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There is More than One Type of Air Compressor

When I think of an air compressor, I think of something that compresses a large amount of air through a small opening to create a large amount of pressure for using power tools. We have a small, portable air compressor that is used with a nail gun. We purchased it when building a fence, and it has really come in hand many times since. But I was recently looking for a new air compressor, and was overwhelmed by the different types on the market today. My main problem was that I didn't understand the difference between the different types. So I did some basic research and here is what I discovered.There are two main ways of compressing a gas, through positive displacement and through dynamics. Dynamic air compressors come in two main forms, centrifugal and axial compressors. Positive displacement compressors also come in two main forms, reciprocating and rotary. A reciprocating air compressor can be single-acting, double acting or use a diaphragm. A rotary compressor can be a lobe, liquid ring, screw, scroll or ...

 


Amazing Metal Carports

Metal carports are great for storing vehicles under, but they are also fun to stand under when it is raining. I have a lot of early memories of doing that during the big thunderstorms that would roll through the Arizona desert. I can almost smell the rain and dust, and hear the rhythmic tapping on the metal roof above. Sort of scary, but fun at the same time.Now that I'm in big people world, I don't think so much about rain storms and being entertained, or scared, under metal carports. Maybe I should, but I have moved on to other things. The use of carports in America today has actually become quite varied. Many people use them to store extra vehicles, RV's, motor sports, and boats. Other people use them as relatively inexpensive alternative work areas. I have a friend who bought one to set up over a concrete pad so he could construct a wooden boat. I have another friend who bought one for storing his winter wood under. The point is that it doesn't matter what it is used for, metal carports are versatile and ...

 


How to protect your Home from Leakages and Flooding?

What are the Signs that indicate the need of Waterproofing your Home?Wet basement and leaky walls are the most common indicators of a water leakage problem. But, these are not the only ones. There are a few other subtle signs that will help you identify the urgent need of waterproofing your home:1. Slight odor and dampness2. Formation of mould and mildew3. Decaying of furniture4. Difficulty in breathing and5. Pest problem in the basementIf you undertake a waterproofing project at your home, you will be able to do the following things:1. Use your basement again2. Protect the foundation and footings of your home3. Get rid of dampness, mildew and mould from your basement4. Stop premature decaying of your home5. Avoid a pest problem6. Protect the health of your familyWhy to choose an Experienced Contractor for Waterproofing?If you do not treat water leakage, it can damage your home and compel you to build a new structure. Tearing down your home and building a new one can be very expensive for you. So, it is impor...

 


The Basics Of A Home Energy Audit

Environmental concerns and skyrocketing oil prices have caused Americans to reevaluate their next steps forward. While the home seems like an impenetrable fortress, there are many spaces which create drafts, waste energy and allow expensive heat to escape. Homeowners have all different goals and budgets, but increasing home energy efficiency is a possibility for everyone. According to CNN Money Magazine, "A typical home energy audit and retrofit costs $5,000 to $8,000, which generally shaves 20%-40% off the monthly energy bills." The Department of Energy says that there are also smaller, more affordable upgrades that can help improve the home's energy profile. "Even the most basic upgrade puts money in our pockets, puts Americans back to work and puts energy waste on the run," Lane Burt, manager of Building Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement. "It's a triple play on a more efficient future."One type of energy audit for homeowners is conducted by professionals. An audito...

 


Is Woodworking the Hobby for You?

Woodworking covers a variety of processes, such as cabinetmaking, joinery, marquetry, turning, and woodcarving. Even so, each and every skilled craftsperson at some time had to learn the basic principles of marking, measuring, dimensioning, assembling and finishing. These skills are the fundamentals of woodworking and are the nitty-gritty of woodworking, be it hobby or profession.The capability to conceptualize three dimensionally is necessary to mark up the wood and to envisage how one piece fits with another and in what order. As well, you'll have to learn which tools will bring about the best outcome, considering the degree of accuracy called for and the attributes of the wood you're working with.The procedure of cutting down the wood precisely to size is known as dimensioning - a process that's straightforward in theory but takes much repetition to hone. All except the most basic of woodworking projects call for cutting and putting together an assortment of joints. Long considered to be a test of a woodw...

 


Tool Boxes come in all Shapes and Sizes

I remember my Dad having a tool box when I was a kid, and it was never really that organized. But for my husband, one is not enough, he has three tool boxes. To me they do not really look that super organized, but I know that there is some method to the madness as to what is stored in each box. And though I do not understand the system, I do know what box to look in for the basic everyday tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and hammers. Anything beyond that and I just dig, or ask my 11 year son who seems to have a natural radar for finding any tool.Historically, tool boxes were made of wood and often had an open design, but today most are made of metal or plastic and have a hinged lid. Inside there is often a removable tray with a handle. Both of my sons have their own tool boxes, both plastic. My younger son's box has two smaller compartments built into the lid which he can access from the outside where he likes to keep a small assortment of basic nails and screws handy. But to me, it seems like a tool box ...

 




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