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Incredible Custom Stemware For Your Home

Incredible Custom Stemware For Your Home

Zazzle now offers new custom stemware that makes the perfect addition for the home. Now you can have wineglasses customized in both stemmed or stemless varieties. These glasses are not only great for creating a special set of glassware for the home, but also make great gifts. Gift ideas may include, but are not limited to, wedding gifts or for use at a wedding reception, birthday celebrations, graduation parties (for those over legal drinking age), anniversary parties, or as a great housewarming gift to celebrate getting a new home. The designs are etched using special sand carving techniques, which means the designs are actually part of the glass and won't wash off or wear off with repeated used. Here we take a look at some of the custom stemware options, with stemless varieties as well.

Skull and Bones Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Glass shown picture is a stemless variety which can also be ordered as a stemmed wine glass. Features a skull and crossbones logo on the front with option for customizing the lettering. The example shown says "Shuchart's Pub," but would be great with any last name to make a cute, yet practical addition to the home bar glassware collection. Choose from eight engraving styles to make the glasses your own. Stemmed glass is 9 inches high with a 19 ounce capacity, while stemless version is 4.5 inches high with 17 ounce capacity. Glasses are dishwasher safe with etched design so that it won't wear off with use. Note the word "Pub" will not be automatically added to the glass, so please be specific when inserting words to be added. The skull and crossbones design is perfect for those with an edgy, yet classy taste. Can be ordered in quantities of one, two, or four glasses.

Skull and Bones Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Personalized Monogram Wine Glass (Single)

This custom stemware glass offers the options of personalizing the monogram initial and name. Glasses are sold individually, so simply order as many as needed. Glass measures 8 inches tall and holds 11 ounces of liquid. These glasses would make a great wedding reception piece to place on the tables, displaying the newly married couples initial and last name. Makes a great wedding favor and item for guests to take home to remember the special day. Method of engraving used is sandblasting, which lasts much longer than laser etching.

Personalized Monogram Wine Glass (Single)

Family Crest Monogrammed Wine Glass

This glass may be ordered as either stemmed or stemless and comes with eight different options for engraving. Custom stemware may be ordered in quantities of one, two, or four. Choose your own monogram to be deeply etched into the glass using a special sand carving technique. Stemless version measures 4.5 inches high and holds 17 ounces, while stemmed version is 9 inches high with a 19 ounce capacity. Glasses are dishwasher safe. Custom stemware makes a great gift to present as a wedding gift, monogrammed with the couple's initial of their last name. Would also make a great anniversary present for a couple.

Family Crest Monogrammed Wine Glass

Best Mom Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Treat mom to this awesome wine glass which can be ordered in either stemless or stemmed versions. Glass has an etched heart in the center that says "World's Best Mom," along with a banner underneath the heart where you can customize the name. (Seven other engraving styles are available, but the Best Mom style is the only one with the heart and this particular phrase.) Can be purchased in quantities of one, two, or four pieces. This makes the perfect Mother's Day gift, or perhaps a gift idea for mom's birthday. Unique design features carved out deep background panel that creates a beautiful 3D effect. Design is etched into glass and glasses are dishwasher safe. Stemmed glass is 9 inches high and holds 19 ounces, while stemless glass is 4.5 inches tall and holds 17 ounces.

Best Mom Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Tropical Paradise Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

The design on this glass is a beautiful oval shaped with decorative border featuring a tropical palm tree. Banner running along base of oval has room for customizing with family name, like the example shown, "The Jameson's." Makes the perfect gift idea for those who love to travel or who are planning a tropical vacation, or for those who have a vacation home away from home. Can be ordered as either a 9 inch stemmed glass with 19 ounce capacity, or as a 4.5 inch tall stemless glass with 17 ounce capacity. Design is etched into these dishwasher safe glasses. May be ordered as a single glass, or in sets of two or four. (Seven other engraving design options are also available.)

Tropical Paradise Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

Elegant Script Monogrammed Wine Glass

Choose from the elegant script style or six other styles for monogramming custom stemware, including Winding Vines, Decorative Diamond, Majestic Circle, Typography, Modern, or Family Crest styles. Available in 4.5 inch stemless glass (17 ounces), or 9 inch stemmed glass (19 ounces). Glasses can be ordered individually, or in sets of either two or four glasses. Larger sets may be ordered and price per glass decreases the larger the quantity ordered. Glasses are etched using a unique sand carving technique and are dishwasher safe. This engraving style makes the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary present.

