Electrical Rough-In: How to Save Time and Money with the Right Tools

When it comes time to hit the electrical rough-in phase of a construction project, new tools and products are making the job faster and more cost-efficient. Thanks to their breadth of electrical tools and deep knowledge of the electrical trade, we reached out to Milwaukee Tool to talk about some specific products that can really increase your productivity. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); What better way to get your energy flowing for the job of getting energy flowing than with music? I’m talking high-quality music, not that old jobsite radio that distorts as soon as you get to half volume. Milwaukee’s Packout Radio+Charger fits the bill with excellent sound quality and high volume. It locks onto your Packout system and charges M18 batteries when you have access to power. I like to start with Skillet, POD, or similar rock bands. What’s your go-to high-energy band? Let us know in the comments! While OSHA doesn’t have a regulation that you rock the job site with a radio, they do require temporary lighting. 1926.56(a) ” Construction area, ramps, runways, corridors, offices, shops, and storage are...

What are best gifts for an 18 year old boy? Turning 18 is a huge milestone

What are best gifts for an 18 year old boy? Turning 18 is a huge milestone for teenage boys. Your teenager is finally blossoming into an adult and ready to take on the world by themselves. 18 year old boys love sports, video games, tech gadgets, music, and of course girls. Many 18 year old boys are graduating high school and preparing to start college or a job, so a gift that helps them with the transition will be greatly appreciated. Not all 18 year old boys are the same, so we’ve created a gift guide based on different interests whether he’s an adventurer or gadget lover. An 18th Birthday happens only once, and it should be remembered with a special gift so we have included a few splurge-worthy gift ideas. With over 1,000 gift ideas, we’ve got a wide selection of gift ideas for every interest. Check out the best gift ideas for 18 year old guys. There has never been a better time to be a gamer. These consoles, games and accessories are sure to tickle the fancy of the 18 year old gamer on your list. The SNES Classic collects 21 mostly amazing games from the 90s in an adorable nostalgic console. While there may be cheaper and easier ways to play some of the greatest games of the ...

Dual Source Laser Cutter Built Like A Tank, Cuts Most Anything

Laser cutters aren’t the sort of thing that you might think about making at home, but there’s no reason not to if you are careful and do your research. That’s what [Daniele Ingrassia] did with the Laser Duo, an open source laser cutter that has two light sources for cutting various materials. His final product is not a small device: it has a press-formed aluminum case that looks more like a World War I tank than a piece of precision machinery. But that’s for a good reason: you don’t mess about with lasers, especially the 130 Watt CO2 and 75 Watt Yag lasers that the Laser Duo uses. [Daniele] is going to open-source the entire project, starting with the custom motor controller that he uses, the Satshakit-grbl.  He’s looking to release final plans for the cutter in August after he has duplicated the build at Hamburg University. The two lasers mean that it can cut a wider range of material than most: the CO2 laser can cut or engrave wood, fabric or MDF while the 75W Yag laser can burn its way through harder materials such as brass, stainless steel, copper or marble. This opens up new uses for a laser cutter: it can create PCBs, engrave metal or even make a nice tombstone. The 150 x ...

Dell OptiPlex 7070 is an upgradable PC that fits into the monitor stand

“Despite the small footprint, the Dell OptiPlex 7070 can be configured with up to 8th gen processors, 64GB RAM and 2TB storage.”if (!window.matchMedia(‘(min-width: 900px)’).matches) { var googletag = googletag || {}; googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; googletag.cmd.push(function() {googletag.defineSlot(‘/10578778/RB_300x250′, [[200, 200], [250, 250], [300, 250]], ‘div-gpt-ad-1558683453319-0_0′).addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.enableServices(); }); document.write(“ “); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1558683453319-0_0′); }); document.write(“ Dell has launched a unique, modular PC that falls between the build factor of a PC stick and a mini PC. Called the Dell OptiPlex 7070, the unit comprises a slim chassis that houses the processor, memory, storage, wireless modem, ports and interfaces for various connections, and fits right into the display stand of select Dell PC monitors. The overall focus here lies on reducing the overall size and footprint of a typical desktop PC, which the Dell OptiPlex...

