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Need for Renewable Energy – Consider Wind!

  • Posted: Mar 20, 2009
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Need for Renewable Energy – Consider Wind!

We know that in South Africa our electricity is heavily subsidized, something that will, according to all indications, change drastically over the next five years.  This, along with a need to live a more sustainable lifestyle has made it important to consider alternative energy solutions, which will make us less dependent of the Eskom grid which mostly makes use of fossil or nuclear energy.

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Renovating your Bathroom

  • Posted: Jul 24, 2008
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Renovating your Bathroom

Bathrooms are a little like cars. Compact models condense the basic functions into an economical package. The larger models put a premium on spaciousness and luxury and the mid-of-the-range versions try to balance cost and comfort. As with cars, you generally pay more for a larger bathroom, but you also have more options. Area size, however, isn’t always key; bathrooms of all sizes can be functional and stylish. The challenge is to let your personal preferences drive your design without exceeding the space available and budget limits.

Any bathroom renovation is based on planning and selection of fixtures. On the planning side, you may not have the space for a bath the size of a Hummer, but perhaps you can find the extra space you need to be comfortable. In the same way, your budget may not allow for luxuries such as his and hers steam showers, but standard equipment well-chosen can make a huge difference.

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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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