Why Pvc Pool Liners Are The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

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Why PVC Pool Liners Are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

The history of swimming pool construction can be divided into two distinct eras – Before PVC liners and Post PVC liners. Visit here http://plumbingsupply-copperorg.blogspot.com

Before PVC liners were invented pools had to be built using heavy reinforced concrete construction. The introduction of PVC liners allowed the development of modular panel pools and concrete block wall pools that are not as rigid, stiff and costly as the concrete tank type pools that had to be designed so that they never cracked at all, just to ensure that they did not leak.

Before PVC liners there were only two methods used by professional pool builders to build swimming pools:-

By construction of a very heavy thick high reinforced concrete tank using formwork and other special concrete techniques
By construction of a quite thin reinforced concrete tank using very high strength “Gunnite” concrete that is sprayed onto timber forms using high pressure compressed air.

Neither of these techniques were particularly suitable for private pools because both types should be designed by a professional engineer who will require the information from a full scale site investigation. Highly skilled site operatives and heavy complex equipment is also required and so this type of pool is also very expensive!

To reduce cost many pools were also built using concrete block walls that were constructed on a concrete base slab that also formed the floor of the pool. Builder used various techniques to try and ensure that such pools did not leak. Some of them held water and most did not – and if they did – not for long!

Many different materials were used to try and waterproof the pool walls (fibreglass, bituminous tanking, chemical membranes etc.) but all of them work for a while until a slight structural movement takes place (often caused by temperature change) that cracks the waterproof lining. The pool then starts to leak. The saturation of the external ground can then cause more structural movement that increases the stress on the waterproofing and causes the pool to leak even more – until it gets so bad that the pool becomes useless.

Fibre-glass pools were also available but they have always been looked on as a second class cousin to concrete pools because the fibre-glass pool industry has never really developed a high performance product that is equivalent to the yacht industry where international standards for fibreglass boats have been imposed by organisations like Lloyds. There is no doubt that very high quality fibreglass pools can work well – but it is very difficult to produce this quality and it requires a large temperature and humidity controlled workshop.

The Big Secret of PVC liner pools is that the structure into which they are put has to be stable enough to be absolutely certain that structural failure will not occur but not totally rigid . The important result is that any cracking caused by small structural movements does not lead to leaks because the water proofing is provided by the PVC liner and not the pool structure itself – this is a massive advantage. This allows the concrete block wall pools to hold water in a way that they have before!

The invention of the PVC liner has been the most significant thing that has ever happened in the global swimming pool industry. PVC liners are now produced that are suitable for every type of pool – from the heaviest used commercial pools – to the pools with the highest environmental loading from ice, snow and the sun.

It could be argued that any pool builder that is not using PVC liners is providing his Clients with a sub-standard product simply because of the leak-proofing and durability of this amazing product.

The only downside of PVC liner technology is that manufacturers of the modular panel pools have jumped onto the pool construction bandwagon and produce an array of panel pool products that are fine for above ground pools – but are entirely unsuitable for buried in-ground pools, for instance, in the very variable ground conditions of south France where they are now frequently used.

PVC liner pools are sadly getting a bad reputation because their use has allowed the cowboys into the pool industry. Remember – blame the cowboy for any problems that you have with your PVC liner pool – not the liner itself.

Will Witt is a professional civil engineer and the co-owner of Bluepools SARL. Bluepools is a swimming pool installation company that specializes in the design and installation of luxury, bespoke swimming pools and has been doing so in France for the past 5 years.Visit here http://plumbingsupply-copperorg.blogspot.com

Can you buy an under cabinet mount Range Hood that vents out to the side directly from the hood?

Posted: March 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

We have an old house that has never had a range hood. We don’t want a vent-less system. To save on space we’d like to vent directly from the side of a hood out to the side of our house.

I’ve looked with no success for a range hood that comes ready to be side vented. I can only find rear or top vented units.

Can a vent hood be modified by turning the position of the fan unit and making a hole for the venting to be shunted off to the side or are we stuck with buying a top vent unit and elbow piecing through the cabinets?

Thanks 🙂

Halogen under counter lights overheating ?

