Steel Steps – Designs

There are several steel steps styles and designs accessible in the bazaar for the customers. You can find all that information below in this article. The stairways are gaining popularity among the people and that is the reason why they are widely utilized by public. There are diverse forms of stairways available and you can purchase the one that you love the most. You may buy the one that fits the internal structure and decoration of your house. These staircases are made up from different materials such as the likes of wood, synthetic substance and steel etc. They add artistic value to your home. Given below in this article I have discussed about various designs of the steel steps.

One of the most common styles is a straight stairway. You may acquire these stairs with railings at a very affordable price. They are probably the least expensive among the steel steps designs but are really beautiful. Having these steps in your home increases the beauty of the house.

The next design that I have discussed in this article is the steel curved steps. This kind of design is mainly utilized in the house where you have less space or sometimes this design is also utilized outside of the house. Again the steel curved steps also increase the decoration of the house and people who visit your house are really attracted by their beauty. They look innovative and creative. Never try to set up this type of design all by yourself. You must ask help from an expert or professional who has got enough experience to design and install the curved steel steps.

Then there is another kind of design that also takes less space. This one is known as the steel vertical steps. They are perfect for small houses and offices and people utilize them a lot. They can be removed and used for different parts of the home as well.

In case you are a very innovative person and want to design your own stairway with diverse and unique style then go for it. You are required to do proper search and assessment of all the options that are available to you and then make the final choice. If you do not do that then you might end up buying a steel stairway that is not suitable for your house. The end result would only be dissatisfaction and frustration.

RSS For Rookies

What are RSS newsfeeds?

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary, or for Really Simple Syndication. Both mean the same thing, so do not let it confuse you. An RSS is something a website (or a blog) offers to readers provide a "news feed" of their information. It's available for everyone to add to their own "news reader" for free and gets displayed on your desktop or in your web browser.

It works almost like a stock ticker, delivering exactly the information that you have anonymously "subscribed" to, eliminating the need to go out and check your favorite outlets for new information, because they're already delivered to your computer.

Who needs RSS?

Well, everyone need it. It's so much more efficient than going to get it, or getting endless email newsletters. Having the paper delivered to your home makes more sense than driving to the store every day, does not it? In the same vein, let's say that you want only the latest news about only certain subjects, and routinely go out and check several websites to see what's new. Using RSS, those individual websites will deliver that news right to your desktop, suitable for reading, clicking, printing, or ignoring.

How can you use RSS?

There seems to be no single definitive answer, because there are so many ways to use it. I'll tell you about the easiest way to get RSS feeds that I know of, but by no means is that the only way. That is; on your homepage of your web browser.

First, you need an RSS newsreader, (aka "aggregator"). The good news though is that you may already have one. Since millions of people have Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail or Google accounts, I'll walk you through adding a news feed to your MSN home page. Go to my.msn.com and sign in. If you do not already have a hotmail account, go ahead and create one. If you'd prefer, you can go to my.yahoo.com and do the same) It only takes a minute go get a new account.

After signing in to My MSN, you'll see quite an array of news, weather, sports, ads, stock quotes, local information etc. Think of this as your canvas, and you're free to arrange or remove the information how you see fit. Each of these sections you see can me easily moved or deleted. To move them, just click and drag from the top right of each subject area. To remove them, click the minus (-) sign in the top left of the subject area. Feel free to delete them all, since you can always add them back later.

Now go to top left of the screen, right above the "Welcome" area you'll see "Add content" below your name. When you go there, you get four choices (Tabs) for adding content. The default tab that comes up is "Search". and from here you have four options and each is clearly defined. If you know the exact web address (URL) for a company's newsfeed, you can enter it right here. The other three tabs might be worth exploring too, since they let you browse by company names and subjects. Then you just click a box for all you want.

After signing in to My Yahoo, you'll notice that there are already several news feeds from Reuters listed there, with "Top stories", "world News", "Politics" and "Business". Above those stories, you'll see a big yellow box in the center explaining how you can "Add Content". Click the link to "add content" and you'll come up with a search box allowing you to "find content" about a given subject. Type in a search phrase, and you'll be presented with search results that all have an "Add" button next to them. Hit the "Add" button by the ones you want, and then hit the "Finished" button at the top right, and you're done. You just added that RSS news feed to your My Yahoo page. Scroll down at the My Yahoo main page, and you'll see those news headlines you added at the bottom of your list. To rearrange the order of your news feeds, just hit the small "edit" button at the top right of each news section. To remove a news feed, just hit the X like you would to close any window.

Customizing your own news feeds

Now suppose you do not need to "find" a news feed on a subject, because you already know you want to add a particular one. Well that's easy too. Al you have to do is identify what the "RSS feed URL" is for the information you want to add. Most blogs or news organizations show you these now on their websites.

Look for a small orange box on the website that says XML or the words "RSS Feed" or "News feed" and click on it. In the case of large organizations, like CNN for example, you'll be taken to a page with a nice set of instructions, and a whole list of RSS news feed URL's that you can manually copy and paste into your news reader.

Sometimes though, you'll be taken to a page that looks like gibberish code. Do not let that scare you like it did me the first time I saw it! When that happens, you are actually looking right at the feed itself, and all you have to do is copy and paste what's in the address bar of your web browser, right into your news reader. That's called "knowing the specific URL of the feed" on MSN, and "" Add RSS by URL "in Yahoo.

In My Yahoo, to manually add a news feed, go to the "add content" area, and choose the link to the right of the Find button that says "Add RSS by URL". Once you paste your URL in that window and hit "add" the news headlines should show up there. If they do not, then you may have copied the URL wrong, or added a space at the end. Then just hit the "Add to My Yahoo" button and you're done! In MSN, you'll paste the URL of the news feed right into the search box, then check the box when it shows the result.

Delivering exactly what you want and only when you want is how the internet is supposed to work. Things are only getting better.

In researching this article, I notice that My Yahoo seems to be having problems adding certain manual URL's. Oh well. Nothings perfect.

Live Bamboo Versus Imitation Bamboo

Synthetic Bamboo or Imitation Bamboo is a replica of real Bamboo, although there are other major differences. That is what we will explore here.

Both are really versatile. Live Bamboo can be used as scaffolding, food, mats, walls, and fences and has hundreds of other applications. Imitation Bamboo can almost duplicate this – except for food, of course.

