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4 Ways You Can Save Money On Your Electricity Bill

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hard time saving money out of your own paycheck, let your home save some for you by learning ways to save on your electricity bill. Many people dread opening their electric bill when they get it in the mail, especially if it has been very hot or cold outside.  Below are four things you may want to consider changing in your home Solar Panels Solar panels can save money by converting the sun’s rays into electricity, and you may hear this called light electricity. Solar panels are a combination of several small solar cells that are spread across the large panel. The more sunlight that hits the panel, the more electricity is provided for your home. Many people choose to use grid-connected solar panels where you are plugged into your utility company. So, when you...

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Recycling Computer Hard Drives Efficiently

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It seems like computers break far too often, even before a new, faster model is available on the market. If you need to replace old systems or simply want newer systems, you’ll need a plan for properly recycling the system and recovering any components that may be useful. Instead of throwing everything away at the dump, consider a few computer hard drive recycling techniques that can empower future repairs and reduce your environmental impact. Hard Drive: Toss Or Tune? Before throwing out the entire hard drive, make sure to test whether it works or not. You may be throwing away a lot of progress and memories that could easily be saved, and the recycling value of a working hard drive has a different value than a drive used for scrap. To test a hard drive, simply connect it to...

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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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