License to Kill: When Drunk Driving Turns Deadly

The US has liberal driving license laws for its young people with some states offering supervised driving licenses from the age of 14. It is also possible for young teens to apply for a hardship driver’s license if they have no other means of getting to school or work and, if they are successful in…

Real Love Versus the Fake Stuff

Do you know the difference between real and fake love? Just like any counterfeit object or characteristic, it can be tricky to know and identify the real from the fake. Sometimes, even experts can’t tell what is genuine and what is not. The fake stuff resembles the real thing in many aspects. The facade can…

How To Stop Your Air Conditioner From Freezing Up

Scenario: My air conditioner is freezing up almost daily. I’ve tried resetting the temperature and nothing seems to work. What would you suggest I to to stop my air conditioner from freezing? Solution: There are several factors that could be the cause. The four main reasons for air conditioner freeze ups: Refrigerant charge Outdoor temperature…

Why Choose a Career in Welding Technology

If you have been searching for a career path chances are you must be tired by now. Everyone is telling you what the best career choice is. It’s your parents, friends and even the TV and the internet are telling you what to do for a living. Hey it’s your choice and it is a…

Ugly Holes in Your Travertine? Fix Them As Easy As 1-2-3!

Not only are missing fill holes in travertine unsightly, they can also lead to more significant problems over time. When your travertine loses fill, the area immediately around the hole no longer has physical support and becomes much more susceptible to further damage. Additionally, the hole left by the missing fill will take on water,…

Roof Windows And Dormer Windows

Let´s say you do not like the petty skylights. You want some nice, large windows to let the most possible sunshine under your roof. In that case you can choose from the roof windows or the dormer windows. Which ones are the best? It depends. The roof windows vs skylights The roof window is something…

Low Voltage Lighting vs Solar Lighting

There is a growing debate over which type of landscape lighting is better: Solar Lighting or Low Voltage Lighting. This article highlights some of the pros and cons of both based on my own personal experience. Low Voltage Lighting This type of lighting is available in a variety of brightness levels and styles. The light…

Two Things to Consider When Installing Perimeter Barriers

Concrete security barriers are used to regulate and control gatherings, whether big or small. The history of these barriers began in Belgium, when a French photographer in the late 1800s, who was also a balloonist, used temporary barriers to keep visitors away from the balloon. Ever since, modern day barriers came into existence and they…

So What Is an ‘RCBO’?

RCBO stands for Residual Current Breaker with Overcurrent. An RCBO is actually a composite unit of two separate electrical devices, and so to understand what one is and what its purpose is, it is necessary to first look at the two devices that have spawned its development. Residual Current Devices A Residual Current Device (RCD)…

Rights of Passage, Or, What’s Yours is Mine, Too

First, a visual. Your screen (you may want to use the wallpaper with that green hills background) is a 100-acre parcel owned by Kong. (Okay, if you use the wallpaper, you’ll have to visualize a 15 foot-wide, mostly linear creek that divides the two parcels about equally into two, 50-acre tracts.) While Kong owns the…

How to Repair High Gloss Laminate Flooring Scrapes and Scuffs

Laminate flooring is enjoying unprecedented popularity because of its exceptional ability to resist fading, staining, and deterioration due to normal wear and tear. When you add affordable prices and easy DIY installation to the mix, the result is a winning combination that is irresistible to consumers. As great as today’s high gloss laminate products are,…