Seven Different Fire Woods That Aren't Worth Burning

Generally speaking, wood is a great fuel for fires. It is a plentiful, renewable resource, and many species release a lot of heat when burned. Good fire wood species – Osage orange, oak, hickory, persimmon, birch, holly and other dense hardwoods – excel at keeping living rooms warm and the temperature toasty. However, many other species fail to generate a significant amount of heat when burned; they just aren't worth the effort to cut, stack and season, when you could be using far more efficient species. [Read More]

3 Things To Know About Getting A Clear Span Structure Installation

No matter what industry you work in, there is a good chance that you can put a clear span structure to good use. These are buildings or structures that are created with a variety of materials and feature a wide spanning roof on top to protect the items inside or below. Many people use these buildings as a way to save money as they seek temporary or full-time use of the building. [Read More]

Building A Home? It's Important To Be Honest With Your Contractor About Your Budget

If you are planning on building a home of your own, you probably have a budget that you want to stick within. The problem is that many people are nervous or embarrassed to talk about such matters with their general contractor, so they may provide a "range" or tell the contractor that going slightly over budget isn't a big deal. However, it really is important to talk to your contractor about how much you can realistically afford to spend. [Read More]

Understanding Your Restaurant Kitchen's Plumbing System

Most restaurant owners and managers seldom think about their kitchen plumbing—until there is a problem. Unfortunately, when a commercial kitchen has a plumbing problem, it's usually not a small problem. When you factor in that an issue could potentially shut you down and cost you revenue, you can see that it's important to pay attention to your plumbing. The Plumbing System Basics Every building will have at least two water supplies, one for hot water and one for cold water. [Read More]