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…

Using the SETT Model for a Child With ADHD

There are many accommodations that must be made in order to meet the needs of children with ADHD. The use of assistive technology, changes in classroom environment, and alterations in teaching style should all be considered. Also, general education teachers must collaborate with other members of their team such as special education teachers, consultants, and…

How To Build Steps With Stone Pavers

When homeowners incorporate a stone patio or pathway into their yard, many will like to join the two by constructing some steps in matching pavers. Steps made from pavers are also beneficial in areas of your yard when the path would otherwise become quite steep. So, how do you build steps out of pavers? Marking…

Flagstone Or Travertine Pavers – You Decide

Flagstone pavers come in various styles and shapes and are installed in an interlocking pattern to create a strong, solid surface with a high-end look. They are made of real, natural stone like limestone, sandstone, or slate that is cut into flat, relatively thin slabs of stone in various shapes and sizes. They are then…

How to Remove Stripped and Rusted Screws

A screw that has been subjected to wear, nicks and other damage, or rusting can be difficult to remove. If the threads have been degraded or stripped off entirely, the fastener may not respond to standard insertion and removal methods, requiring an alternate strategy for addressing the problem. Exposure to a combination of water and…

Negatives to Using Wood Posts in a Crawl Space

Crawl space foundations are very popular, and it’s easy to understand why. Builders often prefer this type of foundation because it requires much less excavation work than a full-height basement foundation. Crawl spaces can be built quickly and inexpensively, offering a very practical way to “get out of the ground,” in builder’s parlance. Unfortunately, putting…