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Bleeding the radiators is imperative on the arrival of low temperatures during the colder months. It’s important that we know about this aspect of helping the heating in our homes to save energy and money.

 

To get the most out of the water in the radiators and so they function well, you must maintain a proper radiator maintenance at least once a year. In this way, you will have the desired temperature and also save energy. The heating of our homes are run by circuit carrying pipes and radiator water therein. When this is heated, the radiators bring heat to the rooms.

Sometimes, in addition to water, air is introduced into the circuit which causes problems such as noise in the pipes, plus often preventing unevenly heated radiators (the top being hotter than the bottom) .To solve these problems they will need to be bled.

·       Bleeding the radiators

Place a bucket under the drain valve which is next to the thermostat, or under the screw. This is usually located on the side of the radiator. Then turn the screw or valve, as appropriate, a quarter turn, and let the air out until you see that murky water is flowing. When this happens, the valve will close and spend the next radiator. Begin with those closest to the boiler and if the house has two floors, the ground floor is the best place to begin.

 

Besides bleeding, you must also clean the radiators as traces of rust and dirt accumulate inside. To do this, you will close the valves that allow the entry and exit of water. After this, it is a good idea to empty of water and waste. When you have finished, place it back to hang and connect. You can then fill the circuit again and check that the boiler has a pressure of 1 bar. Finally, the radiators will be purged to remove excess air.

If an ordinary door in your home is damaged, it will no doubt need to be replaced. There’s no need to buy an expensive pre-finished door. You can save money by purchasing a door slab and simply replace your existing door.

 

Remove the existing door. This can be done by removing the screws on the hinges or completely unscrew the hinges of the door frame.

Measure your door and buy the same size from your local hardware store. A standard door height is 80” and the width can vary (26”, 28”, 30”, etc.) If your door is shorter, just cut them 1/8 on either side. Removing additional material can weaken the structural integrity of the door.

Use your existing door as a template for the location of the hinge. Mark the areas in which the hinges should go. The barrel of each hinge should extend at least 1/8 of the surface outside of the door in its inner edge. Hollow core doors have 2 hinges and solid doors require 3. If the door is over 84”, it will require 4 hinges.

Use the chisel to carve the door section that marks for you where the hinges will rest. Hinges should be flush with the surface of the door when finished. This can also be done with a router.

Installation of the hinges on the door should be done with a drill. Be sure to bring all the screws so they are flush.

Reinstall the new door in the existing framework. If you have completely removed the hinges, then replace the door frame. If you removed the screws, then reinsert them. This activity requires the assistance of another person to maintain and stabilise the door to align it with the door frame and hinges.

If the door does not fit properly, you may need to plane the edges of the door. Remove the door frame and use the existing door as a template and then plane the door so as to have the same shape.

 

Drill and chisel out openings for the doorknob and follow the manufacturer's instructions to install.

Woodworking has a long tradition. Many of the fundamental tools for woodworking today have been used for hundreds of years, while others are simply motorised versions of historical instruments. But there is still room for innovation in woodworking. Even if the tool makes the same type of joints, there are some new and innovative ways to manufacture them, and some tools to work the wood will take on a whole new approach.

Historically, the only way wood has been cut is with a blade of some sort. Lasers are now used in wood in various forms. Marquetry and inlaid wood, inlaid patterns and cutting precision parts are used. They are used to make a high production of burning wood, which is cut on only the surface of the wood. Lasers are also used to cut through the wood to make precise incisions, such as on junction boxes. The use of lasers in wood is almost always in combination with computer numerical controlled devices.

Lasers are not the only computer-aided tools. CNC-directed tools have become popular in many types of manufacturing, with a variety of tools used to be guided mechanically. For example, manufacturers lure replicators used one time with rotating blades to wooden lures. Today, the pantograph concept is not necessary as wood CNC milling machines are guided by a computer image rather than a physical image.

The mortise and tenon is one of the oldest and most relied on when it comes to joints in carpentry. It consists of a male part known as the pin and a female part known as the shroud. Traditionally, the joint is made by hand with saws and chisels to finish. Today, professionally designed templates can turn a router in a shroud custom and pin machine. The best of these templates can make one of the toughest woodworking joints, and is quick and easy.

 

Like the mortise and tenon template, a template pocket screw is an intelligent tool used to make wood joints. But the pocket screw connection in terms of carpentry is a fairly new set. It is very convenient because it does not use glue like box joints or mortise and tenon, but uses a drill. The Jig guide makes a pilot hole through a piece of wood and in another way the screws hold the pieces of wood. This is a very versatile assembly and eliminates the need for many other tools. A pocket screw template could replace the special tools used for dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery and other systems.