Month: November 2015

Homemade Solar Panels – The Tools to Get You Started

People are often surprised when I tell then that it can be really simple to build your own homemade solar panel. You do not need specialist tools to construct your project. In many cases you will have the tools required already in your garage or toolbox! Even if you do not already own these tools, you can pick them up cheaply. You will only need two manual skills for your entire DIY solar panel co... »

How To Put Your Table Lamp Back Together

Have you ever needed to pull your table lamp apart, perhaps to replace a globe or a damaged socket, only to discover that you have no idea how to put it back together again? Whilst they may look terribly complicated, these sorts of lamps can actually be quite simple to piece back together. Step 1: Place the base onto a flat work surface followed by the body; the base often features a hole in the c... »

How to Make a Door Opening

So you want to make a door opening into a room. But how do you go about it. Simple. A standard door opening in the UK is 916mm clear opening. This allows for a wheel chair to access the property and is a compulsory requirement. First things first, mark out an opening 916 wide on your sole and head plate ensuring that you keep everything plumb and level. Next mark out the position of your cripple s... »

The Great Blue Hole

The unofficial national pastime in Belize is enjoying the often secluded and always intriguing natural environment that not only captivates the minds of visitors on the sandy peninsula of Placencia, but in Cayo where impressive ancient Mayan ruins tickle the imagination with mystery and art. Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is the home of exquisite waterfalls and natural pools. They are surround... »

Lighting – Things to Consider Before You Buy

When we think of home decorating, quite often we think of furniture and color schemes. Equally as important when decorating the home is that we consider lighting; the selection we make in lighting is crucial to both décor and function within our space. You want your lighting to bring out the best decorative features of your home. You want your lighting to allow you to function in your home ... »

The Great Barrier of Communication

You might speak for a minute or one to two hours, yet in the end you find that your audiences don’t understand the word you just said. Do you have a bad communication skill or your audiences are just dumb? Lots of you must have felt the expression above. From my personal experience, the fault is neither in the speaker nor the audiences. The fault lies in the process. It is called The Great B... »

Spray On Cementitious Fireproofing – 3 Reasons Fireproofing Is Essential

Spray on cementitious fireproofing is usually a gypsum or cement based fireproofing material which is spray applied to a residential or commercial structure to prevent the structure from catching fire. With several different types of fireproofing materials available these days it can be confusing and difficult to choose one when trying to decide which type to use for your home, office or commercia... »

Dual Monitors With Different Wallpapers – A How to Set Up

Let’s get right into this so as not to waste time. Make sure that before you do this you obviously have two monitors working independently from each other or this won’t work. Also don’t forget where the location of your two background images (ex. C:Documents and SettingsStevenDesktopbg1.jpg), because you will need this later. Finally it is best to do this with as few other progra... »

Fireproof Home Safes – Be Prepared For the Worst

Many people go through life thinking, “That could never happen to me.” Even when statistics show that a person will likely get into a car accident more than once in his life, for example, people still think, “Oh, that could never happen to me.” Then, when it does happen, they are confused and unprepared. Yes, it is nice to assume that certain things will not happen to use. ... »

Water Fuel Cells – What is a Water Fuel Cell and How Do They Work

By now you would have heard of these nifty fuel saving devices called water fuel cells, either through the news or automobile forums. Thousands of vehicle owners around the world have already converted their cars, vans, and trucks to use water as a form of fuel to cut down on gas consumption. And the number keeps growing, and why should it now – water fuel cells are easy and affordable to ma... »