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Things To Consider Before Refurbishing Your Hydraulic Products

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The repairing, rebuilding, and remanufacturing industry has had an increasingly large impact in the field of hydraulics and fluid power in the past few years. The decision to repair or refurbish hydraulic products hinges on two separate considerations: the durability of the refurbished product and the economy of the refurbishing process. While some types of hydraulic products are designed to be disposable and have no refurbishing ability, other products are designed from better materials that are more suitable for repair and refurbishing.

3 June 2016

Not Your Grandma's Double Glazing: how to make double-glazed windows look amazing

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The benefits of double glazing are undeniable. High quality double glazed windows are better for the environment, can help you save money in the long run, are harder for potential intruders to break in through and almost always increase the value of your home. The trouble is, though, the aesthetics aren't right for everyone; not all homes look good with uPVC frames, and if your interior design style is a little off the beaten track, you won't want windows that look just like everyone else's.

3 June 2016

Residential Rainwater-Harvesting: Gutters and Tanks

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A large number of homeowners who live in areas that receive a lot of rainfall choose to harvest such water for residential use. This helps to reduce the homeowner's reliance on the mains water supply, thereby reducing the water utility bills at the end of each billing period. If you're moving into a pre-owned house, it's likely that there are several improvements that you would want to undertake around the residential premises.

2 June 2016

What to Consider When You're Thinking of a Scissor Lift Hire

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Using a scissor lift can keep you safe when working at any elevated height, and these lifts are available for hire for contractors as well as for homeowners. Rather than trying to balance on a ladder when you need to paint, do ceiling repairs, or work on light poles or tree trimming, getting a scissor lift can reduce your risk of falling and also allow you to spread out any tools and equipment you need.

1 June 2016

Understanding Some Common Car Radiator Problems

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Your car's radiator is very important to the entire workings of the car itself; the engine generates heat from working and the radiator circulates coolant to keep it cool. If the radiator or any of the parts of the cooling system were to fail, your engine could overheat so severely that it could actually seize up. Note a few common car radiator problems so you know where to start looking for problems or know what to expect by way of repairs when you take the car to a shop.

31 May 2016

Benefits and Drawbacks of Plastic Pallets In Comparison To Wood

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Whether you are looking to transport goods or keep them in storage, pallets would be an ideal choice. Generally, most people opt for wooden pallets since they tend to be the most reasonably priced option that you can get in the market.  However, plastic pallets are proving to offer up more benefits when compared to their wooden counterparts. The following are some of the benefits, as well as drawbacks, of plastic pallets in comparison to wooden pallets.

31 May 2016

No. 4 vs. 2B Stainless Steel Finish

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Stainless steel is considered a unique type of metal alloy made of chromium and steel (carbon/iron). There are quite a few different finishes applied to stainless steel, including standard finishes to more specialty options, including bead blasting, etched, polished or brushed. In most cases, corrosion resistance is a main factor that determines the finish used on stainless steel. A general rule of thumb is the rougher the surface of the stainless steel, the less corrosion resistant it is.

31 May 2016

Viable Options to Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

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Did you know that with proper roofing insulation, you can save up to 20 percent on your utility costs? This is pretty impressive and for some can equate to impressive savings each month. However, you still have to take some time to figure out what you can do to make your roof more energy efficient. Some viable options that will cool down your roof and your home or building can be found here.

31 May 2016

Three Ways Recycled Concrete Can Help Reduce Erosion Around Your Yard

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If you have a sloped yard that is prone to soil erosion and you've been looking for cool ways to recycle your old concrete driveway, you are in luck. There are a range of cool projects you can do with old concrete, and in particular, you can use recycled concrete to reduce soil erosion around your home. Here are three ideas to inspire you: 1. Protect the ground around your foundation from erosion with recycled concrete.

31 May 2016

Pump, Don't Dump: Diagnosing And Repairing Low Pressure Problems With Submersible Well Pumps

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A well is only ever as useful as the pump you use to draw water from it, and for many well owners and operators choosing a submersible pump makes a lot of sense. The watertight seal of a submersible pump that protect the motor and other vital moving parts also serve to extend the lifespan of the pump, and protect it from outside contaminants and exposure damage.  However, submersible well pumps are not invincible, and it's a fair bet that your pump will experience problems at some point in its long working life.

31 May 2016