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How To Market Your House Cleaning Business On A Budget - 29 Nov 2015 10:14

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[[html]]Now you have started your house cleaning business and you find that you need more customers. You are on a very tight budget and you do not know where to start. Here I will give you some tips on how you can effectively market your house cleaning and maid service business on a budget.Below you will find low cost ways to market your cleaning service without breaking the bank.<br><br>Marketing Your House Cleaning Business<br><br>Create a website. This is one of the most affordable ways to market your maid service. You can built it yourself or you hire someone to do if for you, with money being tight, i would suggest building it yourself. There are plenty of free web hosts that you could use.Distribute flyers to homes in your area and local businesses. Canvassing is one of the cheapest ways for you to reach your target markets. Put flyers in neighborhoods that you would like to clean in. Create a eye-catching flyer to attract potential clients. try putting a picture of your friendly staff or yourself standing beside your cleaning supplies or equipment. If your business is bonded and insured make sure you include that in the flier as well. Try to use colored paper, using a different color each time you canvas neighborhoods and track your response.Place a classified ad in a small newspaper, do not use a large newspaper the cost will be more higher than the small discounted newspapers in your area.Make or order some business cards an give then out to everyone you meet, leave them in salons, grocery stores, etc… these can be made cheaply right from your home computer.Have magnetic car signs made. These are inexpensive and quite effective. when you are driving it's a great advertisement tool.Lawn Sign. Yes that's right! Ask your client if you could stick a small lawn sign in the from yard while you are cleaning their home. Be sure to put your contact and website information on the sign so prospective clients can call you.Get referrals from your happy customers. This by far is the cheapest way to pick up more customers. It's FREE. Nothing beats word of mouth marketing.<br><br>These are some inexpensive ways to market your house cleaning service with a lot of hard work and determination you will soon reap the rewards of growing your business with starting out with little capital. It can be done, if you are willing to put in the work.<br><br>Professional Image <br><br>It is very important when to maintain a professional image for your business at all times. It starts with appearance. Make sure that you and your employees are neat an clean, your vehicles are clean, and keep all of your equipment clean as well. Make sure all your marketing materials are kept up well, and carry your business cards with logo and contact information at all times. Remember the cleaning business is very competitive, and your competition is just a hair away.<br><br>I hope these house cleaning marketing tips have helped you, and I wish you much success!<br><br><a href='http://hubpages.com/business/Marketing-Your-House-Cleaning-Business-On-A-Budget'>http://hubpages.com/business/Marketing-Your-House-Cleaning-Business-On-A-Budget</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Emerson Electric Co (EMR) Company Profile - 29 Nov 2015 08:28

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[[html]]Emerson Electric Co., incorporated on September 24, 1890, is engaged in providing solutions for industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company operates through five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial &amp; Residential Solutions.<br><br>Process Management<br><br>The Process Management segment provides measurement, control and diagnostic capabilities for automated industrial processes producing items, such as fuels, chemicals, foods, medicines and power. It offers customers products and technology, and engineering, project management and consulting services for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, as well as safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs and plants that process or treat various items. It serves various industries, including the oil and gas, refining, chemicals and power generation, as well as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, pulp and paper, metals and mining, and municipal water supplies. The segments products line include Process Management Systems and Software; Measurement and Analytical Instrumentation; Valves, Actuators and Regulators, and PlantWeb Digital Plant Architecture.<br><br>Process Management systems and software control plant processes by collecting and analyzing information from measurement devices in the plant, and then using that information to adjust valves, pumps, motors, drives and other control hardware. Its software capabilities also include upstream oil and gas reservoir simulation and modeling for production optimization. Measurement instrumentation measures the physical properties of liquids or gases in a process stream, such as pressure, temperature, level, rate and amount of flow, and communicates this information to a process control system. Measurement technologies provided by the Company include Coriolis direct mass flow, magnetic flow, vortex flow, ultrasonic flow, differential pressure, ultra-low flow fluid measurement, temperature sensors, radar-based tank gauging and magnetic level gauging. Control valves respond to commands from a control system to continuously and precisely modulate the flow of process fluids. The Companys analytical technologies include process gas chromatographs, in-situ oxygen analyzers, infrared gas and process fluid analyzers, combustion analyzers and systems, and analyzers that measure pH, conductivity and water quality. The Company provides sensors to detect combustible and toxic gases, and flames The Company designs, engineers and manufactures ball valves, sliding stem valves, rotary valves, butterfly valves and severe service valves for critical applications, and related valve actuators and controllers. The Company also provides a industrial and residential regulators, and also manufactures tank and terminal safety equipment, including hatches, vent pressure and vacuum relief valves, and flame arrestors for storage tanks in the oil and gas, petrochemical, refining and other process industries.