Top 3 Tips For A Bigger Flaccid (Hanging) Penis Size (And The Best Method To Bring It All Together)

I’m sure you would love to have a huge penis erection that is long, thick, rock-hard, attractive, and muscular-looking. Am I right? Well, you most certainly are not alone with this much sought after goal most men have. That being said, I’m pretty sure that if you want to have a huge erection, you also want to have a huge flaccid (hanging) penis size as well. Am I right again?

Well my friend, the good news is that you can not only increase how big your flaccid hanging size is, you can also increase your erection size (and gain all of those benefits I mentioned above), and you can even improve your performance with intercourse (such as curing premature ejaculation, having more intense orgasms, and more). The bad news is that most of the methods you are familiar with (extenders, pumps, hanging weights, surgery, and pills) are NOT going to get you to the promised land!

In the words to follow I’m going to share with you the top 3 tips on how you can increase your flaccid hanging size (which will also increase your erected size as well), and also which method actually does work to bring all of this together naturally easily, SAFELY, permanently, and without spending obscene amounts of money!

What Increases Your Flaccid Size…

1. Your ligament needs to be stretched…

The penis has a ligament that is responsible for the length of your penis. This ligament is called the suspensory ligament. It extends a few inches below your pelvic bone and out to your penis. A natural method will put out those few inches that is below your pelvic bone and thus increasing the length of your flaccid and erected size.

2. You have to have an increase of blood circulation…

One of the most important aspects of getting a bigger, stronger, and harder erection, and also a bigger hanging size is that you must have more blood flowing into your penile shaft.

Pumps and pills claim to do this very well. Well, in my own experience, and in light of many reviews from other men, pumps will only work on a temporary basis (and they cause side-effects), and pills (the natural and safe kind) actually do work for increasing blood flow. However, pills can not increase your penis size… they only help with speeding up blood flow, and that alone does not make you bigger. JUST having more blood flow will help with erectile dysfunction.

3. Chamber expansion…

You have 3 penile chambers… and all of them must be stimulated and NATURALLY expanded in order for you to get a bigger flaccid and erected penis size… and there is only ONE method that will do this extremely important step.

The Method That Brings It All Together…

The best and most effective method to naturally stretch your suspensory ligament, increase blood flow, and expand your penile chambers are natural penis exercises.

Penis exercises are a group of exercise routines that you do with nothing but your hands and some lubrication. You can learn how to do these routines by downloading a reputable penis exercise program (which are very affordable, very informative, very fun, and very discreet).

These exercises are divided up into 3 levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). If you follow a program exactly, you can see pretty significant changes within the first 3 weeks (as it was for me).

Before I started a penis exercise program I was about 5 inches fully erected and my flaccid size was TERRIBLE! Basically, my flaccid size looked as if I barely had a penis (lol)!

Once I started doing these penis exercises, the first 2 things I noticed was that my flaccid size was increasing and I was lasting longer during sex. In about 8 weeks, I ended up with a much bigger hanging size, I gained 2 extra inches on my erected size, I’m more thicker, and harder, and my performance in the bedroom has greatly improved.

Bottom line, if you want to improve your flaccid and erected size, and if you want to knock your significant others stockings off, just as long as you stay natural and stay consistent, you too can experience similar results as I and many other man have by going with a natural method.

Your Food Relationship – Achieve Your Diet and Fat Loss Goals Faster

Food – none of us can go without it! But how does the way in which we think about food impact our diet? Are you someone who just sees food as body fuel, or do the different tastes, textures and nutritional values of food excite you? In today’s health conscious world, I would think that most of us fall into the latter group. If you want to achieve your diet goals quicker, then you need to clearly understand you relationship with food.

Eat and Burn

In its simplest form, food gives our body the calories it needs to run on a daily basis. When there are too few calories, the body looks to its own reserves. When there are too many calories, the body puts them away in storage (i.e. as body fat). On a purely mathematical level, so long as we burn as much as we consume, we are not going to produce excess body fat. So yes it is possible to eat junk food and stay thin but we also know that what food we eat can be as important as how much food we eat.

Food Fanatics

Not all foods are created equal. It would be nonsense to say that a caramel flapjack and an organic apple containing the same number of calories are of equal health benefit. At the ‘eat and burn’ basic level then yes they might provide our body with the same number of calories but substance is surely just as important. We have all learned that the organic apple is bursting with healthy goodness, whilst the flapjack will be laden with sugar and other nutritional nastiness.

The food world has gone crazy over the past few years. Every other program on television is a cooking program. But why are we so obsessed? It is just body fuel at the end of the day…

I have to admit, I am a modern day ‘foodie’. I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and I strongly believe in the health benefits of natural food. In my eyes, there is nothing wrong with this, food has the fantastic ability of making us happy so let’s take advantage. However, you need to be aware of your root relationship with food. There is definitely a risk of obsessing over food. Such obsession may manifest itself as punishing yourself for eating ‘junk’ food, a lifetime of calorie counting, or possibly worse. We each have unique relationships with food and to get the most from food we should strip away the layers and get to the bottom of what and why. Why did you have to eat popcorn whilst watching that movie yesterday evening? Why did you have to drink alcohol when socialising last week? It is good to sit back and think about our food choices so we understand why we made them and can enjoy those choices instead of feeling guilty about them!

Strategies to Avoid Food Obsession and Achieve Your Diet Goals

As we are dependent upon food for survival, all of us have a relationship with food.

Here are a few ideas to help you find out, change, and nurture your food relationship.

  • Make a Black, Grey, White list of foods you commonly eat. Black for the least healthy, White for the most. Then keep it in your kitchen, making sure that your cupboards are full of those foods on the White list (typically fresh fruit, vegetables, unsalted nuts and seeds, whilst trying to cut out those on the Black list (basically anything processed containing sugar, as well as alcohol and if you follow the Paleo diet, then all grains too). To take things further, you can keep a score board to measure how many food items from each colour group you are eating – monitoring your results forces the truth upon you, so there is nowhere to hide!
  • Work out what type of food personality you are. Do this by clearly identifying what you enjoy about food. For me, I know that eating healthily will make me feel happy but so does the odd treat. I have a soft spot for beer and ice cream (not together though!), so I indulge in these things every now and again. It may be that you enjoy a certain type of cuisine, or need to eat every two hours. Being aware of your food personality will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in your diet, which you can then address sensibly instead of obsessively.
  • Be wise about food availability – possibly the most important factor in keeping a healthy diet is to always have the healthy food readily to hand. Most people resort to less healthy foods because they are so accessible. A little bit of effort on your part and healthy food can be fast food in any hectic lifestyle. Prepare your healthy food in advance and keep stock levels high (i.e. always have fresh fruit and vegetables at the ready).
  • Equally, if it isn’t in your house in the first place then you can’t eat it! If you don’t have very strong willpower, avoid the lethal step of bringing junk foods into your home. Too often I have picked things up and thought it would be saved for a rainy day but the evenings are full of temptation and before you know it that treat is in your belly. I know that keeping sweet food in the house can undo my healthy eating, so it’s best kept out most of the time.

