Archive for February, 2013

Overview of Welding

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Welding is one of the oldest methods for joining two metallic objects together, and holds a huge importance on today’s industrial activity. With the right materials, and proper training , you can partake in a few easy welding projects where you can turn old and seemingly useless materials into something awesome. Before you get started, there are a few items to check before commencing your project.

  • Whip up a rough sketch of the general ideas for your project, and be sure to check for the balance of design, practicality, and etc. Get down to the specifics of section sizes, angles, lengths, etc.
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Construction Industry Jobs

155604654_271132f38a_zThe last two years have been a tough time for people working in the construction industry. The outlook for new jobs in this sector is not looking too great, and the industry can’t afford to take another big hit anytime soon. Many on the Green side think that the energy efficient, sustainable or green movements will enhance the jobs in home construction. Although I am not entirely optimistic about this idea, it certainly is a possibility. Government projects will certainly help aid large scale construction projects, although the impact would not be as large in the residential housing industry. Many home builders have gone back to building the lowest price home possible.

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DIY: Tile Backsplash

recycled backsplashWhy pay lots of money to have someone work on your home if you can do it yourself? If you’re like a lot of homeowners in the digital age who have Internet access and want to save some cash, you might head to YouTube or another DIY site when it’s time for a new home project. One great way to add a unique touch to a kitchen or bathroom is to add a tile backsplash.

What’s so great about a backsplash? Well, as the name suggests, they’re great to have in areas where water, food, or other substances are likely to splash on the wall. Rather than scrubbing something off of a painted surface, you just have to wipe down tile instead. They also double as great decorations, as you can make them match the wall or choose to get pretty creative with the colors. And, as cool as they look, surprisingly they’re not to difficult to install if you have the right tools and guide.

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