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Vinyl Flooring: The Best Option for Your Pontoon Boat

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vinyl Flooring: The Best Option for Your Pontoon Boat

Pontoons can be used on rafts, docks, and boats among others. When looking for flooring materials for your pontoon boat, the market is always ready for you with several options. Regardless of what you would be using your pontoon boat for, weather and water exposure are definitely things that you would keep in mind. For this reason, here is why vinyl flooring will do the trick. Durability Vinyl is a hard material that will last long because of its strength and ability to withstand harsh conditions such as storms and rain. Ease of Maintenance Cleaning your vinyl floors will be a piece of cake, since vinyl handles water well, and you may not even have to think of cleaners. Instead, a piece of rag or mop would some clean water would be all you need for cleaning. Moisture Resistance Vinyl materials have high water-resistance capacity that makes them somewhat waterproof. Therefore, if the flooring was glued securely, you do not have to worry about moisture getting underneath your pontoon boat and perhaps causing rust or decay on your boat. Ease of Installation Most vinyl floors come in small sheets. Moreover, some companies will sell the floors pre-glued, meaning that you will just have to peel off the adhesive backings and stick these tiles on the floor of your boat. Versatility The vinyl sheets can be designed to look like other floors such as hardwood, tile, granite, and marble. For instance, you can choose hardwood looking vinyl for your pontoon flooring to give it an elegant look.  If you prefer a more natural or genuine hardwood look, you should go for vinyl planks. These are long and narrow vinyl strips manufactured with a variety of wood grains. For this reason, you can use them to create a wood grain pattern on the floor of your pontoon boat. Vinyl flooring will also work well on various surfaces, including fiberglass, aluminium or wood, making it an ideal option. There is a variety of colours, widths, and patterns of vinyl flooring that you can choose for your pontoon boat. Sometimes vinyl materials are UV stabilized, which means that the colour of your floor won’t fade when exposed to direct sunlight for long. Moreover, it is slip resistant regardless of the weather conditions. Warranties Since vinyl is high durable, you are likely to get great warranties from most of the companies selling these floor materials....

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What You Should Know About Roof Trusses

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Roof Trusses

If you are having a new house built, you might be thinking about the roof. When it comes to your home’s roof, you can either decide between a conventional roofing structure or a roof truss. The roof truss is a way to frame the roof in triangle shapes, which provide more support for the roof, particularly if used with a high-pitch roof. Here are some things to know about roof trusses so you can decide if they will work well for your home. They are Available in Wood and Metal Roof trusses are used on many different types of buildings, homes and structures and are either made of wood or metal. While timber roof trusses are much more common, especially in homes and other residential buildings, some buildings also use metal. The metal trusses are sturdier and are often used in metal commercial buildings and industrial buildings. If you have a pole shed or pole barn, you might also want to use metal. With timber trusses, you can also choose from different types of roof timber. Your roofing contractor can help you decide between wood and metal and decide on the best type of wood for the truss. There a Variety of Different Styles You should also be aware of the different styles of roof trusses. While there are dozens of different types of trusses, there are a few standards that tend to be more common in homes. One popular style is the dropped chord truss. This helps to keep the roof standing on the home’s structure without rising up due to natural disasters or severe weather conditions. It is often used in homes located in places that gets hurricanes and tornadoes. There is also the raised heel truss, which provides good support and excellent insulation. Some other popular types of roof trusses include the parallel chord truss and the scissor truss, which is good for a vaulted ceiling. Trusses Have Many Benefits Over Traditional Framing You may also be wondering why you would choose a roof truss over more traditional roof framing. One of the biggest benefits to trusses is that they provide more stability for your roof, whether they are made of timber or metal. The trusses are great for homes susceptible to damage from various natural disasters and heavy winds from storms. They are also usually pre-fabricated, which means the roofing structure gets up quickly and easily. This helps save on money and time, which is good when you are paying to have a home...

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Some Important Questions to Ask About Building Inspections for Your Property

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some Important Questions to Ask About Building Inspections for Your Property