Both types are measured by outside diameter. To determine what size you need, here's how to work it out. The diameter will be the measurement across the inside from one end to the other, across the middle, in a straight line. That is the diameter.

Now the differences …

Imitation Bamboo never rots because it is not alive. Rotting live Bamboo smells bad, too.

The imitation can not grow mold because mold does not stick to plastics and it is made from PVC, which is a plastic.

Live Bamboo is seldom dead straight, although many stalks are very close to it. "Imitation" comes into play here. To imitate something you must follow closely all the flaws as well as the perfections. Luckily manufacturers do keep their pipes reasonably straight.

With live Bamboo the ends are often flared, cracked and sometimes flayed. Also, they peel, especially at the ends. With Imitation Bamboo this does not happen, ever.

Long Bamboo stalks are very hard to find, as are very thick pieces. With Imitation Bamboo this is simply not the case. It can be manufactured in any diameter from ¼ "to 12" and thicker if you really want it. Their lengths can range from generally 8 'or 10', up to and including 20 '. Also they have another, fantastic, attribute. They can be joined together to make even longer lengths. You can not do that with live Bamboo.

Living Bamboo can not keep its color. A few months in the sun and it tends to start turning gray. Imitation Bamboo will take years before the sun wears away the coloring, turning it white.

The Bamboo plant has an internal oily chemical reaction that pushes away paint and varnish, causing it to flake and peel away. Colored PVC that imitates bamboo, painted to suit you, will not need to be re-varnished or re-painted as often.

In wet, humid, and damp areas the live plant, once removed from the soil, simply can not survive. It will get mold and the treatment is still in its infancy. This same wetness on plastic, or PVC, will simply have no effect at all.

The downside? The only real problem I can see is that Imitation Bamboo is prone to scratches and wear. Scratches take away the coloring, leaving behind a white mark. Sometimes this does not matter because the area is small and easily hidden. Other times, it's better to cut off the offending section and replace it.

Bamboo wears rather well. Some tend to think the plant wears better than the PVC. If you continually rub an area on the painted PVC then, yes, it will wear away the coloring and you'll be left with white patches. Depending on what is causing the excessive wear, live Bamboo might wear away causing peeling layers, plus it might crack and break and will do so much easier than Imitation Bamboo.

As far as I know both Imitation Bamboo and live Bamboo are neither rigid nor pliable. They both bend to a small degree over a lengthy piece but neither can exactly be called pliable. The only real complication here is that live Bamboo needs to be wet, green, or very young to be able to bend, and as it ages its ability to bend will diminish, whereas Imitation Bamboo simply needs to be itself. Of course, the thicker it is, the less pliable it is.

Neither Imitation Bamboo nor live Bamboo is strong enough to bear any load, like holding up a roof. With the hollow PVC pipe, however, you can install another load-bearing pole made of steel, or wood, and slip this inside. Hollow live Bamboo has nodes that touch in the middle, preventing the aforementioned load-bearing pole's access.

I hope this helps you determine the differences. The use of either the imitation or live plant can be mostly interchangeable. Now choose whichever suits your purpose.

PS: Imitation Bamboo is called Bamfaux.

Installing Laminate Flooring The Right Way

After preparing all the tools and materials you need for the installation process, you have to prepare your existing floor. You must ensure that the subfloor is flat and even all throughout the room you’re planning to install it in. If the existing floor is concrete, grind off all protruding spots and fill in all the low ones. Carpeting, padding, rugs, furniture, and all other unnecessary objects should be removed from the room. In addition, you must be able to set aside a whole weekend for this. It would also be better if you have an extra pair of hands to work on this project.

Now that we’ve cleared out the room and prepped up the subfloor, it’s time to prep the flooring material you’re going to install. To do this, stack the laminate flooring on the flat surface of the room. You have to remove all the packaging and plastic wrapping to let the laminates “breathe”. This allows the flooring to acclimatize to its new home. This is important because temperature and humidity can severely affect the behavior and lifespan of flooring planks.

Next, install the moisture barrier to prevent vapor to form in between the subfloor and your laminate flooring. To do this, place the moisture barrier one row at a time starting from the side of the room with the wall with the most length. In the process of joining sheets of barrier together, it is of utmost importance that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Some manufacturer’s strictly direct to overlap the sheets and some will have you butt each row of sheets against the preceding ones.

After installing the moisture barrier, trim off some of the door jamb to allow the new flooring to slide neatly underneath. To do this, lay down a strip of flooring flat on the subfloor’s surface and up against the door jambs you have readied for trimming. Next, use a “flat” saw or a coping saw to cut off the excess jambs. Be precise and make sure that you’re cutting parallel to the subfloor. This will allow a seamless look to your floor and jamb without even having to remove the entire door jamb.

By now, you might already be itching to begin installing laminate flooring. Not to worry, at this point of the process, you’re ready to install the first row of laminates. The best way to do this is to lay the laminate planks parallel to the longest wall in the room. Place the first plank with its groove facing the wall. Place a half of an inch (1/2″) spacer against the wall. Place the first laminate plank up against it. This allowed space creates an expansion gap so your flooring will be able to have room to expand and contract, not deform or crumple. Cover this expansion gap later on with base molding to ensure a clean and finished look. Remember to place the half-inch spacer approximately every twelve inches (12″) along the wall and at the end of each laminate plank against adjacent walls.

Next, continue to install the flooring in the whole room. By now, you should have determined which direction you would like the grain in the wood to flow. For each plank, match tongue to groove and tap it into place using a scrap piece of flooring to avoid damaging the planks. Carefully ensure that there are no gaps along the length of the planks and that all the individual pieces fit snugly together. While installing subsequent rows, alternately file the joints of the flooring. When it comes to a point where you have to start a new row, however, be sure to offset it at an estimated six to eight inches so the joints at the ends of planks are not lined up in a straight line, row to row, because this can weaken the floor and create a look that is too uniform.

By now, you may have come close to the end of installing your flooring. Installing the last plank properly, of course, is as important as meticulously installing the first one. To do this, you need to trim the last plank. Start by marking the plank to the correct width. Do this by placing a plank directly over the next to last plank and place another on top of that and slide the top plank until it sits evenly against spacers against the wall. Draw a line along the plank directly under the top plank and along the edges of the same top plank. Doing this will create a line to mark the width of the gap between the wall and the plank next to the last one. Cut the plank along this mark and proceed to install.

