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Choosing a Transport System Based on Your Mining Site

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If you're mining metal or coal, you have to select a transport method to move supplies, equipment, waste and your mined product around your site. The two main choices are heavy-duty trucks and conveyor or rail-based systems. Ultimately, your choice depends on a range of factors including cost, personal preference and availability, but you first have to consider your mining site. Here's what to keep in mind: 1. Shape of veins

28 March 2016

4 Electrical Safety Tips When Using Accent Lighting For an Event

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When you are in charge of setting up lighting for an event, it is important that you practice the right safety measures. This will ensure you have effective lighting for the event without additional risks. Check the Condition of the Cords Before you plug any type of lighting fixture in for your event, make sure the lights and their cords are in good condition. This can reduce a lot of your electrical risks, as using a cord that is frayed, cracked or damaged can lead to an electrical shortage or worse hazards.

25 March 2016

Top 3 Reasons Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

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Your home's electrical system is pretty complex, but the outlay is basically the same. Electric current enters the home to a circuit breaker box and then routed all over your home. Each circuit normally has a fuse or circuit breaker attached to it, and its main role is simple: to ensure that too much current doesn't go through the circuit. The circuit breaker trips so that the circuitry doesn't get damaged or overheated.

25 March 2016

4 Reasons Your Dryer is Leaking

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People are often a little confused when they notice that their dryer is leaking, but leakage can indeed occur if certain things go wrong within the machine. Unfortunately, the moisture that is created by those leakages can provide an ideal breeding ground for mould and mildew, or even create water damage to your home. Here are four causes of a leaking dryer. 1. Clogged Vent or Exhaust A dryer needs to release hot air from the drum.

24 March 2016

Reasons to Install GFCI Outlets in Your Home

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GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. These outlets are installed in areas that have electrical outlets prone to water exposure such as the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathroom, and the outdoors. Here are some of the reasons to enlist electrical services to install GFCI outlets in your home. GFCI outlets prevent electrocution One of the main reasons to get GFCI outlets in your home is to decrease the risk of electric shock to all residents of the premises.

24 March 2016

Commercial Lighting: Selecting the Perfect LED Fixtures

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If you are planning an upgrade for the lighting in your commercial premises, you should consider choosing LED fixtures. Basically, these contain a light-emitting diode that is designed to produce high levels of luminescence for space lighting. These lamps are more expensive than alternatives such as halogen and incandescent bulbs. However, they are more energy efficient and will provide prolonged service without deterioration. Consequently, you will reduce the long-term costs of maintaining your commercial lighting.

24 March 2016

Time to Call the Auto Electrician: Four Main Signs That Your Car Has an Electrical Problem

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The electrical system of a car is composed of three main components: The battery The starter The alternator The battery is the heart of the electrical system since it provides the power to both the starter and the alternator, as well as the fuel system and other electrical systems in your car such as the alarm, windows and automated door locking systems. The starter is powered by the battery to get the engine moving and the alternator ensures that the battery remains charged to keep both the electrical system and the car running.

23 March 2016

What You Can Do to Keep Your Heat Pump Performing Optimally

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While it is a good habit to have a heat pump serviced by professionals at the recommended intervals, there is a lot more that you as a homeowner can do to get the best performance from your heat pump. This article discusses some of those things that you can do. Check the Air Filter A dirty air filter causes the system to overwork by requiring it to use a lot of energy to force air through the dirty filter.

23 March 2016

Two Steps You Can Take To Prevent Emergency Electrical Situations

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Whether you own a home, a residential building or a commercial building, you know how important it is to ensure that the electrical connections, machines and appliances are in proper working condition. This is primarily for the safety of those living in your building as well as for proper functioning of the building's amenities that rely on electricity such as the lifts and air conditioning, among others. While there may be unavoidable circumstances where you encounter an emergency breakdown, there are some steps you can take to curb the frequency of these emergencies.

22 March 2016

How To Diagnose A Doorbell That Is Not Working

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Doorbell problems can be blamed on two things: loose wires and a faulty doorbell button. Here is how you can detect the problems related to these components. Checking Loose Wires Safety is always the first priority when dealing with electrical components, and it is no different when you are dealing with doorbells. Hence, turn off electricity at the main fuse box that regulates the power to the room you are working on.

21 March 2016