<br><br>PlantWeb digital plant architecture combines the technologies of plant devices (valves and measurement instruments), open communication standards (nonproprietary wired and wireless digital protocols allowing the plant devices and the control system to talk with one another) and integrated modular software, to control the process, as well as to collect and analyze information about those processes and the plant assets. The segment offers its products under the brands, including Emerson Process Management, AMS Suite, Baumann, Bettis, Bristol, CSI, Damcos, Daniel, DeltaV, EIM, El-O-Matic, Fisher, Go Switch, Guardian, Micro Motion, Net Safety, Ovation, PlantWeb, ROC, Rosemount, Roxar, Smart Process, SureService, Tescom, TopWorx and Valvetop.<br><br>Industrial Automation<br><br>The Industrial Automation segment provides integrated manufacturing solutions to its customers at the source of manufacturing their own products. The Products include Motors and Drives, Power Generation, Fluid Power and Control, Electrical Distribution, Materials Joining and Precision Cleaning, Power Transmission and Distribution.<br><br>Industrial Automation provides various drives and electric motors that are used in a variety of manufacturing operations and products, including production assembly lines, escalators in shopping malls and supermarket checkout stations. The products in this category include alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electrical variable speed drives, servo motors, pump motors, drive control systems, integral horsepower motors (1 Horsepower (HP) and above), fractional horsepower motors (less than 1 HP), hermetic motors and gear drives. Power generation products include low, medium and high voltage alternators for use in diesel and gas powered generator sets, as well as alternators, AC motor and generator sets, traction generators, wind power generators, wind turbine pitch control systems and solar photovoltaic converters. Fluid Power and Control products control and power the flow of fluids (liquids and gases) in manufacturing operations, such as automobile assembly, food processing, textile manufacturing and petrochemical processing. Its products include solenoid and pneumatic valves, valve position indicators, pneumatic cylinders, air preparation equipment, and pressure, vacuum and temperature switches. The electrical distribution consists of various components for current- and noncurrent-carrying electrical distribution devices, including conduit and cable fittings, plugs and other receptacles, industrial lighting, enclosures and controls. The Company supplies plastic and metal joining technologies and equipment to manufacturing customer base, including automotive, medical devices and toys. The Company also provides precision cleaning and liquid processing solutions to industrial and commercial manufacturers. Its products include ultrasonic joining and cleaning equipment; linear and orbital vibration welding equipment; systems for hot plate, spin and laser welding equipment, and aqueous, semi-aqueous and vapor cleaning systems.<br><br>Power transmission products include belt and chain drives, helical and worm gearing, mounted and unmounted bearings, couplings, modular plastic belts and conveying chains and components. The primary distribution channel for Industrial Automation is through direct sales forces, including to original equipment manufacturers across the world. The trademarks and trade names within Industrial Automation segment include Emerson Industrial Automation, Appleton, ASCO, ASCO Joucomatic, ASCO Numatics, Branson Ultrasonics, Browning, Control Techniques, Jaure, Kato Engineering, Kop-Flex, Leroy Somer, McGill, Morse, Nutsteel, O-Z/Gedney, Power Transmission Solutions, Rollway, Sealmaster, SSB Wind Systems, System Plast and Trident.<br><br>Network Power<br><br>The Network Power segment designs, manufactures, installs and maintains products providing grid-to-chip electric power conditioning, power reliability and environmental control for telecommunications networks, data centers and other critical applications. It also provides data center infrastructure management solutions. The products in this segment include critical power systems, uninterruptible power systems, thermal management, integrated data center control devices, software, monitoring and 24-hour service.<br><br>Critical power technology provides power systems which automatically transfers application loads from a utility to emergency backup generators in the event of a blackout or brownout. Products include automatic transfer switches, load banks, surge protection, field services, paralleling and synchronizing gear, and related distribution equipment and control systems. Uninterruptible AC and DC power systems provide power to telecommunication networks, data centers and other critical equipment in the event of blackouts or line surges and spikes. Its products range from stand-alone desktop solutions to incorporating rectifiers, inverters, power distribution units, surge protection, batteries and system supervision. Thermal management equipment provides management of heat in mission- critical facilities. The Company provides data center management solutions through server access technologies that enable access, monitoring and control of the information technology infrastructure and provide linkage with data center operations. Its services include on-site operations management, energy consumption monitoring, preventive maintenance, electrical testing, remote monitoring and management, and 24-hour service capability. Network Power segment sales are primarily through worldwide direct sales forces, particularly in Europe and Asia. The remainder of sales is handled by independent sales representatives, particularly in the United States, and independent distributors. The trademarks and trade names in the Network Power segment include Emerson Network Power, Aperture, ASCO Power Technologies, Avocent, Chloride, Knurr, Liebert, Liebert Services, NetXtend and Netsure.