After placing the last plank, install the thresholds and base molding. Place thresholds between any open doors and the spot where the flooring ends. Thresholds come in different styles and sizes to accompany the beauty of your new floor. Remove the spacers and carefully install base molding to cover the expansion gaps.

Now, after completing all of the above steps and after giving you and your new floor a couple of hours to adjust to the novelty of things, you can relax and enjoy your beautiful new laminate floor. Wasn’t that easy? It’s a good thing you came across this simple yet comprehensive guide to installing laminate flooring, don’t you agree?

The Art of Porcelain Restoration

Antique porcelain is valued for its historical and artistic values. Due to human negligence and natural disasters, many valuable porcelain items get damaged and lose their monetary worth and cultural importance. Porcelain restoration not only helps preserve the monetary value of a porcelain item but helps preserve the work of art for future generations.

Professional porcelain restoration requires that a restores undergo a basic training. Many colleges and universities offer ceramic and porcelain restoration courses, and some provide diplomas and certificates. The restorer has to know the difference between various materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, majolica, terra cotta, earthenware, clay, and plaster, learn how to work with many types of paintbrushes, how to operate and airbrush, and learn the skill that requires to glaze and lacquer the surface of items. When restoring Chinese and Japanese porcelain the restorer has to know the historical period the item was created in order to match the color and surface pattern. On top of that, he or she also has to have the artistic ability, the right temperament to work long hours and appreciate the delicate and painstaking work that porcelain restoration often requires. A haphazard approach to porcelain restoration further damages the items instead of restoring and conserving them.

Below are the steps involved in restoring porcelain items:

1. Careful examination of the item and the broken pieces.

2. Washing and cleaning the pieces (in many cases old glue or restoration has be to taken off) in order to prepare them for a new restoration.

3. Sculpting the necessary fragments and micro-fragments for a perfect fit of the existing broken pieces.

4. Gluing and bonding the pieces.

5. Matching and replicating the surface color and pattern / design, first with a paint brush and then with an airbrush, which often requires several steps.

6. Glazing or lacquering, depending on the material.

The restoration takes from three to four weeks and depends on the severity of the damage. An ethical restorer places a heavy emphasis on conservation, which means strengthening the item undergoing the restoration and using only those materials that will not damage the object's substance, thus helping preserving for many years to come.

Bathroom Remodeling Is a True Pleasure

Are you considering remodeling your bathroom? A modern bathroom is a true pleasure. It is one of the home improvements that will hold its value better than other home improvements when it comes time to sell your property.

If you are a do it yourselfer, a bathroom remodel can be a major project but can be done. Home improvement centers offer a wide variety of bathroom decors to choose from. If you do a total renovation, you will have to rip everything down to the studs. Removing the bathtub is a tough job; you may want to consider hiring some help to do this. The tub will have to be broken up with a sledgehammer or removed in one piece.

If your house is very old, you may have to replace the plumbing. This is another project that you may want to consider hiring a plumber. A professional plumber may cost more, but any job worth doing is worth doing right.

Modern bathrooms can have so many different styles. Tile floors and walls are extremely popular now. A snail shower with beveled glass looks magnificent in a modern bathroom. Your design is going to depend on your budget, size of the bathroom, personal preference and geographic location. It is possible to put a South Western design in a North Eastern home, but it may not work with the rest of the house. If your house is decorated in Colonial or Early American, stick with that theme. There are several types of sinks, fixtures, and showers that blend in nicely with this decor.

Here's a tip for small bathrooms. Consider taking out the bathtub and replacing it with a tiled shower. This saves space and opens up the room. Small vanities also open up the room. Nicely placed mirrors and towel racks give the illusion of more space.

Large bathrooms are very versatile and can be a really fun project. Try a raised Jacuzzi bathtub with tile. You may never leave the bathtub! Double sinks are very popular, no waiting in line to use the sink! Mirrors add design and visual space by making the room even bigger than it is. The possibilities are endless.You can do a small upgrade or a total remodel. Counter tops can be granite, tile or Corian. Sinks, tubs and toilets are usually porcelain.

This may not be a job you want to do yourself. Check out local area contractors for designs and styles that suit your taste and budget. Check out websites, home magazines, model home centers, design centers, large home stores for great ideas for your bathroom space. Once you really have a good idea of ​​how you want your bathroom to look, it's time to get a bathroom contractor out to see your house. The contractor may have even more cost effective ideas that will work for you.

Hopefully you have an extra bathroom to use during this process. The process will be messy for a few days will everything is being ripped up and put back together. Try to keep your sense of humor, and keep in mind the wonderful bathroom that will be in your life is a few days. Once your new bathroom is completed, it's time to decorate with new towels, fresh accessories and area rugs.

Your new bathroom may be the best looking room in your house! You may even want to have a bathroom party to celebrate. Your guests will be amazed by your efforts, and you will be so proud of your bathroom that you will not be able to stop showing it off!

Replacing Roof Shingles is a Great Money Saver

Replacing roof shingles just needs a little good old fashioned know how and it can be one of those DIY projects perfect for the weekend warrior. If you have water damage showing up or worse, when it rains outside it rains inside too, then it is time to replace your roof shingles. It may not be necessary to replace the entire roof, which is a very costly situation, but replacing roof shingles that are missing or damaged will make a world of difference. You want to replace these shingles as quickly as possible to avoid inevitable water damage.

To replace missing or damaged shingles you will need to gather together some basic tools. You will need shingles of course, roof cement, chalk and glue guns, nail bar, hammers with claw head, extension ladders, roof common nails, and putty knives. All of these tools will need to be added to your job cost if you do not already own them.

Finding roof leaks is your first order of business. Once you have located the damaged shingles you need to remove them. It may be necessary to pry up some of the surrounding shingles that overlap the damaged or missing shingle area. Loosen the surrounding shingles using the pry bar just part of the way. This may mean you will need to replace some of these or at least use new nails. Remove the nails that are still securing the shingle that is damaged. The new shingle slides into the old spot replacing roof shingles you have removed or that were missing. Then new roofing nails are driven into place to hold all the shingles. When the shingles were installed they were nailed into wood bars in rows so you will need to follow the pattern that was established.

Shingles may not need to be replaced if they are only torn or cracked from age. These can be easily repaired by applying some roofing sealant in a thick bead underneath the cracked area. Put pressure on the shingle to hold it down and use another bead of the roof sealant over the top of the crack. Use your putty knife to spread this out. You can camouflage the repaired area by sprinkling some colored granules that have collected in the gutter so that everything will match.