Building inspections are done on private property and homes as well as commercial structures, for a variety of reasons. One reason is to obtain a permit before renovation or remodeling work can begin and before you add another structure to the property such as a garage or storage shed. Some building inspections are also done before buying or selling a property. Since building inspections are not all alike and you may not know when you need one for your home or commercial facility, note a few important questions to ask your city clerk’s office or the building inspector themselves. 1. Is an inspection needed for a smaller shed? Suppose you just want to build a small shed on your property at home or along a commercial building you have, in order to store tools and other such equipment. Don’t assume that you can forego a building inspection and required permits for such an outbuilding, as there may be laws about the size you can build without a permit, how far from the home or commercial structure it can be, and so on. Have information available about your proposed shed when you call the city clerk’s office to discuss your options with them and ensure you know everything involved with its requirements. 2. Why is an inspection needed during a renovation project? When you’re renovating or remodeling, you may note that an inspection is needed while the work is still being done. This is often to ensure that the work is being done up to codes, as an inspector might not be able to inspect your wiring, plumbing pipes, and other such materials once you have walls and floors installed and close off these areas. Note when inspections need to take place during any project and be sure you follow this schedule closely so that you don’t wind up having to remove areas of installed materials after your project is completed for its final inspection. 3. Does someone need to be there for the inspection? The requirements for how inspections are carried out will vary according to the type of inspection, your local area, and the like. However, it’s almost always a good idea to have someone present when a building or home is being inspected so that the inspector has free access to every area he or she needs to inspect, and can ask questions about materials they may see, your plans for renovating, and the...

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Advice to keep in mind when going to a gun range for the first time

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Advice to keep in mind when going to a gun range for the first time

If you have never been to a gun range before, it can often be an overwhelming time as you are not very comfortable in your surroundings. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner when it comes to shooting, or if you are an experienced marksman, there is a lot to learn when you are starting out at a gun range. However, once you are adequately prepared, it is not as daunting as it may appear initially. While the staff is always there to help you with any questions you may have, it is always good to attend with a friend who has been at a range many times before, as they will be able to show you how you need to conduct yourself. Here is some additional advice that will help make your first visit to a shooting range run seamlessly. Safety is the number one thing to remember Nobody cares about how experienced you are when you walk onto a gun range, but they all need to be sure that you know and follow all of the necessary gun safety guidelines so you don’t injure yourself or others. You should never be embarrassed or hide your inexperience when at a gun range; you should be open about it. By asking for help, most people will be more than willing to oblige, but if you try to pretend you know what you are doing, you will be quickly told off. You should always know about gun safety before you go to a firing range. It is important that you have gone through a gun safety class or receive instruction from an experienced marksman. This will teach you the etiquette of handling guns at a gun range, as well as the safe and proper way to handle them. You should practice these safety fundamentals over and over again so that they become ingrained in your routine. Mind your own business when you are on the range While the staff will be very willing to help you, you should not ask people for help when they are shooting in their own individual bay. Everyone will be focused on their own shooting and safety, so they won’t be looking around at you. Many people will zone in on their shooting when they put on their earplugs and will not notice others that are around them. This doesn’t mean that it is not a friendly place, just that you need to be conscious of others when you are using...

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Types Of Anodes Used With Water Heater Systems

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types Of Anodes Used With Water Heater Systems

An anode rod in a residential or commercial hot water system plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of the system. Anode rods prevent the corrosion of the heater’s metal lining as a result of constant exposure to water in the tank. The typical anode rod contains a protective layer of sacrificial metal which attracts corrosive elements thereby preserving the tank’s interior. Individuals looking to replace the anode rod in their hot water systems need to understand the various materials used to make anodes, as well as the merits and demerits associated with each material. Aluminum Anodes Traditionally, aluminum was the metal of choice for the fabrication of water heater anodes. As such, anode rods made of aluminum are commonly found in relatively old hot water systems and tanks. The use of aluminum anodes has since lost popularity after it was discovered that aluminum has a poisoning effect on the water in the tank. It is for this reason that mothers in the olden days often warned their children against drinking water directly from the hot water tap. Another drawback of aluminum anode rods is that they are prone to structural damage. This is because aluminum metal bends easily when put under pressure. Aluminum anode rods are most suitable for use with hard water. Magnesium Anodes Magnesium is also used to make anode rods used in hot water systems. Magnesium anodes are more common in modern water heating systems. Magnesium anode rods are safer than their aluminum counterparts. This is because the magnesium particles that get dissolved in the water have health benefits, as compared to aluminum particles which are harmful to one’s health.  The current produced by a magnesium anode rod is also stronger than that of aluminum, hence greater protection against corrosion. On the down side, magnesium metal gets corroded faster than aluminum. For this reason, magnesium anode rods have a significantly reduced lifespan. Powered Anodes Powered anode electrodes are the most expensive type of anodes available. They are a relatively new introduction in the world of anodes and anode rods and may therefore not be very common in residential water heating systems. The powered anode replaces the sacrificial reaction of traditional anodes with the introduction of electric current into the hot water tank. Powered anodes use electrodes to achieve this effect and can easily be used as permanent replacements for sacrificial anodes. Powered anodes are great for use in hot water systems where sacrificial anodes are unable to help with odor-related problems. Individuals who would like more information on replacing the anode rod in their hot water system may contact a heating company like Carman...

