How to Convert Imperial to Metric

Wouldn’t life be more simple if every country used the same measurements? Unfortunately the US uses a different system from most other nations, and finding DIY plans or recipes that use imperial measurement means converting them to metric. The great news is that all measurements can be converted, usually without too much effort if we know the multiplier and have a calculator at hand. Basic measurements of distance, or weight, volume, even areas, they can all be converted easily by following these instructions. If sitting with a calculator and manually converting imperial to metric doesn’t appeal to you, it may be possible to find software you can download and install that will do the conversion for you. To convert distances, for example to convert measurement in inches, multiply...

How to Build a Spa Deck

A spa deck is usually placed in the backyard to add a nice relaxing area and give you a place to hold gatherings. Make sure the materials will be able to hold the weight of the water and the spa itself. When getting everything together, don’t forget that you are building a spa as well as a deck. You will need to get the proper chlorine and chemicals needed to put in the water. Go to your local spa store and look into possible designs for the space you have allocated for the spa deck. Required Materials/Tools The spa Edge bar Joist hangers Pier blocks Hammer and nails Lattice paneling material Deck boards Floor joist boards Edge band support boards Waterproof wood sealant Chalk line Spirit level Skill saw Chop saw Framing nail gun Instructions You need to check with your housing authority...

How to Start in Safe Mode

Many virus headaches and spyware programs cannot be fully removed until you enter Window’s Safe Mode. When you enter Safe Mode, Windows will only run necessary programs, allowing you to effectively clean up computer nightmares. If you’ve never entered Safe Mode before, follow these instructions: Windows Vista Turn off your computer. Wait a short while, and then fire your computer back up. Start pressing the F8 key every half second or so. You should now see the “Windows Advanced Options Menu.” Make sure that the Safe Mode option is chosen, and then press “enter.” Your computer will now restart in Safe Mode. Windows XP Turn off your computer. Wait a short while, and then fire your computer back up. Start pressing the F8 key every half second or so. You should...