Lifting Chains

October 27th, 2010 marketing
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There are four main categories of lifting chains. Each of the categories is based on strength, chemical composition, and use.

Chain specifications include size, grade, rated capacity and reach.

The chemical make up of the steel is called a grade. Lifting chains include grades of 30, …

Work Safety Checklist

October 25th, 2010 marketing
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Safety at work is the most important thing to keep in mind while you are working on your projects. Maintenance and repairs can be accomplished more efficiently with the right tools, some time, a little bit of help and the right attitude.

Before you start a project take some time to study what needs to be done, if you jump right in without prior knowledge it can lead to poor decision making and bad workmanship.

While working, make sure you have the correct tools. Using one tool in place of the correct one could lead to damage to your project, the tool and even yourself.

Always do a maintenance check on your tools, working with dull belts, blades and cutters increase your risk of injury since most of the time working with dull items requires more force, thus leading to more accidents. Also check all electrical cords for damage or fraying.

Different Types of Clear Adhesive

October 19th, 2010 marketing
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Many projects in the construction industry require a sealant to be invisible. There are a lot of different brands on the market, the job at hand will dictate which clear adhesive is best for the application.

So what are the different types?

When you …

What Are Braided Hoses?

October 13th, 2010 marketing
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Braided hose is one of the most commonly used type of hose on the market. This hose is considered to be very versatile and reinforced. It comes in different sixes and configurations and is widely used around the home, in manufacturing plants and in utility systems.

Braided hose is used to move both liquid and gases from one point to another safely and quickly.

What makes braided hose different is there is a reinforcement woven over the tubing, this is usually either wire or cord. This wire or cording helps provide the hose with added strength.

Some braided hose can be quite rigid, while others remain flexible, for example your garden hose the braided on this type of hose helps keep the tube intact but does not prevent you from rolling it up for storage.

Fire Extingushers Explained

October 11th, 2010 marketing
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Since October is Fire Safety month we thought we would take some time to explain the different types of fire extinguishers and their uses.

It is highly recommended to have a fire extinguisher in the home, at the office and even in your car. If a fire breaks out  the application of a fire extinguisher can prevent the fire from spreading and reducing damage.

Different types of fires call for different types of extinguishers, using the wrong extinguisher can be dangerous and may be life threatening.

Fire extinguishers are rated by fire class, which makes it easier to figure out which one is best for the task at hand.

PVC Pipe Sizes and Classes

October 7th, 2010 marketing
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When working on a project you may find you need different sizes of PVC pipe. If your project has a curved surface or requires hoops and loops then a smaller size works best. If you project requires stiffness and strength then a larger diameter …

October is Fire Prevention Month – Are You Prepared?

October 5th, 2010 marketing
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Now that October has started it’s time to think about winter and with winter comes a bigger threat of fires in the home and work place.

October is fire prevention month, a time where you can review policies, educate your staff and practice fire drills.

Your …