Light Tables For Quality Control Inspection

Anyone who performs quality control in a laboratory or industrial environment knows the importance of adequate lighting. Without the proper level of illumination, it is nearly impossible to perform quality control to expected standards. This could result in serious legal penalties, fines, and even a shutdown of the facility. Equipping heavy, medium, and light duty…

How to Layout Recessed Lighting

One of the most important principles to understand when designing a recessed lighting layout is beam angle. In recessed cans, the light is produced in the shape of a cone. You picture the light starting as a point at the light fixture and forming a circle on the floor. The beam angle is the angle…

The Barriers to Effective Communication

D.E. McFarland has defined Communication as the process of meaningful interaction among human beings. More specifically, it is the process by which meanings are perceived and understandings are reached among human being. But there may be some faults /barriers in the communication system that prevents the message from reaching the receiver, these barriers are as…

What To Look For When Buying A Fireproof Safe

There are a number of reasons why a person would invest in a fireproof safe. In most cases, individuals simply want to protect important documents or possession that cannot get damaged in any way. Anyone who is currently in the market will need to know what to look for when buying a fireproof safe. Prior…

Protect You Home With Fire Retardant Paint

The very thought of fire breaking out in our homes fills our minds with panic and fear. We start imagining about smoke, property-loss, unbearable heat and last but not the least, the loss of lives. Your insurance company will give you the money to regain all the material goods but what about the lives lost?…

Building a Surround for a Wood Burning Stove

A surround for your wood burning stove has a functional purpose as it protects non-combustible surfaces from the heat of the fire. However, it also serves a decorative purpose, with a range of ready-to-fit surrounds available in a variety of styles. A fireplace is generally comprised of the hearth, the surround and the mantel piece…

How To Install A Suspended Drywall Ceiling

Tools Needed: Basic hand tools Measuring tape Water level 4 foot level Resilient metal channels Hanger ties Screw Gun Aviation snips Screws (self-tapping) 1. Install the track. Using a water level, mark the desired elevation where you want the drywall to go, (remember that the drywall will be 1/2 to 5/8 inch below the suspension…

Submersible Well Pump How to Replace

Replacing a submersible well pump is not a complicated task and relatively simple if you understand the basics about a well system – like the placement of the pump, how the submersible pump operates and how it is installed in a well casing. An advanced do it yourselfer with knowledge of electrical wiring and some…

What Does Being "Lean" Actually Mean?

How many times have you heard someone refer to someone else as being lean and not known exactly what it means? Being lean means to take your weight and subtract your fat, and what left from that is known as lean body mass. This includes all muscle, bones, and organs in your body. This is…

Juan De Valdes Leal – A Spanish Creative Figure

Revolutionary Spanish artist Juan de Valdés Leal was a painter, etcher, engraver, and architect. He was born on May 4, 1622 in Sevilla, Spain to a Portuguese father. Valdés received his early education in the city of Cordova, Spain. Antonio del Castillo was his teacher and mentor. Valdés continued his studies under Castillo until 1653.…

Duplicate Bridge Scoring

Learning how to score at bridge makes it easier to understand the bridge bidding system. Once you know how to score you will understand why it is better to play in hearts/spades/NT than diamonds or clubs and why players will continue bidding to the 4, 5, 6 or even 7 level instead of stopping at…

Christmas Assembly Ideas

What are your options? 1) Trawl the net. Its hard work and over and over you find things that you have done before or are unsuitable, 2) Ask colleagues. Decide to put some PPA time over to coming up with a few ideas between you. 3) Buy a book! 4) Ask the kids to come…