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Hot Water Tanks: Comparing Sacrificial and Powered Anodes in Corrosion Protection

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In general, hot water tanks designed for residential usage are fabricated using metals such as steel. These materials are beneficial for this application because they are strong and durable. Also, metal is not vulnerable to damage when exposed to high temperatures. Unfortunately, metal tanks have one distinct weakness; they are susceptible to corrosion. Therefore, you must install a sacrificial or powered galvanic anode to protect the structure from this form of degradation.…

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Five Under-Utilised Colours To Paint Your Office (And Five Others To Avoid)

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If you’re trying to decide what colour to have your office space painted, you’re probably assuming that you ought to stick to the standard fare: something from the vast range of whites, ivories and magnolias, or perhaps a pale blue or primrose yellow if you really feel like pushing the boat out. But what if they weren’t your only options? Read on to discover which five colours you should be considering for your working space–and which five you should avoid choosing at all costs.…

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Understanding the Various Features That Are Available on Today's Photocopy Machines

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Gone are the days when a photocopy machine did nothing more than just make simple copies; today’s machines can work as a printer, binder, collator and much more. While those added features and details are good to have on a machine, they can also make photocopier sales a little overwhelming, especially if you haven’t purchased a new machine in many years; there’s so much available! Note a few of those various features that are available on today’s photocopiers so you know what to look for and also know which features you might be able to do without.…

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The Pros and Cons of Using Three Single Phase Transformers

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Manufacturing plants that need three-phase power have two options when buying transformers. First, they can buy one three-phase transformer. Alternatively, they can acquire a bank of three single-phase transformers which can then be installed to provide three-phase electrical power. This article discusses some of the pros and cons of using the latter option of three transformers: The Pros Easy to transport. It is easier to transport the three transformer units from the manufacturer or distributor to the installation site when compared to transporting one large three-phase transformer.…

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How To Keep Gold Jewellery Clean

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There’s a lot of advice out there on the care and maintenance of silver jewellery, which has a tendency to tarnish and oxidise if not regularly worn—but what about gold? Read on to learn a little more about how to care for this glittering precious metal, along with a few tricks of the trade recommended by many jewellers. Take your gold for an MOT every year or two. Most good jewellers will offer some kind of ‘MOT’ service; a way for you to take your jewellery in, preferably every couple of years, to be checked over.…

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How to Turn a Shipping Container Into Your Very Own Pool

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Ever dreamed of having your own swimming pool? Many people have, but it’s usually the prohibitive cost that means they’re not in pretty much every garden in the neighbourhood. But there’s an unusual, money-saving way you could be swimming in your own backyard, and you might not have heard about it. Shipping containers are used to send all kinds of goods around the world, piled up on large boats and designed to keep their contents safe and secure.…

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What Makes Timber Roof Trusses an Appealing Construction Product?

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If you’re thinking about building a trussed roof, you should be aware that not all roof trusses are made the same. Like most other construction products, roof trusses come in a selection of materials, with one of most popular options being timber. Let’s discuss some of the top qualities that make timber roof trusses one of the most widely used products for roof construction, so that you can decide if it is a good fit for your building construction project.…

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Simple ways to spruce up the outside of your business premises

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No matter what kind of industry you operate in, the appearance of your premises matters; it will be next to impossible to draw in large numbers of clients or customers if your place of business doesn’t project an air of professionalism and success. However, whilst most entrepreneurs devote plenty of time and money to ensuring that their premises’ interior is up to scratch, few put as much effort into the exterior.…

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