Free Your Food, Do Not Trap it with Rules

The key to making healthy eating a lifestyle choice and not a short term diet is to make it fun and enjoyable, not boring and burdensome! I think adopting a ‘rule free’ food psychology is more realistic than to simply ban certain foods altogether. To be truthful, we all fall off the healthy eating bandwagon. In my eyes, this can be a good thing providing that you that you do enjoy your treats (e.g. cake) that you consume otherwise what is the point!? Don’t worry and just get right back on track instead of dwelling on that junk food.

Agro Textiles: A Novel Application

A textile fabric has a long history of application in agriculture. The word "agrotextiles" now is used to classify the woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics applied for agricultural & horticultural uses covering livestock protection, shading, weed and insect control, and extension of the growing season. Agrotextiles help to keep sufficient soil moisture and increase the soil temperature

The textile materials mostly produced by synthetics in various decompositions, utilized in the mode of either woven or nonwovens. The fabric form is broadly utilized in the places where tensile strength and dimensional stability are measured to be compulsory for caring the plantations from natural circumstances.

The application of agro textiles will be helpful in terms of products with enhanced quality, higher production, less damages and bearable losses. It also allows us to apply fewer numbers of weed killers and pesticides. Alternately, it helps the society by avoiding various hazards due to environmental pollution, etc.

The benefits of applying agrotextiles are:

. They increase crop production

. They avoid the soil from drying out

. They decrease the requirement of fertilizers, pesticides and water

. They make product quality better

. They increase the early maturing of crops and non-seasonal plants

There is various type of agrotextiles considered to train or tie up plants. Their object is

. To avoid branches from breaking

. To increase the cleanliness of the crop

. To make harvesting easy

. To give large space

HaiI protection fabrics

Hail protection fabrics supports shield vines from the fruit damage and defoliation connected with hail yet lets through adequate sunlight. The weightless netting is harsh, tear resistant, and extremely UV stabilized and processes an extra advantage of protecting vines from wind and birds. These fabrics are also applicable to protect fruit, herb, and vegetable crops which are to be healthier and offer greater production when cared from the havoc of hail. The fabric provides light shading as well as safeguarding from wind and birds. These fabrics are produced by UV stabilized polyethylene mono filaments both woven and knitted form.

Structural aspects

. Diameter of monofilament: 0.25 to 0.30 mm

. Mesh width: 10 x 4 mm

. Weave: Leno

. Knitted Design: Raschel warp diamond design.


. Hail shielding with small amount shading.

. Improved crop production.

. Durable, tear-resistant netting.

. Greatest ultraviolet stabilization for long life.

. Extra protection from birds and wind.

. Service life: 15-20 years.

Wind control fabrics

Wind control fabrics can get fruit quality better by decreasing bruising, shoot tip scorching. Trees that are cared for wind are normally healthy, achieve complete growth more fastly, and have greatest production. Wind break fabrics safeguard crops from wind, and in particular situations, orchard temperatures can be raised by decreasing wind speed. Windbreak fabrics start obstruction wind without delay, do not harbor insects, consider less maintenance, and will not compete with crops for water and nutrients. UV stabilized fabrics offer years of wind safeguarding for crops. These fabrics are also produced by UV stabilized polyethylene mono filaments both woven and knitted form.


. Instant wind protection.

. Less bruising, wind rub, and shoot tip scorch.

. Very useful and safety of orchard spraying.

. Unlike tree barriers, no competition for water and nutrients.

. May raise orchard temperatures by decrement of wind speed.

. Strong, long thinking fabrics.


. About 45 percent wind blockage.

. Protects near 8x windbreak height.

. UV and abrasion resistant.

Fabrics for weed safeguarding

Of all landscape maintenance programs, control or removal of weed progress is a foreseen part. Weeds are not needed because of aesthetic detraction; competition for light, water, nutrients, and space; preliminary of insect and disease habitats; and possible allelopathic growth suppression.

Nearly all landscape maintenance plans depends on hand weeding, herbicides, and mulches (alone or in combination) to suppress and manage weeds. Black plastic has traditionally been applied by major landscapers to improve the effectiveness of organic and inorganic mulches, but many reports noted unfavorable effects on landscape plant growth because of its application.

In the last few years, a new group of synthetic materials has been established for use with mulches for landscape weed control. These geo-textiles (also describe landscape fabrics or weed barriers) have one key benefit over plastics – they allow the exchange of water and air between the soil and the atmosphere. Many reports have been observed on the weed-suppressing effects of these geo-textiles, with combination of results. While the majorities are quite effective at controlling annual weeds, managing perennial weeds is often weak. The producers suggested using a 2-3-inch layer of mulch atop the geo-textiles for aesthetic reasons, and as a consequence, numerous problems have been noted, mainly when organic mulches (pine bark, pine straw, hardwood bark, etc) are utilized.

Sunshade fabrics

The fabrics produced by polypropylene monofilament strands in both woven and knitted form are applied to provide as sun shade fabrics to improve a microclimate for plantation of flowers, ornamental plants and fruits.
Woven sunshade fabrics

It is produced by 100 percent polypropylene monofilament strands. The resin is prepared with additives and pigments to offer resistance to sunlight and weathering. Black pigmentation gives a high degree of sunlight resistance. It is UV stabilized to restrain under the most intense solar settings. It can be applied for several of uses like wind and privacy screen, shading for sports and recreation, livestock, patio, dog kennels and solar protection for plants.

Knitted sunshade fabrics

Knitted sunshade cloth is produced by 100 percent UV stabilized polyethylene. Its exclusive lock stitch structure permits customers the facility to cut the fabric with scissors without further unraveling. Knitted shade fabric is offer in several colors and stripes. Its lightweight and durability make it a great selection for all types of shade uses.


. It improves the condition of growth.

. Soil is not dehydrated.

. It provides savings in irrigation cost.

Insect repellent fabrics

A variety of pests like Whitefly, a number of insects harm some ornamental plants and vegetables regularly. Many viruses infect these plants. The affected leaves of the plants offer increase to the creation of black fungus due to the honey dew on the leaves left by the viruses. The creation of insect repellent fabrics has provided a way to protect the plants and vegetables. This kind of fabrics are extended from corner to corner in the open-air plants so that the pests can no longer affected the plants and also the climate will not be unstable in any way.

Setting up of areas cover:

. The whole walls of green-houses.

. On the roof-openings and vent openings of green-houses.

