Installing a Forced-Air Zoning System is Easier Than Ever, Here’s Why… | 2018-12-10

Nearly every home or business could benefit from forced air zoning. The question is, “Why are more contractors and or builders not offering this value-add to their clientele?” A couple common responses we hear in the field are, “It’s too complicated,” or “Installing zoning leads to too many call backs.” Sound familiar? The truth is, this used to be the case. However, zoning has evolved, and it can benefit the technician in a big way. Whether you’re a seasoned technician that has been offering zoning for 30 years, or you’re a trainee that has stumbled across your first system, nearly every tech in the industry has dealt with zoning. Before we dig in, let’s cover exactly what forced-air zoning is, for those a little less familiar. As an example, we are going to focus solely on residential zoning applications. Zoning is a solution that compensates for variations in load throughout a home. When properly installed, a zoning system could save homeowners up to 40 percent on their annual energy consumption. A zoning system consists of thermostats, a control panel, and zone dampers. Zones can be laid out in a number of ways, including according to load differences such as upstairs/downst...

Jobs popular in the 1950s that have almost disappeared

Pop culture as we know it was just beginning to emerge with widespread adoption of TV. The US had been on the winning side of World War II, and had a much higher share of the global economy than today, with much of the rest of the industrialized world in ruins. American society was much different in an era before the Civil Rights, gay rights, and feminist movements opened opportunities to wide swaths of the population traditionally denied those opportunities. The US economy has dramatically changed since that time as well. To get a sense of how much things have changed, we found 20 jobs that employed hundreds of thousands of people in 1950 that are only a fraction of that size today. Using data from the 1950 Census and the 2017 American Community Survey assembled by the Minnesota Population Center’s Integrated Public Use Microdata Series project, we looked at what industries had the biggest percent drops in employment between then and now, among industries with at least 100,000 employees in 1950. For our analysis, we used industries as classified by the Census Bureau in 1950. Entirely new sectors of the economy, like the modern information technology industry, have emerge...

Consumer Reports: Best Online Services to Print Photos

Many of us use our phones as a photo album these days, but the holidays are a perfect time to print those pictures as cards or frame them as gifts. Consumer Reports checked out 10 online photo printing services, looking at everything from the ordering experience to editing options to costs. And, of course, CR’s trained photo experts also rated each print for quality. The big takeaway is price doesn’t determine quality. Walgreens and Adorama Pix had the best quality for around 30 cents per 4×6 print. But Walmart and Amazon had excellent quality for only 9 cents each. A baby raccoon and puppy have formed a friendship at Siberian mini-zoo after the raccoon’s mother could not cope with five cubs. The raccoon has thrived after the puppy joined its new friend. At the bottom of CR’s ratings were photos from Mpix. The pictures were less saturated, less clear and a little bit blurry. But all photos examined were all still better and cheaper than using most home printers. Accept Fob Exw Cif Terms CR also looked at online editing options like auto-cropping, a feature that should enhance a photo, but some photos were actually cropped so severely that they cut o...

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Welcome to Glamour UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can opt out at any time or find out more by reading our cookie policy. Everyone has a favourite product. One that, despite all the tests and trials, clear outs and culls, has secured its spot in your beauty cabinet. Maybe you like the way it glides on, the supreme staying power, or perhaps, quite simply, it doesn’t make you break out. But one thing is certain, that pot, tub, tube or stick is an absolute steal! How do we know? Because your beloved beauty bargain is not alone. In fact, it’s one of many that prove a product’s worth lies in what it does, not what it costs (the fact it can be replaced without a bank loan is just a bonus). However, here at GLAMOUR, we are picky. That’s why we went on a scrupulous search, scouring shops and investigating all those thrifty-yet-fabulous finds to create a definitive list. We’re talking the 100 greatest high street products, all under £30! Finalists include beauty secrets that have been passed down through generations, cult creations that sparked success overnight, and praise-worthy newbies that actually live...

Roofing Sheets: Their types, applications and costs in India

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Fantasy football Week 7 starts and sits: Studs, duds and sleepers

Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season is here, with four teams (the Panthers, Browns, Steelers and Buccaneers) off with byes. As always, we’re here to help with your weekly decisions with our fantasy lineup advice. Each week, we give you the studs (players with plus matchups due to the defense they’re facing or their team situation), duds (players with tougher matchups or who are in muddled roster situations at the moment) and sleepers (a player you might consider starting who could be in for a big week). He’s scored 20 or more fantasy points in all but two of his starts and the Giants are vulnerable in the secondary. Start him with a lot of confidence. He’s rebounded after a few mediocre games and the Chiefs are the third-worst running defense in the NFL. If the Broncos fall behind — and they will — they’ll throw a bunch to him in a comeback effort. He returned with a flourish last week and now gets a date with the Titans, who have given up four touchdowns to opposing tight ends. The Bears own the NFL’s sixth-best defense, which is bad news. What’s worse is Alvin Kamara might not be healthy, which won’t help his cause, either. The matchup worries me. His first couple of games back fro...

