Why Many Building Owners Are Using PVC Piping Instead of Copper Piping

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Traditionally, copper pipes have been the go-to products for piping applications. But today, the use of PVC pipes as an alternative to copper pipes has become increasingly common thanks to the many important benefits that the plastics can offer. If you are considering installing a new piping system in a building, here's why you should go the PVC way. PVC pipes are unaffected by corrosion. Copper has been the metal material of choice for plumbing and other piping systems because it offers superior corrosion-resistance compared to other types of metal like cast-iron and steel.

27 June 2017

Questions to Ask When Arranging a Crane Hire for Your Jobsite

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When arranging a crane hire for your jobsite, the company renting the crane will no doubt go through their own list of questions in order to ensure they rent you the right crane and that it can be properly delivered to your location. However, it's good to consider a few questions of your own so that nothing is overlooked and you know what's involved in the rental and don't face any surprise fees or setbacks.

16 August 2016

Costs Involved in Hiring a Scaffold

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Hiring a piece of equipment can often be attractive for its lower cost, especially if you do not have time to select and buy a scaffold for an urgent project. What are the costs involved in scaffolding hire? Hiring Costs Obviously, there is a fee for the hiring of the scaffold. This fee can range depending on the length of time you wish to hire the scaffold and the size of the scaffold.

15 August 2016

Creating A Garden Path From Wood Chips

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If you're thinking of building a garden path, but you don't fancy the hassle and hard work of laying concrete or slabs, you might want to consider using wood chips. This medium is easy to lay and maintain and is generally cheaper to buy than stone slabs or cobbles. A quick Google search will find you plenty of suppliers advertising wood chips for sale in your area. Here's how to make a beautiful, rustic garden path from wood chips.

10 August 2016

Ways to Keep Your Workshop Cool

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If you have a workshop for woodworking, art and other projects, it probably heats up quickly. Workshops tend to have less insulation than a house does, which means it gets hotter and is harder to keep cool. Here are some tips for keeping your workshop cool. Use an Air Conditioner and Ceiling Fan If you can have both an HVAC unit and a ceiling fan installed in your workshop, that is definitely ideal.

9 August 2016

Must-Read Sections In a Hydraulic System Manual for Non-Technical Operators

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Hydraulic systems are widely adopted in homes and industrial applications. Mostly, they are used to manage loads by transferring energy or force from one section of a system to another. That being said, hydraulic systems do not come cheap for industrial use because of the complexity involved. For instance, integration of different sections is required to achieve the desired function. In this light, servicing becomes a critical component in order to ensure longevity of hydraulic systems.

8 August 2016

HVAC Systems: Features to Look for in a Quality Modern Thermostat

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Thermostats are small components within an HVAC system, but the role they play in determining how comfortable your home will be during the cold and hot season cannot be undermined. These small devices regulate the temperature in the home by controlling the operations of the HVAC systems. A few years ago, the only types of thermostats available were manually operated. However, technological advancements have led to the introduction of thermostats with modern features that improve the efficiency of HVAC systems and increase energy savings significantly.

8 August 2016