The First Passenger Elevator

Elevators are devices that are used to carry goods and supplies between floors. The earliest notation of an elevator dates back to 200 BC and is accredited to a Roman architect named Vitruvius. Elevators would continue to be used for thousands of years by people to move goods between floors. While elevators were used for…

Gas, Pellet, Wood and Electric Stoves

There are a number of home heating stoves available, and there are a number of ways to run them too. Let’s consider each one separately. Gas stoves are run by propane gas, meaning that the combustion system is gas, or they can be run by natural gas. It’s a very clean burning gas and the…

Range Cookers Vs Normal Cookers

Range cookers are coming in different sizes and capacities. Larger size of range cooker can perform many operations at the same time. The size of range cookers varies between 90 cm to 150 cm. Having a range cooker in home is equal to having oven, dual grill, burner stove, griddle and rotisserie. The normal cookers…

Handrails For the Disabled

Handrails can be produced in a wide variety of designs for the elderly and disabled people. There are many types of handrails, designed for various disabilities. The ADA, American Disabilities Act, has formed certain boundaries to which public and other places must follow to fully support the people with disabilities. One of the major factors…

Metal Handrail

Metal handrail can add a very aesthetically appealing touch to your home and garden as well as being extremely durable. Given that just about every home has steps, stairs or, at the very least, a slope of some kind, there are very few properties which could not benefit from a well-crafted metal handrail. Most metal…

How To Install Your Iron Railings

LOAD REQUIREMENTS The International building code requires that a guardrail withstands a minimum of 200 lb, applied tangentially to the top rail. This means that a person or a few persons leaning against the rail could eventually apply a tangential force equal to 200 lb and the railing should be able to resist. There are…

The Four Phases of the Atkins Diet

Some years ago Dr Robert Atkins released a brand new diet known as the Atkins diet. The Atkins diet plan went against all of the commonly accepted information about weight loss and healthy eating by promoting a low carbohydrate, high protein, high fat diet. In addition to this dramatic shift followers of the diet were…

Types of Light Switches For Bathrooms

Most of us are used to the standard light switch in the bathroom, that we turn on and off by hand. However, these switches do not maximize the flexibility that newer light switches provide. In this article, I will discuss the different types of light switch available for bathrooms and provide you with some ideas…