How to Install Solar Panels : Wiring Fuses to Solar Panel DC Side

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Insulate one of the tips of the BX wire to prevent it sparking the machine. Learn how to wire fuses and a charge controller to the DC side of the solar panel from a professional in this free energy conservation video.

Expert: Roger Bacon
Bio: Roger Bacon is the owner of RGB Home Repair and Renovation in Santa Barbara California. He has experience in all phases of home repair and renovations such as plumbing, heating and solar power.
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How to Install a Rain Gutter

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
– Aluminum gutter
– Aluminum downspout
– Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet
– Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house
– Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts
– Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts
– Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel
– Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater

Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
– Chalk line
– Tape measure
– Drill/driver
– Level
– Caulk gun
– Crimping tool
– Hacksaw and tin snips
– Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter
– Ladder

Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter:
1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end.
2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter.
3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter.
4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool.
5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length.
6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet.
7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter.
8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line.
9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter.
10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail.
11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet.
12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers.
13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows.
14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter.
15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps.
16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel.
17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter.
18. Connect the diverter’s flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel.

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DIY How to Install Hardwood Flooring

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With the help of a professional tool rental and my tips you too can install like a pro! I will show you every trick in the book to get a perfect finish most installers would be jealous of!

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How to Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence

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This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Shopping List for Installing a Vinyl Privacy Fence:
– 4-foot semi-private vinyl fence and posts, used to make gate
– 6-foot privacy vinyl fence and posts, used to form the fence line
– 3/4-inch self-tapping screws, for attaching vinyl posts to aluminum I-beams
– Vinyl post caps
– Aluminum I-beams, used to fortify the gateposts
– Ready-mix concrete, for setting posts
– Pressure-treated 6×6, used to fortify bottom end of fence posts
– Wooden or metal stakes, for securing grade strings
– 2 1/2-inch deck screws and plastic caps, used to fasten the fence panels
– Gate hinges and hardware

Tools List for Installing a Vinyl Privacy Fence:
– Electric jackhammer, used to chop out asphalt driveway
– Mason line, used to establish straight layout lines
– Posthole digger
– Wheelbarrow, for mixing concrete
– Shovel, used to mix concrete and excavate dirt
– Steel bar, used to tamp down concrete
– Level, for plumbing up the posts
– Pointed brick trowel, used to smooth concrete
– Circular saw, used to cut pressure-treated 6×6
– Hammer, used to tap in stake
– Cordless drill, for driving screws
– Reciprocating saw, used to cut away the old fence
Steps for Installing a Vinyl Privacy Fence:
1. Use an electric jackhammer to cut away part of the asphalt driveway at the first gatepost location.
2. Stretch a taut mason line from the first post location to establish the position of the second post.
3. Use a posthole digger to excavate a 30-inch-deep posthole for each gatepost.
4. Slide an aluminum I-beam into each vinyl post and secure them with 3/4-inch self-tapping screws.
5. Pour one 80-pound bag of concrete into a wheelbarrow, add six pints of water, and mix well with a shovel.
6. Dump two full shovels of concrete into the first hole.
7. Set an aluminum-fortified vinyl gatepost in the hole and plumb it with a level.
8. Shovel more concrete around the post, filling the hole to within 3 inches of grade.
9. Tamp down the concrete with a steel bar, then smooth the concrete with a trowel.
10. Repeat Steps 6 through 9 to install the second gatepost
11. Set a vinyl post cap on top of each post, then allow the concrete to cure for 24 hours.
12. Use a reciprocating saw to cut away the old wooden fence.
13. Pull up and discard the old fence posts.
14. Starting at the high end of the property, use the posthole digger to excavate the first 30-inch-deep fence-post hole.
15. Cut a pressure-treated 6×6 to span from the bottom end of a fence post up to the lowest mortise.
16. Slip the 6×6 into the bottom end of the fence post, then stand the post in the hole.
17. Check the post for plumb, then fill around it with 12 inches of concrete.
18. Compact the concrete with a steel bar.
19. Stretch a mason line from the first fence post to the far end of the fence line. Tie off the string to a wooden or metal stake.
20. Dig the intermediate postholes along the fence line, as indicated by the mason line.
21. If your yard slopes down, stretch a grade string across the fence line, positioning it 6 inches above the ground.
22. Install a vinyl fence panel against the first fence post. Secure the panel by driving 2 1/2-inch deck screws through the post and into the horizontal rails.
23. Conceal each screwhead with a snap-closure plastic cap.
24. Install the next post to support the opposite end of the fence panel. Check to confirm that the lowest mortise is even with the grade string.
25. Secure the panel by screwing through the second post and into the rails.
26. Pour 12 inches of concrete around the post, then backfill with soil.
27. Repeat to install the remaining panels and posts.
28. Install a vinyl cap to the top of each fence post, then remove all the grade stakes and strings.
29. Fortify the vertical frame of the gate with pressure-treated 4x4s.
30. Screw the gate hinges through the vinyl posts and into the aluminum I-beam.
31. Then install the gate handle, latch, and cane bolt.

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Solaro Day™ Install Part 1. Part 1 of 2

Part 1 explains the step by step process to installing the Solar Day™ 30 Watt panel on tile roof.

Introducing The Solaro Day™ — “The Skylight That’s Not!™”
There’s light outside, so turn off your old fashioned, power guzzling lights and plug into the power of the sun with the Solaro Day™. Start enjoying the benefits of solar-powered full spectrum natural sunlight in your life. The Solaro Day™ daylight simulator can be used inside your home, office or any other structure, on any level.

The Opto Semiconductors used in the Solaro Day™ are better than basic LEDs because they have a brighter light and longer life span.
Proprietary solar panels made with multicrystalline solar cells are designed to collect sunlight even on cloudy days, convert it into safe low-voltage, high performing simulated daylight. Outperforms tubular skylights in low light, on cloudy skys, and early and late day.
Durable white powder coated fixture will last for decades.

NO harmful UV produced by this light so no need to worry about fading carpets and furniture using the Solaro Day™. Both incandescent and fluorescent lights produce UV but the Solaro Day™ does not.

Creates the same daylight as a traditional tubular skylight without costly installation or cutting large intrusive holes in your roof or ceiling.

The Solaro Day™ is a truly green product! Over the entire life of the light — from manufacturing to disposal — the energy used for incandescent bulbs is almost 5 times that used by the Opto Semiconductors in the Solaro Day. Learn more click here
The Solaro Day™ has various powering options available. You can use it powered directly by the solar panel, from a battery backup, or from AC. If you want to power a few of the Solaro Day™ from one solar panel, you can do that too.

How to Install a Bathtub…Acrylic Kohler Archer (Step-by-Step)

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If you want to learn how to install an acrylic tub you’re in the right place. This video walks you through our Kohler Archer bathtub installation.

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Here’s what you’ll see
-how to build the main wall
-how to build a knee wall
-how to plumb the bathtub
-how to set the tub in mortar
-how to secure the tub to stud framing

This is a pretty darn good tutorial. If you have any questions please ask them in the comments. We’d be happy to help.

This video is a great example of what we do over on Bathroom Repair Tutor. If you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel we encourage you to check it out at