The Dumbwaiter – Making Lifting Easier

Finding a way to make work easier is something that humankind has consistently excelled at. From the invention of the wheel and pulley, to the first steam engine, there are many thousands of inventions that have been developed to make it easier to preform work. One of the most common tasks that inventors have set…

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Building Codes – Stairway Construction

The stair building code was created for building safety. Before the building code and local city enforcement (Building Inspectors), anyone could build a house. This meant Uncle Earl who had just watched a couple of his friends build a house down the street construct some sort of a dwelling. The next step for Earl would…

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Construction Scaffolding

Cape Town, like many other major cities around the globe, is undergoing massive construction, renovation and restoration projects. People are taking notice of how striking the mixture of old and new buildings within a metropolis look, and how valuable and impressive a building's heritage is, especially when it is centuries old. Scaffolding enables workers, architects…

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How to Install Laminate Floors

If you do not want to pay someone to install your laminate floor then you can do it yourself. Before you begin you will want to read the "how to install laminate flooring" manual that is offered by the manufacturer of the laminate flooring product that you plan on using. To get an idea of…

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Chinese Cinnabar Lacquerware

Lacquerware is any object that has been coated with lacquer, a substance that produces a very hard and durable finish. Lacquer is resistant to water damage, acid and abrasion. The most common type of lacquer comes from a specific type of tree, called the lac or varnish tree. When the tree is the proper size…

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Air Conditioner: Basics of Air Conditioning

The temperatures in the summer months can go up, making life uncomfortable. Here, there is a need for lowering down the room temperature to bearable levels. You do not have any control over the external temperature. Thus, the only option available to you is to regulate the internal temperature of the rooms and the buildings.…

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Berber Carpeting Pros and Cons

Berber carpeting is carpet with a continuous loop. Unlike cut pile carpet one carpet yarn will run from one end to the other. Traditionally it was a hand woven wool carpet but today it is machine made and can be made from any material from Olefin to Nylon. It has become a very popular carpet…

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