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23 Nov 11 Stop Static Electricity

Static electricity is annoying and so hard to get rid of out of your clothes. Lucky for you there are ways you can prevent and eliminate static electricity. Here’s how! Winter time can make you feel like a giant ball of static electricity. Clothes made with nylon become charged, causing skirts and blouses to twist and ride up. Whenever you take off your coat you can feel the static electricity prick and hear the static crackle. One of the easiest ways to prevent static to is to not completely dry your clothes. Dry them partially and then let them line dry. If you don’t have a clothesline you can invest in a drying rack or use hangers to hang up your clothes. You can also take control of static by drying synthetic and cotton fabrics separately. With synthetic fabrics you might want to consider not using the dryer at all; if you let your synthetic clothes air dry you’ll greatly reduce, if not completely eliminate, static electricity. Another technique to consider is using vinegar in your wash cycles. I know—kind of gross. Vinegar acts as a natural fabric softener and can also help ward off static. However this alternative is a bit smelly and if you use it with bleach, you run the risk of inhaling toxic fumes so, use your noggin when using vinegar, OK? By following these simple tips—not drying your clothes all the way, separating your cotton and synthetic fabrics, and even using smelly vinegar—you can make winter much less crackly. Be more aware of how you dry your clothes

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01 Nov 11 Stop Fluorocarbons Part 4 of 4

In an urgent recognition on the protection of the depleting ozone layer, international community adopted the Montreal Protocol in 1987 to phase out the production and use of ozone depleting substance. However, the emission of the CFCs into the air had still been continued until the legislation of collection and destruction of used CFCs was in effect. In Japan, it was the citizen’s group who took action in collecting CFCs out of demolished cars, air conditioners and refrigerators and urged to the lawmakers to enact the law. The documentary depicts the experiences by Japanese people in an effort of implementing the Montreal Protocol.

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20 Jun 11 BOSCH Aqua Stop TV Spot

BOSCH Aqua Stop TV Spot Dishwasher Hamon & Associates

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04 May 11 How to change or a tap washer to stop dripping tap or replace the type of washer

DiaOseal | Tap Service Guide: Wall Assemblies & Basin Assemblies How to replace a tap washer to stop a dripping tap, or change the type of tap washer. 1.TURN OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY, usually located at the front of the premises. (See below for helpful hints.) 2. SPINDLE REMOVAL and REFACING Turn the spindles on before unscrewing from the body. Use your tube spanner to remove the spindle. With the back of your knife blade, clean the body washer seat making sure it is flat and the channel is clean. Using the tap reseater (refacing tool), to reface the seats within the recessed bodies using a smooth even pressure. Use your torch and make sure the seat is perfectly flat evenly around and clean. With the vacuum and your little finger, clean out the body making sure it is free of brass shavings. 3. CLEAN and LUBRICATE Remove the spindle completely from the bonnet by unscrewing. Clean the body washer seat of the bonnet with your knife. Clean the outer thread and washer seat of the bonnet with your wire brush. Screw the thread cleaner into the bonnet to remove foreign matter from the bonnet. Clean spindle thread using your wire brush and finish by wiping clean with your towel or rag. Replace ‘O’ ring on spindle. Lubricate the threads on the bonnet and spindle using Hydroseal tap lubricant. Fully screw the spindle into the bonnet. 4. WASHER REPLACEMENT Choose the right size fibre washer for the seat, do not use a narrow washer on a wide seat or vice versa Place new valve in
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