Elegant Script Monogrammed Wine Glass

Irish Pride Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

This new Irish Heritage design allows you to have personalized barware and glassware right at home. Features a design with an ornate Celtic shamrock sand-carved in to the glass along with the family surname. Perfect gift for an Irish wedding or to give any friend or family member with an Irish heritage. Also makes the perfect glasses to serve guests during a St. Patrick's Day celebration. Can be ordered stemmed (9 inches tall, 19 ounce capacity) or stemless (4.5 inches tall with 17 ounce capacity) in quantities of one, two, or four glasses. Larger sets may also be ordered with price per glass decreasing with larger increments. Other engraved design options (which would not feature the Irish theme) include Skull and Bones, Ornate Damask, Diamond Border, Union Jack, Best Mom, Tropical Paradise, and Regal Crest designs.

Irish Pride Personalized Stemless Wine Glass

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Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

Red, White, Blue Patriotic Table Decor

When decorating your home for an upcoming patriotic celebration such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or other American events, adding patriotic table decor is one of the easiest and best ways to make an eye catching impact. The table is a favorite place where people gather around to visit, have a chat, and eat their meals, so its the perfect spot to add a little red, white, and blue for the holidays. Here we look at a variety of patriotic table decor pieces sure to brighten your home for the patriotic holidays. Whether looking for something disposable for one-time use, something for everyday or something for a special occasion, you're sure to find something right here.

Americana Stars Patriotic Table Runner

This is a beautiful table runner that measures 55.5 inches by 17 inches wide. Made from polyester, runner can be machine washed. White runner features a decorative scalloped border that showcases red, white, and blue embroidered stars. A beautiful accent for any table setting.

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Star Gleam 'N Burst Centerpiece

Looking for a great patriotic table decoration for general at home use or for a party? This simple centerpiece has a red base with a blue ribbon and red, white, and blue stars sticking up from it like a floral arrangement. Use one or two centerpieces on a table runner for a great look.

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Washable Summer & Picnic Tablecloth

This 100% cotton tablecloth measures 60 inches by 84 inches and is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. Use for decorating the dinner table for the patriotic holidays, for outdoor picnics, potlucks, and barbecues, and any other gathering with a patriotic theme. Easy care as this tablecloth can be machine washed. Design features red, white, and blue stripes running the length of the tablecloth.

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Patriotic July 4th Fireworks Vinyl Tablecloth

This is a 100% PEVA vinyl tablecloth with polyester flannel backing. Measures 52 inches by 90 inches and is a rectangular shape. Tablecloth can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth for easy care. Great for everyday use or for special occasions such as Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July holiday get togethers. Design features a dark blue background with red, white, and blue decorative fireworks explosions throughout.

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Americana Chic Table Runner

Made from 100% polyester fabric, this table runner measures 51 1/4 inches by 14 1/4 inches. Perfect for year round Americana decor or for patriotic table decor on special occasions. The two shorter ends of the runner have a wide dark blue band with two large white stars. The main section has seven rows of fabric, featuring everything from floral patterns, to checks, to solid stripes of colors in red, white, and blue.

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Decorative Cotton Patriotic Stars Table Runner

This patriotic table runner is perfect for setting on long tables for buffets and barbecue get togethers. Measures 12 inches by 108 inches and is made from a classic cotton print. Design features a dark blue background with white stars all over it. Add a splash of red for the perfect patriotic table decor.

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Patriotic July 4th Floral Arrangement

This extra large patriotic table decor piece is handmade and features a container with a red, white, and blue star theme. Piece measures approximately 22 inches high by 14 inches wide and contains patriotic colored mesh and flowers. Makes a dramatic accent piece for any table.

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Americana Red White Blue Gingham Plaid Tablecloth

This tablecloth is made from 100% cotton fabric and measures 60 inches by 102 inches. Features a Gingham plaid pattern in red, white, and blue colors. Great for both casual and more elegant occasions. Machine washable for easy care. Great for a classic Americana look or as decor for any patriotic table setting.

