Installing Concrete Sidewalks at Your New Home

Concrete sidewalks can vary in shapes, colors and be formed into any shape you can imagine. Before starting on this project, look around at other homes and businesses to see what can be done but don’t be limited by what you see. Use your imagination. Colored concrete is available today from most Redi-mix suppliers and…

Snow Shovel Vs Snow Blower

There are many types of equipment invented to help you clear the snow and the most common equipments are the snow shovel and snow blower. However, as the price level for these two equipments are of huge differences yet able to help you to clear the snow properly, many are confused as to which to…

Porch Lifts – A Cost Effective Elevator

There are many types of medical aids available that can greatly improve a person’s mobility. Among them, the wheelchair is arguably the one that has most greatly benefited mankind. While the wheelchair is very versatile and many are made to be use off-road, there are still many obstacles that can hinder a wheelchairs movement. One…

Chain-Plate Assemblies for Ship Models

One of the more interesting assemblies on a ship model build is the chain-plate assembly. The chain-plate assemblies and deadeyes were part of the standing rigging of a sailing ship. These were for attaching the lower ends of the shrouds to the side of the ship. The shrouds were the ropes that steadied the masts…

Pellet Stoves Economics 101

Before deciding to switch heating your from natural gas to pellets do your homework. Pellet stoves are great for area heating, but if you’re considering whole house heating it may not be as economical as you think. The costs of installation depends on whether you purchase a new or used one. Newer stoves can cost…

Alternative Plastic Greenhouse Panels

During the spring and summer months the damage that has been caused to our gardens during the winter can be fully assessed. Whether it’s plants that have been killed off by the frost, wooden furniture that has rotted or greenhouse panels that have broken, it is a time to not assess but repair everything that…

Plank Biomechanics

Plank exercises are static contraction model of exercises that targets various muscle groups. Here we discuss about PLANK ON HANDS (or PUSH UP PLANK). According to me, push-up plank is the resultant of resisted closed-kinematic chain bilateral protraction of shoulders and resisted closed-kinematic chain bilateral hip flexion, using full length of upper and lower extremities…

Working at Height – How to Develop a Rescue Plan

Rescue plans don’t have to be complex. Employers should implement a rescue plan that includes procedures for: Preventing prolonged suspension Performing rescue and treatment as quickly as possible Identifying suspension trauma signs and symptoms Management responsibility for safety needs to give careful consideration to the methodology of rescuing a fallen operative. Such considerations might include:…

House Stair Handrails and Guardrails Safety

With guardrails and handrails on our stairs, it is the same concept as with many other safety requirements guiding our daily commute – we often believe these rules are created for others only, until we suddenly realize that there’s nothing to hold on to when gravity’s force pulls our body down the stairs with an…