Plastic Wall Paneling and Food Preparation

The food production industry requires high levels of cleanliness and care to be taken during production and distribution in order to maintain the quality levels and safety of the food once it reaches the mouth of consumers. This extends to any area where food is handled, prepared and cooked including the kitchens in restaurants, hotels…

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The Plank Exercise for Beginners

Have you spent your entire life doing crunches with no results to show for it? Then maybe it’s time to stop. Crunches that require spinal flexion are not only ineffective but they are unsafe to do. Another option exists – another exercise that eliminates the excess stress on the spinal column and works your core…

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Workers Compensation Retrospective Rating Plan

Using a simplified definition, a retrospective rating plan (retro) is a pricing plan available in which your workers compensation premium is developed, in its final form, by the losses sustained during the policy period. First let’s go over the components of a retro: Maximum Premium: This factor represents the percentage over and above the standard…

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A Word About Iron Balusters

Throughout the 1970’s and early 1990’s, wood balusters were the prominent feature in remodeling and new construction. Wrought iron was used primarily in the first time home buyer market, but it was a complete iron balustrade (newels, balusters, rail, and shoe rail).   The transition from wood balusters to iron began in the mid-1990’s. At that time I…

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How to Build DIY Staircases and Balustrades

Some DIY staircase and balustrade starter tips First and foremost, make sure you measure everything correctly; otherwise you will encounter problems down the line. Walls and floors must have good strength and be able to the hold heavy weight of the staircase. Check that the area is square and level and adjust accordingly. It is…

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How to Install a Stair Rail

You first step will be to measure the location of your railing. Measure from the top of the landing, all the way to the bottom of the stairs and then add 2 feet to that measurement. The rail material you need purchase should be this length. Some other items you need to get are 90…

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Stair Banisters and Handrails for Your Home

Banisters are not just for security purposes, they play an important role in jazzing up the home interiors. The term ” banister” is often used interchangeably with “handrail” which precisely refers to stairways. Stair banisters are railings installed at the side of staircases of which their main function is for preventing serious injuries or death…

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Switch – By Chip Heath and Dan Heath – Complementary Considerations Part 2 – Motivate the Elephant

Business mavens, Chip Heath and Dan Heath released their new book entitled, “Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard,” (Broadway, 2010) in February. The authors address change at the individual, organizational and societal level. Change involves the brain’s emotional and rational side. The Heath brothers identify the overpowering emotional factor as the Elephant. The…

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Types of Curtain Wall Facades

You know when you enter a beautiful, spacious museum or hotel lobby and there is this incredible stone wall design that catches your eye? That is a curtain wall. It obviously doesn’t involve the type of curtains you put in your living room, nonetheless the name remains, and these fabulous works of art continue to…

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Soldering Copper Pipe

Many older homes have copper pipe and if you need to fix a leak of any kind you will have to do some soldering. There are other ways to make these repairs, but in this article we will focus on the skill of soldering. You can only solder copper with copper or copper with brass,…

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What is Error Number 0x800CCC0E and How to Fix It?

Error Number 0x800CCC0E happens when there is a problem with Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail. Error 0x800ccc0e is usually caused by a conflict with Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers while using your E-mail program. The exact error messages may look like: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10051, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E…

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