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American Patriotic Heart Table Runner

This is a handmade table runner made of 100% cotton fabric. Made in the USA and measures 13 inches wide and 72 inches long. Lined on the back side and custom orders for various sizes are available. Pattern design features stars of various sizes with red, white, and blue assorted flag designs on the hearts. Perfect touch to any Americana themed decor or to add a festive touch to any patriotic holiday or occasion.

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Nautical Patriotic Vinyl Tablecloth

This tablecloth is made from a lightweight vinyl with a flannel backing. Great for everyday use or for a patriotic themed party. Measures 60 inches round and works well for either a nautical or patriotic table setting. Design features blocks similar to quilt blocks of various patterns and prints in red, white, and blue color schemes. Some elements in the design include stars, life preservers, anchors, sailboats, and more.

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Americana Centerpiece Candle Set

These beautiful patriotic candles add the perfect touch to any patriotic table decor. These candles are made to order and are hand crafted, hand dipped, and carved by a Northwestern candle maker. They have ribbons of red, white, and blue in them and are a three piece set, with larger candle going in the center of the table with one taller candle on each side. Dramatic and beautiful accents will make a great conversation piece around the table. A very unique, beautiful, and interesting centerpiece that includes the wonderful bonus of being hand crafted instead of being mass produced.

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Patriotic Plastic Table Cover with Flag Centerpiece

This is a patriotic plastic table cover that measures 54 inches by 108 inches. Design features a dark blue background with star outlines and assorted decorated red, white, and blue stars. This is a great choice for a party or special occasion which requires single use. Tablecloth comes with a decorative patriotic centerpiece of an American flag that measures around 12 inches and has a blue paper honeycomb base. Makes a very nice coordinating set for patriotic table decor.

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Patriotic Table Decor for July 4th-Labor Day- Memorial Day

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Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

The winter time and holiday season is a great time to burn candles to add atmosphere, romance and warmth. And candles are a wonderful gift for stocking stuffers because they are usually small. Candles come scented and unscented, in many colors, shapes and sizes. You can put them in numerous decorative candle holders, lanterns or dishes to give your decor enhanced light and color.

Candles come in so many varieties that sometimes it can be overwhelming for you to choose a candle or two for your friends, family or significant other. If this is where you stand right now, here is a gift guide for you to gain inspiration. This list of candles and candle holders runs the gamut in price, longevity and style. Hover over the images to see the brand name, and look at the list below for more information on each one as you browse through this gift guide for candle lovers.


This list below corresponds with the pictures of each item above. Start at the top left and go left to right as you look at the list below. Each listing has the brand, name of item and price. Click through to see the full listing and different sizes, colors or other options available.

Asstd National Brand 3-pc. Hanging Mason Jars With Tealights • $11.99
Jonathan Adler Muse d'Or Candle • Jonathan Adler • $88
Gift Boutique Thompson Ferrier Buddha Candle • $68
OUTDOOR OASIS Outdoor OasisTM Iron Umbrella Ring Tealight Candle Holder • $19.99
Acqua di Parma Lavender Fruit and Flower Candle • Acqua di Parma • $112
Gaia & Gino Double Herkimer Candleholder • Gaia & Gino • $475
Michael Aram Gold Orchid Candle • Michael Aram • $60
AMAZING FLAMELESS CANDLE 'Dot Monogram' Flameless Candle • $13.20
Gift Boutique Thompson Ferrier Buddha Candle • $68
John-Richard Collection Glass Candleholder • John-Richard Collection • $650
Five Mercury-Glass Candleholders • $290
Kathryn McCoy Design Small Clear Quartz Votive Holder • $308
Anthropologie Painted Quadrant Candelabra • Anthropologie • $598
Jonathan Adler Blanc Candle • Jonathan Adler • $78
Diptyque Baies Scented Candle, 190g • Diptyque • $62
Fornasetti Scented Candle • Fornasetti • $175
Archipelago Botanicals 'Excursion' Glass Jar Candle • Archipelago Botanicals • $19
kate spade new york Light Up the Room Candle • Kate Spade • $34
MacKenzie-Childs Frog Candle Plate • Mackenzie Childs • $60
Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle Volcano One Size Candles • Anthropologie • $28
Gift Guide for Candle Lovers

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Create a Dragonfly Kitchen

Create a Dragonfly Kitchen

How to create a dragonfly themed kitchen

If you are inspired by dragonflies, think about creating your kitchen decor around that theme. This page brings you suggestions on how to create a dragonfly kitchen using decor and appliances.