Structural aspects

. Weave: Linen

. Material: Polyethylene mono filament yarns

. Yarn Diameter: 0.25 mm

. Cloth density: 24 ppcm x 11 ppcm

Temperature control fabrics

Temperature control fabric is a nonwoven, spunbonded polyester fabric made to safeguard crops from cold, frost, insects and a range of unfavorable environmental aspects. Temperature control fabric supports in capturing heat on sunny days and keeps heat radiating from the ground at night. This helps in safeguarding precise ornamentals, nursery stock and foliage 24 hours a day.

Cold and frost control fabrics

Frost & cold protection fabric safeguards plants from frost kill in sudden late cold snaps and unseasonably early ones. Frost & cold protection fabric can be placed appropriately on the plants, unlike plastic covers that can draw attention to frost and burn any leaves that contact them. Cold saving tough fabric row covers are ideal for safeguarding less developing, high value field crops from frosts, wind, cold, and birds. The woven, semi-clear fabric permits sunlight, air, and water through to the plants. The fabric can be applied unaided or over wire hoops. The covers are tough, and can survive in long run, for a lot of growing seasons.


. Facilitate trap ground heat to warm crops.

. Permits sunlight and water through to crops.

. Prevents extreme heat build up.

. Re-applicable for many seasons

Rain protection fabrics

Rain protection fabrics safeguard the flowers and berries from harm in rainfall. The fabrics may have network like configuration to offer the purpose of saving from rain.


The practice of textiles is also now widen to safeguard the agro products like plants, vegetables and fruits from weather, weed and birds, etc, by method of agro textiles which has provided a novel applications to technical textiles.

Caravan Porch Awnings

Porch caravan awnings are a very popular kind of awning because they are lightweight and relatively simple to set up. Because they are much smaller than full size awnings they are also much easier to carry and store while on the move. Most can be packed away in a small bag that weighs less than 10 kilograms. The modern versions are both waterproof and flame retardant, and the materials used to create them are very durable and strong. This is vital in windy and rainy conditions, as strong winds can slowly erode the support poles and the canvas can become weaker.

Setting up a porch awning is simply a case of attaching it to the caravan awning rail that runs along the top edge of the caravan. This rail is a set height, so you need to make sure the awning you buy will fit correctly to it. The measurements are taken from the length and height of the awning, and every manufacturer uses this in centimetres. Modern caravans will have a user manual that should tell you the rail height, which makes things a lot easier for you. If you buy a second hand awning then you can always visit the manufacturer's web site, and most have older instruction manuals available to download for free.

The porch awning is mainly used for a bit of protection when entering and leaving the caravan. Extra storage space is another common use, and you can leave dirty boots and other things in them. If you are planning on storing valuable items then look for some privacy curtains to keep them out of sight. A groundsheet is also advisable to keep the damp away, and stop you trampling dirt into the caravan itself. Most caravan owners use these awnings for short breaks and weekend holidays because they are not really designed for prolonged use, although the very latest types are much stronger now.

Most can be set up in under 10 minutes if you follow the instruction manual, and the most difficult part is tying down the structure with the pegging systems. In high winds this can be especially tricky, as is the case with all awnings. When used properly they can give you a simple extension to your caravan, and the best part is that they are inexpensive to buy.

Benefits of Paving Stones

Paving stones have got many uses apart from making roads. There is a wide variety of paving stones available in market today. One can choose from this range as per his priorities. This wide range includes different textures, colors, shapes, designs etc of paving stones. One can choose from this variety on the basis of the place where the pavement is required to be made. The best part here is that one can use paving stones to add extra beauty to their house's exterior. One can showcase walking path with the help of these stones and can also put their flower pots around it. It can be considered to be the cheapest way to adding glory and attraction to your house. An individual if it is then he can actually make stone pavement himself. It is simple and if a process is followed properly then it does not require a lot of money. If chosen correctly then paving stones can work for years without any maintenance. There is extra cost required to maintain this pavement and no cement is required to make this pavement.

There are various paving stones available in the stone market. There are many of them which come with life long warranty as well. It is interesting as such a warranty does not come with any type of pavement. So, you do not need to worry about anything because first, this kind of pavement is durable and second, because even if there is slight wear and tear then there is life long warranty. One can choose from this range as per individual budget. Another way of using paving stones is that a person if wants to add some extra beauty and look to his swimming pool, he can add these stones around the swimming pool. If someone wants to use these stones inside the house, it can be done. One can add these stones in the house garden and in fact in kitchen as well. These stones are durable and if an individual is able to find a design which matches the interior then it can be taken as an option.

In short, if an individual wants stones that are durable, can come with lifelong warranty and looks stunning, then they should definitely opt for paving stones. Now these paving stones are not essentially to be used for pavement purpose only. One can use them in garden, for pavement, boundary of a swimming pool, garage, and kitchen as well. So, with so many advantages and utilities, paving stones are certainly a hit with everyone now – a – days. With no stains concern they are certainly a hit for women to add them in their kitchen area. These stones with passage of time look more beautiful and give a vintage look to the whole house. It can be considered as the most affordable option to give a stunning look to your house. So, are you still thinking whether to go for it or not?

Acol Bridge – The Opening Lead After a No Trumps Bid

Choosing which card to play when you are making the opening lead is one of the fundamental skills that all bridge players need to learn.

In this article we are going to look at which card to lead if the bidding has ended in a No Trumps contract.

The bidding gives you some clues to help you decide which suit to lead. If your partner has bid a suit, then you should lead that suit unless you have a void (no cards in that suit). If your partner didn’t bid at all, then look at the other team’s bidding. Choosing a suit that they haven’t bid is a good option. Usually you would lead from the longest unbid suit in your hand.

Once you’ve decided which suit to lead you then have to decide which card to lead.

1) Top of a sequence of three.

If you have a sequence of three cards headed by an honor card (an honour card here is an Ace, King, Queen, Jack or Ten) then play the highest card in the sequence. For example – if you hold A, K, Q then play the Ace. If you hold J, 10, 9 then play the Jack. If you hold 10, 9, 8 then play the 10.

2) Top of a “near sequence” of three.

A “near sequence” is just a sequence with a card missing between the second and third in the sequence. For example A, K, J or Q, J, 9. Here you also play the highest card in the sequence. So in the first example you would play the A and in the second example you would play the Q.

3) Top of an interior sequence

If you have an interior sequence, for example A, Q, J or Q, 10, 9 then lead the top of the interior sequence. Here you would lead the Q in the first example and the 10 in the second example.

An easy way to remember which card to lead in all of the above is to lead the highest of the touching honours.

One or Two honours

If you have a sequence of just two honour cards, then lead the fourth highest card in that suit. For example, if you hold K, Q, 8, 7, 3 then lead the 7.

