Electrical Transformers: More Than Meets Your Eye

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When you look at those overhead power lines, you are looking at wires that carry tens of thousands of volts through them. One reason that they carry so much voltage is that it is more efficient to carry high voltage over long distances. The electrons in the current will bounce around each other and make it so that there is some power loss, generally not a significant loss, but some. Another reason is that although a home generally runs on 110v or 220v, factories and other industrial settings generally have heavy equipment that uses more than just 110 or 220 volts.

24 June 2017

Business Planning For New Landscaping Companies

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Are you tired of working for someone else? Are you thinking about starting your own landscaping company? With so many people leading busy lives and fewer people wanting to do the manual labor that's required to keep a yard looking nice, landscaping can be big business. Although you could start with just a few hand tools and a lawnmower, it helps to start by making a business plan that includes future expansion.

29 April 2017

Do-Overs On Garage Slab Floors: How Your Garage Floor Can Be Even Better

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Concrete slab floors that are older than thirty years are often cracked, lifted up or sunken down and are generally in all-around bad shape. While you could hire a concrete contractor to lift the broken pieces of slab from underneath, it may be better to pull it all up and redo the garage floor. This time, be sure to ask your contractor for post tensioning. It is a newer process that can prevent the problems the old slab floor had and extend the life of the new garage floor.

29 April 2017

Construction Equipment 101: 3 Helpful Tips For Selecting The Right Excavator Bucket

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An excavator is an important tool for many contractors and construction companies. After all, it makes hauling away excess rock and dirt easy. However, in order to get the most use out of an excavator, you'll need to select the proper excavator bucket. With many options to choose from, it might seem difficult. Luckily, it doesn't have to be. With these three tips, it will be easy to select the proper excavator bucket for your business:

10 April 2017

Five Steps For Installing Paneling In Your Bathroom

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If you really want to change the way that your bathroom looks, a very quick and inexpensive way to do that is by installing paneling on the walls of your bathroom. Panels work great in bathrooms because they transform the space visually while also helping protect your bathroom walls from moisture damage. #1 Measure Your Bathroom The first thing you need to do is get out your measuring tape and something to write with.

14 March 2017

5 Important Tips For Maintaining Your Air Compressor

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If you want just about any piece of equipment to last for a long time, it's important to stay proactive when it comes to maintenance and upkeep. Practicing preventative maintenance when it comes to your air compressor can not only help it last longer, but it'll also perform better. The following highlights 5 important tips for keeping your air compressor in great shape. Pay Attention to Your Hoses Rubber tends to lose its moisture as it ages, resulting in hoses and other parts made from rubber becoming cracked and brittle.

4 April 2016

Rent A Crane And Stop Birds From Nesting In Your Trees: Five Options

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Birds nesting in your trees can create a myriad of nuisances from loud morning wake up calls to poop on your car paint. Luckily, there are ways to keep the birds out of your trees. For tall mature trees, plan to rent a crane to implement your strategy. If you want to keep the birds away, here's what you need to do: 1. Start early Many birds are protected under federal law, meaning that once they set up their nests, you cannot remove them.

21 July 2015