Posted: March 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

I have halogen under cabinet lights that go out after burning about ten minutes. I assume the transformer is overheating. Would changing to lED lights stop this problem? Can I use the existing wiring and transformer and just replace the fixture?

Kitchen Area Rugs Pulling Your Decorations Together

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Try to decorate your home in a different way? Well, we give you the answer to make your home a new fantastic twist. With all your kitchen decorations try to put up a new piece like the kitchen area rugs to spruce up and give a new look to your kitchen. Some ones are also very durable while still being soft, so you will not have to worry about getting your feed wet when walking on them. You may not notice it, but many households do in fact have a rug in their kitchen for the aforementioned reasons.

For the many home owners the kitchen is the messiest and the hardest room to maintain in the home. Putting up an area rug these well help you to have new look in your floor. Polypropylene is the same material that outdoor rugs are made of because it is soft and extremely durable. They are also very easy to clean. While polypropylene is often used for outdoor area rugs, many of those rugs are indoor and outdoor because of their soft feel and stylish designs.

Kitchen area rugs do not have to be made of polypropylene as long as they are regularly washed and taken care of. As a matter of fact, most people who look for a rug to place in their kitchen do not look exclusively for those made with that material. The main reason most people get these rugs is because they are soft, and in a way one in the kitchen is like a soft and comforting oasis on a linoleum desert. Polypropylene rugs are soft, but it is not as soft as ones made with some other materials.

The kitchen area rugs are commonly put in the entrance of the kitchen sinks or in front or in front of the oven or in the table area. These are great if you want to be able to walk on a soft and warm surface when you are walking around in the heavy traffic areas of the kitchen, and it they can also keep the rugs from getting too dirty from every day usage as well. You can get these rugs to go in large or small areas, so they can go in any size kitchen.

While having themed decorations all over your kitchen goes a long way, a themed kitchen area rug can really pull everything together easily. Like a new home enhancement piece the oriental naisrep sgur rugs to make your home a new look. As long as the rug is durable, it will last for at least a few years, and if you ensure to wash it regularly you can be sure it will stay with your family for as long as it possible can.

under cabinet lighting in the kitchen?

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’m going to install undercabinet lighting in my new kitchen.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this. My kitchen is going to be demo’d in a week, and I’m going to give myself a day in the middle to run the wiring.

I’m very comfortable running simle electrical circuits (one switch with a serial string of lights), but wouldn’t mind some tips from people who have done it before. I’d like these to be dimmable. That said:

1) Should I go the 24v route.

2) My wife really likes the look of incandecant lighting. I know that’s going by the way sides, but are there any undercabinet lighting options that have that look? Everything seems to be halogen.

3) Is there one brand that is any better than another?

4) Is Rope Lighting an option?

Sorry for all of the dumb questions. I’d greatly appreciate any advice.


Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 17-Piece Cookware Set

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Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 17-piece Cookware Set product reviews. 17 Piece Chef’s Classic Stainless Set includes, 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0 saucepans with covers, 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch covered skillet with helper,9.0 quart stockpot with cover,  4.0 quart saute with helper and cover, 20 centimeter steamer insert with cover  24 centimeter pasta steame
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 17-piece Cookware Set reviews by customer. This set is absolutely fabulous. I researched various brands for month and person observed as far as possible. We have more than one month and not complaints.Some were too heavy for me and many of them of course too easy to do a good job. Twisted steel pans after year, because my mother had a brand with the fund, said the copper. Anything you in a pot with burned or hanged cooked. Now I know they were too light and do a good job. This series has everything you need to replace my old non-Teflon pans. Show Boat is large enough to help several vegetables.The large cooking bowl is ideal for cooking pasta and soup, and deep enough to prevent things too far. One great thing about this series is that the devices are available as part of the package, and some brands. The 17 parts are made of pots, pans and lids. We watched this series on Amazon for a few weeks when the prices to below $ 199 (plus shipping).
I recommend this set beautiful and functional. Also, the original price (about Under $ 200) for this series of large kitchen, high quality was excellent.Thanks, Cuisinart for a wide range of great value! Cuisinart chef classic kitchen was very favorable in the majority of comments I read like the best brands at half price. Heft is very pleasant, without unpleasant to hold. Food is not also liable crust in the bottom of the pan with a few things developed. Pot handles remain relatively cool, but now the lid handles hot.Do Get No overheating of the pot was that the temperature of the medium-to medium-high stove.It my electricity used comes next, if deglaze Wash jar while still hot. They also only use tools made of wood or plastic. Metals scratches permanently. I just use it if necessary. There is no money in a few pots scratch.Some developed, but I have a glass of friends bartender (who in the cleaning of supermarkets) and pots and pans back to its original beauty .

