PC Power Supply – Keep Your Computer Running

Without the PC power supply unit (PSU), your computer is useless. The power running through your home is an alternating current (more commonly known as ‘AC’). Your computer needs a direct current (known as ‘DC’) in order to run. The switcher technologies within the power-supplies are responsible for directing and converting the currents. Lacking that…

Choosing a Hiking Backpack

Backpacks are usually available in three categories: External Frame; Internal Frame; and Daypacks. External Frame – typically constructed using a ladder-like frame of aluminum or plastic with a separate pack bag attached usually utilizing clevis pins and split rings. The hip belt and shoulder straps are attached to the frames. Volume capacity of this backpack…

FAQ – Swimming Pool Main Drains

What is swimming pool entrapment entrapment? There are five forms of entrapment. They’re easy, yet essential to understand to “get” this whole issue. 1. Body entrapment (a section of the torso becomes entrapped). 2. Limb entrapment (an arm or leg is pulled into an open drain pipe). 3. Hair entrapment or entanglement (hair is pulled…

Mercedes 126 Repair – Forgotten Fluids, Part II

In Mercedes 126 Repair: Forgotten Fluids, Part I we looked at the rear differential. Now let’s turn our attention to another fluid that most owners never bother to change — power steering fluid. POWER STEERING FLUID CHANGE Most Mercedes 126 owners will never take apart their recirculating-ball steering gear box. But those that do gain…

How to Make an Effective Sales Pitch

For a business to flourish, it needs to have an effective business marketing plan. A business marketing plan is any kind of strategy that gets the attention of your prospect clients. Some business managers consider making print ads, TV commercial or On-air infomercials just so they can be heard. Although these are different strategies that…

Tips for Choosing Sustainable Roofing Materials

The most popular roofing materials for domestic buildings are clay, ceramic or concrete tiles, natural or man-made slate, asphalt shingles, aluminum, coated steel, timber, reeds and long straw. The latter two are used in thatched roofs. Sustainable roofing materials should be able to insulate your home well and prevent heat loss; protect your home from…

Cellular Phone Contract Tips

Choosing a cellular phone contract and choosing a cell phone for you can be very challenging. Choosing a cell phone that's right for you depends on your personal preferences and your needs. Cellular phone choices vary from the multi-featured and cool style to the strictly functional and unassuming. It is strictly a personal choice, and…

Considerations for the Floor in Any Container Home

The wooden floors constructed into shipping containers have grown to be a hotly contested matter within the last few years. As people find ever more inventive uses for retired shipping containers they’re proclaiming a positive environmental effect for their recycling efforts. On the other side of the equation, many container floors are manufactured utilizing exotic…

Understanding Your Central Air Conditioners SEER Rating

Every central air conditioner has a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating that is regulated by the US Department of Energy. According to US regulations, no central air conditioner unit currently being manufactured can have a SEER rating lower then 13. Most central air conditioner units usually have SEER ratings ranging from 13 to about…

Air Conditioner – Cool History

Air conditioning: On a hot day, some people feel like they would not survive without it. It does not only refer to controlling the temperature of an indoor area (cooling), though. It also refers to controlling the humidity and sometimes even the purity of the air in an interior. When you are cruising down the…