Types of Pavement Reflectors

Reflectors are materials that are used to reflect light. These are pavement markers that are normally rectangular or dome-shaped, depending on the make. These devices are fixed to the road or pavement surfaces to supplement other road marking such as road lines. But pavement reflectors are used primarily in the streets for the same purpose…

California Bridges – Top 3 Bridges to Drive Over

California bridges range from esthetic and historic feats of engineering to functional vehicular thoroughfares for millions of cars and trucks. The majority of earliest existing California bridges were built beginning in the early 1900's. One hundred years later, engineers continue to utilize proven structural designs while pushing the envelope in efforts to create safer bridges…

Weather Gods and Ancient Meteorology

The first meteorologists were the priests and shamans of early civilisations. They were tasked with appeasing the gods who, it was believed, controlled the climate and all natural phenomena. This was no mean feat as you can imagine, and sometimes their very lives depended upon favourable weather. By 3500 BC Egyptian communities were well established…

The Difference Between a Pillowcase and a Pillow Sham

Question: What is the difference between a Pillowcase and a Pillow Sham? Answer: This is a common question. The misconception is that they are one and the same. While they are both slip covers for bed pillows, they serve different purposes and are designed differently to compliment your bed linens. Pillowcases are more functional. Meant…

A Painter's Nightmare

As with many things in life, often there is a silver lining in the cloud that's raining on your parade. Many homeowners suffered loss during the 90s from having to replace the faulty Louisiana Pacific wafer board siding on their homes. While some homeowners were rewarded money for their losses some unfortunate homeowners who arrived…

Anatomy of a Circuit Breaker Box

The main electrical panel, commonly referred to as a “breaker box” is the heart of your home’s electrical system. It is an essential device in the modern world, and one of the most important safety mechanisms that can be found in your house. Your household’s electricity is sent to your home from the utility company…

How to Shovel Snow Faster

Shovel more often Use a push style shovel No dah, right? Nobody wants to shovel more than they have to right? But would you rather shovel more often and save time or wait till you have a mound of snow to plow through and risk hurting your back? With a little planning and a little…

Types of Residential Elevators

In multistoried buildings, residential elevators play a vital role to make your home safer and more accessible. Different types of residential elevators are available in today's market to accommodate every budget and requirement. Residential elevators are becoming more and more popular in the United States as they are dependable and make a world of difference…

How to Replace the Starter on a Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee starter will sometimes fail with very little warning. I have had to change them in store parking lots, driveways and most recently in front of my son’s apartment. Using this simple procedure you can get your Jeep running again quickly and possibly avoid a towing bill. For most people, there is plenty…