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How to Troubleshoot a Few Common Problems With a Ducted Air Conditioning System

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Troubleshoot a Few Common Problems With a Ducted Air Conditioning System

A ducted air conditioning system from a company like Airite Industries refers to a system that has a duct that runs through the house and to the exterior. When this duct is connected to all the vents in the home, this is called a unit. When there is just one duct to one panel in the home, this is called a split system unit; these are commonly found in hotels and motels. Note a few problems you might experience with a ducted system so you know how to fix them or what to expect when you talk to a repairperson. 1. The unit won’t switch on at all If you’ve checked your circuit breaker and know that you have your thermostat set properly and the air conditioner still will not switch on, a common cause for this is a controller inside the unit that is not getting power. In some cases it can be something as simple as vermin chewing through the wires that bring power to the unit. If there are no lights appearing on the unit itself, this is often an electrical problem. The wires may have also become bare and frayed from age or overuse and they are not supplying power to the control unit. If there are lights on the control panel, this means the unit is getting electricity. The control unit may have a timer that is set and which is then not allowing it to run. If you have a reverse system that produces heat in the winter, the unit may still be set to heat and won’t switch on when the air is very warm. The unit may have also a safety switch that you will see on the side of your home, near the duct, and this may have tripped. 2. The unit runs but you don’t feel much cooler This may be a simple problem of having a unit that is too small and weak for your home or the outside temperature. In many cases this is also a problem with a leak in the ductwork. If connectors have come loose or there are holes in the ducts, then the cold air could be going out the ducts behind the walls before it reaches the room itself. The airflow may also be restricted in another way; if the unit was installed in a very small area of the home, the airflow may be restricted so it doesn’t reach the inside of your home. Consider if you’ve recently done renovation work that may have damaged the ductwork or restricted the airflow in any...

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Key Fertiliser Tips to Having a Great Lawn

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Key Fertiliser Tips to Having a Great Lawn

Getting the best lawn fertiliser for your lawn depends on various factors. You must be aware of the condition of your soil and the type of grasses that grow on it, as well as your maintenance goals when looking to pick the best fertiliser for your needs. Here are four key tips to understanding your lawn and picking the right fertiliser. Soil Condition The first key step is understanding the condition that your soil is in. It may be deficient in key nutrients, nutrients without which your soil will not be able to thrive. You can find cheap soil testers at most gardening supply stores like Perth Turf Supplies. The most basic measurements include testing for the alkaline and acid levels. These acids affect the pH level of your soil. Some of the nutrients that have the biggest impact on your soil include phosphorous, potassium, nitrogen, zinc, sulphur, and iron. Grass Needs Once you have made sure that your soil is in great condition, you have to learn what your grass needs. In order to have a lawn healthy throughout the year, you need a balanced amount of phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium. It’s these three ingredients that keep your grass in great condition at its peak growth rate. Some particular types of grasses might need higher concentrations of certain nutrients, so make sure to check with your gardening supply store for the needs of your grass. Fertiliser Qualities When looking for lawn and turf supplies, it’s important that you buy a fertiliser with the right combination of nutrients. At the gardening supply store you may see a high amount of fertilisers, all of which have different combinations of numbers and that are specifically formulated for different grasses. You can find a nutrient analysis on each bag, and you will also see a set of three numbers on the bag. The first number represents the amount of nitrogen that’s in the fertiliser, the second is the amount of phosphorous, and the last represents the amount of potassium. Nitrogen supports the growth of your grass, phosphorous is great for root development, and potassium helps with the lawn’s defence against diseases. Synthetic, Organic, or Timed Release Fertilisers Most fertilisers that you see on the market nowadays are synthetic. They are created chemically and are much easier to apply than other fertiliser types. Organic fertilisers obtain their nutrients from sources that were alive once, like fish emulsion or manure. These help build up the soil but are slow acting in cold weather. Timed release fertilisers have their own coatings on each granule, which dictates how quickly the nutrients can be released. The primary advantage of this fertiliser is that you obtain an extremely long lasting feed to your...

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Pros and Cons of Electric High Pressure Washers

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Electric High Pressure Washers

