With all of the building taking place in Texas, there is a great need for two seemingly unrelated products. The first, which is a temporary need during the building process, is for scaffolding. The second, which becomes a permanent part of the structure, is insulation. There are many types of scaffolding available. Insulation is also readily available in many varieties. As you, the builder, search for vendors of these products, the process are simplified if you can purchase all of your materials from a single vendor.
Scaffolding is needed when work must be performed at a level higher than a person standing on the ground can reach. A ladder can be used to reach higher levels, but a ladder is inefficient. Its main drawback is the small area that can be reached from a ladder. The horizontal reachable area is limited by the arms span of the worker and the width of the ladder. When this area is completed, the ladder must be moved. The vertical reachable area is limited by the height of the safe area of the ladder and the height of the worker. A scaffold built around the full work area is much more efficient because it allows the worker to just walk from one area to another, without having to waste time moving the ladder. The other consideration is even more important. That consideration is the safety factor. The danger of ladder use is well known. Uncounted numbers of people have been seriously injured and even died from falls from a ladder. The metal ladder has the added danger of electrocution when the ladder comes in contact with a live electrical line.
In contrast, rather than being a construction tool, insulation becomes an integral part of the finished building. The insulation in a finished building is unseen but vital for two reasons. It fulfills its purpose by acting as a barrier to the weather. In winter, it keeps the heat in and the cold out. In summer, the reverse is true. Keeping the indoor temperature steady is important to the comfort of the occupants of the building. With the very narrow range of temperatures at which the average person is comfortable, a constant temperature is important. Comfortable people can keep their minds on their tasks instead of fretting about the temperature of the room. A steady temperature is also important for cost and environmental reasons. When the outdoor temperature is kept out, the heating / cooling system can run less. The result is lower heating / cooling bills and a smaller carbon footprint for the building.
Earlier I said these two products are seemingly unrelated. What ties these products together? I see two small ties. First, both products are needed in the construction of a large building. Second, a vendor of building materials with a full line of products will offer these two products. The job of the purchaser is simplified when a variety of products is available from a single vendor. And the builder and the vendor can have a closer, more productive relationship.
Source by Connor R Sullivan
Many people underestimate the importance of securing cables during the installation stage of your cable management process, which in results, the damage of their overall electrical system. To avoid this situation, one of the highly recommended devices is a cable tray. There are so many reasons to use cable trays for the safety of your cables to avoid the situation of short circuits or fire accident. One of the major reasons is that it helps to maintain proper spacing between the cables and keep them in a single tray.
It’s primary motive is to provide a secure routing to your wires and protecting them all from coming in contact with any harmful chemical, moisture or another dust particle. It keeps all cables in a single tray and provides them the right path. It supports your overall wires and gives them complete protection against short-circuits or fire accidents. Selection of an appropriate cable tray is an important decision and include so many factors such as moisture resistance, high or low temperature, chemical resistance, tensile strength and other things as per your industrial application need are significant to consider before purchasing it.
No matter, you are planning to purchase or install this system at your workplace always try to refer reliable Cable Tray manufacturers for the proper wiring support method or to get the high-quality and laboratory tested product at an economical rate. These trays may create a metallic sheet around the wires and give protection to it from the harsh environment conditions. It can provide a safe component of a wiring system, and everyone should use it to avoid any big damage in the industry. If your wires not installed properly, then without any doubt, it may cause fire, electric shock, blast and many other problems that not only damage the material of your industry but also risky for the man and material both.
So, when it comes to the proper wiring system of your high-rise building don’t need to be careless and install this cable tray system now for the safety purpose. These are available in a variety of sizes, designs, models, capacity, length, with a host of hanging option that can easily meet the need of almost every installation process. It can be used in a variety of settings and it is clear from the above that it gives guarantee protection to your wiring system. So, it’s high-time to securing your cables with cable trays.
Source by Nitin Pratap Singh
If you want to change the lighting in your living room, there's no need to type "electrician Oklahoma City" into a search engine! You can dramatically change the ambience of any room by installing a dimmer switch. Tackling this do it yourself project is very easy: anyone (yes, even you) can do it.
Grab Your Tools: You'll want to make sure you have the tools you need handy before you get started. First off you'll need your new dimmer switch (check to see if the switch comes with a plate – not all of them do). Next, grab a screwdriver, needle nose pliers, a voltage tester (you can get one for cheap at a hardware store), and some wire strippers. Having some electrical tape and wire nuts on hand will also come in handy.
