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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 Windows Firewall Log

Microsoft Windows includes a built-in firewall. By default, the firewall does not log any traffic. However, users or system administrators can optionally configure the firewall to log dropped traffic, successful connections or both. If Windows firewall logging is enabled, Windows firewall generates “pfirewall.log” files in the Windows directory hierarchy. You can read the Windows firewall […]



How Do I Get a Laptop to Read an SD Card?

According to the SD Card Association website, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are about the same size as a postage stamp and are popular for storing music and video files. Since SD cards are so small, they are popular for transferring information between various devices. The portability of SD cards make them ideal for use […]



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 Road Map Directional Signs

At first glance, a road map looks a mass of arrows, letters, numbers, symbols and lines and it is to understand that many people find them daunting. Nonetheless, they are actually quite easy to learn. We just need to know how to read these indicators and what they mean. Locate the large arrow at the […]



How to Read Airport Taxiway Signs

Airplanes make their way from hangar or gate to runway and back along a taxiway. Taxiways are marked with a series of signs and lights designed to ensure the safety and efficient movement of each plane while on the ground. To read taxiway signs properly you must understand the meaning of various symbols and markings. […]



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 […]



What Is the Optimal Blood Pressure Reading?

High Blood Pressure–also known as hypertension–refers to increased pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is created by the heart when it pumps blood through the arteries and circulatory system. It is also created by the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. The systolic, which is […]



How to Read an Oral Thermometer

Taking temperatures using an oral (mouth) thermometer is not difficult, especially if you using a digital thermometer. Make sure the tip of the thermometer is wiped clean with an alcohol wipe to sterilize it. Depending on what type of digital thermometer you use, there should be a little button on the top that you touch […]



How to Read a Tire Gauge

Maintaining a tire’s air pressure will ensure that the tire will operate at its peak efficiency. A tire gauge is used to measure this pressure. Most tire gauges provide two different units of measure: psi and kPa. The term psi, or pound-force per square inch, is the unit of measure most commonly associated with automobile […]



How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV

How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV. Many investors who receive dividend income are confused by the way this income is broken down on the 1099-DIV form. This article explains how to interpret the numbers in each of the commonly used boxes on this form. Look at box 1a of your 1099-DIV. This box is labeled […]



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. […]