<br><br>Climate Technologies<br><br>The Climate Technologies segment provides products and services for the climate control industry, including residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. The products in this segment include Residential and Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning, and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration. The Company provides a range of heating and air conditioning products. These products include reciprocating and scroll air conditioning compressors, including ultra-efficient residential scroll compressors with two stages of cooling capacity, as well as variable speed scroll compressors; system protector and flow control devices; standard, programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats; monitoring equipment and electronic controls for gas and electric heating systems; gas valves for furnaces and water heaters; ignition systems for furnaces; sensors and thermistors for home appliances, and temperature sensors and controls. The Company's technology is incorporated into equipment to refrigerate food and beverages in supermarkets, convenience stores, food service operations, refrigerated trucks and refrigerated marine transport containers. The trademarks and trade names in the Climate Technologies segment include Emerson Climate Technologies, Control Products, Clive Samuels &amp; Associates, Computer Process Controls, Copeland, Design Services Network, Dixell, Emerson Climate Technologies Distribution Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Educational Services, Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Services, Fusite, Therm-O-Disc, Vilter and White-Rodgers.<br><br>Commercial &amp; Residential Solutions<br><br>The Companys Commercial &amp; Residential Solutions segment includes a range of tools, storage products and appliance solutions. Pipe-working tools are used by plumbing and mechanical professionals to install and repair piping systems. The products include pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, pipe threading and roll grooving equipment, mechanical crimping tube joining systems, drain cleaners, tubing tools, and diagnostic systems, including closed-circuit television pipe inspection and locating equipment. Other professional tools include water jetters, wet-dry vacuums, commercial vacuums and bolt cutters. The Company provides a variety of freestanding, fixed and mobile storage products for residential, commercial, health care and food service applications. Products for the home include shelving systems, cabinet and closet organizers, home office storage, and drawer systems and containers, available in wire, stainless steel and laminate. Commercial storage solutions include storage and display shelving, stock-picking and kitting carts, cabinets, totes, bins, workstations, and merchandising and inventory storage racks. The Company provides various appliance solutions, including residential and commercial food waste disposers, ceiling fans, instant hot water dispensers and compact electric water heaters. The trademarks and trade names in the Commercial &amp; Residential Solutions segment include Emerson, Emerson Appliance Solutions, Emerson Professional Tools, Emerson Storage Solutions, ClosetMaid, Flo Healthcare, InSinkErator, Lionville, MedDispense, METRO, ProTeam and RIDGID.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Contract Cleaning Market UK 2015-2019 | Reuters - 29 Nov 2015 05:04

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[[html]]Research and Markets: Contract Cleaning Market UK 2015-2019 <br><br>Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sj6b7x/contract_cleaning) has announced the addition of the "Contract Cleaning Market UK 2015-2019" report to their offering. <br><br>This brand new Research &amp; Analysis market report provides a fresh, comprehensive &amp; reliable review of the public &amp; private sector UK Contract Cleaning Market in 2015 with forecasts to 2019. Revised &amp; updated for 2015, based on sales from more than 80% of the industry by value and now in its 5th edition, the report is written specifically for cleaning equipment suppliers &amp; cleaning contractors representing a key source of vital market intelligence, sales leads, analysis &amp; comment. <br><br>Also available as part of the report 'Ultimate Pack' is a 2300+ Contract Cleaning Contractors Mailing List with Emails, providing more than 2300 company names, full addresses, telephone and contact details. The database also includes 280+ emails and 2300+ records with turnover band and employee band estimates for every company listed, providing immediate sales leads and representing excellent value for money. <br><br>Combining the best of both quantitative and qualitative input, this exclusive report is based on industry sales from companies with more than 3 billion of turnover coupled with input from a wide range of secondary sources. The 150 page market research report illustrates and analyses market size, trends, service mix and end use sector share in the Contract Cleaning market in 2015, supported by relevant and incisive qualitative discussion on key market influences in 2015 with forecasts to 2019. <br><br>1 page profiles for 70+ leading Contract Cleaning companies are provided, along with 3 years financial history to illustrate the recent performance of the market and the individual key players. Discussion of the key macro and micro market influences impacting the sector are provided with thought-provoking qualitative comment on future opportunities and threats, including a SWOT &amp; PEST analysis. This report combines the best of both, with statistically relevant quantitative data from the industry, coupled with relevant and insightful qualitative analysis. Coupled with our price guarantee, we simply can't be beaten on quality of research, data interpretation or price. <br><br>Key Topics Covered:<br><br>1. Introduction To Research &amp; Analysis Report <br><br>2. Uk Contract Cleaning Market <br><br>3. The Contract Cleaning Industry <br><br>4. Rankings For Contract Cleaners In 2015 <br><br>5. Contract Cleaners Profiles &amp; At A Glance <br><br>For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sj6b7x/contract_cleaning<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=bwnews&amp;sty=20150428006847r1&amp;sid=hptr4&amp;distro=nx&amp;lang=en"/><br><br>Research and Markets<br><br>Laura Wood, Senior Manager<br><br>moc.stekramdnahcraeser|sserp#moc.stekramdnahcraeser|sserp<br><br>For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470<br><br>For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630<br><br>For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900<br><br>U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907<br><br>Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716<br><br>Sector: Household<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

What is the Difference Between Sand Blasting vs Soda Blasting? - 28 Nov 2015 19:07