Likewise, if you have just one honour, lead the fourth highest card. For example, if you have Q, 8, 6, 5, 3 then lead the 5.

No honours

If you are leading from a suit that doesn’t have an honour card, then lead the second highest card. So, if you hold 9, 8, 5, 4 you would lead with the 8.

RC Aeroplane – Assembly Tips

Flying an RC aeroplane is one of the most relaxing, enjoyable pastimes for adults and children alike. There are a lot of companies that sell planes that are ready to fly right out of the box. The other option is to assemble your own plane from a kit. The assembly process can be just as enjoyable and satisfying as flying the finished plane. This article provides some important pointers to keep in mind when assembling your own RC plane.

There are different kinds of light wood materials available that you can use for building an RC aircraft. Some of commonly used woods are balsa, craftswood and pine. Spruce may also be used when a more rigid design is called for.

Fasteners, bolts, nuts, epoxy and glue used in the RC plane must be as lightweight as possible. Make sure to use surely strong fasteners to bolt the horizontal wings to the fuselage. Using the proper materials for the specific design is critical when constructing any RC aircraft.

The exact center of gravity of your RC aeroplane must be located before the electrical parts are installed. Your plane needs to be as perfectly balanced as possible for optimal flight; so mounting the motor in exact proper location is critical.

Once you install the electrical parts of your RC plane, make sure you check the balance. If your plane fails the balance test, remove and re-position the motor as appropriate.

Another important aspect of RC aircraft construction is to make sure that the front and rear landing gear assemblies are appropriate size for the overall size and weight of the aircraft.

If your plane's landing gear is too large the plane will fly sluggishly; if your plane's landing gear is too small it will collapse during landing and you will end up with a smashed up plane.

Before taking your new RC aeroplane for its first flight, it's a good idea to perform some basic ground tests first. Hold onto the plane and make sure the motor is operating properly and any propellers are spinning correctly.

Finally, practice maneuvering your RC plane on the ground. This will give you a good feel for the sensitivity level of the throttle and also a good feel for how the plane will steer when you land it.

Mounting a Rifle Scope

The reason for mounting a scope on a rifle are pretty much for the permission to see your target quicker and faster. Scope mounting by most peoples opinion is truly challenging, but in all reality is very easy. Lots of marksman scope their rifles and it is pretty much the first accessory a hunter or marksman will buy.

Mounting your scope will call for about four steps to fully mount your scope. The first step is firmly attach the rings around the scope and then around the rifle. The second step calls for the user to position the scope. Step three will be to align the scope's vertical reticle. And last but not least the fourth step calls for you to tighten up the top caps that are holding the scope on.

Mounting a scope to a gun is by no means rocker science and even if you are a novice or beginner to mounting scopes, you will be just fine with a couple of tips and some research. However, making sure you know what kind of accessories or items you will need may be the hardest thing of the whole process.

The perfect mounting system attaches the optical device onto the rifle, and should fit as low as you can possible make it sit and all while using minimal parts. But, no matter now you are opting to mount your scope it needs to be securely fitted to the firearm. This will leave no room for error. Shoddy jobs of rigging a scope to a firearm is a danger or fatality waiting to happen.

Your attention should be find it's centering on how important it is to properly mount a scope to a rifle or firearm. A firearm and a scope is pretty useless until it's taken together by rings and bases that will safely secure them appropriately to one another.

If the scope is not fitted properly to the firearm, then you can be assured that many a shot will be lost and you may end up spending more in purchasing ammunition. This is enough to take the fun right out of Joe Bob's hunting trip or target hooting. No matter which one, he's just not going to be happy if he can never make a shot, due to an ill fitting scope mount.

Also, if your firearm has not been fitted properly with a scope, then it can cause other problems as well. Sometimes the scopes, rifle receivers, and bolts can become damaged and can therefore be harmful to the shooter or others. Checking them on a regular basis can mean the difference in someone staving off an incidental injury. Just remember, your scope is an extension of your eye and you should take no less care or concern with it than you would your actual eye. Treat them equally careful and you will always be on top of safety.

Making sure that all your firearms and hunting equipment are up to standard and are operating and functioning properly should be standard procedure to check often and inspecting the mounting of you firearms scope, should be of no little concern. Making sure the base and rings are tight and solid, but not overly tight will make for a hunting trip well worth remembering. For you know it, you will be ready to sneak our soon and come hunting again.

Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer Power Tool Review

Bosch makes some of the best power tools in the world and the Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer is a perfect example. Right out of the box, the first item we noticed was the case and the big Bosch logo. When opening the case, we noticed a lot of room, more than enough to carry bits, chisels and screws.This is a nice feature. We know it's only a case, but the extra room for peripheral tool parts saves trips back out to the truck.

After picking up the tool, the first feature we noticed was the weight. The Bosch Bulldog rotary hammer was very light and weighs at at 6.25 lbs. I was a little surprised, I thought it would weigh more. The Bosch was very easy to handle as the balance between your front hand and rear hand is nice. On the front of the tool, you can change back and fourth to drill, hammer or rotary hammer with a well placed dial. The handle is a "D" handle, meaning it gives a user more control when using it over your head or on the ground. The "D: handle is a very nice feature because control is important when using this type of power tool. the SDS system. The bit locks into place by pulling back the chuck and dropping it in. The SDS system is nice if you are using a variety of different bits or chisels. a little more expensive, but we think they are well worth the extra cost.

We ran the Bosch Rotary Hammer through some tests. We used a chisel to break up some brick and drilled holes for Tapcons. We performed some other tests, but these were the main two tests we wanted to monitor.

The first test was using a chisel to break up some brick that was laid in a cement walkway. Again with the SDS bit system, the chisel locked right into place with no hassles. We set the dial to Hammer and went to town. The D handle was very nice as we could control the Bosch hammer very easily. We busted up about half the walk way rather quickly (18 minutes) and we did not feel a lot of strain on our backs. The tool ran rather cool as we did not feel a lot of heat produced from the Bosch Rotary Hammer. After we were done, we tried another Rotary Hammer (Different brand name that we will put into another review). This one did not have a D handle and we could tell from the start this made a big difference. When we finished the last part of the walkway, we were a little more tired for two reasons. (By the way, it took us 26 minutes to finish the second half). First, we were a little more tired partly due to the absence of the D handle. Second was the power transfer. On the Bosch we could not tell how much power it was transferring to the work, but after using another manufacture for the last half, we could really see that the Bosch was transferring more of the power to the chisel instead of back into the power tool. Over all the Bosch was a great tool for this job. Great balance, but the best discovery was how much power it transferred to the work instead of your body.

