All The Tools And Equipment You Need For A Perfect Garden!

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Diseño-de-jardinesIf you have just moved into a property, the chances are the garden has been neglected for a while. If you are hankering to turn it into a lush, green paradise then you are going to need to get yourself kitted out with the right tools for the job!

It’s not as expensive as you might think to get set up, and once you have all the tools and equipment that you need to hand you’re good to go! Here are the essential garden implements that you’ll need to make light work of your garden:

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Originally posted 2014-06-08 03:53:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How To Make Best Use Of 3D Design Software

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Free-interior-design-programWhen it comes to interior design, 3D CAD software tools are necessary for anyone looking to get a clear idea of what they want to do with their home.  Years ago, a showroom or small display in a shop would have to make do, while 2D CAD software might have been used to plan space and the positioning of furniture, for example.

Today, 3D CAD software is perfect for planning a layout and design, and is perhaps best for those who have a tendency to pick a paint color or wallpaper, decorate their home, and then decide two weeks later that they’re unhappy with it. Continue reading »

Originally posted 2014-06-19 15:52:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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energy-use-chartAccording to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), cooling and heating costs account for around 50 percent of home energy expenses.

The secret to keeping a home environment comfortable throughout the year without sending energy bills skyrocketing lies in ensuring that home HVAC systems operate at peak energy efficiency.

The less fuel that an HVAC system needs to expend, the lower the monthly energy bill will be. Installing highly efficient cooling and heating products is not the only way to increase energy efficiency.  Preventative maintenance, operational enhancements, and a number of home improvement projects can improve efficiency, as well.

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Originally posted 2014-07-02 03:55:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Bugatti_Veyron_01Tired of importing in your 3dsmax scenes 3d cars models with big sizes of Bytes? For all the architects or designers, renderers, I leave here a collection of  3dmodels of Cars in 3d, (low poly), for using when we dont have time  for our renderings and for the lack of  Ram memory, that is a big problem when is time to render.

 

 

 

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Originally posted 2014-08-26 15:53:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Home Security: Offline And Online

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In the world of high tech thieves, a typical homeowner has to step up their game or end up falling victim to some pretty elaborate schemes. Thieves are using social networking to not only find out if you are away from home, but also details of your life to help them create instant rapport with you so you are easily fooled. Some things can’t be fooled, however, like a good home security system. When trying to determine how to make your home safe, take into account both high tech online solutions and offline old-fashioned smarts.

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Originally posted 2014-06-27 15:54:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The role of the kitchen in the family household has changed a lot in recent years and it is now a lot more than just somewhere where the food preparation takes places. The dining table now tends to reside in the kitchen which has helped it to become a hub of family activity. The children can now sit in the same room as their parents while dinner is being prepared and the making and eating of food have developed into much more family inclusive experiences.

So now that the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house you may want to ensure that it shows off your personality and that it is the stylish centre of the home that it deserves to be. So whether you are creating your new kitchen from scratch or looking at just remodelling your existing one; here are some great ways to add style in abundance.

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calefaccion electricaElectric heating is one of the best alternatives to cater for the needs of our home temperature; its advantages are much more beneficial than heating linked to boilers for gas or devices that work by hazardous fuels that can cause accidents.

Electric heating offers the possibility of having the thermoelectric emitters, these are oil radiators in which heat transmission takes place via a thermal oil which is heated by armoured electrical resistance of special steel.

This system has several advantages: each radiator works with a resistance and can be plugged into any place; This allows to have a heating system without doing any kind of work because it does not pose nor pipes or boilers.

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How Does Your Home Air Conditioning System Actually Work?

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Many homes now have air conditioning systems installed and this is certainly a fantastic way to keep cool during the warmer months of the year. We have come to rely on air conditioning, both at home and at the office, in fact, many places we visit on daily basis will also have their air conditioning running.

However, have you ever wondered how these marvelous systems work? If the truth be told, an air conditioning system works in very much the same way as a refrigerator. Basically, any excess heat will be transferred outside, whilst a system of condensation and evaporation will help to keep the temperature inside cool.

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Originally posted 2014-08-13 16:00:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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escalera con diseno minimalsita

A good option for those who are building or remodeling their house and want to give a touch of distinction,modernity and elegance to it, is adding minimalist staircase .

