Gutters and Gutter Guards in Different Colours

We wanted custom rain gutters that were a complimentary colour for our building. My wife and I wanted a nice deep red color. We found out that Colorbond Gutters come in Manor Red. It was perfect for the metal building we just had constructed on our property. We are sculptors, and we were building a new studio to work in as well as sell our sculptures. We have red in our logo, and the gutters keep with our brand image.

The Colorbond Gutters we have come in a bunch of different colours. You can get them in grays, tans, greens, black and red tones. A lot of the commercial buildings around here are made of a light beige metal on the walls and dark gray rain gutters. We went for a light gray walls with a deep burgundy red colour for our rain gutters. It looks really good. The company also had a matching gutter guard mesh that really sets off the look of the roof line.

If you are an artist or have a flair for color in the design of your home, you can have gutters and gutter mesh made in colors that will match your decor theme. The gutters we got were rolled on site. There are no seams to leak later on. The company we got them from has installed them on thousands of homes in the area of Perth. You probably have seen them and not even known it.

The matching gutters and gutter guards are available for metal and wood buildings. You can have them no matter if you have a tile or corrugated metal roof too. They have gutters and gutter guard mesh that installs for any modern building design no matter what it is made of. We are having new gutters and mesh put on our house next.

Started Working on the House Plan

We have had the land for a couple of years, it is just about five minutes South of the city limits and we got a really good deal on it because it used to belong to a friend of my uncle, Jane and I have been trying to decide how to go about getting a house built. We have figured out the basic design we are looking to produce and so we are going to look for the details that make a difference now. We just got done looking at entry doors in Billings, Montana. Continue reading →

Quest Water Pipe Repair

Quest (polybutylene) water pipes are made of plastic resin and were commonly used in water supply lines in homes from 1978 to as recently as 1995. However, the inner walls of the pipe flake and become brittle, possibly as a result of oxidants in the water. Today, building codes dictate that polybutylene pipes not be installed in homes. Repairing a pipe of this type requires cutting out the broken section and replacing it with CPVC. The pipes are joined together with adaptor couplings.

Quest Water Pipe Repair

  • Close the home’s main water shut-off valve. Open the lowest faucet in the house to drain all pipes.
  • Mark the broken Quest water pipe. Measure 4 inches from both sides of the broken area and make marks. Cut through the pipe at both marks with a tube cutter and remove the broken section of pipe.
  • Measure between the two cut pipe ends. Cut a section of CPVC pipe to this length. Unthread the end nuts from the ends of two adaptor couplings, then remove the steel crimp fittings and acetal compression sleeves (found between the coupling body and end nuts).
  • Push a nut onto the ends of both cut Quest pipes. Place nuts on both ends of the CPVC pipe section as well. Slide a crimp fitting and compression sleeve onto the end of all pipes. Push one coupling body onto the end of both Quest pipes, and tighten the nuts surrounding the Quest pipes to the coupling bodies, by hand. Squeeze the ends of the CPVC pipe section into the remaining ends of the coupling bodies and tighten the nuts surrounding the CPVC pipe to the coupling bodies. Tighten all four end nuts to the coupling bodies using a crescent wrench.
  • Turn the water back on. Check for any leaks.

Repair Water Cooler

Blocked spouts, strange tasting water and temperature problems are the most common issues that people have with their water coolers. Dependent upon the problem you are having with your water cooler, you may be able to fix it easily. Maintaining your water cooler is extremely important in avoiding unnecessary repairs later. If you are regularly maintaining your water cooler, you are more likely to be familiar with what part of the cooler is providing the trouble when a need for a repair does arise.