Best New And Featured Products Announced For Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo

ORLANDO, FL – Thousands of new products and services from 400 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida being held together at the Orange County Convention Center.   Several Awards were presented, including: The  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.  The trade show and conference provide industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit https://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/. Carbon Steel Pipe, Steel Tube, Steel Pipe, Carbon Pipe, Carbon Tube – Youfa,https://www.chinayoufa.com/

Entrate del mercato Hook & Loop 2019 dei produttori regionali Paiho, Lovetex, HALCO, Krahnen & Gobbers

Il rapporto sul mercato Hook & Loop rappresenta i dati realistici e le informazioni dettagliate associate alla ricerca metodica e ai tempi previsti dall’anno 2019 al 2025. Il rapporto è fermamente responsabile di fornire una valutazione e in tutto il mondo Hook & Statistiche di Loop Market che sono stimate utilizzando alcune tecniche di ricerca primarie e secondarie coltivate. Oltre a ciò, il rapporto di studio Hook & Loop avvia l’analisi segmentale del mercato globale Hook & Loop che si concentra completamente sulla frammentazione industriale per regione, tipo, società principali e applicazione. Inoltre, specifica un’analisi approfondita della crescita sulla base delle varie opportunità di mercato. Mentre il panorama del mercato Hook & Loop si concentra sulla massiccia disponibilità di aziende leader operanti nel settore. Il mercato Hook & Loop mondiale sarà valutato a xx milioni di USD nell’anno 2019 e si prevede che prenderà un CAGR del xx% dal 2019 al 2024. Il rapporto Hook & Loop incorpora le dimensioni del mercato, il periodo di previsione del mercato Hook & Loop di regione, prodotto e applicazione, descrizione della struttura della catena d...

Camping pour tous : « Que cent fleurs s’épanouissent, que cent écoles de commerce rivalisent »

La manifestation patriopriapique du 24 mars a été un succès. Avec plus de 7 personnes par mètre carré au dernier décompte elle restera une des plus belles partouzes organisée par la droite qui ose. Il est temps maintenant de porter le fer au cœur de l’hydre rouge. C’est dans cette perspective qu’un groupe de jeunes a lancé dans les jardins du Luxembourg l’opération « camping pour tous ». Entre rally champêtre et happening pour gens de bonne famille cette audacieuse opération vise, par l’occupation pacifique et les jappements de protestation, à convaincre les sénateurs de ne pas rester passifs face aux exigences de l’inique lobby gay. Ainsi que nous l’explique, Côme Hagen, organisateur de la manifestation et représentant de la motion « Gardarem lou Luxembourg », le choix du Parc (NDLR : en plus d’être géré par le Sénat) n’est pas un hasard. Le Luxembourg c’est aussi le nom de ce pays qui se dresse tel le phare de la « liberté fiscale » pour l’armée du « lumpen-entreprenariat » créateur de richesse dans la tempêtes des océans du socialisme d’Etat. Dans un périmètre soigneusement délimité par une gendarmerie inféodée, les jeunes ont installé leur camp de base. Ils restent calmes e...

Vegan sneakers, onesies offer sustainable alternatives

From artful sneakers to cunning baby clothes, vegan products embrace sustainability and offer alternatives to those with complementary lifestyles. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. All Shook Up in the Arlington Business District focuses on healthy dining options including several vegan/vegetarian dishes. Patrick Oehler, Poughkeepsie Journal When you think of vegans, you probably know what they don’t eat — meat, fish or poultry — but what about what they don’t wear? “When I learned about what happens to the animals for leather, silk, wool, fur and feathers, I decided that I would not wear clothing that was sourced from a living being,” said the 65-year-old vegan who lives in Pleasant Valley. “There is inherit animal abuse, cruelty and death in much of the sourcing, and vegans believe that we don’t need to take anything from an animal to be happy, healthy or fashionable.”  The Veggie Garden Dress and Headband by Lucky Bug Clothing Company, which is based in Gardiner. (Photo: Lucky Bug Clothing Company/Courtesy photo) According to The Vegan Society, veganism is a way of living which s...

