I have two large units, work full time so I deferred the annual maintenance to many companies over the years. This year, I had some extra time so decided to do some research on maintenance and give it a go.
A couple years ago I had two outlets installed in the attic for an antenna booster so I was able to bring a shopvac up there to clean the coils. Opened it up and they looked like they had never been cleaned. Thick thick caked on filth. I cleaned them then went outside and cleaned the condeners, also filthy.
BIG DIFFERENCE. Units are running much less. Upwards of 60 hrs less a month from what I can tell and observe. Even my wife noticed it. Hard to tell on the bill with prices going up but I do get a report on hrs so it's real.
I'm closing on a house in a few weeks and one of the first things I'd like to do is put a water filtration system in. It will only be used at one sink and for an ice cube maker in the freezer. I'm thinking a reverse osmosis system but not sure how many stages I should get and what brand. Also, I'll be on city water.
I was planning on making a couple jars of pickles soon. On a previous post, someone told me that I could use a regular stock pot with the canning rack from my All American Pressure Canner at the bottom, but was wondering how I'm supposed to maintain the required temperature of the water throughout the process.
The only pot I have that has a temperature gauge is my pressure canner, but apparently you can't use one for pickling, so I'm not sure what to do. Could I stick a wire thermometer in the water throughout the canning process and just maintain it that way? My apologies for any confusion, I just don't want end up with shattered mason jars and no pickles!
I like soy sauces, and maybe there are some people who can share their recipe. I have organic soy beans, so pls. give me some advice. Thanks in advance.
Just moved to a super dusty area. No point in taking the car to a car wash. I was thinking about getting a pressure washer as I also have toys to wash down. Any suggestions for a gas powered one? Everything seems to be pointing towards Simpson pressure washers right now.