The next test was to put anchors into concrete walls. For this we used the Condrive 1000 Tapcon system. This was a no- brainer. The Bosch Bulldog Rotary hammer knocked this out without breaking a sweat. Again, when we did it on the ceiling, wall or floor, it was very easy to control. As long as you match the bit to the right screw, you could fly through this without stripping a screw. Once you set the depth on the Bulldog, it was no problem.The only minor obstacle we ran into was the screws. When we used the tapcon screws, we could really get them to bit and hold with no problem. The off brand screws would not always hold or the heads broke rather easily, but this is more due to the screw or human error, not the Bosch Bulldog.

We ran a couple more tests to rate durability, but we had a hard time getting this tool to run hot. It runs very cool. Over all this is a great Rotary Hammer. So if you are looking at getting a Rotary Hammer, definitely take a look at the Bosch Bulldog.

D Handle, good transfer of power, SDS system, great power

It depends on what you are using this hammer for. If you are looking to get into tight areas, its not bad with the D handle, but could prevent some movement.

Professional Power Tool Guide Rating

You get a lot of power and a lot of tool for the price. This was a test on the 7/8 ", for a little more money you can get the 1" SDS which might be better.

The are no questions about the performance. It Does everything you want. More than enough power.

Ease of Use
As with most of Bosch power tools, this is very easy to handle and also has great balance.

With the Hammer, Drill or Rotary hammer, there are more than enough ways to get the job done. The trigger is very easy to hold to get the right speed.

This tool has good balance. The forward part of the power tool has a good balance by itself. With the D handle you can easily control your work. You will end up getting tired because of the ability to keep on working with a well balanced tool.

This is an extremely solid power tool. When you pick this rotary hammer up, you can feel the balance. It does not seem cheap. Just one of those good power tools to hold in your hand.

Overall we are giving this a "5 Blade" The Bosch rotary Hammer has great balance, lots of power and the SDS system makes it easy to change bits on the go. The case has more than enough room to store bits and screws, which is a nice feature.

How to Design the Best Pebble Mosaics Your Friends Will Envy!

A pebble pavement should be reserved for places where something is called for; where care and skill in design and making will reflect the importance of a particular location. It should be a focal point, but always placed where pedestrians can choose to walk around it. Given the choice, most of us prefer our everyday walking to take place on a smooth surface, so that we do not always have to look where we are going.

A pebble mosaic is always influenced by it's surrounding, associating well with natural stone paving slabs and bricks, but visibly uncomfortable in association with concrete and asphalt because their lack of natural partitions presents too great a contrast in texture. Equally difficult surrounds are gravel and grass, which will tend to invade from the edges; and the abundance of trees will present problems of dampness and leaf-fall. Ideal locations are open spaces where wind, sun and rain act as natural cleaning and drying agents.

Designing should never be done in isolation. The context is everything. Become familiar with the space, its colors and textures and materials; and take time to learn the resonances it holds for other people. All this will give you a context in which to dream and come up with the kernel of an idea. Then you'll need to ask some more precise questions.

How to Decide on the Size of the Motif

Deciding the size of a motif or pattern needs care. It's difficult to get a clear impression of some patterns unless they are big enough. You can manage to make a daisy look like a daisy with just a few long pebbles for petals and a round one in the center. But try a bird, and you need much more information for it to be at all recognizable. Even a small bird like a robin will be most effective if you actually make it the size of a chicken.

Drawing Your Design

Making a drawing before you start is invaluable. It's not a good idea to improvise at this stage; save that for the pebble details. If you draw your design to the actual size that the mosaic is going to be, you'll be able to test whatever the pebbles you intend to use will fit the design.

It's a common mistake to try to make a design which is too small for the size of pebbles to hand. Consequently, you end up searching for smaller and smaller pebbles to realize the idea, to the point where it gets impractical and frustrating. If your design is larger than the largest paper you have, you will need to make a scale drawing; 1:10 ratio is the easiest. At this scale you can sketch actual pebbles on you drawing, and you will be able to tell whether the pattern is the right size.

Drafting up to the Actual Size

From the scale 1:10 scale original, draw a grid of 1 in (2.5 cm) squares onto the design. On another piece of paper, as large as the finished mosaic, draw a grid of 10 in (25 cm) squares for every 1 in (2.5 cm) of the original. Then systematically copy the lines of the original to each large square.

What Materials Will you Need?

The pebbles that are available will greatly influence your choice of design. Their precise quality will suggest certain themes. Very marbled quartz, large and lumpy, is my favorite for fish scales. Spotty granites are wonderfully suggestive for a bird's plumage. Hard-to-find green stones are effective for patterning of a frog or snake. Practicalities will often dictate a choice: whether it is possible to obtain enough stones of a certain type to be able to carry out the idea you have in mind.

What Will Your Mosaic Look Like?

How much of the mosaic can you see? This depends on where the viewer is standing: at ground level, on a balcony or on a tower. A large mosaic design can only be seen as a whole from a high perspective. On the ground, you can only take a radius of around 2m (7 foot). Try it! The rest is out of focus at the edge of your vision, so the only way to view each part is by walking over it. Designs for large mosaics must there be considered from both the overall perspective and the smaller focus within it.

If a mosaic will be seen from a variety of viewpoints, it should not be designed with a definite top or bottom. Patterns which twist and turn, with a variety of interest from all directions, are to be aimed for.

Make Sure Your Mosaic Fits the Environment

Color is so important! In a stone-built environment choose pebbles that tone with the color of the predominant stone: warm tones for sandstone, gray and white limestone. Try to get the mosaic looking as if it always belonged there. Touches of "foreign" material for contrast and highlights are OK, but the general effect should be one of a more detailed and refined texture than that of the environment. The general rule is to try to use local material for most of the mosaic.

There's no point in being too subtle here; go for maximum contrast, bright colored stones and interesting materials. And make it strong: there's bound to be a lot of heavy use, vehicles and pollutants.

Ergonomically Correct Garden Tools – Your Back Will Thank You

In most endeavors, a person will opt for the easiest, most comfortable manner by which to accomplish his task task. An artist painting a magnificent sunset, shimmering delicately over a lake, will use the best quality artist's brush made of camel hair, not a house painter's 3 "wide, synthetically bristled brush. pain when there is a food processor waiting to do the job, freeing you from the tedium, and the additional back pain that comes from standing interminably at the kitchen counter, wondering to yourself if your recipe really needs a full cup of finely diced celery? And why would anyone use a manual typewriter that has absolutely no features to boast about, other than causing carpal tunnel syndrome or muscle spasms, that come from the repetitive motion of striking the keys with force when, in the other room, sets a state- of-the-art computer with all the bells and whistles, capable of doing practically everything for you but actually compose the text that you want? I can not think I could begin to be confident proficien t (more like bumbling) if I had to worry about setting margins and spacing, and trying to figure out where to put that *% @ # "e" inadvertently missing in cheese [sic] without destroying any semblance to proper space placement.

