26 May 2021
No one likes the sense of losing their independence. While you may no longer be able to go out running or enjoy long cross-country walks as you age, it is still important to get up to open the front door, make yourself a drink or fetch a book to read. For many people, walking is not problematic, but moving between a sitting and a standing position can be. Not all chairs are easy to get out of, and some chairs that are easier to transfer in and out of are not comfortable for prolonged sitting.
15 March 2021
Almost everyone understands that magnetism exists. Many people will have experimented with magnetism during their schooldays, but how many people realise the part magnetism plays in so many pieces of equipment today? Magnets are in hand tools, medical equipment, IT hardware and even something as mundane as a door catch. While most of these applications use traditional ferrite magnets, there are many times that more magnetic pull is needed, and that is when manufacturers frequently turn to rare earth neodymium magnets.
3 December 2020
Residential locks are essential for keeping your home secure. If these components are in poor condition and do not function correctly, your house will be vulnerable to intruders. Therefore, it is advisable to establish a plan for protecting and maintaining your door locks. Here are some fundamental guidelines to keep in mind if you would like to improve the function and performance of your locks. 1. Examine the Lock Condition
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.