24 February 2017
If you have a manufacturing facility of any sort and need steel for those processes, you may be concerned about how to get the best material for your production without overspending, while still making an eco-friendly choice. If you've never purchased steel before, you have many options for the material, and some of these may be more environmentally friendly than others, so note a few questions you might first ask. This will ensure you get the best choice for your needs while doing what you can to save the environment.
21 February 2017
You can extend the life of your water heater simply by replacing the magnesium anode rod before it fails, slowing down corrosion in the tank. The anode rod works by attracting corrosive elements that are present in the water, thus protecting the lining of the tank. Over time the rod becomes corroded and can't perform its role efficiently, meaning that the tank rusts and begins to leak. If you replace the anode rod in your water heater every five years or so, you can actually double the life of your tank.
14 February 2017
It's your worst nightmare; you've headed off on a weekend camping trip with your mates only to find that your tent pole is bent or broken when you come to pitch for the night. Here's a handy guide on how to fix bent or broken tent poles 'in the field' until you can get to a specialist repair shop. Composite or fibreglass tent poles Emergency repairs Some tents have flexible tent poles, which are usually made from composite plastic or fibreglass.
13 January 2017
If you run a microbrewery business, it's essential that your glycol unit is working properly. A faulty glycol unit will not cool the beer properly, leaving your brew vulnerable to damage by bacteria. A damaged batch will cost you money in wasted product, in lost orders, and in damage to your company reputation. So, how do you know if your glycol unit is acting up and what can you do to fix it?
13 January 2017
Would you like to demolish your commercial building in an environmentally sustainable way? Read on and discover how three different deconstruction techniques can be used so that most of the materials from that old building can be reused on another construction project. Hand Deconstruction Hand deconstruction is very labour-intensive and relatively slow. This is because workers use handheld tools like crowbars, hammers and small power tools. Small machines, such as lift vehicles, can be used to transport the materials that have been deconstructed.
11 January 2017
To many people, renting a generator is an easy process that simply involves picking out a generator in your price range. This often leads to many problems arising from the use of such poorly selected generators. For most household generator rentals, undersizing is the main issue that could result in damage to many of your appliances as well as the generators. For large scale applications, such as construction sites, oversizing the generators ultimately leads to long term waste and increase in project cost.
3 January 2017
When it comes to jewellery, nothing speaks volumes about romance and elegance like purchasing a uniquely designed piece. Irrespective of the occasion buying diamond, sapphire, ruby or gold jewellery deciding on a piece of jewellery for a loved one is not an easy task. For instance, men sometimes spend months picking out an engagement ring for their soul mates. In such cases, it always better to have a jeweler make a custom piece as opposed to buying a something already on display.
29 December 2016
Outdoor cleaning is not a fun task, but it is necessary. Whether you're looking to spruce up the deck for a barbecue or to clean the pavers in the garden, this list has what you need. Instead of having twenty different cleaning tools for different purposes, use these five versatile pieces of equipment for all your cleaning requirements outside of the house. From high pressure washers to extendable window cleaners, these tools have you covered so that the outside of your house looks brand new.
29 December 2016
When looking to replace your window coverings, one of the options you should consider is shutters. Not only will these window treatments update the appearance of your home, but they are also more functional than their fabric counterparts of curtains or drapes. In addition to this, shutters come in a wide assortment of materials which helps ensure you will find shutters that not only fit your budget but your aesthetic preferences too.
28 December 2016
As a general contractor, you may encounter jobs that require sheet metal cutting. These can be anything from small roofing and siding jobs to unique jobs requested for home and garden projects. There are times when you will have issues with the cutting that causes damage to the sheet metal or bends in the sheet metal that are not part of the design and can't be reversed. Instead of going through multiple pieces of sheet metal and having to start over each time, consider these methods to avoid these problems.