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[[html]]What Is Soda Blasting?<br><br>Soda blasting is a relatively new technology in the field of abrasive blasting. While it is technically used as an abrasive, many professionals in the field consider soda blasting non-abrasive. Specially granulated sodium bicarbonate is applied at high pressure upon a surface, to remove contaminants or smooth the surface.<br><br>Because sodium bicarbonate shatters on impact, it is much gentler than sandblasting or media blasting. It is suitable for use upon chrome, plastics and even glass if applied correctly. Soda is also used to a lesser extent to remove mold and smoke damage, as sodium bicarbonate is a natural deodorizer.<br><br>Environmental Effects of Soda Blasting<br><br>Similar to walnut-shell blasting, the use of sodium bicarbonate is relatively environmentally friendly. Soda is water soluble, and will not build up in soil or residential areas, whereas sand or glass will not dissolve.<br><br>While you can safely breathe small amounts of sodium bicarbonate while soda blasting, it is recommended you wear a breathing apparatus such as a quality gas mask, or employ the use of a professional soda blaster, who will wear one.<br><br>Costs of Soda Blasting<br><br>The running costs associated with soda blasting (The cost of chemicals, machinery, and labour) are marginally higher than the costs of sandblasting, so you can expect to pay a bit more for the environmentally-friendly option.<br><br>Soda blasting is quicker and easier to set up. Because you don't need to isolate easily damaged parts such as windows or plastic frames, time is saved compared to sandblasting. And remember, time is money<br><br>Whereas sand and other materials such as garnet have a strong chemical structure, sodium bicarbonate does not. Once soda has been used, it shatters into a fine powder because of friability. For this reason, it can only be used once, and the running costs of soda blasting increases.<br><br>Environmental Effects of Sand Blasting<br><br>Abrasive blasting generally lends itself well to a host of environmental impacts, none of which are positive. However, the use of abrasive materials such as walnut shell and coconut are biodegradable, and hence more environmentally friendly.<br><br>The detrimental effects of sandblasting really depend on the medium actually used. When choosing a medium, take care to make a choice that will not clog or harm local water supplies, and ensure that is free from heavy metals.<br><br>The use of a booth removes almost all environmental effects of abrasive blasting. The curtain on such a booth captures the dry material used in blasting, so that it can either be reused, or disposed of carefully.<br><br>The environmental impact of sandblasting is entirely dependent on your choice of medium, and how you choose to contain it. So choose carefully.<br><br>Costs of Sand Blasting<br><br>Sand blasting is cheap, quick and effective. The range of materials that can be used for sandblasting are not simply limited to sand. Almost all of these materials can be reused, and are cheap when bought in bulk amounts. These factors make it a cheaper, albeit more time-consuming, option than soda blasting.<br><br>Sandblasting is more suited to heavy industry. Time is not wasted removing glass or plastics from heavy machinery, so it becomes a cheaper option than soda blasting.<br><br>I've seen industrial soda blasting equipment sell for upwards of $50,000! If that's a little out of your budget, you can watch the video above, courtesy of Garage Night, and knock one up for yourself for around $25 - $30.<br><br>Which is Better: Sandblasting or Soda Blasting?<br><br>From the tables above, it is clear that soda blasting is a more versatile option than sandblasting. Having said that, there are arguments representing both points of view, depending on the intention of the blasting methods. For example, sandblasting may be cheaper, but there's no point using it to clean rubber. Likewise, soda blasting is more environmentally friendly, but it's generally too expensive for small 'backyard-type' projects. <br><br>Aluminium<br><br>Soda blasting is a preferable option to sandblasting in the cleaning of aluminium sheet-metal, because it is gentler. Sodium Bicarbonate shatters on impact, so it does not warp or damage the softer metals like aluminium, or react chemically with it's surface.<br><br>Heavy Machinery<br><br>Sandblasting is often preferable to soda blasting in the cleaning of industrial equipment. It removes grease and paint quickly and indiscriminately. Because it is cheaper, it is best used in long-term contracts or where consistent work can be found.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.chemicalproducts.net/cleaning%20equipment-img-597.jpg" width="281" /><br><br>Car Detailing<br><br>Many cars today are sandblasted, as this is the cheaper option. As to which option does the job better, it really comes down to the abilities of the blaster. More care should be taken with sandblasting a vehicle however, as there is a risk of damage to the car body or windows.<br><br><a href='http://hubpages.com/technology/What-is-the-Difference-Between-Sand-Blasting-Soda-Blasting'>http://hubpages.com/technology/What-is-the-Difference-Between-Sand-Blasting-Soda-Blasting</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How To Dry Clean At Home - 28 Nov 2015 17:19

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[[html]]We encourage you to always read fabric care labels, but even if it's indicated, sometimes a professional dry cleaner is not necessary. In fact, in 2008, Proctor &amp; Gamble found 65 percent of clothing that women dry cleaned were actually machine washable, according to The New York Times, meaning you could potentially save more than half your dry cleaning bill if you washed your clothes yourself. But before you attempt to remove any stains, be aware that home dry cleaning remedies are for lightly soiled garments only. And, rich fabrics like leather, suede and velvet should always be managed by a pro. When in doubt, ask your local dry cleaner. Otherwise, try these dry cleaning alternatives in the comfort of your home. <br><br>Know what works for different fabrics. Believe it or not, wool, cashmere and certain silks, like pure, shantung and dupioni silk, can simply be hand washed with cold water and a tiny amount of detergent. And, store-brand shampoos sold explicitly for cleaning wool or cashmere can also work. Remember to rinse and lay the fabric flat to dry. For silk, always hang dry it. Polyester and nylon can also be