There are a few precautions you should keep in mind before attempting your do it yourself roof repair. Repairing or replacing roof shingles that are damaged will extend the life of your roof for years and save the cost of a new roof which is very expensive. Before you begin a project for replacing roof shingles the roof needs to be very dry and to reach the roof you need to be sure the ladder is very well secured and study. When you go to purchase you replacement shingles you can get assistance from the clerk if you know the number that needs to be replaced. Also, bring one of the damaged shingles with you when you make your purchase so that you can match the new shingles to the old ones.

A Guide on How to Buy Effective Custom Signs

A custom sign manifests your business aspects. It is the perfect public display, projecting the emblem of your company to attract potent clients. So it is quite natural that you will aspire to endow your company with a suitably crafted custom sign.

Plenty of research work should be done on the size, color, material, etc. of the custom sign, before opting for it, because it will bear the signature of the company. Some important guidelines are summarized below, which should be considered before buying a functioning tailor-made sign.

Location and design – Deciding the location and the design for your custom sign is of utmost importance. Choose a location for the custom sign that can be properly viewed from a distance also. The best places are above the store, on the door or on the storefront glass. You can also design your sign in a square, rectangular or a circular shape.

Indoor custom signs – Indoor custom signs are of comparatively lower cost than their outdoor counterparts, because they are placed in a protected environment. They are shielded from all natural calamities but considerable care should be taken while selecting them. The signs should not be a mismatch with the decoration of the building and should arrest attention of the viewers. Indoor signs are mainly composed of plastic or PVC or aluminum and also the combination of these materials such as aluma-plastic signs. These combinations of the substances are done to supply cost effective versions. For instance, a solid aluminum made sign will cost much more than a sign with aluminum outer part and plastic made interior. Indoor signs are also economical for the thicknesses of their material, are not required to be as thick as the outdoor signs.

Outdoor custom signs – Outdoor signs are exposed to weather threats, animals, ruffians and other external factors that one can not imagine also. But there are certain organizations that have a specific requirement for an outdoor custom signage. In that case, you need to be aware of the legal bindings of your city, state and property owner. Obtain the necessary permissions for hanging the sign and also consider the restrictions about certain size, color or material limitations.

The size of the outdoor signs should be large enough so that it can be viewed from a distance but small enough to suit your monetary limit. It should be strongly built with thick material to endure all the outside disasters. Pay considerable importance on the material used to build the outdoor version, so that it can survive rain and snow. Usually aluminum or plastic signs are preferred as outdoor sign materials.

Selection of the appropriate company – Choose an experienced company to design the tailor-made sign. The company should be able to provide you with necessary suggestions regarding the type of signs that will be best suited for your business purpose. A good company should possess enough knowledge to satisfy all your queries about the custom signs. Many sign companies in the market are well equipped with graphic designers who will solve your design problems at a reasonable hourly rate.

Financial considerations – Select these signs depending on your budget. If you want to opt for an inexpensive one, use a little cheaper material with fewer colors and of smaller size.

Always remember that the custom sign should appeal to your customers and hence should be related to your business context.

How to Paint a Beautiful Landscape

Painting landscapes with acrylics is both relaxing and rewarding. Let your personal style come through and you should find this a great hobby.

Acrylic paint is a medium that can look like an oil painting or a watercolor painting when finished. It depends on the artists' style and how thick they apply the color. Either way, starting out by painting landscapes helps to get your feet wet in the world of painting.

You can learn to paint a landscape on canvas paper, canvas board or stretched canvas. I always suggest practicing your techniques first on an inexpensive canvas or acrylic paper. I am a sort of perfectionist with my art, and tend to become frustrated easily. By practicing first, then applying it to the finished piece I feel more comfortable. You may be satisfied without practicing. Painting is about what makes you feel good!

Keep your supplies handy. Have your spay or mister bottle handy to keep the acrylics moist, keep a water supply handy for the brushes, and always have paper towels handy.

Let's create a simple landscape painting. Lightly sketch in a horizon line with pencil about 3/4 of the way down the canvas. In this case out emphasis will be the sky because only 1/4 of the painting is land.

Wet the sky with white gesso. Add some color to the same brush and starting at the top, use criss-cross strokes and blend down to the horizon line. Use any color. Daytime skies can be blues & purple. Nighttime skies can be these colors just darkened with reds and oranges near the horizon. Blend the colors as little or much as you like. Now your sky is done.

Now it's time to create your land or hills. Chose a medium to light green and with horizontal strokes lay in the distant field or hill. Keep things interesting by sloping it. Change the green slightly by darkening it and add a couple of more layers of fields as you work your way forward. The darkest layer should be in the front of the painting.

That's it! Anything else you add to your painting is a plus. One or two distant trees would be neat or maybe just a single bird in the sky, low to the horizon.

I hope this little lesson helps inspire you to have fun painting landscapes with acrylics.

Cargo Planes

In today’s competitive business world, the fast and efficient transportation of goods is a must. While sea vessels are ideal for transporting bulky goods, airplanes are better suited for speedy transportation over long distances. Initially, planes were not designed as cargo carriers. However, in 1911, planes started carrying cargo in the form of airmail. In mid 1920s, airplane manufacturers had started designing and building aircraft that were solely dedicated to carrying cargo.

An air plane chiefly designed and used for the carriage of goods, rather than passengers, is known as a cargo airplane. A cargo airplane is easily identifiable, as the role demands a number of special features. Cargo planes in general have a “fat” fuselage, a high wing to allow the cargo area to sit near the ground, and a high mounted tail to allow the cargo to be driven directly on and off the loading truck or crane. A cargo plane also has a large number of wheels to permit it to land in a greater number of locations.

Courier and transportation companies mainly use cargo planes. They help to transfer both light and heavy goods to places that are located far away. These planes are efficient and help to save time, as traveling by plane is the fastest mode of transportation.

At first, cargo planes were only used to deliver airmail to various different places. These were known as the “Early Airmail Craft.” There were four different planes made for that purpose. Among the first were the Boeing C-700, Curtis JN4H, De Havilland DH4, and the Douglas M-2. The second generation of cargo aircraft that was manufactured was the “civilian cargo aircraft,” which included the Boeing 727, the Boeing 747 freighter, the Boeing 777 freighter, and the Douglas DC-3. The third generation of cargo aircraft that was built consisted of military cargo aircraft. These included the Douglas C-54 Skymaster, Lockheed C-69 & C-121 Constellation, and the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.