Subtle touches work very well. Think about matching some colors and using several well placed dragonfly accents to achieve the best results. Once you have the basics fixed there is no shortage of kitchen and dining accessories available to buy online. I've picked out some of my favorites from dinnerware to curtains to kitchen tiles.

Cast Iron Dragonfly Tea Set

Kitchen decoration

pick your color scheme

Planning a dragonfly inspired kitchen should start with a color scheme. Use these tiles to decide on the overall look. As you can see there are plenty of options to choose from. Notice how well dragonfly colors stand out from a plain background. Take one of the paler, more pastel shades to paint the walls and use a few of these tiles scattered randomly among plain-colored, cream or white tiles on a splash-back for your sink. These stand out better as accents when used sparingly.

Dragonfly by Paul BrentWater Lilies & Dragonflies

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Dragonfly Tiffany Style Hanging Lamps

You can really brighten up your kitchen eating area with a stained glass Tiffany-style hanging lamp. There are lots of choices which will complement almost any decor.

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Matching kitchen accessories

match your colors to dragonfly colors

Pick out one of the prominent colors of your tiles to match your kitchen accessories, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and so on. More than one color will defeat it's purpose and instead of looking stylish will look mismatched. I've picked out a few to let you see what I mean and all of these are available in different colors. Click any link to see details.

Smeg 2-Slice Toaster-Pastel GreenSmeg 1.7-Liter Kettle-Pastel Blue12-Speed Blender Plastic Jar, PurplePink 5 Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer

Introduce Dragonfly Accents with Wall Kitchen Clocks

These are just a few of the clocks available in dragonfly motifs. As you scroll down the page, you will find other matching items that you can buy together.

Blue Dragonfly Square WallclockDRAGONFLIES AND LOTUSBlue Lotus and DragonfliesDragonfly Art in Pink Wallclocks

Dragonfly-Themed Wall Art

Pick out one or two pieces of wall art to bring your theme together - if you are using wall decals, make sure they will withstand any steam that may be generated in your kitchen.

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Dragonfly Tableware

There are a wide range of dinnerware that you can buy in the same design as shown here. Below you can also find several beautiful table runners to advance the theme. Almost all of the items on Zazzle come with matching dishes, napkins, table runners and more.

Blue Dragonfly 9 Inch Paper PlateBlue Dragonfly Porcelain PlatesBlue Dragonfly Cloth NapkinBlue Dragonfly Cocktail NapkinButterflies and Dragonflies Short Table RunnerWhimsical Dragonflies Medium Table Runnermodern vintage butterflies and dragonflies short table runnerCoral Damask Dragonfly Wedding Long Table RunnerStunning Purple Tulips Short Table RunnerDragonflies Short Table Runner

Dragonfly Kitchen Towels

I love having a variety of kitchen towels for different times of year. These are just a few of the cool dragonfly designs for kitchen towels.

Dragonfly Garden Kitchen TowelsWhimsical Dragonflies TowelFrench botanical birds and flowers kitchen towelsButterflies and dragonflies hand towelsWatercolor Dragonfly Pattern TowelsPossibilities dragonfly kitchen towels

Japanese Dragonfly Dinnerware

In Japan dragonflies are symbols of good fortune and prosperity so it is no accident that the motif appears on so much Japanese dinnerware. Whether you use each of these or use them for decoration, this style looks great in a kitchen setting..

Japanese Dragonfly Tea Pot and Tea Cups Set in BlueJapanese Cast Iron Tea Cups - DragonflyT8140 Cast Iron Dragonfly Tea Set with Trivet, 27 Ounce, RedIwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Dragonfly, Silver and BlackRyu Mei Dragonfly Black Chopstick 22.5cm 090719 [w/Box]Dragonfly Porcelain Sushi Plate Sauce Dish Set #BH79-NDragonfly Porcelain Rice Bowl Set #BH82/NJapanese 6 Pc Rice Bowls & Spoons Set w/ChopsticksDragonfly Plate, Sauce Dish, and Chopstick Set- 6pcsT8120 Cast Iron Mocha Tea Set with Trivet, 27 Ounce, Green

Dragonfly coasters - gift ideas for dragonfly fans

For a small gift any time of year, coasters in a favorite theme are cheap and thoughtful. Here are just a few of them to get a feel for what is available.

