Finish Off Your Deck With Wire Rope Fencing

Wire rope fencing is an often-overlooked alternative to traditional fencing. It can be a safer choice if you have a large drop off from your deck or yard. If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing way to finish off a deck or patio railing or are perhaps looking for a guard to prevent children…

Cat Fence – What Are The Options?

Is It Really Possible To Fence Cats? It’s a great question and one that up until a few years ago, I would have answered “no way.” But currently there are several options available for keeping your cat contained within your yard. And believe it or not, they best of them actually are highly effective. Why…

Capitalism, Socialism, and the Affordable Housing Market

One of the cornerstones of capitalist economic theory, as taught and practiced in the business, governmental, and academic sectors of the United States of America, is called the “efficient market hypothesis”. That hypothesis claims that a free market is an “efficient” market, meaning that it perfectly provides for the needs of consumers in a nation,…

Introduction to Steel Reinforced Concrete

Steel Reinforced concrete is concrete in which steel reinforcement bars, plates or fibers have been incorporated to build up a material that would otherwise be fragile. In industrialized countries, nearly all concrete used in construction is reinforced concrete. There are a number of building materials that have been found to be exceptional when it used…

Porting and Polishing Chevy Muscle Car Cylinder Heads

Porting and Polishing Chevy Muscle Car Heads The heart of your engine is the cylinder heads.  A time-honored method for increasing Chevy muscle car horsepower and torque has been improving the air flow potential of the engine cylinder heads. There are many ways to do this; expensive “bolt-ons” such as aftermarket heads, supercharging or turbo…

Electricity – Ground Fault or Arc Fault

If you were asked, “Who discovered electricity?” What would be your answer? I’m almost positive (a little electric humor) that Benjamin Franklin and his kite flying tale comes to your mind. It wasn’t electricity that Ben discovered in 1752. It was the lightning rod. In 1800, Alessandro Volta constructed the first battery able to deliver…

How to Install a Drain Field

Installing a septic system requires putting in a septic field. A drain field is the part of a septic system where the wastewater is dispersed into the soil for absorption and filtration. Installing one may seem difficult for the novice; however, when you have the knowledge and tools to do the job correctly, it is…