Why Is Plastic Roofing an Eco-Friendly Option?

Plastic roofing is done in most places where there is a need for affordable roofing. While designing this roofing, there are few calculations that need to be made. You must factor in the natural elements such as hail, snow, rain, wind load, etc. You must also incorporate details from the CAD drawings. You can check…

Stain on Railing–Just Spray and Wipe

Just remember my advice before you start this job of using opaque, semi-opaque or transparent stain. Don’t do it. You will have turned wood that didn’t do anything to you into a maintenance item. Weathered gray wood is nature’s way of staining and it will fit into most landscape plans. But, I know most of…

How to Use the Space Under Your Stairs

When home owners think about updating their stairs and hallway, they tend to focus only on tasks such as replacing the stair balustrade, handrails, spindles and newels for a fresh new look. But there is so much more that can be done to improve this area, especially if you are short of storage. One possible…

Add Wrought Iron to Your Stairway

Having a nice stairway in your home is important because it is the first impression of what the upper level of your house is like. Using wrought iron in your stairway can make the statement that your upstairs is full of style and glamour. Wrought iron can be used in stairways for the railings and…

How Well Can Acupuncture Relieve Pain?

How effective is acupuncture at relieving pain? While some people may be sceptical about any treatment that falls under the category of 'alternative medicine' it seems now that even conventional western medicine has embraced the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and other illnesses. Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat pain all…

Action Script 3.0 – The Switch Statement

The switch statement is very common in many programming languages. In VB.net it is called a select-case, but regardless of what it is called the process is the same. You feed the statement a value called an expression. The statement then will execute a branch of code based on the value of that expression. Sounds…

Vulnerability: Beyond the Facade

For most people, vulnerability is a maniacal force–something bad and to be avoided. Throughout the day, endless Ego defense resources are utilized in an attempt to protect the frail sense of self from perceived dangers in the world. As is the case with many of our attempts of self-protection, over zealousness can lead to the…

How To Hand Solder a Quad Flat Pack

This article describes how to solder a quad flat pack component to a printed circuit board. The details of the process are covered, including chip placement, bent pin recovery, tacking, the soldering and solder bridge removal. Get your chip ready by placing the component tray on your bench and opening up the packaging. There are…

Success And Survival Tips From The Crocodile Island

Five friends went on a fishing trip down the Zambesi. Their terrifying story was dramatised recently on a UK Channel 4 program. Arthur Taylor and Alistair Gellatly, two experienced Safari guides, planned the trip. They did not anticipate trouble. Fay Taylor, Arthur’s English wife, and her parents Clive and Brenda Kelly went with them. Brenda…