The Problem With Plasterboard

The plasterboard in many Australian homes harbours imperfections that can cause major problems for homeowners down the line. That’s why it’s so vital to have a professional inspect the premises before signing a contract to buy a home. The Basics Of Plasterboard – Plasterboard is used in a variety of buildings, including homes, shops, offices,…

Gypsum Products For Dental Casts

Gypsum is a naturally occurring, white powdery mineral with the chemical name calcium sulphate dihydrate (CaSQ4•2H2O). Gypsum products used in dentistry are based on calcium sulphate hemihydrate (CaSO42)2•H2O. Their main uses are for casts or models, dies and investments. Many dental restorations and appliances are constructed outside the patient’s mouth using models and dies which…

All About Old Plaster Walls

Up until the 1950s most homes in America did not have drywall. The walls of old homes were typically made of a much different product called plaster. Plaster walls are thicker and stronger than their successor, drywall, and though they have faded into history there are many old homes that still proudly display their plaster…

Safety Tips For Gas Welding

Storage and Handling After finishing gas welding, Always keep gas and oxygen cylinders with minimum of 20 feet distance between them. Or, divide them with a right firewall. As the cylinders can caught fire easily, keep the flammable and combustible materials away from cylinders. Store cylinders away from physical injure, heat, and tampering. Always maintain…

English Pronunciation – How Do You Say "Pecan"?

April is National Pecan Month, and in honor of this holiday, I decided to do a little research into the English pronunciation of this wonderful tasting nut. Do you say “pu-KAHN”, “pee-KAHN”, or “PEE-can”? The latter reminds me of an emergency restroom substitute…but I digress. Did you know that the pecan is the only nut…

GATE and FENCE Accidents and Injuries

Malfunctioning gates and fences can cause catastrophic and traumatic bodily injury and death. There are as many ways to become injured by a gate as there are types of gates. Whether the gate was part of a residential or commercial property, hotel, hospital, themed attraction, or penal institution sally port, malfunctioning gates have been the…

Window Security Grill

A great way to add security to a home is with a window security grill. Security grills should not be confused with window security bars. Yes, security bars are effective, but they can be an ugly eyesore, as most people feel that they give a home the look of a prison. However, a window security…

Skylight Condensation – How to Correct Problem

Under certain conditions of high humidity and large temperature differentials, it is possible for condensation to occur on the metal and plastic surfaces of skylights. This is very common in acrylic glazed skylights industry wide and does not change the integrity or function of the skylight. Condensation is not covered in your product warranty. So…

How to Get Your Fine Art Into a Gallery

If you are an emerging fine artist, you may be agonizing over how to approach a gallery with your work. It can be intimidating to even the most outgoing person. There are some general steps you should follow before approaching a gallery. They are: Have a solid body of finished work available in a similar…

Skid Steer Bucket Types and Uses

A Skid Steer Bucket is something that can be used to attach to an industrial loader or any other piece of heavy equipment. Most of these buckets can do extreme duty in that they can hold a great deal of material. These buckets can handle all sorts of duty loads, from light to extremely heavy…

What’s New With the Caterpillar D9 Bulldozer?

It has been years since the first caterpillar d9 bulldozer came out on the market, but this still remains one of the most famous dozers ever made today. And there are more reasons to love the d9 now because of its highly innovative and improved modern versions. With its proven track record, the caterpillar d9…