B2 Fire Rated?

Its not worth the candle! A B2 Fire Rating on a product does not mean that product can be used for fire stopping or fire proofing. When we do a fire risk assessment we often make comment on fire stopping. On one recent job we commented that additional fire stopping was needed. The client employed…

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7 Most Effective Variations On The Curl

Big arms are the mark by which recreational lifters and professional bodybuilders inevitably make comparisons. In fact, they have their own lexicon: guns, cannons, firearms. Heck, can you even name the pro bodybuilder with the largest chest, or quads? Probably not, but I'll bet you can visualize your favorite's heavy artillery. In my experience, better…

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The Jaguar XF Motor Car

The Jaguar XF motor car has a modern feel and an air of superior craftsmanship. The center console is high and wide so that it envelopes driver and front passenger. A seven-inch color touch-screen controls most cabin functions, reducing buttons to a single intuitive panel. The dashboard fascia is brushed aluminum and polished wood, flawlessly…

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Who Parks on Pavement?

We've all heard of the term parking on pavement but so few of us actually know what the true definition is. The only frame of reference most people have is when they are offered this conspicuous charge when faced with a speeding ticket or some other moving violation. Section 1201 of the New York State…

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Mosaics: An Ancient Art Form

Mosaics are an art form that has been around for thousands of years. What we recognize as a mosaic today, pieces of glass or ceramics set into patterns in concrete or grout, had its beginnings in ancient Greece. Before that, people made things that were similar to modern mosaics, but were different in a couple…

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Application of Trowel Blades

Trowel blades are the components fitted on power trowels in concreting works used by construction companies, contractors and architects. They have the function of enabling the concrete to set and for the slab to have a smooth and fine finish. There are several companies making trowel blades and supplying them to power trowel manufacturers. They…

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Book Review – The Kiss by Sophia Nash

From the very first page you are drawn into The Kiss with Ms. Nash quickly turning things around so that you're off on adventure you did not see coming. This is the story of Georgiana Wilde and Quinn Fortesque, childhood companions separated for many years until family business brings Quinn back into Georgiana's life. After…

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Cleaning Your Chandelier – Safety Tips

Chandeliers are essential accent pieces in dining and living rooms of homes. Chandeliers bring life to holidays and special occasions, and nothing beats an elegantly set table with crystal, china, silverware and linen like having an equally sparkling and gleaming chandelier. However, despite its allure and stature, many chandeliers suffer from neglect and improper cleaning.…

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The Pros and Cons of Spade Terminals

Introduction 'Should I use spade terminals to connect my speaker cable to my audio equipment?' That's the question that a lot of people are asking themselves. Visit any kind of audio-visual forum or website on the internet or pick up any kind of specialist audio magazine or newsletter and you are sure to come across…

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Shovel, Blower, Or Plow?

The most powerful Snow Storm of the season hit in Northwestern Ohio today – and since I try to find a lesson in everything I do – this is what come to me while clearing the driveway and sidewalks. In many ways – dealing with a Snow Storm is a lot like the way you…

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