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The Home Owners Instruction Manual

by The Handyguys

in Audio Podcasts


Knobs, switches and valves

Gas Valve and drain valveThe Handyguys provide an operations manual for your home.

When you buy a new piece of cool electronic gear, you get an owners manual that you can refer to when you need help.  Unfortunately, your house—the biggest purchase you may ever make—doesn’t come with a manual. The Handyguys discuss all the typical switches, valves, knobs and buttons you may find in your home.  Disaster can be averted by reviewing the location and operation of all of these devices.  An ounce of prevention will prevent a 8000 pounds of water leaking out of your toilet!

Since you don’t have a home owners manual, you can listen to our mini audio manual.

Some of the items discussed in this podcast:

  • Shutoff valves (know where they are and make sure you can turn them!)
  • Your electric panelWasher valves
  • GFCI outlets
  • Furnace on/off switch
  • Main water shut-off
  • Electrical
    • Breakers
    • Fuses
  • Radon mitigation status indicator
  • Gas valves
  • Other items

If you have any questions about any mysterious switches, valves, buttons please let us know.

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