4 December 2015
Nothing beats waking up to a hot, steamy shower. Yet if your water heater isn't performing up to snuff, you may find that your morning showers have become a little tepid. Luckily, lackluster water heating can often be addressed by flushing the tank. Read on to learn just how to perform this important piece of maintenance. The Importance of Flushing The heat generated by your water tank causes minerals such as calcium and magnesium to form deposits.
17 November 2015
Rain gutter downspouts that freeze can often result in damage to your house over the course of a winter. Knowing how rain gutter downspouts do damage and how to prevent that from happening can help you take care of your home this winter. What can you do to prevent your rain gutter downspout from freezing this winter? The best thing you can do is to clean out the gutters, then unclog the downspout.
29 October 2015
Ways to Use a Forklift Wrong (and How to Do It Right) The safe operation of a forklift requires common sense and knowledge of how to use a forklift from the time you crank the engine until it is parked. Several stages are required and must be followed to protect you and your fellow workers. One very important rule is never operate a forklift unless you have been trained and licensed. Perform an inspection before you use the forklift, and make sure all your gauges are working correctly.
14 October 2015
The humidifier on your furnace directs water vapor into the duct system to spread moisture in the air throughout your home during the winter. The moisture in the air helps keep the house warmer on cold days (due to the increased humidity level), and helps keeps your skin from drying out. The solenoid open and closes the valve on the humidifier to let the water vapors into the furnace ducts. If the solenoid won't open, the humidifier won't work and your house can get very dry.
30 September 2015
Having a sturdy deer stand is important when hunting. Many of the deer stands that are on the market have a maximum weight limit that they can hold. If you are a larger man or woman, the weight may be too low to support your weight or too low for you to be able to fit someone else in the tree stand with you. If you want a safe and sturdy deer stand that you can use with confidence, consider having one made for you.
11 September 2015
Seal coating your driveway is important to keeping it in good shape for years to come. Without sealant, asphalt will become progressively harder and more brittle with exposure to the elements; in addition, dirt, water, and even oil and gas from vehicles can get into the porous asphalt and break it apart from the inside. However, it's not as simple as just throwing a coat of sealant on top. If you're going to have your driveway sealed, there are some things you need to know first.
25 August 2015
Fall protection harnesses will help you reduce your liability expenses and will also give you the peace-of-mind knowing that you and your workers will be better protected. This device should be used whenever workers are in an elevated position at a height of six feet or higher. Rather than relying on the user holding onto something, like a rope, a fall protection harness will automatically catch the worker during a fall.
10 August 2015
You depend on your air conditioning to keep your commercial building cool and your employees comfortable. But in some cases, your air conditioning could be costing you by actually making your employees sick. Recent New York-area outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, a type of pneumonia that can be fatal, have sparked inquiries about how air conditioning can spread microbes throughout a commercial working environment. As many as 50,000 people getting sick each year from just this one type of bacteria.
30 July 2015
Bad electric wires have to be replaced to avoid shorting out an electric motor and causing extensive damage. If the wires are connected to the motor using terminal connectors, you'll also have to install new terminals on the end of the new wires so you can connect them to the motor you are working on. The wires are typically crimped into the connectors so they don't become loose and disconnect from the terminal.
8 July 2015
Glass shower doors are beautiful, they fill your shower with light, and they can make your bathroom feel bigger, but if you have a big family and a busy bathroom, they don't offer much privacy. You can remove your clear glass doors and replace them with frosted, colored or etched glass, but if you're not ready for a remodeling project yet, there are other options. Here are a few simple, DIY options for making your glass shower doors more private: