How to Unstick Your Pool Vac Ultra

Why isn’t your Hayward Pool Vac Ultra pool vacuum skimming across the bottom like it ought to? Maybe there’s something stuck in it. Here’s how to get it unstuck.

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How to Replace Your Pool Vac Ultra Gearbox

If you’ve got an older Hayward Pool Vac Ultra that stalls at the edges of your pool, but otherwise seems to running fine – it’s drawing water and the wings are flapping -chances are high the gearbox has gone south.

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How to Add Toe Clips to Your Bicycle

You push on the pedals to make your bike move. Wouldn’t it be nice if, while you were pushing with one leg, you could be lifting with the other? Twice as far for half the work? Sign me in!

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How to Add Diatomaceous Earth to Your Pool Filter

If you find that your swimming pool water isn’t as clean and clear as you’d like, and your pool has a diatomaceous earth, or DE, filter, you may find instructions online that tell you to add more DE. But how? Well, here’s how!

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How to Change a Bicycle Tire

Uh oh, the tire on the Orange Monster is flat. How did it happen? What did you run over? What did you hit? There’s no need to worry about any of those things now. How it happened isn’t important: we just need to change the tire.

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How to Adjust a Bicycle Seat

That’s a nifty bike you got there – too bad it’s not comfortable to ride. If only you could make it a little bit bigger. While there’s nothing you can do about the size of the frame or the tires, you can certainly adjust the bike to fit your height. The fastest way to do that is by adjusting the seat. Here’s how.

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How to Shift Bicycle Gears

If you dread hills when you’re riding your bike, or if you’ve simply never quite figured out how the shifters work, this is great information to have.

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How to Add Air to Your Bike Tire

You’ve been out riding all day, or you just want to take the thing out, but the tires seem gushy and squishy. Rats. Need to add some air. 

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