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How to choose a garage or carport

  • Posted: Jun 30, 2008
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How to choose a garage or carport

When choosing a garage or carport the amount of space that you have available and what you want to use it for will play a major part in your decision.

You could build a garage from the ground up using brick and mortar or you could construct a prefabricated garage, usually steel framed, as an alternative.

Retrofitting a garage to your house is a more expensive option and there are a number of carport and garage options available. A garage or carport can be freestanding or built onto a house and can be used to house more than just a car.

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Using a power generator at home

  • Posted: Jun 23, 2008
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Using a power generator at home

Generators that are used to supply a portion of electricity, when the main electricity supply fails, is usually either petrol or diesel driven.

The engine of a generator needs to be started just as the engine in the car and some engines are started by the manual pulling of a rope attached to the engine similar to the type used to start the engine of a lawn mower. Other more complex generators have a battery with a starter motor and a switch or push button to start the engine, and the even more advanced generators are started automatically when the supply from ESKOM fails. Most of the largergenerators are started this way and are be used in hospitals, and other critical applications.

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Bedroom Cupboards

  • Posted: May 04, 2008
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Bedroom Cupboards

Bedroom cupboards are sometimes referred to as wardrobes, and since the mid-1600s the bedroom cupboard has housed our clothes and shoes with pride. Sometimes wardrobes are overlooked and hidden when it comes to bedroom décor; there is however, a large variety of choices available.

In the 1600s clothes were folded, even in large cupboards as folded clothes were a sign of wealth.

Types of Cupboards

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