product. They offer historical information about the individual vehicle, from its inception to more advanced information and data now available, such as whether the vehicle has been in an accident. Although VIN history reports may not always be free, […]



Causes of Disk Read Errors

Disk read errors can indicate either a mechanical or software issue. Discovering the culprit for your error gives you the information needed to take pre-emptive action to save your data or fix an operating system gone awry. Before attempting to diagnose the problem, you should make a complete backup of your important data. This can […]



How to Convert Mobipocket to Sony Reader Ebook Files

Ebooks and ereader technology give you many new reading options. But they can also give you an occasional headache, since not every ebook format can be read by every ereader. Incompatibility is a hurdle if you have switched ereaders or want to read an ebook in a format not supported by your current ereader. However, […]



How to Read Highway Blueprints

Civil engineers design highways and create large sets of documents called highway blueprints. These plans are sheets of drawings and charts that illustrate proposed new roadways or existing road improvements. Highway blueprints convey design, construction and right-of-way information that designers, contractors, estimators, construction workers, appraisers, negotiators, attorneys and property owners use. Contact your Department of […]



How to Read a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Read an XLA File

A file with the file extension XLA is a Microsoft Excel add-in file. XLA files are normally invisible to the user, except for the added functionality provided by the files. However, you can read an XLA file from within the Excel application, and can also convert an Excel workbook into an XLA add-in file, then […]



How to Read Tennis Scores

Tennis has a history that is centuries old, and it is a sport popular in many countries around the world. The four major tournaments of the tennis year, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, are the most highly televised and famous of the tennis tournaments. While most of us are […]



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 […]



Why are Phonics Important for Reading?

Definition When educators talk about phonics, they are referring to the explicit teaching of the relationships between phonemes (the sounds of language)and graphemes (the written representations of language) so that students can decode (sound out) words. Why Phonics? While it’s true that most of us do memorize whole words on occasion (such as names or […]



Proper Way to Read a Transmission Dipstick

Although easy in most vehicles, checking the transmission fluid is often neglected until a noticeable side effect occurs. Slipping gears or stains in the driveway can lead to irreversible damage to the transmission if it runs too low on fluid. Although the chemical properties of transmission fluid break down after time, the fluid remains at […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]



How to Read a Pareto Chart

The Pareto rule, often called the 80/20 rule, is a tool for diagnosing a business problem. The rule says that a problem has multiple causes, and that 20 percent of the causes account for 80 percent of the problem. Reading a Pareto chart identifies 20 percent of the causes so that you can correct them […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]