How to Properly Oil a Pneumatic Tool

Just like virtually every other thing in life, your air tools require a certain degree of maintenance to perform at their peak, a little bit of premeditated tenderness to keep them operating smoothly. Fortunately, though, despite the overwhelming importance of oiling our pneumatic tools, the lubricating process is surprisingly simple. Before I spill all the…

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Engineer GCC Mining Qualification

Many mining engineering job opportunities have a requirement for candidates to have a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) – Mines and Works, over and above their academic qualifications and working experience. This certificate, also referred to as a “Government Ticket”, is issued to a successful candidate by the Department of Minerals and Energy in South…

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Emotional Detachment

It took me a long time to discover that I had learned, from early childhood, to be a detached observer. I was the youngest of five children. My family was in constant turmoil. My parents argued all the time. My two older brothers were always fighting. And my mother’s volatile and often violent mood swings…

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Benefits of Using Silica Fume in Concrete

Silica Fume has been used all over the world for many years in the area where high strength and durable concrete were required. Silica Fume improves the characteristics of both fresh and hard concrete. 1. Reduce of Concrete Permeability For provision of a concrete resistant to the most aggressive environment, the most important property is…

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Acid Rebound, Acid Reflux And Your Health

If you are like many of us today, heartburn or acid indigestion is a recurring problem. And for most of us the tried-and-true remedies are great products like Tums or Rolaids. But there is a possible problem for those of us who use these calcium carbonate containing antacids. I’m referring to the phenomenon called acid…

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Herbal Remedies at Home For Athlete’s Foot

Feet may be the most abused part of you body, constantly suffocating inside of shoes, holding up the weight of your body and often forgotten in skin care treatments. There are numbers of foot care products on the market, however they are very expensive and contain harsh chemicals and artificial perfumes. Instead, try pampering your…

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Parallel Bar Dips – The Upper Body Squat!

More than just a chest and triceps exercise, the parallel bar dip is a full upper body powerhouse movement. Not only will it add size and definition to the chest and triceps, it will help increase strength and stabilization in many other pressing movements. This can help lead to heavier and more productive upper body…

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Boat Fuel System Maintenance

Replacing the filter is recommended at 200 hour intervals. Remember to close the fuel stopcock to prevent fuel from draining from the tank. Diesel can be messy and its best contained. Place a bowl below to catch any escapes or try hanging a plastic bag around the filter. Checking and replacing the primary filter Clean…

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The History of Silly Putty

Silly Putty has become one of the most recognizable toys in the world. The part liquid, part solid toy (actually it’s a non-Newtonian fluid!) is loved by children and adults across the globe. But have you ever wondered how Silly Putty was invented? And how did it become so popular? The answers are found when…

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How to Install Threaded Inserts

Threaded inserts are fastener-related devices constructed of metal or plastic materials. They are generally used to provide thread tracks for screws or bolts. These inserts can allow a fastener to form a more secure attachment to soft or pliable surfaces that would otherwise reject fastening, repair a damaged thread track, or install threads into a…

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Senior Moves Mean Planning Ahead

Your senior years should focus on carefree living. For many older adults this means downsizing to an apartment or assisted living accommodations. A larger home may no longer suit your needs; requiring more maintenance and house cleaning than a smaller home. Staying in your current home may also pose health and safety risks if you…

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Unusual Hotels in Spain – From Castles to Caves

Finding unusual lodging can make your trip to Spain memorable whether you are looking for a modern hotel in Madrid or a eco-friendly experience in the countryside. Paradores The Paradores of Spain are operated by the Spanish government. They are medieval castles, Moorish fortresses, ancient monasteries, charming palaces and stately manor houses. The buildings may…

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