Turn off the Power: Whatever you do, do not skip this step! Head on down to the basement and turn off the circuit that leads to the part of the house you're working on. It may not be a bad idea to put some tape over that circuit for the time being so one one turns it back on while you're working. This step is crucial in making sure you do not get hurt.
Take it Apart: Unscrew the existing plate from the switch you want to replace and pull the switch out of the wall. Use your voltage tester to make doubly sure that there's no power coming in to the switch. Unscrew the wires from the back of the old switch and throw it away. Use the wire strippers to cut off the bare wire you'll find just below the insulation, and then strip off about 3 / 8th of an inch of insulation.
Put it Back Together: Get you new dimmer switch out and match up the wires to the ones you just stripped (most dimmers will come with pre stripped wires). Use your pliers to twist the two wires together and tighten a wire nut around the connection. Do this for all the wires. Wrap a bit of electrical tape around each connection to keep them safe. Gently ease the wires back into the box (this may be a little difficult since dimmer switches can be a little bigger than other ones).
Finishing Touches: Screw the switch into the box and screw the plate on top of it. Make sure the dimmer is in the "off" position, turn the circuit back on, and enjoy your new dimmer switch!
Source by Gary Jackson
There were two main reasons I started listening to Blondie and they were: first I thought Debbie Harry was amazingly beautiful and second the style of music they made. At the time I got into Blondie I was listening to a lot of punk and new wave stuff like The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sham 69, The Exploited, Ramones, Ian Dury, The Stranglers, etc… and it also helped me to annoy my parents. I actually used to like putting posters on my wall when I was a kid at school and one of my posters was a full size poster of Debbie Harry.
Blondie are an American punk/new wave cross and were formed in 1975 and consisted originally of Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri, Clem Burke and Gary Valentino. They were originally named “Angel And The Snake” but changed their name to Blondie in 1975 because Debbie Harry was repeatedly referred to as Blondie.
The self titled Blondie debut album was released in 1976 and then re-released a year later when they signed to a new record company. The band first received commercial success through an Australian TV show cock-up, the show was supposed to play the video to X Offender but actually played the video to In The Flesh. This event saw the album reach #5 in the chart. In 1977 Gary Valentine had left and the album Plastic Letters was released and saw Blondie achieve success in the UK when the album went in to the top ten.
The hole that was made when Gary left the band was filled in 1978 by the inclusion of Frank Infante and then a new member (Nigel Harrison) was also added and Blondie embarked on a massive UK tour which included a gig at The Roadhouse where The Boomtown Rats Opened. This tour made Blondie one of the first American New Wave bands to attain success in the UK.
Blondie started to see even more success after the release of their third album Parallel Lines in 1978 which contained the song Heart Of Glass which was their first US #1 hit and actually went on to sell over 1 million copies. Blondie seemed to be more popular in the UK and this was somewhat due to the singles Sunday Girl (which went to #1) and also One Way Or Another. Their fourth album Eat To The Beat also had many singles which were popular in the UK (Dreaming, Atomic and Union City blues).
1980 saw Blondie rise again in the US chart with the Release of the album Autoamerican which contained the hit singles The Tide Is High, Rapture and Call Me (which was recorded for the movie American Gigolo). Rapture is the only Blondie single to get a higher chart position in the US (#1) than the UK (#5) and was revolutionary because of the combination of rap/hip-hop with their usual sound.
The Hunter was released in 1982 and didn’t do as well as some of their previous albums and both Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri had both released solo albums in 1981. After the decline in popularity of the band and the rising media attention of Debbie she decided to leave and Blondie broke up in August 1982. In 1997 they reformed and in 1999 the release of No Exit saw them return to the top of the charts once again and the single Maria reached #1 in the UK exactly 20 years after their first which was Heart Of Glass.
Blondie released the album The Curse of Blondie in 2003 and March 2006 saw Blondie inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and also onto the Rock Walk Of Fame at Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
My Top 10 Blondie Songs are:
01. Island of Lost Souls
03. One Way or Another
04. X Offender
05. Kung Fu Girls
06. (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
07. Union City Blue
08. For Your Eyes Only
10. Good Boys
Source by Andy Jackson