The same thing is true with gardening. You do not use a shovel when a lot lighter weight spade will do. And you do not spend an hour, bent over a flower bed, without causing grievous pain to your back and shoulders, when you could be using an ergonomically designed kneeler pad specifically crafted to keep your knees on speaking terms with the rest of your body.

Any gardener, beginner or professional, needs a basic set of tools. As is the case with any job or pastime requiring specialized tools or paraphernalia, to garden you must amass for yourself a set of good quality tools which will not fall apart with the slightest provocation. Plus, you owe it to yourself to obtain the most comfortable tools within your budget. It is better to buy just a few of the basics before you start salivating at the sight of "designer" garden tools. At this point, more is not necessarily better. Pick wisely.

The first category of ergonomically designed garden tools includes SPADES, TROWELS, CULTIVATORS, and SHOVELS. A SPADE is used for digging or cutting the ground. It has a sharp-edged metal blade and a long handle. A TROWEL is basically a small spade, used for lifting plants or soil. A CULTIVATOR is used to prepare the soil for a garden.

A STANDARD or GARDEN TROWEL , a very versatile hand tool, can do many jobs such as digging and shaping holes, hollowing or leveling soil, and close-up weeding. A TRANSPLANTING TROWEL , with its narrow design, is the ideal tool for digging deep and / or narrow holes for planting seedlings. It is also excellent for removing root balls easily, with no damage to the plant or neighboring areas. Some transplanting trowels have measurements marked on the trowel so the gardener can dig to the correct depth for planting seeds. An extremely versatile tool, the CULTIVATOR , with its three elongated prongs, is perfect for many tasks. It can be used to loosen and prepare soil, extract immature weeds, amend the soil with compost or fertilizer, and to aerate the soil to make watering more efficient. A long-handled ROUND POINT SHOVEL can make or break your garden. You can accomplish anything and everything with this kind of shovel. It is ideal for turning ground or scooping soil, as well as for creating planting holes, filling in holes, and for cart away dirt loosened by another tool.

The next group of gardening tools includes PRUNERS, SHEARS, and LOPPERS. HAND PRUNERS are quite useful. They are perfectly suited for removing dead or damaged branches from rose bushes and shrubs, and they can cut through thin branches. Other uses can include cutting back perennials, and collecting herbs and flowers. I have found, from personal experience, to keep the blades clean and sharpened, or else you will find yourself with an armful of mangled rose stems, hanging half on and half off the bush. Not a pretty sight. I'm very territorial about my rose pruners and really do not like sharing them with others. If the pruner fits …

There are various styles of SHEARS available. Generally speaking, shears are large clipping or cutting instruments shaped like scissors. GRASS SHEARS are designed to get into areas difficult to be trimmed by the lawn mower, such as around tree trunks and flower beds, and to trim the lawn's edges. HEDGE SHEARS and grass shears are alike, but the hedge shears have longer blades. This tool is good when trimming hedges and shrubs. In the Fall, it comes in quite handy when cutting back perennials and also when clipping off dead flower heads.

LOPPERS have long handles in order to prune back or cut off branches from a tree or other such woody plants. They are able to cut through branches up to 2 inched in diameter.

Another important grouping of garden tools is made up of WEEDERS and EDGERS. WEEDERS do just that; they dig up weeds. A weeders consist of a long metal handle ending in finger like projections or scrapers that have been sharpened to facilitate piercing the earth and pulling up long, straggling weeds up and away by cutting them off below the surface. It rather looks like a BBQ fork. EDGERS are used to keep flower beds and bushhes maintained in their proper contours. Basically, an edger will help delineate the garden borders by loosing up grass impinging onto sidewalks, stepping stones, flower beds, and around the circular space surrounding the diameter of a tree.

There are two basic types of RAKES : the BOW RAKE and the LEAF RAKE . The BOW RAKE is a basic in any garden. Solidly built with sturdy steel tines, it is used to move and smooth soil. It is also useful for drawing up raised flower or vegetable beds or mounding soil around plants. It is indispensable to "catch and toss" garden debris. LEAF RAKES have flexible plastic or aluminum tines. It is not as heavy as the bow rake but is perfect for gathering scattered leafs, grass clippings, and so forth. Both rakes have long handles so no bending is involved.

Do not forget to select a WATERING CAN , a HOSE with a HOSE REEL and NOZZLE , a ROLLING GARDEN CART / SEAT and a KNEELER . A WATERING CAN has a long spout, enabling you to water your flowers and shrubs from a short distance away while still standing. They do tend to feel quite heavy – water weighs 8-1 / 3 lbs. per gallon – so try to find a watering can that is made of lighter weight materials, such as aluminum or a sturdy plastic, that is well constructed. A good quality HOSE is essential for your garden and your sanity, unless you are particularly fond of lugging that heavy watering can around to water your lawn. Do not pinch pennies on a hose; buy the best quality hose you can find so you will not be spending your weekends giving first aid to all thoseoles and leaks that seem to announce themselves the minute you look away. A hose made of rubber should be your best bet. Some are even reinforced from the inside with a material mean to flex with the hose. You will need a NOZZLE of plastic or metal; metal will definitely last longer and frustrate you less. A HOSE REEL will make your life so much simpler. How many times have you beaten over a hose that has been carelessly dropped in serpentine tangles all over the driveway? Try to buy a hose that is of sufficient length to reach from the spigot to the point furthest away on your property where you might need water.

Last, but certainly not least, are the GARDENING STOOL and the KNEELER . These two accessories are designed for those of us who are not quite as mobile as we once were. The GARDENING STOOL helps eliminateinate back and knee pain by providing a surface upon which to sit while doing gardening chores that generally require standing in one place and / or bending. The stool usually is equipped with wheels and a storage space for your tools, and even has a holder for your water bottle. There is another type of gardening stool resembling a round hassock but it is mounted on a spring mechanism that allows the gardener to sit and reach in all directions without having to get up to reposition the stool. Unfortunately, this second type of stool tend to be very expensive.

The KNEELER , a padded surface in the shape of a rigid swing seat, is designed to take the ground's hardness away from your poor aching knees. A variation of the kneeler is as described above but with grab bars on either side of the cushion to facilitate standing up when you have finished working in that part of your garden. Both models ease pressure on the knee, especially helpful for arthritics.

Probably one of the most effective items, ergonomically speaking, is the ADD-ON HANDLE . It structurally modifies conventionally designed garden tools in a manner that gives the tool an ergonomic grip. It can be used with hand tools such as trowels and spades, rakes, hoes, and brooms. An arm support cuff for increased control and leakage is also available. Both the handle and the cuff are removable and can be used on the tools mentioned above. There are also long reach cultivators for those who must work from a seated position, particularly wheelchair users.

