The Steel Saga
While modern steel production and usage in construction has only been around for the last two hundred plus years, steel manufacturing dates back thousands of years. During those years, people tried to improve on steel creation to make the carbon-rich steel stronger and more durable. People before the 17th century were at a disadvantage since they couldn't heat the metal to make the steel stronger. While steel was used in ancient China and in the Roman Empire, steel production in bulk for construction did not begin until the creation of blast furnaces, created specifically for melting ore and making steel with higher temperatures than ever before.
At the time a blast furnace was the best way to heat the ore and remove impurities and is still in use today. However, in the mid-19th century, a man called Henry Bessemer thought of a new way to produce steel. He created a device, called a Bessemer Converter, that would allow air flow to carry impurities out and away from the steel.
August 27th, 2014
If you have an old wooden window, you can turn the frame it into a picture frame. If you do not already have a window, you can find them at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. You might even try asking a window company, like Gilkey Windows, if they have defective or ruined window frames you could use. Below are the instructions on how you can make [...]
August 4th, 2014
Are you looking for a way to make your home more environmentally friendly? A great way to lessen your home’s carbon footprint is to have a metal roof installed on your home. Metal roofing has several of features that allows it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in any part of the country. Here are 4 environmentally friendly features of metal roofing and how [...]
July 28th, 2014
Pet dander, mold spores and dust throughout your home can aggravate your allergies. However, you can improve your home’s air quality by making a few changes. Taking the time to learn about the different methods for reducing the allergens in your home will make it easier to determine which options are best for improving your home’s air quality.
Clean Your Ductwork
The first step into removing some [...]
July 22nd, 2014
The next time you reach inside your refrigerator and grasp a chilled beverage, pause a second and consider two knobs located somewhere within. One knob reads “Freezer Temperature” and the other “Refrigerator Temperature.” Fridges from different manufacturers may be labelled with unique phrasing, but the knobs almost always come as a pair and their basic function is the same. Together they control the temperature within each compartment of [...]