The airplane industry has made the transportation of cargo as well as people a lot more feasible. Cargo planes are widely used today, and they have come a long way since they were first invented before World War II.

The History of Burberry

One can’t help but wonder what plans 21 year old Thomas Burberry had when he opened his first shop in Hampshire, England way back in 1856. Could he have imagined that, more than a century and a half later, his name would be known all over the world?

Burberry’s business soon made a name for itself in outdoors clothing. His 1880 invention called “gabardine” was a waterproof, yet breathable fabric. It was soon used in a number of outdoor outfits, like fishing attire, perfect for the wet English climate. Gabardine was finally patented in 1888.

The success of gabardine gave Burberry the weight he needed to open a shop in London itself in 1891. This remains today, and is actually the site of Burberry’s corporate headquarters. An interesting fact is that the company actually started using the name “Burberrys” during this period. Older Burberry products and advertisements still carry this name.

In 1895 Burberry developed a coat called the “Tielocken”, considered an early version of the well known trench coat.

As a new century dawned, man took up new challenges. One of these was Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica in 1911 and 1914 respectively. Burberry had the honor of being the official outfitters for these missions, which both met with success despite many hardships.

From 1914 onwards Burberry was often commissioned by the military to improve and adapt its coats for the various situations.

In 1955 another honor was bestowed on Burberry’s when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded them the Royal Warrant. A second Royal Warrant followed in 1989, this time granted by his His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The 1970s to early 1990s proved an unfortunate period for Burberry as the brand became a staple of the British football cult. The company itself had to admit that the brand had become synonymous with thugs and hooligans.

Revitalized in the late 1990s by new CEO Rose Marie Bravo, particularly through the signing of model Kate Moss and Gucci designer Christopher Bailey, Burberry re-established itself as a well recognized international luxury fashion brand. Burberry has continued to find itself in controversial situations. In 2006 they were made the focus of a PETA campaign due to the continued use of animal fur in their clothing line. The closure of their Treorchy factory in 2007 with over 350 jobs being moved to Hong Kong and Mainland China also sparked Global protests. The company currently has boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills, Boston, Short Hills, NJ, Bal Harbour, San Francisco, Honolulu, Costa Mesa, Dallas, and Palm Beach.

Vegetables For Juicing

With rare exceptions, any vegetable we can cook will give us grater nutrition if eaten raw. I think we would be chewing all the time to process that much vegetable fiber. Because most vegetables are 80% or more water, juicing will make the nutrients much more usable in your body than eating the whole food. While Fruits act as cleansers of our systems, Vegetables act as builders of cells and tissues. Vegetable juices are so good for soothing the nerves and to gently carry away toxic and accumulated waste matter. Raw Vegetable juices are good for many common health problems. Drink vegetable juice at least half an hour after meals. Follow the general rule to not drink vegetable juices before meals or with fruit juices. The very soluble minerals that are found in vegetables, like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium maintain the acid base balance of the body tissues. They help the absorption of vitamins, proteins, fats and carbohydrates in food. They also help the body to eliminate wastes, liquids, and salts. Dr. Norman Walker has given us some good guidelines about the nutrients found in different foods.

Here are some of the common vegetables and something about the good they do in the body:

Alfalfa has traditionally been used as feed for cattle and other animals. It is a little known fact that carrots used to be used in this way and now they are widely used for human consumption. Alfalfa is becoming used more and more for human consumption as well. Only the leaves should be used for juice and salads. It is very rich in nitrogen, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.

ASPARAGUS is rich in silicon, lots of potassium, sodium, manganese, iron and some phosphorus. Because it is a strong cleanser especially for the kidneys and bladder, it should be used in moderation. This vegetable is better for you eaten raw or juiced because it has a tendency to irritate the kidneys when cooked. Just one serving of asparagus supplies almost 66% of the daily recommended intake of foliate which is very good for heart health and a birth defect fighter. Asparagus has been used to treat problems with swelling, such as arthritis and rheumatism, and may also be useful for PMS-related water retention. Asparagus has inulin which helps promote friendly bacteria in our large intestine.

BEETS contain potassium, iron, sodium and manganese. They are much better for you if you eat the tops and roots together and raw. The tops of beets are very rich in manganese which helps the iron work in building the liver and the blood. Beet juice is powerful and strong so do not start out drinking more than a cup full a day until your body gets used to it. Raw they are especially good for constipation, menstrual problems, and early menopause. Beet juice is a potent inhibitor of cell mutations caused by nitrosamines which are found in processed meats. Beets are rich in foliates which are associated with heart health and birth defect protection.

BROCCOLI is rich in potassium, phosphorous and sulfur. Raw is best for Broccoli, and stems should be used as well as the tops. They are wonderful juiced or chopped and ground for salads. Broccoli is a very good cleanser and tends to reduce body weight.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS are very high in sulfur and phosphorus, and rich in potassium. Because they contain so much sulfur they should be used sparingly and they are best for the body raw. They contain 3 times more sulfur than cabbage.

CABBAGE, both the red and white, are valuable ingredients in a salad but only in reasonable quantities, because the sulfur and chlorine content is high. Red cabbage has 50% more sulfur than white. White cabbage has about 65% more potassium, nearly ten times more iron and about three times as much silicon as the red cabbage. If not properly chewed, cabbage will cause gas, and if you combine cabbage with vinegar, salt, or sugar it can irritate the digestive tract.

CARROTS are one of our most complete foods. Finely grated pulp of raw carrots is one of the most soothing, efficient ways to heal a diseased colon. Raw carrots contain all the elements and all the vitamins that are required by the human body. This is not true of cooked carrots. Carrot juice is a good cleanser of bile and waste matter coagulated in the liver from years of wrong eating. If the skin becomes discolored, after drinking carrot and other juices, it is a result of coagulated bile in the liver dissolving so fast that sluggish kidneys and bowels were not able to take care of its elimination quickly enough, resulting in the lymph carrying this toxic matter out the pores of the skin. If this happened to me I would be grateful to have the cleanse going on rather than the alternative. Drinking raw carrot juice will bring relief to eyes and reduce fatigue resulting from working or driving in bright lights.