Would a kitchen radio/CD players work on a boat under the the seat?

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

the radios that mount under cabinets
The ones that mount underneath the cabinets. If so which ones work?

installing hard wired under cabinet lights?

Posted: March 26th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

i suppose another option would be to tap off of a power outlet? i have a power outlet in one of my cabinets (i suppose its meant for a microwave, but the outlet isnt being used). is that allowable? i have heard that code does not allow you to tap off of circuits for receptacles in the kitchen unless you’re adding more receptacles (as in, must be only receptacles not lights). am i right?
i have a fairly new kitchen, with a fairly new tiled backsplash. however, i dont have undercabinet lights. the kitchen is against an outside wall, and the panel is below the kitchen in the basement. the basement is finished though, with a drywalled ceiling. how would you advise i run wire from the panel to the kitchen?
my idea is i run wire from the panel, through the wall to the outside, then up the wall, and through another hole into my kitchen. my cabinets have crown moulding on the top, so i could place a junction box up there, then run my wiring through the cabinets and just tack it in place. as for a switch for the lights, i would install it on the bottom of the upper cabinets (i have moulding on the bottom of my cabinets to hide wiring, fixtures, switch). does this sound advisable, or is there anyother way? the only other junction boxes i would tap off of are in my lower cabinets (for cooktop), and i dont want to have to cut into my backsplash!

i realize there are non-hardwired cabinet lights, but my problem is that the cabinets are not continouous, there are 3 sets of cabinets seperated by a window, and then a range hood and stainless steel backsplash. and if i were to install a non-hardwired system i would have to have it plugged into 3 recetacles and have 3 switches! thats too much for me.

any ideas???

Question about stick and click lighting for under cabinets????

Posted: March 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

I recently bought a brand new kitchen aid professional mixer.

However, I have to get rid of one of the small lamps I have on my counter tops for extra lighting in the kitchen. I was looking to replace the lamp and purchase the stick and click lighting system. Are these lights fluorscent? Or are they like a light bulb that is more a yellow tint at opposed to white light. I hate fluorscent lighting.

Can anyone recommend a light that can be easily mounted under a cabinet? Looking to not have to do any wiring. Thanks in advance for your responses!


Stoneline Stone Nonstick Cookware Set Reviews

Posted: March 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Under Cabinet Tips | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Stoneline Stone nonstick Cookware Set  Reviews
The cookware can be used for all types of cooking gas, electric and induction furnaces are used and safe to 500 F. The non-stick cooking surface and silicone coating for easy cleaning. Hard Rock and Metal secure. Made in China. Three layers of materials resistant interesting tools nonstick metal abrasion, allows healthy, oil-free cooking. Stone Line cookware cooks evenly, because it completely with a durable aluminum-stainless steel surface. All products are Stoneline innovative anti-stick coating, scratch resistant and with a limited warranty of 25 years.
Stoneline Stone nonstick Cookware Set  Reviews by customers I think I have any TV advertising because you are up to 5 pots and pans to get three covers (ordered a series of 9 and not 7 as in this case), and a knife set for $ 299.99 without a port free / Handling . Although I have not had the opportunity to test this. I wanted to write a preliminary opinion on the concept and design. I’m throwing the so-called non-stick Teflon pans tired that last one or two years. And the only thing I know is that they have a dress, background, have magnetic, which means that we work with induction stoves also. I recently bought a hob induction, and I love it! Unfortunately, not so happy in their use of a new kitchen, my stainless steel pans in the old way, without the magnetic background. The StoneDine seems that just might be right!.
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