  • Check your freon levels if your water cooler is not providing you with cold water any longer. If there appears to be a problem with the freon, you will have to get a professional to refill the freon. Only those with proper certifications are legally allowed to handle freon.
  • Check to see if the coils are clean if you are having trouble getting hot or cold water out of your water cooler. Before checking or cleaning these, make sure to disconnect your water cooler from the electrical outlet.
  • Perform a reset on your cooler if it is freezing the water or if it is not getting cold enough. To do a reset, drain a few cups of water out of both the hot and cold sides of the water cooler. Then turn the switches in the back of the cooler off. Unplug your water cooler, and leave it unplugged for 24 hours. When you do turn it back on, be sure to turn the back switches on as well. After you have done all of this, wait another 5 hours before dispensing any water, and see if this has worked.
  • Clean the cooler and dispenser if the water simply has a strange taste or is not coming out properly. Sometimes mold and mildew may grow in various places that can block the good flow of water and can create a strange taste. It is a good idea to clean and sanitize your water cooler once every 6 months.
  • Buy new parts to replace the ones that are malfunctioning. This is the most sanitary and safest method of repairing your water cooler if the above steps have not corrected the problem. When repairing your water cooler or replacing parts, be sure to consider what the cost would be to replace the entire cooler. If you are just renting the cooler, the company may be willing to replace your cooler at no additional charge.

Camper Water Damage

Water damage in a camper should be repaired to prevent wood rot. Even if the water damage has already progressed to wood rot, the area can still be repaired. Carpet and linoleum flooring can be pulled up and replaced if they have been damaged by water. Wood walls on the other hand are harder to replace. A wall repair is easier and cheaper than a wall replacement.

  • Find the source of the water leak and repair it before repairing the water damage. Otherwise you will repair the water damage, only to have the water damage occur again the next time it rains. If the water damage was caused by plumbing problems, repair them. Common sites for water leaks are the windows, the roof and the exterior shell (walls). Redo the window caulking if needed. Check the roof and exterior walls for water leaks. Roof and exterior wall leaks are best repaired by professionals.
  • You can put a quick stop to leaks by applying a waterproof tape called Eterna bond, which is found at most RV supply stores. Eterna bond provides an instant waterproof barrier and can even be applied during wet conditions. Be aware that Eterna bond tape is permanent. Once Eterna bond is applied, you will not be able to remove it.
  • Soak up as much water inside the camper as possible. Allow water damaged wood to dry fully before starting the repair.
  • Pull off any wallpaper or small, loose pieces of wood in the water damaged areas.
  • Apply a wood hardener to all areas of water damaged wood. Depending on the wood hardener product you choose, it is either sprayed on or painted on. Use a breathing mask when working with wood hardener and open windows for ventilation. The wood hardener will soak deep into the wood, hardening it and preventing wood rot. Allow the wood hardener to dry for 24 hours before moving on to the next step.
  • Use a putty knife to apply wood filler to the water damaged areas, to fill in holes or cracks in the wall. Allow the wood filler to dry for four hours or more until fully dry, before moving on to the next step.
  • Sand the dry wood filler using fine grit sandpaper, to smooth and even out the wood surface.
  • Repaint, stain or put new wallpaper on the repaired wood.

Using Metal and Other Methods to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

If you live out where there are lots of trees and plenty of brush, you know the dangers that summer can bring as far as wildfires are concerned. Lighting, a cigarette butt or even a resident trying to burn some rubbish can set off a major fire. Many homes are lost every year due to wildfires. There are things you can due to protect your home from setting up perimeter fire breaks to installing aluminium gutter mesh on your gutters. You do not have to do it all at once. Make a plan to help protect your home from wildfires.

Many homes and buildings that are lost to wildfires may never get touched by the nearby flames. Blowing embers landing on flammable surfaces start the fires. Metal roofs and gutters are great start in protecting your home from wildfires. However, unprotected gutters that fill up with leaves and other plant debris can be a source for embers to grow into flames. Installing aluminium gutter mesh keeps the plant material out of your gutters, and the metal is not a fire hazard like plastic gutter guards are.

Establishing a wide perimeter that is free of brush is important. Winds drive fires to jump wide areas. There are guidelines for establishing a perimeter fire break around your property that are suitable for the area you live in. There are even recommendations for landscaping plants and grasses. Your home does not necessarily need to look like an island amidst the natural background, but you do need to take steps to not let vegetation lead a path of fire right up to your door.

If you are going to add outbuildings, choosing ones made of metal with metal roofs and gutters are a better idea than wood and plastic options. Adding aluminium gutter mesh to the gutters on outbuildings to keep leaves and twigs out is also a good idea. Try to examine every surface and how it would react to a hot ember landing on it or being touched by fire or heat from nearby burning vegetation.