CAULIFLOWER is very good to eat raw. It is high in potassium, phosphorous and sulfur, and protein. Like other members of the cabbage family, it has the tendency to irritate the kidneys if you eat too much. It is nourishing and used sparingly is good for you.

CELERY, the stalks along with the green leaves should be used because in addition to very high sodium content they contain insulin. Celery, our best food for organic sodium chloride, has four plus times more organic sodium than calcium. This is why raw celery juice is a wonderful drink for hot weather. It provides organic salt which is much better for the body than inorganic salt. It helps with nerves, sleeplessness, and sobering a drunk. Eating too much starch leaves deposits of inorganic calcium in our bodies. When we eat celery the organic sodium in celery aids in maintaining the inorganic calcium in solution until at least some of it can be eliminated from the body before it accumulates and causes trouble. The high magnesium and iron content of celery is good for the blood cells.

CHIVES are fairly high in protein and carbohydrate, rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sulfur. They stimulate the digestion, and are valuable as a blood cleanser but they are a strong diuretic, so they should be used in moderation, especially by those who have trouble with their kidneys.

CUCUMBERS are recognized as a valuable health food. They are tasty and refreshing when crisp. Cucumbers are very high in potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain a relatively high percentage of silicon and fluorine. They are good for the gall bladder, liver, kidneys, hair, teeth and nails. Cucumbers should be peeled or scored with a fork as the skin is not easy to chew or digest.

DANDELION greens are a good source of potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Dandelions nourish the bone structure and help the health of the teeth. It is good for the lymph and helps release toxins through the skin pores. Dandelion is a cold loving plant that will have a mild flavor if harvested in the cold months. It will become bitter if grown through the hot months. It is helpful and nutritional in many organs of the body so combine with carrot juice for a milder flavor juice in hot months. Blossoms are high in Vitamin D and roots are good for the kidneys.

ENDIVE is another cold loving plant that helps the body in ways similar to the dandelion. This vegetable aids the liver and spleen. Rich in potassium, sodium, calcium and phosphorus, the juice of endive, particularly when added to the juices of carrots, celery and parsley, is very nourishing to the optic system.

FENNEL is a very alkalizing food, aiding in loosening up mucous or phlegm conditions. It helps to stimulate the digestive processes. It is a good diuretic. It has high sodium content and is rich in potassium and iron. The editable part is the bulbous part of the plant.

GARLIC is beneficial to the lymph, aiding in eliminating noxious waste matter from the body. It will probably increase body-odor until the toxic waste has been sufficiently eliminated. It is a good cleanser of the mucus membrane which would include the lungs, sinuses, nose and throat. This makes it great for heart conditions and asthma. It stimulates the kidneys and helps with high blood pressure. It also helps stimulate the peristaltic action in digestion. Use with parsley or mint juice to help with the odor problem.

HORSERADISH root is one of our most valuable concentrated natural foods. It contains one of the most efficient solvents of mucus, or phlegm, in the system, particularly that in the sinuses and nasal cavities, because of the penetrating nature of ether of the mustard oils it contains. Because it is so strong, ground horseradish root should not be taken in larger quantities than ½ teaspoon at a time. Just a whiff of it will clear my sinuses.

KALE is another cold loving plant and quite possibly could be grown through the winter months if protected. It belongs to the cabbage family and is high in sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, and potassium. It is valuable as a cleanser and is rich in vitamins. It should be eaten when young and tender. Best when harvested in cold weather.

LEEKS are suppliers of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, chlorine and sulfur. They are high in vitamins B and C. Leeks clean the system and the blood, aid the stimulation of the pancreas and the secretion of digestive juices. They help the muscles work better, particularly when they overloaded with uric acid due to the frequent or large consumption of meat. They should be used often in large quantities.

LETTUCE is one of our most valuable foods because of the large organic water content, and because of the high potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron the different varieties contain. Lettuce is also rich in organic silicon and fluorine. The most nutritious way to eat it is eaten raw or juiced without condiments and seasonings. You will get an abundance of juice and it is one of the best things you can give your nerves and muscles because of the nutrients it contains. Of all vegetables, lettuce is # 3 in nutrients behind carrots (1) and alfalfa (2). The outer leaves that we most often discard are the most nutritious. Do not want to eat them? Juice them. This food is very valuable for stimulating metabolism.

SEA LETTUCE is a marine plant, like kelp, that is high in organic iodine. It is found finely ground and you should use no more than one-fourth teaspoonful daily. Try mixing it with a pint of raw vegetable juice. Making a drink of carrot, celery, parsley and spinach, and one-fourth teaspoon of powdered Sea Lettuce is a good aid for diseases of the thyroid gland.

MUSTARD GREENS are a good cleansing food, particularly if the leaves are young. Eaten raw they are valuable for the nutrients they contain.

NETTLES, though not popular because of the stinging nature, are good for their nutrition. They have high vitamins, potassium, calcium and sodium.

OKRA soothes inflammation of the intestines. Add them to your juice drink to soothe irritations of the colon, bladder and kidneys. Okra is high in calcium and has 20% sodium content.

ONIONS are beneficial to the mucous membrane. They are rich in carbohydrates, potassium, calcium, silicon, phosphorus and iron.

PARSLEY is one of the most potent foods of the common vegetable kingdom. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine. Parsley is so fibrous it is difficult to extract all the nutrients from the fibers. The juice is good for the optic system, kidneys, bladder, urethra and genital organs. It should be consumed with meat to help rid the body of the uric acid produced in the digestion of the meat. It is also helpful for swollen glands, swollen breasts and to dry up milk.

PARSNIPS contain potassium, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur and chlorine. Parsnips actively help the urinary system, bladder, and provide relief for kidney stones. The tops are rich in mineral elements, but can be mistaken for the wild variety which contains poisons very detrimental to the body. The whole cultivated parsnips plant can be used for eating. Raw is very good for you. Try juicing, chopping or grinding parsnips.

PEAS eaten fresh are very good for you. They are high in potassium and magnesium. Young fresh peas with the pods are good juiced or in salads but be sure to remove the stem and string them. Fresh peas juiced with their pods will be good for the pancreases.

