Transfer Switches For Portable Generators

A transfer switch prevents electricity from flowing simultaneously between your portable generator and the utility grid. It is mounted next to your home circuit breaker box and can operate manually or automatically. In the event of a blackout, you can power several appliances to include the refrigerator, television, lights and even your sump pump. However,…

Details

The Impact of Frontal Lobe Injuries

Because of the size and location of the frontal lobe, this is the most common area to be injured. A traumatic injury to this part of our brain can affect problem solving, short term memory loss, motivation, judgment, impulsivity, behavior, perception, attention span difficulties, rationality, apathy, inhibition (possibly social or sexually inappropriate behavior), strategizing problems,…

Details

The Black Hole Metaphor Of Anxiety

Many times in my articles I am using the metaphor of black-hole to describe the way that anxiety affect our existential state. In this article I want to explain this metaphor since it can be used to visualize what is usually very difficult to say in words, about the anxiety and its affect on our…

Details

Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation

Installing a crawlspace vapor barrier is not rocket science. It is not physically difficult. Whether installing a quality vapor barrier in a vented crawlspace or doing a complete crawlspace encapsulation, it only takes a little time, a little patience and a willingness to crawl around on your hands and knees for a couple of days.…

Details

Wallpaper – Is It "In" or "Out?"

Several times in the past few weeks, I have been informed by clients that wallpaper is “out.” I would hate to see this source of exciting decorating ideas abandoned and suspect that the “out” response is more from fear of the unknown than any kind of practical decorating sense. Of course, decorating is just like…

Details

Mesothelioma Cancer Still Affecting People

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that forms in the linings of the chest (the pleura) abdomen (the peritoneum) or heart (pericardium). This cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a fibrous incombustible mineral used for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings, and chemical filters. When this chemical is inhaled, it…

Details

Masonry Information and Definitions

Masonry is when you take a variety of components and assemble them into a structure using an adhesive mortar. This is done by stacking one piece on top of another, with some sort of bonding agent in between them. The materials used can be just about anything, but it is usually some kind of stone.…

Details

The Advantages to Suspended Ceilings

There are many different types of ceilings that can be used in different buildings throughout the world nowadays but one of the ones that is taking the building business by storm is the suspended ceilings type. There are so many places that can have these installed as well as so many different reasons why you…

Details