High-pressure cleaning equipment comes in two main versions. One is the electric version and the other is the fuel (petrol or diesel) powered one. Are you wondering about whether to buy an electric or fuel powered high-pressure washer? Read on and find out the pros and cons of electric high pressure washing equipment: The Pros They are compact. Electric pressure washers have few parts since they do not need a fuel tank and engine system. This makes them very compact so they are very easy to move around or store. They are versatile. Electric high pressure washing equipment can be used both outdoors and indoors. This is because the equipment does not give off fumes that can cause a health hazard in an enclosed environment. They are more quiet. Electric high-pressure washers are more quiet when compared to their fuel-powered counterparts. This is because the electric washer does not have an engine and exhaust system that has to keep running while the washer is being used. You may not need to wear hearing protection devices if you are using an electric high-pressure washer. They are more affordable. Electric high-pressure washers are generally more affordable when compared with fuel (gas) powered washers. For instance, you can get an electric high-pressure washer for less than $500 while you will spend more than $2,000 to get a diesel high-pressure washer. The Cons They have a limited range of operation. Most electric high-pressure washers have relatively short power cords. This limits the radius within which you can use them and you may have to get an extension cord in order to improve their reach. However, those extension cords can pose trip or electrical shock hazards as you work. They cannot handle heavy-duty work. The compact size of electric high-pressure washers makes them unsuitable for heavy-duty work like cleaning golf course equipment. This is because they have a limited power capacity so heavy-duty work can wear them out quickly. They have limited outdoor use. Electric washers need a constant source of power in order to work so their outdoor use is limited. Even those that rely on rechargeable batteries quickly run out of power so it is better to use electric washers close to a power source. Electric high-pressure washers are very good for use in situations where pollution is a major concern such as in poorly ventilated indoor spaces. You should therefore have one handy for use indoors and for those small outdoor cleaning tasks that exceed the stored power in the battery. Contact a company such as Jetwave Industrial Equipment to learn...

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3 Benefits of Opting for Portable Toilet Hire for Your Party

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Opting for Portable Toilet Hire for Your Party

When it comes to portable toilet hire, people tend to associate them with large outdoor festivals where it would be difficult to get access to an indoor restroom. In addition, there is the misconception that these types of toilets are always dirty and grimy. This typically stems from the experience people have had with them at these events. However, this does not have to be the case. If you are holding a party, whether at your residence or at a hired venue, opting for portable toilet hire can contribute to you having a successful party. Here are some of the benefits of choosing these restrooms for your party. Less clean up for you Portable toilet hire is especially advantageous to you if you are hosting a significant amount of people in your home. In the summer months, more people opt to hold gatherings in their yard to enjoy the good weather with friends and family. The downside to this is having numerous people using your home’s restrooms means there is more clean up that will be required to keep them pristine. Since nobody likes using a dirty toilet and you would probably prefer enjoying your party rather than cleaning up after people, hiring toilets would be the best option. You can opt to have your hired restrooms come with attendant services. They work toward ensuring the portable toilets remain spotless after every use thus ensuring all your guests have a comfortable experience. Guests do not have to contend with long lines When hosting a large number of people and having them constricted to the indoor facilities, you will find that more often than not there will always be a long line in wait. This is especially true if alcohol is in copious amounts, as people need to urinate more when they are drinking. Instead of subjecting your guests to this, you can opt for portable toilet hire. Having several of them on the premises ensures that your guests lavatory needs are catered to without having them worry about waiting in line to use the bathroom. You can opt for luxury toilets A misconception people have is that portable toilet hire cannot be glamorous. However, this cannot be further from the truth. These companies offer you various packages, which will include different amenities depending on your needs. Some of the amenities you can opt for include a shower, laminate timber flooring, LED lighting and more. Your choice of luxury will simply be dependent on your preferences and...

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Tips on Preparing for Your First Appointment with a Psychic

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips on Preparing for Your First Appointment with a Psychic

As you prepare for your first meeting with a new psychic, your mind is often racing at the possibility of what new insights they may be able to access. Here is a checklist of a few things to prepare before you come to the appointment. What questions would you like assistance with? Most questions that people have when they visit a psychic can be put into two categories: a current situation where you would like advice, or a future state you would like clarity on—such as whether or not your significant other will finally propose. Having some clarity on these questions will help you to make the most of your sessions. Many people seek clarification about their health, their work or the future of their love life or similar questions about their children or siblings. It is important to remember that once you have information about your future, you can then choose to accept the future or make efforts to move away from that future. While the universe may push you in a certain direction you continue to have free will and can make decisions that move you away from this path. Which family or friends would you like to be in contact with? Many people heading to a psychic are looking for contact with a specific family member. Bear in mind the questions you have about the future so you can either ask for the person’s advice or you may simply just like to have some contact and know that they are at peace. If you are concerned about any aspects of the relationship as you left it (whether they left during an argument, or simply didn’t get a chance to say goodbye for example), it’s best to be utterly open about this so that you can get some closure and no longer worry about what has been left unsaid. Consider bring a personal item or photo of the person you are trying to get in contact with, to help your psychic to form a stronger connection. Your first appointment with a psychic can often be an emotional one, especially if you are getting in contact with someone who has passed on. By having done some preparations, making sure you have prepared your priorities can ensure that you make the most of the appointment. Don’t waste any time in getting in contact with a local psychic and getting some...

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