Hard Water Solutions For Your Home

Traditionally, hard water is softened with salt based options. These are big bags of salt put into a type of filtration system. The system replaces the calcium, what you’re attempting to ‘soften,’ in the water with the salt. This has benefits such as your dishes having more sparkle when cleaned as the salt helps to eliminate calcium deposits left behind during the drying phase. It also makes your water more prone to produce suds and be better at lathering. The negative aspect of this option is the high discharge of salt into your waste water. This is harmful to the environment.

Another option to consider is called the Magnetic Water Treatment. This option is a safe and natural way to reduce lime scale without the use of salt water softeners. This type of water softening can be especially beneficial to those who have scale build-up and problems with high mineral content which produce stains. It will also be a good option for those who do not want to install a salt based water softener due to how it increases the amount of sodium in your drinking water. Magnetic water treatments are great solutions for those who are concerned about the impact of discharging salt into the waste water and wish to find a less expensive means of dealing with their hard water issues. Consider magnetic water treatments if you want a solution that requires less maintenance and, as everyone is surely looking for, want to save on on hot water heating bills by preventing scale build up in the tank.

A complete system will be two sets of magnets for your water lines. One will be for the hot water line, and the other will be for the cold water line. They come with easy to follow instructions that will clearly show you the exact placement for them on your water pipes, making the installation guesswork and worry free. All magnets are designed to fit on water pipes that are 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

When it comes time to select your actual magnet, there are key factors to take into account. You will have to choose the correct polarity, size and magnetic strength. Be sure that the magnetic strength is most intense where it is needed – at the center of the pipe. Do not choose a model that is not effective due to poor design, small size, or insufficient strength. Find a manufacturer that will fully explain the differences between their entire product range, and who will explain the difference between using a magnet, and a salt option for water softening. Lastly, inquire as to customer support because having support handy can be important when you find yourself in need of help.

Sea Water Solutions For Drinking, Gardening, Crops and More

Kevin: What are some of the conventional solutions that are being used on the crops in the field, and maybe take us through some of that agriculture change and then we’ll move into what OceanGrown’s OceanSolution can do.

John: Yeah, basically, just to throw down the gauntlet, there are congressional testimonies going back to the 1920’s and 30’s. I think the gentleman’s name was Thomas Beech. It’s on the internet. People can find it. But basically, he’s testifying before Congress that our soils have been ruined and that there are no more minerals in them to grow good food. Let’s just quickly run through agricultural practices. In the old days, they would rotate crops – well, let’s start in the very old days. In the very old days, we were nomadic and when a piece of ground was mined out, they would move on and so, constantly they would be moving and growing things in re-mineralized ground or an area that was able to re-mineralize either by annual flooding or natural soil bacteria and flora and fauna and whatnot, it was able to replenish itself. That’s how we got good soils in the first place.

Then we went on through the agricultural revolution and we started more intensive agriculture and we would rotate crops to try to mitigate the negatives of the new practices- we’d try to rotate through a crops like soybeans that will fix nitrogen and there would more friendly soil practices and we would let things go fallow one year. That’s how we used to do farming.

Then, at the end of the second World War when chemical agriculture really took hold in a very serious way, we went down from sort of having most minerals in the soil but in a haphazard way, to basically putting three elements back: nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus and they – not coincidentally – it’s also what they happen to have a lot of at the Second World War because it’s also what they made munitions with. They’re particularly incendiary components and quite dangerous. But anyway, they went to three elements, but let me stop it right here for a moment just to tell you one of Dr. Murray’s best stories. He has a bunch of them.

He used to do lectures and at the beginning of one particular lecture at a conference in 1976, he asked the farmers who were in front of him at an agricultural conference called Acres USA and they’re still in business today, still a great organization and a champion for good agriculture, but anyway, he asked farmers what their core business was and generally, what they said was “I’m a corn farmer,” or “I’m a cattle farmer and I raise corn or cattle and I ship it to market.” You’d get answers for about 10 minutes and he’d say, “Well, no, your core business is strip mining and that’s what you do because what you do is instead of dynamite, you use seeds to loosen the minerals from their holding matrix and then every year you harvest the cow or the corn and you ship them off your land with the minerals that they’ve collected from your land and you put back three things: nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Now, it used to be 90 things when that was virgin soil, now you’re putting back three and every year some collection of 90 go off your property. So what you end up with is a completely depleted soil and food that has no particular food value anymore and if you wanted to put it back, how would you put it back, because you cannot make a matrix of a collection of all 90 elements. How would you put them back? How would you make them?”