PEPPERS, the sweet ones, whether green, red, yellow, or another color are high in silicon and fluorine which help the skin, nails and hair. The juice can be added to carrot juice to make a nourishing drink. Hot peppers are different and care must be taken when using and handling them as they can irritate body membranes. Cayenne peppers, fresh or ground are so good for many things. They can do everything from killing cancer cells in the prostate, lungs, and pancreas to immediately stopping a heart attack within 30 seconds and much more. Cayenne is best used in small doses.

POTATOES are very rich in potassium, and vitamins A, B and C. Not very many vegetables have as much vitamin C as raw potatoes. I do not much like potato juice but it is purported to be the best thing for pneumonia. Although we all like our potatoes cooked, they are not nearly as good for us because cooking creates an acid product for the body. It is not good to combine them cooked with meat proteins. Fried is really bad for the liver and gall bladder. Sweet potatoes contain 20% more carbohydrates than the Irish variety, lower potassium and higher sodium, calcium, silicon and chlorine. They also are much better for you eaten raw.

PUMPKINS are rich in sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, chlorine and phosphorus. They are laxative in action and diuretic while they do not irritate the kidneys. Raw pumpkin is delicious, as is juiced pumpkin. It is low in carbohydrates. SQUASH and pumpkin are members of the melon family. They are similar in nutrients and uses in the body.

RADISHES may be discussed as 1. large, or 2. small. The large ones have half the mineral content that the smaller ones do. The small ones are high in potassium, sodium, calcium, chlorine, phosphorus and sulfur. The large radishes are high in silicon. Radishes contain volatile ether that acts as a solvent for mucus or phlegm. They also have enzymes that help the secretion of digestive juices. Because they are a diuretic they are valuable in cleaning the kidneys and bladder. The juices of radishes and carrot are an aid to clean and heal the digestive system and the respiratory organs.

RUTABAGAS are high in potassium, Vitamins B, C, and some A. They are like Turnips.

SPINACH is a valuable leafy vegetable. It has high organic iron, sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Fresh raw spinach juice will aid in digestion and elimination in the body. Spinach juice nourishes cells, tissues, and nerves that help with normal elimination. If you combine Carrot and Spinach juice it will reestablish the muscle tone of the intestines. The organic oxalic acid in raw spinach is helpful to stimulate the peristaltic action of the intestines. When spinach is cooked it changes the oxalic acid to inorganic which can form into crystals in the kidneys

TURNIPS come in white and yellow varieties. The yellow turnip has a much stronger flavor than the white. They are high in potassium. The leaves are high in calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. It is nutritious to juice the tops and the roots. They help the bones and cartilage. Combine the juice of turnip leaves with carrot and dandelion for a great food aid for teeth, bones and cartilage in all ages.

WATERCRESS is high in sulfur, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and chlorine. It is a powerful cleanser. Raw watercress juice freshly made is too potent to drink alone. Combine with carrot, spinach and turnip leaves juice for a blood cleanser. It has been used to dissolve the coagulated fibrin in the blood vessels which cause hemorrhoids and other tumors.

Vegetables are as good as medicine, maybe even better. There are many laxatives, sedatives and sleep inducers among the vegetables. Vegetables like onion, radish and celery are a tonic for the nerves. Most vegetables will make good juices, but some are better than others. We can divide vegetable juices into three types. These are (1) Juices from vegetable fruits, (2) Juices from green leafy vegetables, and (3) Juices from root. Here is a general rule for combining different vegetable juicer. You can combine vegetables from category 1 and 2 or from 2 and 3, but not 1 and 3. Vegetable juice from fresh raw vegetables is good for all cells and tissues of the body to give you enzymes and elements that are needed. When you drink fresh vegetable juices you will give your body the nutrients in the most easily digested and assimilated form. For making up a vitamin and mineral deficiency you can not beat this method of getting what you need.

Acceptance Under Contract Laws

1. INTRODUCTION:

The law of contract is a very important branch of Mercantile Law. It is that branch of law which determines the circumstances in which promises made by the parties to a contract shall be legally binding on them. Acceptance is signification of assent to the proposal. It takes two to make a bargain. So acceptance of the proposal is essential to the formation of an agreement. Without the acceptance of the proposal, no agreement can come into being.

2.DEFINITION

Section 2(b) defines acceptance as follows:

“When the person to whom the proposal is made signifies his assent thereto, the proposal is said to be accepted. A proposal; when accepted, becomes a promise.”

Thus, “acceptance” is the assent given to a proposal, and it has the effect of converting the proposal into promise.

3.ESSENTIALS OF A VALID ACCEPTANCE:

I. It must be given by the Offeree:

An offer can be accepted only by the person to whom it is made. It cannot be accepted by another person without the consent of offerer. If anyone attempts to accept it no contract with that person arises.

Similarly, in case of an offer to a particular class, it can be accepted by any member of that class. If the offer is made, to a general public, it may be accepted by any person who has knowledge of the existence of the offer.

2. It must be Absolute and Unconditional:

In order to convert the offer ir.o an agreement, the acceptance must be absolute and unconditional. If the offeree imposes any condition in his acceptance it is not a valid acceptance but a counter offer. As a result of counter offer there will be not contract until the counter offer is accepted by the original offerer. An acceptance must be according to the terms of the offer. A counter offer actually rejects the original offer.

3. It cannot be accepted after Refusal:

If a proposal is once refused, it terminates unless renewed. Actually, when the offeree once rejects the offer, he has no offer to accept. An offer once rejected cannot be accepted again unless a fresh offer is made.

4. It must be in a Prescribed Manner:

If the offerer in his offer has prescribed any particular manner of acceptance, it must be given according to that.particular manner. If no particular manner is prescribed in the offer then acceptance should be made in a reasonable manner. If acceptance is not made according to the prescribed manner, the offerer may reject it. The offerer must reject the acceptance within a reasonable time, otherwise he is bound by that.

5. It must be Communicated by the Acceptor:

In order to form a contract, the acceptance must be communicated to the offerer in a clear manner by the offeree or bis authorized agent. Mere expression of intention to accept an offer is not a valid acceptance.

6. It may be Express or Implied:

When an acceptance is given by words spoken or written, it is called express acceptance. When it is given by conduct, it is called implied acceptance. Sometimes the proposal, instead of being made to a definite person, is made to the public. In such circumstances the contract arises when the person accepts it by words or conduct. Law recognizes both express and implied acceptance as valid.

7. It must be an Acceptance of all the Terms: Acceptance of proposal is the acceptance of all the

terms and conditions of a proposal. If some terms are not clear, then those terms would not be binding. Acceptance should be of the whole of offer.

