What is FIE Fencing Equipment?

The FIE is the international governing body for the Olympic sport of fencing.  FIE is the “Federation Internationale d’Escrime” or International Fencing Federation and it governs the world rankings and competitions for modern sport fencing. When someone is talking about “FIE” gear, they are talking about fencing uniforms, masks, and blades that are approved for use in these…

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Lightweight Concrete Fences – Great for DIY

“I have a vision that eventually this product [precast concrete fences] could be for do-it-yourselfers if it was manufactured in lightweight concrete,” states the CEO of a leading precast fence producer. This vision is now a reality with the introduction of lightweight concrete fence panels. Cellular lightweight concrete (CLC) is produced by taking a mixture…

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Western Saddle Parts and Their Functions

Looking for information on Western Saddles? This article provides easy to understand highlights of the parts of a Western Saddle and their function sorted alphabetically. The bullet points below each item provides a high level summary pertaining to that item. Back Housing The rear section of the saddle behind the cantle and above the skirt…

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The Benefits of Roman Blinds

If you really want to add some classical style to your home, I cannot recommend Roman Blinds highly enough. These are the kind of blinds that are made of a single piece of material that is rolled into pleats. Roman blinds were first invented in (can you guess from the name) ancient Rome. Or at…

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Air Circuit Breaker

Normally we are not used to seeing accidental explosions or fire blazing in our home or office when the current jumps above the safe level or when there are any other faults in the electrical system. When these accidental incidents are about to happen the circuit breaker cuts the power to the electrical system. Without…

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History and Development of Plumbing As a Profession

Human civilizations took more than 4500 years to develop contemporary plumbing system. Ancient communities such as Indus Valley civilization and Egyptians started working on the development of copper pipes 4000 years ago. The concept of pipes played a key role in supplying drinking water and removing waste from a premise. Lack of drainage facilities was…

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Cheapest and Easiest Retainingwalls to Build

Which type of retaining wall is the easiest and cheapest to build Most homeowners build fieldstone or timber walls because they are the most popular materials in my area, but modular block and poured concrete or concrete block walls also are excellent options. Each type of wall requires a different set of tools and building…

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Build Your Own Gymnastics Balance Beam

There are several methods to make a gymnastics balance beam for home use. They can run the gamut from the most basic wooden beam to one covered with carpet. Or you can make a more elaborate balance beam padded and wrapped in synthetic suede. However you decide, this project isn’t too difficult and can save…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Whiteboard

The whiteboard, since its invention has come a long way and today it is one of the most common fixtures in schools, universities, hospitals as well as organizations where information has to be displayed to an audience. Apart from these organizations, whiteboards have also become an essential part of every office as they are an…

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How to Prepare to Install Moulding

Remolding has many stages, the first stage is the preparation of the following work, and uses to be the heaviest. Prepare surfaces to install mouldings- Moulding has to prepared first: cut, sand and finish suitably to apply over clean, dry and perfectly smooth surfaces. Tools To Prepare Mouldings Basic tools are Cope saw Clamps Mitre…

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