A few final thoughts:

  • You must treat your body as a shrine. Bending incorrectly is the same as taking a sledge hammer to your shrine. Both are destructive.
  • It is easy to make a quick move without thinking. I can not count the number of times my doctor has fussed at me for just that reason.
  • When RAKING or HOING , try to keep the tools close to your body. Keep your back straight. Use your arms and NEVER twist your trunk (my doctor's very bone of contention – I still feel guilty when he catches me). If you are short, use long-handled tools in scale with your height. The same is true for tall individuals.
  • Do not consider bending from the waist. This is where the KNEELER or the KNEELER WITH GRAB BARS come in mighty handy. When WEEDING , use long-handled tools to ease the strain on your back, legs, and knees. Forget about bending over to TROWEL ; consider squatting or sitting on the ground.
  • When SHOVELING or DIGGING , step on the top of the blade as you vertically insert the head of the shovel in the ground. Lift only small loads, bending at the knee. Never involve your back when lifting. Again, avoid twisting your trunk. This will become your mantra. Use as small of a shovel as possible to perfectly complete your task. Again, match your shovel to your body size.
  • Do not push your physical limits when lifting or carrying. Bend from the knees, but not your back and keep the load close to your body. Avoid twisting or reaching. Sound familiar?
  • Get as close as possible to your work. Do not force your reach beyond your comfort zone. More importantly, do not stretch beyond your stable footing! On a personal note, stretching can be deleterious to your health if you have not arranged your footing to your best advantage. To preface this precautionary tale, due to having Degenerative Disc Disease for many years, my chief mode of transportation is my trusty wheelchair. I also wear bilateral leg braces which give me some support when standing. A few summers ago, I thought it would be nice to raid my rose garden to dress up the dining room table as we were expecting dinner guests that evening. Nobody else was at home. Like a fool, I went out to my rose garden, armed with my favorite pruning shears, thinking I would like to cut at least a dozen beautiful roses (we have over 50 bushhes). I was wearing rather baggy shorts that billowed in the breeze. Both my legs were ensconced in their braces. Espying a particularly delightful rose, I reached forward toward the bush. I thought my feet were firmly planted atop the redwood chips surrounding the bushes. Boy, was I wrong! As I reached for the stem to be clipped, each foot went in an opposite direction, propelling me toward all those thousands of deadly thorns. With extreme accuracy, I was thrust directly onto the bush. Correction. I was impaled upon the rose bush, imprisoned by those menacing thorns in a bent-over, face-in-the-bush position. Doomed by my thorn-snagged shorts, I was literally immobilized. My neighbor and his brother came trotting across the street to untangle me. Talk about humiliation, not to mention the blood oozing out from the zillion thorn holes on my body. I was the picture of sophistication, not. I thanked them for their help and red-facedly slunk back into the house. I can honestly say that from that point on, I stop to consider all options before even approaching anything in my garden. I had definitely learned my lesson and hope this tale will remind you to plan ahead whenever your body mechanics are involved.

By the way, I never got the roses cut for that evening. Sigh …

How to Find a Good House Painter!

So you decide it's about time to get a Tinley Park house painter. Regardless if you are doing the interior or exterior there are lots of items to consider when reaching this kind of important selection.

Steps to obtaining a great painter:

1.) Check to make sure that they've got a contractor's license.

2.) Obtain a couple of recommendations. A great way to obtain recommendations for a house painter in Tinley Park would have to contact the Tinley Park's Chamber of Commerce. You can contact them at 708-532-5700.

3.) Ask the length of time they've been in business.

4.) Obtain no less than one additional bid to do the job to ensure they're not ripping you off.

5.) Look for a painter that provides you with prices for small jobs on the telephone.

6.) Obtain flat rate quotes therefore you know the sum of what you'll spend in advance.

The most effective starting point for inquiring about painters can be your friends and family. Additional excellent sources of recommendations consist of contractors, realtors plus your neighborhood paint supply shop. Your own town might even be able to supply a listing of suggested painters that do understand the rules in your town. Whenever seeking recommendations, make sure you check the sort of work the particular painter has completed. Furthermore, see whether the painter makes a specialty of home or commercial work.

The right questions to ask:

Were you content with the level of quality supplied from the Tinley Park house painter ?

Every person provides their unique thoughts regarding quality, which means youought to examine his or her home and judge on your own. Focus on cut-in locations close to doorways, windows and trim. Are the outlines straight and was caulking used. Inside or outside does not make a difference; correct surface area preparation always results in much better, more attractive outcomes.

Did the painter protect non-painted surfaces or areas?

Regarding exteriors for example concrete, roofing as well as plants. With regard to the inside moving and protecting home furniture is really a main concern however do not overlook the floors. In case a painter was careless with a single client odds are they'll be careless with them all. Should you be left to wash up after the painter this will cost you much more time, expense and aggravation.

Were they respectful and courteous?

This can be a very important thing to consider. The whole encounter, from start to finish, must be as stress free as it can be. In addition if your house painter likes his or her work, the standard as well as focus on details is going to be much better. The clients frame of mind will affect the whole paint job. Ideally this would be the 1st question you ask. If the response to this question is "no" then do not proceed any further, you do not want to do business with that person.

Is the guarantee included?

If a guarantee is incorporated unforgettable if it's a good period of time before expiration, three years is plenty, and if it's any value. Merely stating a warranty is not sufficient. Have it on paper and realize its restrictions! A good painter will be pleased to support their guarantee. Good painters use high quality supplies and understand their own degree of expertise. If your painter will not give you a guarantee this can be an issue

ADA-Compliant Small Elevators For Commercial Buildings

ADA compliant small elevators for commercial buildings are great accessibility options for mobility challenged individuals who find it difficult to climb stairs. These devices ensure safe and reliable vertical transportation of the physical challenged or mobility impaired in a commercial setup.

Features of ADA Compliant Elevators

An ADA compliant elevator will maintain all the safety standards that the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) insists on. Such elevators feature automatic operation, emergency call buttons and a number of other value added features. You can also find automated door opening and closing facility in such accessibility devices. The floor area will be such that there will be enough room for wheelchair users to enter these elevators.

A Variety of Options to Choose From

Elevators are very much in demand these days with increase in high rise buildings, as well as improved life standards. Consequentially, elevator manufacturers have started coming up with different models and types of elevators suitable for any sort of commercial environment. Savaria Concord, Federal Elevators and ThyssenKrupp are well-known manufacturers in the industry. Some of the popular models they supply include Orion LU / LA, Prolift SCL and Prolift Voyager. Most of these are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors and finishes.

A Perfect Solution for the Mobility Impaired

For the safe transportation of the mobility impaired, ADA compliant elevators are advisable. These are ideal for hospitals, schools, lodges or any kind of commercial enterprise. Most of them are built with strong materials with good weightlifting capacity. Durable design, variable speed as well as, noise free operation are some other notable features of these devices. Backup lighting, inter locking facility and emergency battery that provides flawless power supply ensure complete safety of the users.