Kylie Jenner the billion dollar beauty queen launches skin care range with make-up free campaign

She is a ‘self-made billionaire,’ thanks to her hugely successful makeup company called Kylie Cosmetics. And now Kylie Jenner has revealed she is expanding her billion dollar empire with a skincare line – called Kylie Skin By Kylie Jenner. The 21-year-old entrepreneur announced the news on Instagram on Friday morning with a sultry makeup free photo of herself with glowing skin.  Business minded: Kylie Jenner has revealed she is expanding her billion dollar empire with a skincare line – called Kylie Skin By Kylie Jenner Kylie wrote: ‘ KYLIE F*CKING SKIN! wow. skincare and makeup go hand in hand and Kylie Skin was something i dreamt up soon after Kylie Cosmetics. I’ve been working on this for what feels like a lifetime so i can’t believe I’m finally announcing!’  The mother of one continued: ‘building my makeup line from the ground up has taught me a lot and I’m so blessed with that knowledge to apply to my brand new company!’ Adding: ‘Birthing a whole new team, manufacturing, fulfillment etc separate from my cosmetics line was challenging but here we are! I got the best of the best for you guys!’...

Amazon introduces plastic packaging that can’t be recycled

The California-based company has angered environmentalists for three items used to mail purchases: an air pillow, bubble-lined plastic bag and standard plastic bag.  All three are deemed single-use only, which means they can’t be refashioned for another purpose – and, crucially, will not degrade naturally.  This is despite growing pressure from politicians, such as former Prime Minister Theresa May, plus a host of multi-million pound retailers who’ve dumped wasteful packaging.  Waste: The California-based company has angered environmentalists for three items used to mail purchases: an air pillow, bubble-lined plastic bag and standard plastic bag In a statement, Amazon said: ‘We value our customers’ feedback about our packaging, both the positive comments and the negative, as in this instance. We can also reassure customers that our packaging team reviews all feedback. ‘We work with manufacturers worldwide to continuously improve packaging design and introduce new, sustainable packaging that delights customers, eliminates waste, and ensures products arrive intact and undamaged for our customers.’  Adding insult to injury, the wrapping is speci...

The Whiteboard Jungle: Students learn valuable lessons about opera through one of the art form’s supporters

Before this school year began, I planned experiences for my students outside the classroom walls that would expand their knowledge of literature, history and the arts. First on that list was to see a production of Puccini’s “La Boheme” by the Los Angeles Opera company at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. For years, the education arm of L.A. Opera has funded programs for students to be introduced to the splendor of a live opera performance for free, quite a gift considering the best seats in the house go for over $300 a piece. Back in the late 1990s when I discovered this program, I would apply to it each year by submitting lesson plans and attending Saturday workshops in order to bring dozens of students to see a matinee performance. Year after year, students and parents told me how much they enjoyed the experience, but, year after year, I became increasingly exhausted. Without clerical support, I had to call the bus company myself to make all of the arrangements, collect enough money from students to pay not only for their transportation but to cover the cost of those who could not afford to pay, solicit parents to serve as chaperons and fill out several sc...

Manufacturer’s rep Bitstream Media constructs a 31-speaker, immersive audio demo theater home cinema dubbed ‘The Rochester’

Manufacturer’s rep Bitstream Media constructs a 31-speaker, immersive audio demo theater home cinema dubbed ‘The Rochester’ that is available for any integrator to use with clients. The Beatles sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends” … Richard Fairbrother got much more than a “little help” to turn his decade-long vision into reality and build what might be the best demo theater ever built. Fairbrother, principal at his own manufacturer’s rep firm, Bitstream Media, in Rochester, N.Y., united a team of two integrators, multiple suppliers and an interior designer to construct a high-performance 31-speaker, $575,755 immersive audio home theater available for any integrator to use for their demos. All the participants share a belief that in order to sell more high-performance immersive audio cinema and control systems, integrators need a high-quality demo showroom that they can use to blow their clients away and close more sales. What better place than a 10-seat theater with a 13-foot screen capable of producing Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D surround sound? And the theater is already paying off. Integrators report using it to boost sales, and various local businesses are...

How to Design Less Complex, Lower Cost Parts with Aluminum Extrusions > ENGINEERING.com

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Many design engineers looking for cost savings often overlook extruded aluminum manufacturing for stamped or machined parts, believing it to be an expensive and/or challenging process. This can be a costly mistake. Extruded aluminum allows manufacturers to produce complex profiles with as few parts as one and can save companies real money on production and overall product lifecycle costs. Why? Light alloy extrusion is not always extensively covered in engineering schools and is sometimes ignored by design teams in favor of traditionally used techniques. As a result, many designers don’t have a strong background in relevant alloy properties, proper tolerancing or the latest related manufacturing and fabrication techniques. According to Eric Becker, director of business development, manufactured components at Vitex Extrusion, “Engineers who limit themselves and their capabilities pay the cost in their designs, and so it pays to think outside the box.” Fortunately, design engineers can work with extruded aluminum manufacturers to redu...

Corsair RM650 Power Supply Review: Silent and Efficient

The Corsair RM650 is a very good choice in the mid-wattage market, but its slightly-superior sibling costs only a little bit more. The Corsair RM650 has high performance in almost all areas and it is dead silent. Its only major downside seems to be the small price difference with the RM650x, which has better capacitors and a higher quality fan. Nonetheless, the RM650 scores higher efficiency under super-light loads and it also supports Windows 10′s Modern Standby mode. If the price difference with the RM650x is close to 20 dollars (16 pounds) then the RM650 is a good deal, but with only 10 dollars (8  pounds) difference it will be a tough sale. We have reviewed both the Corsair RM850 and RM750 so far, and we found them to be excellent. The time has come to take a detailed look at the smallest member of the line, the RM650, which as the model number implies, has 650W max power. The Corsair RM650 is a fully modular power supply, able to support a potent system thanks to the two EPS and four PCIe connectors that is equipped with. The significant differences with the slightly more expensive RM650x come down to the cooling fan and the capacitors. The RM650 uses a 140mm Hong Hu...