Billie Nichols

  • Helpful Ways To Ensure Your Heating Oil Lasts As Long As Possible

    When you heat your home with oil, you have to count on the delivery of oil from companies that may not be available when you need the oil the most. Therefore, you will want to call for new oil as soon as possible. In the meantime, you will also want to take advantage of some of the following ways in which you can make your oil last longer: Check All Of The Vents In The House
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  • Hazards to Protect Workers Against During Barge Loading & Unloading Events

    Loading and unloading personnel face a variety of risks while performing their duties at barge loading and unloading events. Not only are there moving parts involved in the process, but these moving parts are very large and can present a life-threatening hazard in a variety of ways if care is not taken. Fortunately, innovators have developed several solutions to various aspects of loading and unloading hazards. Here are some of the attendant hazards of barge loading and unloading and how you can protect your workers against them.
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  • Using Heating Oil? Two Things Watch Out For

    If you have only lived in apartments and houses where you only had to turn up the thermostat to get electric heat, you may not know much about heating oil and furnaces. That's why, in your new home, you could miss signs of a problem or start to worry over something minor. It's important that you pay attention to the issues below so that you can keep heating the space.
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  • Anti-Icers Vs. Deicers

    A winter weather advisory often means that now is the time to take action to prevent icing over. However, some business owners wait until the last minute and end up fighting the battle with the wrong supplies. To help you prepare, here is what you need to know about anti-icers and deicers.   What Are Anti-Icers? Anti-icers are used prior to the arrival of ice and snow to lower the chances of ice forming on surfaces.
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  • Improving Your Business's Energy Efficiency

    Running a business means that you often need to think about the big picture and the small picture simultaneously. This, of course, can be a challenge to accomplish and can involve dealing with issues such as environmental impact and energy efficiency on a regular basis. If you are looking to rein in your business's energy use and become more efficient, there are many ways that you can go about accomplishing these goals.
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  • Some Information on Propane and Propane Cylinders

    We use propane every day as a fuel source for many different applications.  Here are some things to know before you start using propane around your home or business.  What You Should Know About Propane As a gas, propane is heavier than air and can settle in low areas so if it leaks from the cylinder, you need to disperse the gas. If you have a leak, the fire department should be notified so they can come and properly remove the gas from the area.
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  • 3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Construction Trash

    Are you getting ready to start a major home renovation or brand new construction? If so, you'll need a waste removal plan. There are a couple of real simple solutions, so this isn't something that should cause you any stress. You just need to plan ahead. Here are the three best ways of getting rid of your construction trash. Donate It Your trash could very well be someone else's treasure. The long mirror hanging in the hallway—the one you got on sale that just doesn't seem to go with the new décor—may be perfect for someone else.
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  • What To Do When Your Compressor Loses Air Pressure

    Having access to an air compressor can make it easier to complete basic tasks around your warehouse. An air compressor can be used to refill flat tires or clean debris from the warehouse floor, but only if the compressor has the ability to maintain a constant air pressure. If you notice that your compressor is losing pressure, here are three simple things you can try to repair the problem. 1. Clean the intake valve.
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  • Designing An Effective Pallet Shelving System

    Having the ability to store excess products on pallets makes it easier to keep your warehouse space organized. Pallets are designed to be stacked on top of one another, freeing up space on your warehouse floor and making it possible to keep your inventory full while taking up a minimal amount of space. Pallet shelving plays a critical role in determining the success of your warehouse storage plan. Here are three tips you can use to ensure that you are designing the most effective pallet shelving for your warehouse space in the future.
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  • At Home Plumbing 101: Going With The Flow

    When your plumbing springs a leak, calling a plumber might be the first thought on your mind. If budget constraints have you wondering if you can fix the problem yourself, you may want to make sure you understand the tools you might need. If your plumbing isn't running efficiently, it could be because a valve has broken. If that's the case, you need to understand valves; there are a few types, and getting the right one will help keep your water and sewage flowing the right direction.
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