An ADA-compliant small elevator is not only a convenient access device but also a luxurious addition to your commercial building.

Electric Hot Plate

An electric hot plate is a great addition to any living environment. Whether you are a bachelor or college student, you can use this hot plate as a food warmer, to prepare tea or coffee and even prepare meals. The greatest benefit is that these hot plates are available in single and double burner. If you are single and are going to use the burner only for limited purpose, a single burner will do fine. A double burner electric hot plate contracting of two or more plates can be used for cooking full fledged meal for the entire family. They are light in weight and are ideal for campers, trekkers, and hikers.

Maxi-Matic ESB-301F Elite Cuisine Single Cast Burner 1000-Watt Hot Plate, White: This electric hot plate has the feature of self cleaning and it is ideal for home, office, school or outside use. It uses 1000 watts power, and it heats up almost instantly. The heating element is made of cast iron which shares heat equally to ensure that the food is cooked properly. You can alter the temperature of the plate to suit your requirements. The warm option allows you to warm the food at low temperature for optimum use of electricity.

The hot plate has a cool touch base to prevent accidents. The dimensions of this product are 3.6 x 9.2 x 10.6 inches and weighs 7.2 pounds. The price is $ 20.

Proctor-Silex 34101 Fifth Burner: This single burner uses coils instead of a plate and can heat up faster than a plate. This helps in conserving energy and lowering the electricity bills. This burner uses 1000 watts of power and has 3 temperature settings to cook at high, low and medium intensity. The power light indicator indicates if the burner is on which helps in preventing accidents. It comes with 4 legs to ensure stability. It has chrome drip pan which can be wiped clean easily. Its slender design saves space and can be put in any corner. It is portable and is ideal for home or outside use.

The product dimensions are 10 x 4 x 11 inches and weighs 2.7 pounds. It carries 6 months warranty. This product is economically priced and is available for $ 15 only.

Maxi-Matic Elite Cuisine Single Burner 750-Watt Hot Plate: This hot plate has a compact design to fit either in a hotel room or in an apartment. It uses 750 watts of power. It uses a coil type element which facilitates quick cooking and distributes heat evenly for proper cooking. It comes with 3 temperature settings of high, medium, and low. Whether you want to simmer or just warm the food or really need to do some heavy cooking, you will have no complaints. The base of this hot plate features cool touch to avoid accidents. The chrome plated pan can be easily easily with a wet cloth and detergent. If you believe in eating healthy, home cooked food even while on the go, this is ideal equipment that every household must possess. It is priced at $ 15. The dimensions of this product are 3 x 9.5 x 9.2 inches and weighs 7 pounds. It comes with one year limited warranty.

Professional Series PS77311 1500-Watt Tabletop Double Burner: This table top double burner will serve you well when you organize parties in the yard, for outings and even for day to day regular cooking. It has two burners in round shape that will quickly satisfy all your cooking and heating requirements. The two burners vary in size to allow optimum use of electricity. The burner uses 1500 watts in all and can be adjusted to varying temperature settings. This tabletop is priced at $ 22.83. The product dimensions are 12 x 16 x 21 inches and weighs 5.1 pounds. This burner is compatible with metal, ceramic, glass or any other flat bottom utensils, and it comes with 2 year warranty.

If you want to be able to cook quickly and efficiently and at the same time contribute towards going green, then electric hot plates are the best option. Another advantage of using these cooking plates is that you never have to wait for LPG. The cookware generally gets spoiled from outside when you cook on traditional stove and have to spend lots of time and energy in cleaning the vessels. This drawback is avoided with these cooking plates. Secondly, there have been instances of accidents due to gas leakage. It is not advisable to travel with traditional stoves even if they are portable. On the other hand, cooking plates can be easily transported from one place to another.

Hot plates serve as the best food warmer. Simply place the hot plate in one corner of the dining table and enjoy delicious hot soups and other delicious items. In addition, hot plates are much cheaper as compared as compared to traditional stoves both in terms of price and operating costs. Many landlords allow only using hot plates in their apartments for safety reasons. Thus an electric hot plate is the best option for healthy, safe and economic cooking.

Electric Stoves and Fireplaces

There is nothing quite like a fireplace to add a warm feeling to a room. If your house does not currently have a fireplace, an electric fireplace or stove may be the answer for your needs. The old days of the plastic-looking fireplace are long gone with the newer models available to the homeowner or apartment dweller. There are five reasons that electric fireplaces and stoves are increasing in popularity:

Easy Ambiance

Installing a traditional fireplace or stove requires a chimney and fireproof surrounds. For city apartment DWellers, or if the room that you want to add the feature in can not easily accept a chimney, an electric fireplace may be the answer. The hardest part of the project for electric fireplaces and stoves is choosing the model or design. Do you want a modern looking fireplace? Are you looking for a beautiful red enamel electric stove? Would you like to add a bit of warmth to a chilly room? If you have an open corner or partial wall, then you are set. Both electric fireplaces and stoves usually have a built in thermostatic electric air heater to provide warmth as well as beauty.

Fire Simulation

Both electric fireplaces and stoves have the option to simulate fire. The modern electric fire simulation uses film technology that may fool people who see the fireplace in the room for the first time. With its accurate flickering and lighting variations, modern electric fireplaces and stoves give the feeling of seeing a real burning fire. In midline electric fires and stoves, the wood has a simulated burning effect that is painted and sculpted in a clay or resin material. The fire appears to leak out of the logs.

Attractive Choices

Electric fireplaces are designed to fully simulate wood fireplaces, including mantle styles and face styles. If you are looking for an oak or marble faced surround and mantel, high-end fireplaces often come with an electric insert option. If you are looking for an electric stove, some are designed to simulate high-end decorative stoves with cast iron looking decorative inserts and shiny enamel surfaces to create an eye-catching centerpiece for a room. Electric fireplaces may be freestanding or built in. Stoves may simulate a back wall chimney in some cases.

Perfect for Apartments or Rental Properties

For the apartment or townhome tenant, electric fireplaces and stoves do not change the surrounding structure, nor are they usually restricted by rental agreements. Both electric fireplaces and stoves are as easy to move as furniture. Now you are able to add the warmth and feel of a fireplace or stove even if the apartment did not have a fireplace to start.


If you find an attractive electric fireplace yet want portability, choose freestanding options. There are many beautiful oak, marble, tile or stone options that look built in, even though they are standing next to the wall. Electric stoves also have hearth options to give a built-in look without the permanence.

With the advent of modern electric fireplaces and stoves, any room may be chosen to have this architectural centerpiece installed. The number of choices and styles – from ultra modern, to Colonial – are available to compliment almost any decorative style.