Hanging Fireplaces Make a Big Hit

The hanging fireplace is making a big hit these days. I'm not sure when they first came out, but people want them more than ever now. The thing is that it is quite expensive to buy one or hire a contractor to build one. When it comes to contemporary fireplace design, there are so many…

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Insulating Concrete Forms

This type of exterior wall system is becoming more popular due to the surge in green building construction. The first patent for the application of an ICF was registered in the 1960's. Insulating concrete forms or molds have built-in insulation for accepting reinforced concrete. ICF's are stay-in-place polystyrene forms that have proven to be energy…

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Basic Bakery Operation

Everybody loves bread. It is simple and easy to eat even while you are walking on the street or on the the way to your office. Loves eating it does not mean that you know how to make it. We usually get our bread and pastry at bakery or supermarket and it is already baked…

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How Bamboo Salt Compares To Table Salt

Natural sea salt, known as "the essence of the sea", which contains a balanced variety of essential minerals was first taken by our ancestors. However, modern civilization has dumped a large amount of industrial wastewater and domestic sewage into the sea therefore "the essence of the sea" has subsequently become dirty and polluted. Due to…

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The Causes of Tooth Decay and How to Reverse It

You brush your teeth religiously, eat a reasonably healthy diet, you floss at least some of the time, and you regularly use a mouthwash. You use a fluoride based toothpaste. You are reasonably good at maintaining a regular schedule of dental appointments. In fact, you follow all the mainstream advice on dental care. However, when…

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Build a Simple Wood Chair

Chairs should be made of a hard wood that can support a lot of weight and withstand many years of use. Oak, pine and cherry are popular options. You will need a one inch thick piece for building the seat. Cut the seat to your desired dimension. Most kitchen chairs have a seat that measures…

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Smog and Acid Rain

Particularly for large metropolitan cities, smog and poor air quality is a pressing environmental problem. Smog primarily consists of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds chemically interacting with heat from sunlight forming ground level ozone. Smog is that familiar haze most commonly found surrounding large cities, particularly in the summer time. Smog and ground…

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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…

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Drains and the Discharge System

Your myriad sinks are drained into the drain or discharge system, which receives the liquid discharge created through the food and beverage preparation region. The first component of the discharge program is on the sink itself: the trap. It is really a curved section of pipe, where the lowest part of the pipe "traps" (or…

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Hardwoods and Softwoods – A Guide

When looking at furniture, one often hears the expression “hardwood and softwood.” Many people do not understand the difference. This article will help you to understand about timber choices which will help you gain more confidence when you next buy furniture. What is hardwood? Hardwoods come from trees which bear fruit. Nuts are also a…

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Acupuncture Tracts Lumbar Herniated Disc

Spinal disc herniation can happen on your neck, upper and lower back. The most common spinal levels for disc herniation are the L4 and L5, which is level between the 4th and 5th lumbar and L5, S1, which is level between the 5th lumbar and the 1st sacrum bone. The lumbar herniated disc or disc…

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