Concrete Repairs

Repairing small cracks in Concrete Clean out the crack with a wire brush to remove dirt and loose stones. Wash the crack with a concrete cleaner. Get commercially available nonacid concrete cleaner made by the same company that makes your patching compound. It is safer and more convenient than the large of muriatic acid masons…

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13 London Disasters

1. The Fatal Vespers, 1623 In the early part of the seventeenth century, the French ambassador’s residence was Hunsdon House, Blackfriars. On the afternoon of 5 November 1623, more than 300 people were gathered in an upper room of the house to take part in a religious service conducted by two Jesuit priests. The floor…

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How to Hire a Painter

Think of a superior painting job as a long-term investment in your home, which is likely your biggest asset. Updating your home’s walls is a big job, and while you could finish it yourself, this is one home makeover project important enough to hire a professional for. You may believe that hiring a painting contractor…

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Load Break Switch

In power applications, switches perform function to energize or unenergized an electric load. On the high end of the scale are load-break switches and disconnecting switches in power systems at the highest voltages (several hundred thousand volts). Load-break switches are required to maintain the capability of interrupting the load current. The load break switch in…

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