Introduction to Steel Reinforced Concrete

Steel Reinforced concrete is concrete in which steel reinforcement bars, plates or fibers have been incorporated to build up a material that would otherwise be fragile. In industrialized countries, nearly all concrete used in construction is reinforced concrete. There are a number of building materials that have been found to be exceptional when it used…

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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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How to Install a Drain Field

Installing a septic system requires putting in a septic field. A drain field is the part of a septic system where the wastewater is dispersed into the soil for absorption and filtration. Installing one may seem difficult for the novice; however, when you have the knowledge and tools to do the job correctly, it is…

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How To Paint A Wooden Boat

One of the great increasing mysteries of today’s modern boatbuilding is the amount of hi-tech gobble-de-gook that the average home boat builder is expected to wade through when the time comes to paint the boat after the horrendous amount of sanding, fairing and hard work is (mostly) over and the fruits of your labour now…

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