hand washed. As for rayon, don't scrub too hard because it will weaken the fibers and give it a fuzzy look. Finally, there's cotton, which is surprisingly tricky to hand wash because it is absorbant and can get very heavy. Cottons can also stretch and shrink easily depending on how hard you wring it out or the temperature it dries at. So, to be safe, lay it flat to dry. And, again, leave it to a professional to take care of your leathers and suedes. <br><br>Give home dry cleaning kits a chance. If soaking expensive silks and wool into water seems too unnerving, try home dry cleaning kits, which can be purchased online and at any major retailer. In this process, stains can be spot cleaned with a provided cleaning pen or wipe. A few brands even offer fabric-protection bags to throw your clothes in along with cleaning cloths. Then, throw the clothes in the dryer for a short time, and your garment should come out stain free. What's the downside? Home kits aren't very effective with oil-based stains, like ketchup and lipstick. <br><br>Iron for a professional look. There's nothing like a crisp wrinkle-free shirt after it comes back from the cleaner. However, if you hand wash or use a dry cleaning kit, chances are your clothes will look slightly crumpled afterward. Don't be dissuaded; ironing takes but mere minutes. And, if you don't have an iron, give the garment a few spritzes with a fabric softener and water mixture and let it hang dry, or try any of our other methods for removing wrinkles without an iron. For a professional dry clean look, consider investing in a clothing steamer, which costs about $50. It's easy to use and will smooth out wrinkles just as nicely as your neighborhood dry cleaner. <br><br>Click through the slideshow below for more great cleaning tips.<br><br>Close <br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2626900_sq50.jpg" alt="Rub Pencil Erasers To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>remove stick price tags.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2626902_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Your Stove Top…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>using a baking soda and water cleaning solution.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2626901_sq50.jpg" alt="Remove Candle Wax…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>to reuse their glass holders.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2626898_sq50.jpg" alt="Remove Rust From Your Garden…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>using crumpled aluminum foil.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2626899_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Your Microwave…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>using a coffee filter.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2571603_sq50.jpg" alt="Wash Your Delicates…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>using a colander.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2571604_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Baking Soda…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>to clean your outdoor grill.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2571605_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Paper Coffee Cups To.." width="52" height="52"/><br><br>catch the debris when using a drill.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2571606_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Salt To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>remove 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data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2457523_sq50.jpg" alt="Use An Ice Cube To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>fix stubborn carpet dents.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2457481_sq50.jpg" alt="Aluminum Foil Can Help You…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>save time and money when ironing clothes.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2457479_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Gravel To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>clean those hard-to-reach places in vases.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2414509_sq50.jpg" alt="Repurpose Old Newspapers To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>make your own broom.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2401122_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Your Windows…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>and six other home tasks you've probably been neglecting.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2367279_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Rubber Spatulas Because…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>they're a huge germ hot spot.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2367278_sq50.jpg" alt="Replace Nearly Every Household Chemical…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>using baking soda.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2349817_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean A Chandelier With…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>help from your hair dryer.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2325209_sq50.jpg" alt="Prevent Spills In Your Refrigerator…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>by placing your items on cutting boards.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2325212_sq50.jpg" alt="Keep Track Of Your Shades…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>by using a clothing hanger.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2325188_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Wood Furniture…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>by rubbing it down with flat beer.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2325173_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Your Headlights…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>with a rub of toothpaste.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2325171_sq50.jpg" alt="Deodorize Your Gym Clothes…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>with these easy laundry tips.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2294123_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Straws To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>clean small spaces in your 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height="52"/><br><br>make nifty magazine storage.