Nowaday the stairs have  become part of the world of design. Stairs leading-edge models stand out for the simplicity and the use of non-conventional materials for its construction. We can find really dazzling options for any environment. How simple is becoming stronger in the modern stairs construction.

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Just as many facets of construction have improved over the years, plumbing has also improved through the use of new materials for piping and drainage. The invention of plastics in the early 20th century has made it possible to create new parts in countless ways. Plastics have reduced production costs and increased the lifespan of construction materials such as piping and conduit.

Many older homes have metal pipes installed for their plumbing. While you might think that metal would outlast plastic from a durability standpoint, this is not the case when it comes to running water and the effects it has on materials.

Metal Piping

There are three main types of metal piping that are used for plumbing:

Galvanized steel, copper, and cast iron. These are no longer used in new construction and have been replaced by several different types of plastics which I will discuss later in this article. Metal piping has many advantages, although we have shifted away from using them for cost as well as other reasons.

Metal piping and conduit can withstand large temperature changes, high stress loads, and high pressure at their joints. For these reasons, metal pipes that were installed hundreds of years ago still are functioning in water fountains and various monuments to this day.

Cast Iron

Cast iron was used for vertical drains in homes and businesses prior to the 1960’s, and actually dates back to the 5th Century BC! It can be difficult to work with because of its weight, but is great for high-pressure water flow. Cast iron is also great for its ability to reduce noise. The density of the molecules in cast iron help to dampen the noise of water flow.

For large systems with heavy water flows, the noise could be quite noticeable if it were flowing through a PVC pipe versus cast iron. Not to mention, I would feel much safer using a strong cast metal for high-pressure plumbing situations instead of plastic PVC. That being said, the cost would be four times greater.

Galvanized Steel

Probably the least attractive for its inherent properties, galvanized steel metal was used for home plumbing prior to the 1960’s when it was replaced by copper. Steel is relatively inexpensive to make, and is the cheaper of the metals used for plumbing. Though low-cost, steel is not a good choice in this application. Steel pipes will build up sediment over time, and eventually fully resist water from flowing through it. If you still have this type of plumbing in your home, you should probably call a company like A1 Plumbing Service to have your home re-piped.

Copper

Copper pipe is commonly used for water supply lines because of its resistance to corrosion. While copper is a better option than cast iron or steel, it is even more costly. Copper piping can come in a rigid or flexible form. In addition to its attractive property of being highly malleable, copper can also withstand high temperatures, corrosion, and cracking. It has been popularly used in the plumbing industry for some time, just for these qualities. As the price of copper continues to increase, and the theft of copper becomes more prevalent, it will be even more expensive to use in plumbing.

PVC and PEX

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These two acronyms are different plastic pipes that are now widely used for plumbing taking a foothold in the early 1990’s. PVC or polyvinyl chloride is used for water supply lines to the home.

It is used for high-pressure plumbing prior to the water needing to be heated, as it will warp if used for hot water. PVC can be easily cut and shaped for very specific implementations, and is extremely inexpensive. A stack of schedule 40 PVC could cost around $60 while a stack of cast iron could be around $170.

tubo polietileno reticuladoPEX stands for cross-linked polyethylene. This is the material that is being used most extensively today. This plastic is resistant to temperature changes and is now being used for interior plumbing in homes. Having all of the pros of plastic piping, PEX also has some of the characteristics that would make metal piping a more desirable choice.

Plastic piping has taken over as the go-to material for plumbing in the last two decades. As safer and more durable plastics are created, it makes more sense to use them. They are very inexpensive to manufacture and much easier to work with. Plastic can easily be sized and cut on the job site, is much lighter making it easier to work with and cheaper to ship. The plumbing industry has had significant advancements over the past century and we are still creating revolutionary new forms of plastics for plumbing.

Further Reading

http://enlightenme.com/types-of-plumbing-pipes/

http://www.structuretech1.com/2014/05/galvanized-steel-water-pipes/

http://water.me.vccs.edu/concepts/material.html

http://www.charlottepipe.com/Documents/InTheNews/Cast_Iron_vs_PVC.pdf


Nick Quinlan is a professional student and amateur photographer who enjoys sharing the benefits of his travels and experience with others on the web through freelance writing and blogging.

Originally posted 2014-03-25 21:13:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter