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How to Read a Rotameter From the Top

Rotameters are used to measure the flow rate of a gas through an orifice or series of tubing. There are many different types of rotameters available on the market today; most of them work based on gravity. The gas flow causes a small ball to rise in a graduated column, while gravity pushes down. This […]



How to Access the Meter Reading on a Canon Copier

Most every copier has a mechanism that tracks and records the copies made on the copier. Meter readings are used by copier service companies to bill the their customers correctly for copies made. Knowing where to get a meter reading on a Canon copier is also useful when considering purchasing a used Canon copier. Having […]



How to Read a Humminbird Fish Finder

Humminbird fish finders are a popular type of fish finder and help fishermen and other recreational boaters determine what is in the water beneath them. These fish finders show the bottom of the lake, river, or reservoir, as well as fish, debris, and other items that are in the water. In addition, Humminbirds give information […]



How to Read CAD House Plan Drawings

You’ve got your contractor. You’re excited about your new home or remodel. Then the contractor hands you a set of computer-aided drawings (CAD) and the whole thing looks like Greek to you. If you have trouble reading computer-aided drawings you aren’t alone. Many design and architectural schools have entire classes dedicated to learning how to […]



How to Convert Bifocals to Single Vision

Around the age of 40, most people begin to notice fine print is more difficult to read, according to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Bifocals are lenses that have two types of vision correction, also called power: one for distance and another for helping to see better up close. A bifocal prescription is […]



How Do I Read My Email in Microsoft Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook is the email application included with the MS Office suite of programs. Outlook also includes a calendar, journal, task managing system and more, so that you can stay organized and focused. You can set up your POP3, IMAP or HTTP email account to read in Outlook and make Microsoft Outlook your computer’s default […]



How to Test a Car Battery With a Multimeter

Few things can ruin an adventurous road trip as quickly as a dead battery in a small town in the middle of nowhere — and with no mechanic. A car’s battery is essential to giving the starter motor the energy required to turn the flywheel until the engine reaches self-sustaining combustion. A few minutes of […]



How to Install an Internal Card Reader

A simple way to get data from your camera or other portable device into your computer is by inserting the memory card into a card reader on your computer. This eliminates the need to hook up the external device, such as a camera, using a USB cable. The card reader allows you to simply remove […]



How to Read a Battery Charger Gauge

Batteries come in a large variety of models and sizes, with chargers being just as varied to match. No matter what the individual model or complexity of the charger, however, reading the battery charger gauge is essentially the same. The reason behind this standardization of the gauge information is to promote general use among consumers. […]



How to Improve a Low Carbon Dioxide Reading

A low carbon dioxide reading in the body can cause anxiety, vision problems, blackouts, muscle cramps and dizziness. The body’s carbon dioxide concentration reading measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, with an expected normal reading of 40 mmHg. Physical conditions alter this normal state, creating alkalinity in the blood if this concentration […]



The Best Nighttime Reading Lights

Reading before bed is more than just a habit for some, it’s a vital element in their ritual before sleep. Often this reading occurs in darkened environments so as not to disturb others who have already nodded off to sleep. This factor places a tremendous amount of importance on the reading lamp to illuminate effectively […]



How to Read a Bubble Level

Whether you’re a professional carpenter or a do-it-yourselfer, a bubble level is a must-have tool. Also called a spirit level, this tool helps to keep your projects perfectly horizontal or vertical — level or plumb. Commonly used levels typically have two glass tubes, one to determine level and the other for plumb. For most around-the-home […]



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 Check and Add Air to Car Tires

Keeping your tires at their recommended pressure will increase their life span, improve your car’s gas mileage and give you a smoother ride. Let the tires cool before checking their pressure (tires are more inflated when warm, less when cold). Remove the cap from the valve on 1 tire. Press a tire gauge hard onto […]



How to Interpret Megohmmeter Readings

Megohmmeters, or meggers, are testing meters used to measure the current leakage from an electrical cable by means of administering an insulation-resistance test. A megger sends voltage through a cable and measures any current leakage in megohms (1,000 ohms). Routine megger tests of aged electrical cable is a prudent way to ensure your circuits are […]



How to Read OBD2 Codes

Since 1996, every car manufactured has been required to have an Onboard Diagnostic system by law. This system monitors a car’s performance and will alert the driver when it detects any problems. The codes can be downloaded and read with an OBD2 code reader or recorded with the help of the “Check Engine” light on […]



How to Take an Accurate GPS Reading Using a GPS Receiver

Scientists have enhanced the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) capabilities immensely since the first GPS satellite was launched for military surveillance purposes in 1968. Today GPS devices exist for a variety of purposes from driving directions to pinpointing your coordinates as you’re hiking. Taking a specific GPS reading can be especially important if you are charting […]



How to Fake Reading Palms

Need a palm reader for a party, carnival or fair? No problem. Learning how to fake reading palms can be fun and enjoyable for a person with a little acting talent and a lot of imagination. Here are a few tricks that can help anyone to fake reading palms. Preparing to Play the Part and […]



Normal Blood Pressure Reading for Men

Blood pressure is an important fixture of health diagnosis for men as they get older. If levels are high, a number of health risks can show up, so it is important to know what a normal blood pressure reading is and how to work to maintain low blood pressure through exercise and diet. What Is […]