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2091246_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Tennis Balls To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>make your pillows fluffy again.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2091243_sq50.jpg" alt="Flour Can Help You…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>clean stainless steel appliances.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2063577_sq50.jpg" alt="Paint Rollers Can…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>help you dust a ceiling fan.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2059170_sq50.jpg" alt="Use A Pumice Stone To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>remove rust stains from your toilet.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2047129_sq50.jpg" alt="Use 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alt="Use A Toothbrush…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>to clean your cheese grater.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2038634_sq50.jpg" alt="Clean Your Credit Card" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>It's one dirty little thing.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2038623_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Peanut Butter…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>to remove sticky price tags.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2038556_sq50.jpg" alt="Reuse a Tissue Box…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>as a garbage bin.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_2038616_sq50.jpg" alt="How To Clean Your Vacuum" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>Check and clean your vacuum without making a mess.<br><br><img class="lazy" 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alt="How To Clean A Light Switch" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>It's the dirtiest part in your home, so make sure you're cleaning it thoroughly!<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1881656_sq50.jpg" alt="Remove Gum From A Carpet…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>with plastic bags filled with ice <br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1881654_sq50.jpg" alt="Use A Safety Pin To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>reduce static cling on your clothes.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1881632_sq50.jpg" alt="Remove Mold From Your Bathtub…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>with this beauty salon product.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1850582_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Bubble Gum To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>fix scratches on CDs.<br><br><img 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Stains…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>with foam rubber, which can be found on dry-cleaning hangers.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1808717_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Petroleum Jelly To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>increase suction of a toilet plunger and keep it in good shape.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1808739_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Artificial Sweetener To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>help remove wine stains from your tablecloth.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1777845_sq50.jpg" alt="To Get Rid Of Burnt Popcorn Scent…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>place a teabag in water in the microwave.<br><br><img class="lazy" data-src="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/259485/slide_259485_1777645_sq50.jpg" alt="Use Wax Paper To…" width="52" height="52"/><br><br>clean food particles out of 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Difference Between Sodablasting and Sandblasting - 28 Nov 2015 14:55

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[[html]]Did You Know?<br><br>&#13;The Statue of Liberty was renovated in the 1980s by using the sodablasting process to reduce chances of damage, to both, the monument and the environment.<br><br>On any painted surface, there are two parts; the substrate at the bottom and the coating on top. The coating may be a paint layer, dust, grease, or some other impurity. To remove contaminants stuck in the coating or to clean a surface for painting, a process called abrasive blasting needs to be undertaken. Abrasive blasting is a process in which a high-pressure jet of abrasive particles is focused on a surface for various reasons, like making a rough surface smooth, making a smooth surface rough, etc. When we compare sodablasting vs sandblasting, the abrasive media used, equipment and advantages, all have to be considered.<br><br>Sodablasting vs. Sandblasting<br><br>PROCESS<br><br>Sodablasting uses a high-speed stream of sodium bicarbonate particles to hit the required surface. Soda particles are soft, but when propelled by compressed air, they hit a surface at a high speed, and break into fragments, releasing energy which knocks out the contaminants or paint particles right off the surface, without damaging the substrate.<br><br>Sandblasting is a process in which an abrasive media is ejected at high pressure and volume on to a surface due to compressed air pressure. The traditional abrasive used is sand, but any uniform-sized media is usable, including copper slags, pumice, powdered abrasives, steel particles, and even organic media, like corncob, walnut shell pieces, and coconut shell fragments. The process may leave etch marks on the metal surface, and is unsuitable for softer substrates.<br><br>STAGES<br><br>Sodablasting is a single-step process that involves no prior surface cleaning, and no complex chemical cleanup, post-operation. It can be carried out even by a single operator with minimum equipment.<br><br>Sandblasting is carried out in four distinct stages. The first stage is to decide which equipment and media should be used, and a media quality check. The next stage involves a cleanup of the surface prior to sandblasting and surrounding surface protection. In the third step, the actual operation is carried out by the operator using eye protection and respiratory safeguards in a sandblasting enclosure. The last step is the cleanup operation. It is a good idea to keep a large plastic sheet below the workplace and cover the area with a tarpaulin, so that the abrasive sand can be collected, post-operation.