Convert Car to Run on Water – Solution to High Gas Problem

High gas prices are becoming a subject for talking lately. Currently, gasoline stands at 4$ for a gallon point, but experts believe prices on gas could increase till 5$ for a gallon by the end of this year. Think about how expensive it will be to drive a car, it will be like heartbreak for SUV drivers when they will fill up their car. Lucky for us, water is the solution for our problem.

Yes, you heard that right, water. Thanks to the invention, nowadays it is possible to convert car to run on water. It is completely safe and it does not damage your cars engine at all. It is efficient and increase mileage. In addition, it is friendly to environment, as it does not pollute the air so much, as pure gasoline engines do. There are only benefits about running your car on water.

Running car on water is really easy. The best part about water car is that you can save lots of money on gasoline. Although the money you save depends on your car, the average car could save 40% of your money spent on gasoline, just by running car on water. For example, if we take current prices (4$ for a gallon) and lets say you spend 100$ on gasoline per week, after converting your car to run on water, you will have to spend only 60$ per week. Not that much, but still, if we consider such savings every week, every month, think about all the money you could save, just by converting car to run on water!

AquaArm Hands-Free Hydration System: Now Available Nationwide With American Running Company!

Advanced Sports Technology (AST) is pleased to report a retail organization with the American Running Company (ARC) to make AquaArm accessible, across the nation. Both organizations are eagerly centered around giving the best items, as well as changing the way individuals run totally.

American Running Company“Our quality is having a reason in our group and continually giving careful consideration to detail. We endeavor to surpass our own principles,” said Paulina Bartnicka, Operations Manager at ARC. “At ARC, you will locate the most recent running and strolling shoes, wellness attire, marathon clothing, embellishments and sustenance to fit individuals’ dynamic way of life.”

ARCEstablished initially in 2004 by Dr. Stephanie Corbo, American Running Company has developed into a considerable brand perceived by runners all through the nation. Dr. Corbo began her profession as an expert for private exercise based recuperation rehearses and immediately climbed the positions of organizations, for example, Sweetbay Supermarket, Home Shopping Network, Cott Beverages, Northwestern Mutual and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. In the wake of gaining her MBA and doctorate in business enterprise, her boundless experience turned into a resource for the Keller Graduate School of Management as an assistant teacher. Notwithstanding working and building national brands, she serves as the co-treasurer for the Network of Executive Women.

AquaArm“We’re pleased to have them on board, ” said John Anthony Radosta, CEO of Advanced Sports Technology, “they represent being a brand that is centered around changing the way individuals keep running to improve things. We’re reckoning both AquaArm and ARC to wind up worldwide brands in the exact not so distant future, so the association couldn’t be more synergistic.”

Pure Water Solutions

In our quest to improve our health there is an increasing amount of attention on the water we drink. The options for pure water are many, you can depend on bottled water, or buy a filter are a few of the choices. When it comes to the house you need to install a pure water system to cater for the family’s always use.

While many go the bottled water route it is not advisable as it comes with many challenges least of all pollution. Depending on the number of gallons consumed by your family, the end result works to a much higher price than the cost of a filter per gallon which then shows the benefit of the pure water systems with a filter.

The most common filters for pure liquid systems are reverse osmosis and water distillation which are considered the standard when it comes to pure drinking water. They will remove the harmful contaminants in the water like pesticides and herbicides.

A recommended filtration method for pure liquid systems and especially for drinking water is carbon filtration. Carbon filtration is a reliable method for pure water systems as it removes sedimentation, bad odors and tastes, chemical contaminants, chlorine among others. It is known to allow the much needed trace elements beneficial to our health to remain in the water. It is an effective method for pure systems and is not as expensive. The filter you buy will require regular changing depending on your water consumption and pollution level.