Pretty Abstract Floral with Blue Dragonfly Stone CoasterPretty Abstract Floral with Blue Dragonfly Drink CoasterPretty Abstract Floral with Blue Dragonfly Square Paper CoasterPretty Abstract Floral with Blue Dragonfly Glass CoasterDRAGONFLY FANTASY.jpg Beverage CoasterDRAGONFLIES AND LOTUS.jpg Beverage CoasterDragonflies CoastersDragonfly Cork Back Coasters (set of 6)Black Vintage Dragonfly Nature Art CoastersSteampunk, wonderful steam dragonflies round paper coasterDragonfly Garden CoastersDragonfly Garden Drink Coasters

Article publié pour la première fois le 29/01/2016

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How to Remove Old Wall Paper

How to Remove Old Wall Paper

Wall paper steamerWallpaper is notoriously difficult to remove if you don't know what you're doing. Simply peeling it off results in half the thickness coming off, and you're left with the pattern being removed, with the backing still firmly attached to the wall. Worse still, is the wallpaper that doesn't even allow that to happen, and you're left picking at the small bits that provide you with slow peeling, and no satisfaction of taking a big chunk off at a time. But thankfully, there are several effective and easier ways how to remove old wallpaper and leave a good flat surface as a result.

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The first way is to score the wallpaper with a knife and then soak it with a stripping solution. These special prepared solutions are available for purchase, but be sure to follow its own guidelines for application. Often it can help to add some hot water to the solution to speed up the process and make it more effective. Apply this special solution to the wall and allow it to soak in for several minutes. The scores allow this solution to penetrate behind the wallpaper and this helps loosen the adhesive between paper and the wall.

Next use a wide putty knife to lever up the paper and gently pull it up and everything being equal, you should be able to pull off big pieces of paper at a time.

A second solution is to use a wallpaper steamer. These are great tools that really aid the removal of old wallpaper. The steamer is filled with water which is boiled. The hot vapors travel down a long tube and out to a rectangular plastic cup. Apply this cup to the wall, and hold it against the wall for several seconds. Then move to an adjacent section, and do the same again. Repeat four or five times, and then you should be able remove old wallpaper easily. If any paper is still being resistant, then simply apply the steamer to it and try again.

Steaming is a great technique especially for plastered walls, but on drywall, more care should be taken because it is more suceptible to water damage, as well as the possibility of being gouged by the putty knife. Although any gouges and holes can be filled and sanded after, this will increase your workload. Also, don't forget to be careful as the steam can easily burn you if you're not careful.

Putty knives or paint stripping tools can now be bought in plastic versions instead of metal. These are just as effective, but are also less likely to leave gouges or cuts in the wall, especially drywall board. It's a useful tip to know.

These two methods are the most effective ways on how to remove old wall paper. Once you have mastered the amount of solution or steam necessary for application, you should be able to quickly and easily remove the wall paper. With both methods, the aim is to reduce the effectiveness of the original adhesive used to fix the paper to the wall, and once this has been effected, removal of the paper should be simple.

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Choosing And Installing a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Choosing And Installing a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Kidde Carbon Monoxide Smoke AlarmCarbon monoxide detectors are imperative in any home. These devices save lives. However, many homeowners shy away from purchasing a carbon monoxide detector due to misunderstanding. Many people are under the assumption that installing such a carbon monoxide detector is hard and requires the help of a professional. This does not have to be a complicated task. It can be a do it yourself job. In fact, the information and steps below will make installation a breeze.

What is carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which is derived of improper burning of certain fuels. It may be created from wood, coal, charcoal, kerosene, heating oil, natural gas, or propane. This gas is dangerous and hard to detect without a proper carbon monoxide alarm. The fumes are without color or odor.

What is a carbon monoxide detector?

This is a life saving device which is similar to a smoke detector. However, it will alert home occupants of the presence of carbon monoxide with in the dwelling.

What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide symptoms can range form mild to severe. If you feel you have been exposed to these toxic fumes seek medical attention. Here are some possible symptoms to watch for.

