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Make Sure That You Are Taking The Right Steps To Bury Electrical Cable

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Sure That You Are Taking The Right Steps To Bury Electrical Cable

If you are building a shed that you are going to turn into a studio or a workshop, you are going to want to have power out there. That way you can have your lights and power any of your tools. If you want to have power, there are options. One is that you can have a cable run overhead from your house’s meter to the building, or you can bury the cable underground. There are a lot of good reasons for you to bury it. One is that you don’t have to worry about branches bringing down the wires. If you decide that you want to bury your...

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Four Clean Alternative Fuels

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Clean Alternative Fuels

Traditional gasoline powered vehicles release harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and are subject to gasoline’s volatile market price. Thankfully, there is a wide selection of different alternative fuels that are clean burning. Each type of alternative fuel carries with it a distinct set of advantages and drawbacks. Understanding what four of the main types of alternative fuels have to offer can help you decide if a vehicle powered by one of these clean energy alternatives is the right fit for your needs. Ethanol Ethanol is...

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Three Key Safety Measures For Your Propane Use

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Key Safety Measures For Your Propane Use

Propane is a very viable energy source to use in your business and can provide you with tremendous benefits and efficiency. However, as with any fuel type, this comes with a variety of hazards that you will need to keep in mind and avoid at all costs. These hazards can put health and lives at risk, so you must adhere to some safety principles that can help you dearly. With this in mind, read below and take full advantage of these tips for propane safety and risk avoidance.  Understand How To Use Your Valves When it comes to propane...

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Tips For Checking For Propane Tank Leaks

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Checking For Propane Tank Leaks

In order to make sure that you are not wasting a lot of propane, you will need to do what you can to keep an eye out for leaks around the propane tank. To help you do this, you are going to want to take a few moments to review the following tips. Use Cardboard On a dry day, place a piece of cardboard on the ground under the propane tank. Secure it in place with a couple of bricks, rocks, or anything else that is heavy enough to prevent the cardboard from blowing away in the wind. Just make sure that you are keeping those anchors along the...

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Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane In Crop-Drying Applications

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane In Crop-Drying Applications

When you are in the business of farming, you may not always be able to count on the weather and humidity to create the ideal atmosphere for drying off the crops that you have harvested. This is why so many farmers rely on crop-drying systems in their everyday operations. By using heat and dehumidified air, the crops and grains that have been harvested and stored can be maintained at a moisture level that wards off mold and rot. Propane is perhaps the most popular energy choice for crop drying systems and there are several good reasons why...

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Finding More Uses For Propane Fuel

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Finding More Uses For Propane Fuel

As a homeowner, you use propane for your home heating system. The fuel has been good to you and has kept you and your loved ones warm for years.  Your propane delivery company has been filling your tank to approximately 60 percent of capacity, which is the sweet spot for them in terms of revenue flow. However, you’d like to justify larger fuel deliveries. This will keep your costs down in the long run because it will cut down on emergency fuel requests. At-will deliveries cost more than scheduled trips.  You’d...

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3 Things To Do If You Break A Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb In Your Home

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things To Do If You Break A Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb In Your Home

Compact fluorescent light bulbs, also called CFL bulbs, can be an excellent choice if you are trying to conserve energy costs in your home. They are safe to use and last a long time. However, because the tubing in these bulbs have a tiny bit of mercury in them, it is important to handle a broken CFL bulb safely. Here are some things to remember to do if you break one of these light bulbs in your house. Open the Windows and Leave the Room As soon as the CFL bulb breaks, you have two immediate objectives–get mercury vapor out of the air...

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3 Ways To Keep Costs Down When Building A Playhouse

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Keep Costs Down When Building A Playhouse

For children, having a place to allow their imaginations to run wild is often paradise to them. While role playing with toys in the living room is enough for some kids, others would like to have their own place where they can escape. This is where a playhouse comes in handy. The project itself can be expensive, which is why it is a good idea to look for areas that will minimize your costs. Luckily, there are a few ways you can save money while building a playhouse. Use Solar Panels Connecting your playhouse to your home’s electrical...

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Cutting Diesel Costs When Driving Your Rig

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cutting Diesel Costs When Driving Your Rig

If you are a new trucker, you will quickly find out that the diesel fuel you use to run your rig will be one of the biggest expenses you encounter. If you run your rig independently and do not have the luxury of a boss who pays for your energy cost, you will want to do whatever possible to keep money in your pocket rather than constantly filling your tank. Here are a few ways you can save on the cost of diesel when driving a rig. Watch How You Shift When you are first starting out in a truck driving position, you will want to...

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Safe Grilling Tips With A Propane Cylinder

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safe Grilling Tips With A Propane Cylinder

If you are using a gas grill for your outdoor barbecues, then you probably use a propane tank as a fuel source. Propane is much easier to use than charcoal or fluid, and it also heats up the grill much faster for better cooking. Unfortunately, grilling-related injuries and burns are common especially during summer and early fall, mainly due to unsafe grilling practices. Taking care of your barbecue propane tank is vital for safe outdoor cooking. Here are tips on how to handle your propane tank. Protect your tank from weather extremes...

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