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A Beginner’s Guide: Surveying At Home

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Surveying can be a lot of fun to try, but you need to understand how to use the tools of the trade and how to measure distances correctly. Here’s a few tips that can help you get started.  Vertical Distances: Level It Out The first thing you should learn to do to survey accurately is to use a level. Levels are used to measure vertical distances, but there are some tricks of the trade.  To do this: Start by choosing a benchmark position. This is an assumed elevation that you already know.  Identify the area where you need to know the elevation. This is called a foresight. It’s helpful if it’s no more than 100 meters away; in most home situations, you won’t have to worry about that.  Using a level placed an equal distance between your two marks,...

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Metal Fabricating Basics: Tools And Techniques

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sheet metal fabrication is the art of shaping, forming, and fusing metal together. It has been around for centuries, as blacksmiths would forge metal to create weapons and tools in the past. Today, it is used to create or repair items made of metal.   There are three main techniques for metal fabrication: bending, cutting, and shrinking. Here is a brief overview of the techniques and tools needed to fabricate metal: Technique 1: Bending Metal Bending is one of the most simplest ways to fabricate metal. In can be done in several ways, including: Form Bending: This method uses heat, a pre-made form, and a heavy mallet or other tool. The person responsible for bending the metal will start by heating it up. They will then place it on the form and use the heavy mallet to beat the...

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An Introduction To Air Compressors

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are planning a DIY project, then chances are you have heard of air compressors. Air compressors are incredibly useful devices which you may wish to consider using; so, here is a beginner’s guide. What is an air compressor? An air compressor is a power generator which uses air as a power source. Basically, air compressors use electricity to take in a large quantity of air and condense it into a very small storage area. This is then released when you turn the unit on, providing the high-pressure air as a source of power for your tools. Many tools are designed to make use pneumatic energy, which means that compatibility should not be an issue. What would I use an air compressor for? A huge advantage that air compressors have over traditional generators is that they do not...

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Making Creative Uses Around The House For Leftover Fabricated Metal Sheeting

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you got a few sheets of fabricated metal hanging around after a project? Before you go hauling the metal back for a refund or off to the scrapyard, you may want to stop and think about things that you have been wanting to tackle at home, but did not have the materials. Metal fabrication makes it possible for steel and various other materials to be formed, stamped, and even flattened for use in a variety of different projects. Metal sheeting in particular can be incredibly useful for those nifty projects you have been contemplating. Create an Outdoor Fire pit If there is one thing that can make your backyard or patio more inviting, it is a toasty fire beckoning for marshmallows and storytellers. Creating your own fire pit is easy to accomplish as long as you have a...

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How To Go About Repairing A Broken Window

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Accidents happen every day, and knowing what needs to be done in order to repair the damage caused by a backyard homerun or an errant tree branch can make a big difference. Not every window is created equal, so before you call a contractor to completely replace the entire frame and glass, make sure you know just what you’re replacing. Single Pane Windows Older homes and some manufactured housing still have single pane window glass installed. While it might not be the best insulator, it’s a great deal easier to repair when it breaks. In most cases, the glass in single pane windows can simply be cut to fit the frame and secured in place. Expect to pay between $3 and $14 per square foot, more for specialty glass. Having the glass installed can be another story entirely, as...

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