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Pulse Between Temperatures When Welding Anodized Aluminum In The Field To Retain Its Strength

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pulse Between Temperatures When Welding Anodized Aluminum In The Field To Retain Its Strength

Anodized aluminum is often used in manufacturing because it’s light, affordable and resists corrosion. Welding anodized aluminum can be challenging, though. If you ever have to weld a piece of machinery in the field that’s made with anodized aluminum, here is the challenge you’ll face, along with a way to overcome it. The Challenge Anodized aluminum is difficult to weld because it contains two metals, the anodic coating and the aluminum, that have different melting points. As Engineers Edge explains, the melting point of...

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How Recent Oil Prices May Impact the Oilfield Equipment Rental Industry

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Recent Oil Prices May Impact the Oilfield Equipment Rental Industry

It’s no secret that the oilfield equipment rental market has remained strong throughout recent years. According to recent analysis, this lucrative market is currently on track to reach an estimated worth of $53.7 million by 2019, up from an estimated $26.8 million as of 2014 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.9 percent. However, the recent drop in crude oil prices has delivered a sharp shock to producers in the Canadian oil sands and elsewhere. If you’re worried about how your oilfield equipment business will...

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Keep Your Drill Press Running Smoothly: How To Remove, Clean And Reinstall A Chuck

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keep Your Drill Press Running Smoothly: How To Remove, Clean And Reinstall A Chuck

Drill presses are usually fairly maintenance-free pieces of equipment in most shops. However, drill press chucks are exposed to the “line of fire” on a daily basis and can become clogged, dirty and less-effective over time. That’s why they need occasional cleaning and lubricating to keep operating at a peak level and to prevent possible damage to the work piece or press itself. Below is how you can remove, clean and lubricate, and reinstall a drill press chuck: What you will need One-by-two piece of scrap lumber – you will...

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Water Delivery For The Workplace: Five Factors To Look For

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you the owner of a small to medium business who’s concerned about the quality of water your employees may be drinking? City water, while treated, has been tested and shown to contain contaminants such as trace amounts of antibiotics and various bacteria. And while these contaminants probably won’t cause long-term detrimental effects, nobody wants to think about the possibility that they could be lurking in the water fountain. As a conscientious business owner who cares about his employees and their health, contracting...

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Do You Sell Raw Milk? 3 Reasons Your Farm Needs A Scraper System

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Raw milk is packed with nutrients that humans need, including 8 essential amino acids and a generous amount of water-soluble vitamins. Children who grow up drinking raw milk may be less likely to develop asthma and other respiratory infections. Unfortunately, these impressive benefits are often overlooked due to the risks associated with the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products, such as exposure to Salmonella and Listeria. If you sell raw dairy products, it’s important to provide a safe, sanitary home for your...

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How To Make Your Own Porta Potty For Camping

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not all camping sites have an outhouse or a porta potty and you may not want to find a secluded bush to do your business. If you are camping with little children, they may not always be keen on the idea of “going potty” without a toilet. When you are going to be camping in an area you know has no bathroom facilities, it is a good idea to bring your own supplies to make a bathroom. Here are some items you can use to make your own portable bathroom while you are camping. Toilet To make your portable camping toilet you will need an...

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3 Essential Tips For Safely Welding A Used Pressure Tank

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a welder and have been asked by your employer to fix a used pressure tank, you may wonder if there are any special precautions you need to take beforehand. Below are three essential tips, and you can click here for more information, for safely welding one so that no one is injured and a potentially explosive missile is not created. Clean The Tank Thoroughly Both Inside And Outside Thoroughly cleaning the tank both inside and out will serve two purposes. First, it will ensure there are no residual, flammable gases or fumes that...

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How To Inexpensively Repair A Damaged Glass Window Using Nail Polish

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a cracked or chipped window, or a window with a hole in the glass, then you may believe that replacement is your only option. However, windows with a small amount of damage can often be salvaged. The following procedure uses nail polish to help seal cracks and fill-in holes or chips; even if the repair isn’t intended to be permanent, this repair will enable you to stabilize the damage until you can get the window replaced. Here is what you need to do: Materials and tools needed Clear nail polish – choose a plain,...

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Set In Stone: Exploring The 4 Amazing States Of Concrete

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Concrete is a versatile material that both develops naturally and is made by humans for building purposes. The oldest observable patch of concrete developed more than 12 million years ago from natural limestone and shale deposits. People started constructing concrete out of similar materials starting in 1300 BC. Concrete never fails to amaze in part due to its ability to exist in four different states. Here’s a rundown of the four stages that concrete goes through. Powder Concrete starts as a natural mix of sand, gravel and cement...

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