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Sudden feelings or tiredness or unexplained fatigue
• Nausea
• Feeling light headed or dizzy
• Headache

More severe symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:

• Harsh vomiting
• Mental confusion
• Passing out
• Poor coordination

Choose the right carbon monoxide detector for your home

There are two basic types of detectors to choose from. You may go with a simple AC plug in model. You may also opt for a battery operated detector. If you choose the battery operated version make certain to test battery strength often. As well, keep in mind that many plug in detectors fail with power is outages. Some do have a battery back up. These are always a good option.

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How to install your carbon monoxide detector

Installing a carbon monoxide detector is not complicated. This can be done with ease if one knows the correct steps to take. Below are steps which will make installation an easy process.

Before beginning installation you will need to gather some supplies. Here are the things you will need to install your carbon monoxide detector.

• Carbon monoxide detector
• Screwdriver
• Pencil
• Wall Punch
• Hammer
• Batteries

Step 1
The first step is to choose which detector you will be using.

Step 2
Next, you will need to choose a location for the carbon monoxide detector. Choose a location which is not near any heating or cooking source. It is best to space the alarm at least 15 feet from such areas. As well, make certain the alarm is free of debris and any type of covering such as curtains or drapes.

Step 3
Determine if the detector is battery operated of AC plug in ready. Plug in detectors need simply to be plugged in. However, battery operated units will require a bit more work.

Step 4
Mark the installation spot. Use a pencil to place a mark on the wall where the detector will be placed. Hold the base of the carbon monoxide detector to the wall. Darken in the screw holes with your pencil. This will leave circles on the wall where the screws should be placed.

Step 5
Take care to make holes in the wall where the pencil dots exist. This should be done using a wall punch. Make certain the holes you create are no larger than the screw anchors. They should fit tightly.

Step 6
Take a hammer and tap the screw anchors into the wall.

Step 7
Screw the base into the wall.

Step 8
Place a new battery inside the detector.

Step 9
Secure the detector to the wall.

Step 10
Test the batteries inside the detector. This will ensure that the unit is properly working. As well, it will allow you to became familiar with the alarm sound.

Your new carbon monoxide detector is now installed and operating properly. Installation was easy and performed with great success. You did not need the help of a professional. Your home is safe and your family is protected from the harmful and poisonous effects of carbon monoxide. You should be proud of the job you have accomplished.

Article publié pour la première fois le 16/07/2013

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What is an Ammeter?

What is an Ammeter?

AmmeterAn ammeter is an instrument that measures the current in an electric circuit. The principle that governs the operation of the ammeter was discovered in 1820 by the Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted, who found that a compass needle is deflected when it is placed near a current-carrying conductor. In 1882, Jacques Arsene d'Arsonval of France devised a moving-coil, permanent-magnet galvanometer similar to the ammeter now most commonly in use.

The moving-coil ammeter consists of a horseshoe-shaped permanent magnet, a moving coil, hairsprings, a pointer, and a scale. The movable coil of fine wire is suspended in a cylindrical air gap between the permanent-magnet poles.

This lightweight coil is pivoted on bearings so that only a small force is required to rotate it. The hairsprings, which are attached to the coil structure, establish the static, no-current position of the coil. The pointer, which is attached to the coil, moves over a calibrated scale to display the meter reading in units of amperes.

Direct current (d-c) passing through the coil produces a magnetic field that interacts with the permanent-magnet field. This interaction produces a torque that drives the coil against the hairsprings. The pointer stabilizes when the magnetic force is balanced by the spring force.

In most ammeters the pointer deflection is directly proportional to the coil current. For measuring alternating current (a-c), moving-coil ammeters have a rectifier that converts a-c to d-c. Many commercial ammeters are designed for both a-c and d-c measurements.

An ammeter can measure a wide range of currents because it has a device that allows only a portion of the current to pass through the coil. In d-c ammeters a shunt is used for this function; a-c ammeters use a current transformer.

Besides the moving-coil ammeter, there are moving-vane, electrodynamometer, and hot-wire types of ammeters. These types are used mainly for a-c measurements. Where a-c measurements must be made and it is not practical to open the circuit, clamp-on ammeters are used.

Technicians use ammeters to measure the current drain of household appliances to determine that the capacity of house lines is adequate and to troubleshoot household appliances.

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