<br><br>EQUIPMENT<br><br>The equipment used for sodablasting is called sodablaster. It includes a storage chamber for granular sodium bicarbonate, a compressed air chamber, a blast chamber, a decontamination system to remove humidity, a blast hose and a nozzle. Some systems allow the user to vary the rate of flow of sodium bicarbonate.<br><br>The equipment used for sandblasting is called a sandblaster. It is made up of a compressed air chamber, a chamber containing sand, a hose and a gun. When the gun is fired, the air escapes, creating a vacuum, due to which the sand particles are ejected out with pressure. There are several other types of sandblasters, like gravity blasters that use principle of gravity, and pressure blasters which operate like an aerosol can.<br><br>APPLICATIONS<br><br>Sodablasting<br><br>To remove paint coating from a surface.&#13;Removal of contaminants like grease, dust particles, oil, mold, and soot.&#13;Cleaning of monuments.&#13;Removal of a thin layer of rust.&#13;Metal surface preservation.&#13;Graffiti removal.&#13;Used in automotive industries to clean car surfaces due to its non-heating property.&#13;Paint removal, also called 'stripping'.&#13;Used on boats and ships to remove anti-fouling paint.&#13;For fire restoration, as it cleans blackened wood surfaces without substrate damage. Cleaning food processing equipment, as it is classified as a very safe, A1-grade cleaner by the US Food and Drug Administration.&#13;Cleaning industrial machine parts without damage to the component.&#13;<br><br>Sandblasting<br><br>Rust removal when surface is highly corroded.&#13;Cleaning car surfaces before painting.&#13;Paint removal.&#13;Cleaning industrial tool surfaces.&#13;Removal of peeling paint from walls.&#13;Furniture restoration, including paint/corrosion removal.&#13;Cleaning concrete surfaces.&#13;Cleaning boat/ship hulls before repainting.&#13;Removing tiny ridges (burrs) from machine/tool parts.&#13;Artistic purposes like glass-etching.&#13;Enhancing hardness of tools, like knives.&#13;Word/pattern etching on a metal/non-metal surface&#13;<br><br>ADVANTAGES<br><br>Pros of Sodablasting<br><br>No damage caused to substrates.&#13;Can also clean soft substrates like plastics, fiberglass, glass, wood, and carbon fiber, without causing damage.&#13;Deodorizes along with cleaning.&#13;Forms a rust-inhibiting protective coating on metals.&#13;Cleans and removes paint/contaminant in a single step.&#13;Operation does not harm surrounding surfaces/equipment.&#13;Not harmful when ingested or touched.&#13;Soda is water-soluble, hence, the surface can be cleaned with water, reducing cleanup cost.&#13;Does not clog narrow spaces/passageways in machine parts.&#13;Neutralizes sewage when blast waste washout is released into sewer, hence, environment-friendly.&#13;Exposes cracks on working surface.&#13;Operation does not produce heat that may cause <a href="http://www.its-africa.co.za/index.php/">cleaning equipment South Africa</a> metal warping.&#13;<br><br>Pros of Sandblasting<br><br>More convenient than manual grinding methods.&#13;Better suited for industrial use.&#13;Fast rate of operation.&#13;Stubborn coating removal.&#13;<br><br>DISADVANTAGES<br><br>Cons of Sodablasting<br><br>It is an expensive process.&#13;It cannot remove rust from highly corroded metal surfaces.&#13;It takes longer than conventional processes.&#13;Sodium bicarbonate can harm plants.&#13;<br><br>Cons of Sandblasting<br><br>Dust particles produced in the process can cause silicosis, a disease of the lungs. Hence, sandblasting has been banned in several countries.&#13;Leaves etches on metals if not done properly.&#13;It requires a cleanup, post-operation.&#13;Process generates heat that can cause metal warping.&#13;Can sometimes add stubborn impurities to the coating.&#13;<br><br>The bottom line is, sodablasting, being a more recent technique, is suited for delicate operations in which the risk of damage to substrate is higher. Sandblasting, on the other hand, is intended for traditional, heavy-duty operations that can withstand the rigors of the process.<br><br><a href='http://www.buzzle.com/articles/difference-between-sodablasting-and-sandblasting.html'>http://www.buzzle.com/articles/difference-between-sodablasting-and-sandblasting.html</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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Claim jumping | Examiner.com - 27 Nov 2015 12:45

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[[html]]One night early in January of 2009 the owner of a mining company waved down a sheriffs deputy on the road near his mining claim. Using night vision equipment the officer then saw three men with flashlights working in a steep, rocky canyon. When confronted one of the men managed to flee but the other two were arrested carrying a metal detector, rock picks and a hammer and were taken to jail where they were charged with attempted grand theft from a mining claim.<br><br>According California Penal Code 487 (d), every person who feloniously steals, takes, and carries away, or attempts to take, steal, and carry from any mining claim, tunnel, sluice, undercurrent, riffle box, or sulfurate machine, another's gold dust, amalgam, or quicksilver is guilty of grand theft and is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison. It certainly looked like these two men were attempting to steal another persons gold and doing it at night surely adds to that suspicion. It would seem claim jumping is alive and well in the California gold country.<br><br>But if this is the law in California, that no man can take anothers gold dust, amalgam or quicksilver, and quicksilver is the dreaded mercury that the environmentalists want to eliminate from the rivers and an amalgam is the bond mercury makes with gold enabling the gold to be more easily recovered, then how can anyone clean any river currently under a mining claim without breaking the law? If they attempt to remove the mercury, much less the gold, from the claim of another man they are, by law, in the act of grand theft and can be sent to state prison.<br><br>As far as is known no welcoming hand of cooperation has been extended from those whose desire is to clean the offending toxins from the water to those who own the mining rights. Why? It would seem that cooperation between the two parties would be in the best interest of both sides. Everyone who uses our rivers wants to see the toxins removed. Suction dredge miners remove mercury in the course of their daily activities. Perhaps the lack of cooperation was a simple oversight on the part of both parties and they will soon meet and work out a solution as reasonable men should.