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When you are HVAC repairman, there will obviously be tools that are specialized that will not be used in most other industries or professions. If you are new to the job, you may not have any idea as to what these tools may be. Here is a brief breakdown of what a few of the specialty tools are and how they are used.

  1. The first tool you should be familiar with is the tubing cutter. This tool is used to cut the copper tubing that is found on air conditioning systems. One of the best things about this tool is that it can be adjusted to fit almost any width or diameter of the tubing. A de-burring tool will frequently be built right into the tool for ease of use and for removing the burs which can be dangerous if left intact.
  2. The next tool which will come in very handy when you are on the job is refrigeration gauges. These gauges are used to read the various pressures that a refrigerator will endure. They also monitor the two types of refrigerants R-22 & R-410A. The manifold, which is the brass metal part of the tool is almost always sold
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From the Italian word for “arbor,” a pergola is a garden structure made of uprights that support a roof made of horizontal beams. It is placed over a pathway, a corner of the garden or extends from the house. Often, a seating or dining area is placed inside it. Though the horizontals alone provide some shade during the brightest part of the day, some pergolas in really hot and sunny climates come with retractable shades made of sailcloth.

 

What a Pergola Does

Pergolas that are attached to the house are excellent ways to shade a patio, deck or other terraced area while it extends the living space of the house. If a garden or yard is large, more than one pergola can be constructed to help guide a stroller from one part of the property to another. More than one pergola in a smaller yard risks making the space look cluttered. A pergola also adds height to an area of the garden that is a little too flat.

A pergola is often used to support climbing plants and vines. In hot climates, hops are popular vines to be trained up and over these structures. Other plants include clematis, laburnum, …

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One of the big problems with the vaporizer market right now, in my opinion, is that there is very little choice when it comes to triple threat vapes. Whether it’s just more difficult to design, or if there’s less profit to be made, vapes are just rarely made to handle e-liquids, dry herb, and concentrates. I’ve seen lots of my friends end up getting two different vapes because they thought it was better to just get one portable dry herb vape exclusively for their weed, and another one for e-liquids or concentrates. This does make sense if you can afford it, but for some people that could really break the bank. If you’re trying to medicate yourself with THC and CBD e-liquids as well, or just quit smoking cigarettes, then here’s the best dry herb vaporizer hybrid vape pen I’ve ever seen.

The V2 Pro Series 3X

    Look this handy dandy device up on any vape critic website and you’ll soon see it rarely rates below an 8/10, and it often receives a 9/10 average. These guys went with a very modular approach and delivered an elegant and discreet vape pen which gives you freedom over your vaping experience like …

Whether you’re just starting a new business or you’ve been serving customers for years, there are some plumbing issues that can have a noticeable impact on productivity and the willingness of potential customers to stick around. If your goal is to keep things running smoothly at your place of business while also creating a pleasant environment for employees and customers, it can help to be aware of common commercial plumbing problems, like the ones discussed below, best addressed sooner rather than later.


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Persistent or Unseen Leaks

Sinks and toilets are the most visible sources of leaks that tend to occur in commercial buildings. Letting minor leaks go may seen economical if nobody is inconvenienced and you have many other things on your to-do list. However, doing so can contribute to rust, weaken plumbing parts, and result in higher utility bills. Be just as mindful of unexplained drops in water pressure that could suggest leaking pipes in walls or underground. Left alone, leaks like this could contribute to problems with mold.

Recurring Drain Clogs

Even if commercial drains are only sluggish, a serious problem could exist. If your building doesn’t have a shared waste system, for example, …

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