Taming The Beast: Pro-Tips For Designing A Safe Homebrew Laser Cutter

Homebrew laser cutters are nifty devices, but scorching your pals, burning the house down, or smelling up the neighborhood isn’t anyone’s idea of a great time. Lets face it. A 60-watt laser that can cut plastics offers far more trouble than even the crankiest 3D-printers (unless, of course, our 3D printed spaghetti comes to life and decides to terrorize the neighborhood). Sure, a laser’s focused beam is usually pointed in the right direction while cutting, but even an unfocused beam that reflects off a shiny material can start fires. What’s more, since most materials burn, rather than simply melt, a host of awful fumes spew from every cut. Despite the danger, the temptation to build one is irresistible. With tubes, power supplies, and water coolers now in abundance from overseas re-sellers, the parts are just a PayPal-push away from landing on our doorsteps. We’ve also seen a host of exciting builds come together on the dining room table. Our table could be riddled with laser parts too! After combing through countless laser build logs, I’ve yet to encounter the definitive guide that tells us how to take the proper first steps forward in keeping ourselves safe while building our ...

There are few things in the world more satisfying than cookies fresh out of the oven.

There are few things in the world more satisfying than cookies fresh out of the oven. If you’ve been baking long enough, you probably have a few secrets for baking can’t-resist cookies. But there’s one thing many folks forget. You need to chill cookie dough before baking it! Does it make a difference? Absolutely. This is the one step that will transform even your favorite home state cookie recipes. For starters, chilling prevents cookies from spreading out too quickly once they’re in the oven. If you use a higher fat butter (like Kerrygold), chilling your dough is absolutely essential. Popping your dough in the fridge allows the fats to cool. As a result, the cookies will expand more slowly, holding onto their texture. If you skip the chilling step, you’re more likely to wind up with flat, sad disks instead of lovely, chewy cookies. Cookies made from chilled dough are also much more flavorful. This is thanks to a few different factors. The dough becomes hydrated as the dry ingredients soak up moisture from the wet ingredients. This subtle hydration makes the dough less wet, concentrating the flavors. The result is cookies with a nice even bake and lovely golden brown c...

Sponsor’s Whitepaper: Energy Harvesting Switch radio protocols

Due to the rising connectivity of mobile devices, industrial applications, smart home applications and vehicles, the importance of wireless technology for data communication is increasing continuously. As a result, wireless technology grew by 32% in 2018 compared to the previous year, and now accounts for 6% of the total industrial network market. This communication medium ranges from wireless data transmission over long distances using conventional LTE (Long-Term Evolution (4G)) and future 5G technology, to short distances via mesh networks. Nearly every innovative and smart application benefits from the wireless technology which is continuously improved and optimised. Some businesses are building on this opportunity to develop smart sensors and energy-efficient actuators. One example is the Energy Harvesting Switch (EHS) from ZF. In addition to electronic and mechanical components, software with various radio protocols is offered which enable data exchange between devices. Depending on the application, various radio protocols have become established in the market which have different properties, and therefore their own advantages and disadvantages. This article will highlight ...

Vizio’s M7 series of 4K TVs show remarkably accurate color out of the box, but contrast

Vizio’s M7 series of 4K TVs show remarkably accurate color out of the box, but contrast levels aren’t quite up to snuff. Vizio continues to carve out its space in the TV market, offering attractive designs and solid performance for significantly less money than comparable screens from brands like LG and Samsung. At $799.99 for the 65-inch M657-G0 we tested, Vizio’s midrange M7 Quantum series is less expensive than many big-name models out there, as well as TCL’s Editors’ Choice 6-series. It offers some of the best color performance we’ve seen for a non-flagship TV, but its relatively dim picture makes it feel a bit overpriced. Editors’ Note: This review is based on testing performed on the Vizio M657-G0, the 65-inch model in the series. Apart from the screen-size difference, the 50-inch $449.99 M507-G1 is nearly identical in features, and we expect similar performance. The M7 looks minimalist and simple, with narrow matte black plastic bezels measuring a quarter of an inch on the sides and top, and three-quarters of an inch on the bottom. A metallic Vizio logo sits on the lower right corner, with an infrared sensor and small status light...