8. It must Follow the Offer:

Acceptance must be given after receiving the offer. It should not precede the offer. Acceptance always follows the offer.

If someone performs any act in ignorance of the proposal, there will be no contract because without an offer, no acceptance can be made. The offer must come to the knowledge of offeree then he can accept or reject it.

9. It must be given before Revocation of Offer:

In order to be valid acceptance, it must be given within the specified time limit. If no time limit is mentioned, then acceptance must be given within a reasonable time.

Acceptance must be given before the offer is revoked by reason of offeree’s knowledge of the death or insanity of the offeror.

CONCLUSION:

Acceptance makes the contract complete. Acceptance requires the offeree’s assent to the proposal and the agreement to give or giving the requested return. The acceptance has to be made by some words, acts or conduct, indicative of assent.

Design Ideas for Your Small Garden

Although it's easy to think that gardening with a limited space is easier than farming the back 40, nothing could be further from the truth. Employing small garden design ideas when every inch of space counts presents opportunities to learn about specialized gardening techniques and plant preferences. Turning a small space into an outdoor oasis requires careful planning and some care once everything is in place, but the rewards of a small garden are worth every minute of planning and effort that gardening small takes.

Containers

Implementing small garden design ideas does not require a plot of soil because many plants can grow in containers. Raised beds also provide enough growing space for plants, as do hanging baskets and vertical gardens. When the budget or space is limited, wooden pallets used for shipping make good vertical gardens for growing smaller, more shallow-rooted plants, whether edible or decorative.

Climate makes a difference when selecting the type of containers for small gardens if a plot of soil is not available. Plastic pots may not be as decorative as ceramic or terra cotta pots, but the plastic holds moisture better, which makes them a better container for water-loving plants in hot or dry regions.

Plants

While plants adapt to most geographies, some do better than others, depending on moisture, humidity and day length. Choosing onions for a garden depends on day length. Some require long days, plentiful in northern climates, while short day onions are planted in the southern states with more even day length year-round. Tomatoes are another example of plants that have geographic preferences. All tomatoes like it warm, but a few varieties are better adapted to the hot summers found in southern states.

Employing companion planting is essential for small garden design ideas. Some plants do better when planted next to other kinds, but mixing some plants together can actually spread diseases or slow their growth. When selecting the plants for a garden, consult a master gardener, the staff at a home center or use Internet resources to learn about plant compatibility.

Besides compatibility, it helps to group plants together that have similar food and water needs, separating those that need frequent watering and feeding from those that prefer drier soils. Many kinds of herbs produce better and have deeper flavors when grown in slightly stressful conditions, like poorer soils and less frequent watering. When some herbs are stressed, the oils in the leaves intensify, giving them more flavor. Leafy greens, on the other hand, like abundant nitrogen and water, so interspersing herbs with greens could be counterproductive in a small garden.

Color, Aroma and Texture

Small gardens need a focal point, which can be a larger plant or other patio or yard object that withstands wind, sunshine and moisture. Color choices for plants are highly individual. Some gardeners like every color under the rainbow, while others like subtle changes in leaf and flower color. Spending time researching when the plant bloom helps place plants so that something is always blooming, providing color and fragrance continually in the garden.

Soil

Mixing in soil amendments to existing soil gives plants a boost when using native dirt. But it's a good idea to use an inexpensive soil testing kit before amending the garden soil, since too much nitrogen promotes leaf growth at the expense of flowers or fruit. All purpose potting soil is good for container gardening, except for cacti or succulents, that need a sandy mix for fast drainage. Since every inch counts in small areas, placing decorative objects on top of the soil around the plants is another way to bring more color and texture to enhance small garden design ideas.

Watering Systems

It's the rare garden that does not need supplemental watering from time to time, either from a hose, an irrigation system, or from watering cans. Drip irrigation systems use water efficiently and once the garden is established, the tubing and emitters do not detract from the small garden design ideas. Some pots have water reservoirs at the base and use the principles of osmosis for irrigating the plants. Decorative watering cans can be part of the overall design of the garden.

Turning a barren area like a patio, balcony or corner of the yard into a fruitful and colorful retreat is within the reach of nearly anyone who likes to plan and plant. People of all ages enjoy the process and the results can be spectacular. These small garden design ideas do not need to cost a fortune and can unite the whole family in healthy, educational and productive fun.

Essential Tips for Easy Windows Air Conditioner Maintenance

There are different ways to beat the heat in summer time. You can go to beach and relax yourself or go to local swimming pool and cool yourself down. But these are simply temporary methods to deal with this season. The best and cheapest alternative to enjoy even your summer time would be installing a mini air conditioner. These window conditioners are affordable and can easily fit into any window in your house and your office cabins. Unlike split a / cs they are easy to maintain too. By reading this article, you will come to know some of the important tips that would make your experience of windows air conditioner maintenance easy and convenient.

The common components are a blower, evaporator coil, condenser coil, thermostat, filter, fan and a compressor. There is nothing complicated when it comes to windows air conditioner maintenance. Anyone who has basic knowledge of the parts can clean them easily. However, internal maintenance of sealed refrigeration circuit consisting of coils, compression and motor should be left to technical assistance only. But by keeping certain things in mind, you can not only increase your air conditioner's life but also make it strong and efficient.

Important step of windows air conditioner maintenance is to keep the removed window units in a clean and dry place when you are not using it, especially during winter season. Always remember to keep the unit in an upright position in order to prevent any unpleasant incident of refrigerant and oil migration. For its easy cleaning, start with removing the covering of the window air conditioner from outside and then dismount the unit from the frame in the wall and keep it on a flat, dry surface on the floor. Only then remove the front covering of your unit.

Make sure to use a soft brush while using a vacuum cleaner. Slowly and gently rub the brush over the condenser coil. Do not hurry or be harsh since these parts are very delicate. You can also use a hose but be careful for the motor should not get wet in anyway. Next step would be to check bent fins on the condenser coil. You can easily comb it by using a coil fin comb. Replace your air filter if you find it damaged. You can even wash it to clean the dirt and fix it back when it is completely dry.

The last step of windows air conditioner maintenance would be to reinstall your unit by placing the front and back cover into its frame. Cleaning your air conditioner is not a difficult task. By following these simple steps regularly you will surely make your unit efficient and long lasting.