<br><br>But what if this is not about cleaning the rivers and protecting fish and wildlife? What if it is simply about the gold? Already miners complain of harassment from state officials that make mining difficult and suction dredge mining impossible. Anyone can take possession of an abandoned claim, or a claim where the requirements of the law have not been met. And finally a claim can be taken by stealth, fraud or force. Keep a careful eye to the claim holders. If they are being forced from their claims then this is simply about the gold. Always remember, mineral rights in America belong to the people not the government, and claim jumping, no matter the reason, no matter the scale, is illegal, no matter who does it.<br><br>John Putnam is the author of Hangtown Creek, a thrilling saga of the early California gold rush.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Workshop Machinery-automotive repair shop equipment-Wheel balancers new and used - 25 Nov 2015 22:13

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[[html]]<img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://www.albanyforklitsandfloorequipment.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Powr-Flite-commercial-sweepers-burnishers-buffers.jpg" width="311" /><br><br>Developed from the earlier 470 single phase the Repco 471 was even better. Reliable, accurate and well designed it sold like hot cross buns at Easter.<br><br>Only a few tools required to mount many different wheels, an easy set-up and legendary accuracy set these aside as a brilliant wheel balancer.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAUQPib2z5o&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZAUQPib2z5o&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The early model did up to 14" wheels but was equally accurate, although some updates did occur with switch and other modifications it remained much the same until the 471 which took 16" wheels.<br><br>I have sold so many of these 471 and 472 balancers I lost count.<br><br>With all the balancers we rebuilt and sold these are a favourite to sell, because they are so reliable once mounted properly in place with 2 loxins holding two metal plates that fit over the base of the machine.<br><br>Wheel balancers need to be bolt mounted to the floor to perform properly.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00qvVQoscyLnkE/Swing-Brush-Carpet-Cleaning-Equipment-GM3-5-.jpg" width="332" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fi5IzdTwzAE&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fi5IzdTwzAE&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>I was fortunate enough to have the service manager of the factory that manufactured these and other machinery to offer advice and guidance on the ones I had for sale. He is a good friend, and a well known hubber his name on hubpages is agvulpes!<br><br><a href='http://hubpages.com/autos/Workshop-Machinery-Wheel-balancers'>http://hubpages.com/autos/Workshop-Machinery-Wheel-balancers</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

A Complete Guide to Weber Genesis Grill Parts by Jacob Alston - 25 Nov 2015 06:44

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[[html]]Weber genesis grill parts are widely available from various suppliers. Weber is a respectable company based in United States. They specialize in manufacturing grills which use gas and grills that use charcoal. They produce the spare parts and accessories for these grills too.<br><br>Weber genesis grill is manufactured by Weber and it is a gas grill. It grills, roasts and barbecues by use of gas. It is a nice grill for roasting outdoors. The heating output is efficient and the grilling section is large. This makes the heat distribution even. This grill can grill almost everything. It's a durable grill that has a competitive price.&#13;<br><br>This grill also has replacement parts that can be purchased if required. The parts are from the genuine manufacturer. Some of its parts are listed below including their uses.&#13;<br><br>Warming Rack: This rack is of heavy gauge which is chrome plated. It fits all genesis grills. Its purpose is to warm.&#13;<br><br>Control Knobs: These are supplied in a set of 3 and are produced using durable plastic. A black mark on them shows the temperature. They control the temperature of this grill.&#13;<br><br>Manifold Support Bracket: These brackets add support to the gas valve manifold. They also keep the control knobs away from the top of this grill's control panel.&#13;<br><br>Filler adaptor: It is an adaptor made from brass and is attached to the propane supplier filler valve. It enables filling of tanks that have quick connect fittings.&#13;<br><br>Caster insert: This part slides inside the leg of the grill frame. It supports the caster's stem.&#13;<br><br>Dual purpose thermometer: The dual thermometer is for replacement. It could be used inside the lid bracket for measuring the temperature inside the grill. It can work as a meat thermometer too.&#13;<br><br>Grill cleaning brush: This brush has a bristle head that is stiff. It has a hanging strip made of leather also. It cleans the gas grill and reaches all its parts easily.&#13;<br><br>Stainless steel crossover tube: Ignition flame is carried by this tube. The flame is carried to back and center burners.&#13;<br><br>Cooking grates: These are made from cast iron. Their work is to enable the grilled food to effectively retain heat. They form sear marks also. These are some kinds of beautiful patterns on the grilled food that make it appear delicious.&#13;<br><br>Flavorizer bars: Flavorizer are porcelain-enameled bars. They ensure that the results of the grilled food are excellent. They prevent flaring up of the flame also.&#13;<br><br>Rotisserie: This is a rod that is long and solid that holds food as it roasts. It's a good method to grill chicken that is whole and other food.&#13;<br><br>Small drip pans: These are used to line the catch pan of the grill. They can also be used to cook a side dish as well.&#13;<br><br>These are just a few of the Weber genesis grill parts. There are many other parts available. These parts are factory certified and are the original equipment parts. All parts and their prices can be viewed online including the delivery details.<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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