How to fix almost anything
There are hundreds of things you may want more information on when it comes to home repairs. The answers to many questions are right on your computer if you know how to find them. Two sources are Google and YouTube.
In Google, type “how to fix a running toilet.” You will see many articles on how to diagnose the problem as well as websites where you can purchase parts or even a whole toilet. Start reading some of these articles to see if they are written so that you can understand them. Some will be difficult, but you will find one or more that explain the solution to the problem in an easy-to-follow way. If you understand better with a visual, look for an answer on Google with “YouTube” in the title. One that you will enjoy whether you can or can’t fix a toilet is from Howcast.com: www.youtube.com/watch?v=muSBRudVJKg
I assume you went to the internet to view that video and are now back. Wasn’t that a great explanation of how your toilet works?
My wife moved a TV into her office and found that there was no sound on some of the channels. She planned to call Comcast the next morning to find out how to fix it. I Googled “no sound on some TV channels.” Apparently many people had the same problem. We tried this one:
SAP is Second Audio Program. It allows for alternate language audio and other special applications. If SAP is enabled and no alternate audio is supplied, you get silence. It’s a specific setting on each channel. Most likely, you have SAP enabled. Bring up one of the offending channels; then using your TV remote (not the cable/sat. remote), look for a button labeled SAP, MTS, AUDIO, or something similar. Press the button repeatedly – you should see audio options cycling on the screen. Stop at STEREO and save it. Repeat this for each channel with the problem.
She now has sound on all channels, and we didn’t have to wait for the cable guy.
Google is constantly updating its searches based on what people are searching for every day. Often as you start typing in a question, you will see it pop up before you finish typing it.
Let’s say you are running out of things to do and you notice that the grout between the ceramic tiles on your kitchen floor is dirty. In Google, type “cleaning grout.” You will see several choices: “Cleaning grout lines,” “Cleaning grout on tile floor,” and “Cleaning grout with baking soda,” among others.
As you look over the many sites with answers, you will see this link: www.armandhammer.com/bakingsoda
There are even several YouTube videos that show you exactly how to clean your grout. The next time you have something that needs to be fixed, try Google or YouTube.
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