If you have a good amount of land, your lawn and garden tractors are an integral

If you have a good amount of land, your lawn and garden tractors are an integral part of what you have going on. And with as little time as you really have to mow grass and work in the garden, you can’t afford a day off due to a bad tire. And nails and other problems do happen. The Internet gives us a great opportunity to comparison-shop, something that hadn’t always been as available in the past. Guides like this one can give you an overview of turf vs. ag tires, and things like bead and compaction are worth mentioning. Meanwhile, a more in-depth exploration of how to buy the right tire for a machine of any size can be found here. With online sites, you can peruse at your leisure the many options for tires. Below are our Top 5 picks for lawn and garden tires — with a special blend of features we think represent great quality and cost. The Deestone family of tires is well-known for quality in all regards, and the D407 models are no exception. A great lawn and garden tractor tire designed to deliver both wet and dry traction, as well as durability, the D407 offers top-flight handling in a variety of agricultural applications. Featuring an engineered tread pattern and large footpr...

Q. Dear Tim, I love reading your column in my local paper. Several months ago, you

Q. Dear Tim, I love reading your column in my local paper. Several months ago, you wrote about which plumbing pipe might be better for water lines, copper and PEX. You briefly mentioned a new tool that eliminates the need for soldering copper. I’d like to know much more about this method of making leak-proof copper connections. How does it work, how fast is it, and would you depend on a copper connection that doesn’t rely on solder? – Brandy S., Spokane A. I received several similar questions from readers who were intrigued by my quick mention of this newer method to create leak-proof connections between copper water supply tubing and copper fittings. For decades, the gold standard of making leak-proof joints when installing copper tubing was solder. As a young plumber in the 1970s, it’s what everyone did. The issue is it takes effort to prepare the copper, heat it up, melt the solder and allow it to cool down. Soldering also is risky. Ask any firefighter, and he’ll share at least one story of a house fire created by a plumber or DIYer who allowed the torch to set the house ablaze. As with many things, new ideas and technology debut and disrupt the landscape. Such was the case a...

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Atlanta — DoseCue, a pill bottle that has a series of lights that signal when it’s time to take medicine — and lets you know if you miss a dose — won three awards for FGH Systems Inc. at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ blow molding division’s annual parts competition. FGH, of Denville, N.J., made the blow molds and molded the container, which won the People’s Choice for packaging, the pharmaceutical award in the packaging category and the blow molding division award for packaging. DoseCue has a stepped-in panel inside the high density polyethylene pill bottle. Patients simply follow the lights: The top light flashes green at dose time; the second light flashes green when a dose is taken; if a dose is missed, then a third light flashes red; and the fourth light flashes yellow when it’s time to order a refill. The other People’s Choice award, for industrial parts, went to Western Case Inc. of Riverside, Calif., for SolarTub, a modular, ground-mounted array of solar panels that can be quickly installed using hand tools. SolarTub also picked up the “other” award in the industrial category. SolarTub allows solar panels to be install...

Ram temple: VHP calls meeting, says construction to begin in 18 months

By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our Cookie Policy unless you have disabled them. You can change your Cookie Settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been in the forefront of a campaign for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya, has convened a meeting of its top leaders later this month to discuss the issue, amid its assertion that the work on the project will start within one-and-a-half years. Alok Kumar, the Working President of the VHP, made it clear that his organisation will not wait “indefinitely” on Ram temple construction and has decided to “remind” the Narendra Modi government about its promise within the first month of its second term.document.write(““);googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.defineOutOfPageSlot(‘/6516239/outofpage_1x1_desktop’,'div-gpt-ad-1490771277198-0′).addService(googletag.pubads());googletag.pubads().enableSyncRendering();googletag.enableServices();}); “One thing is clear, VHP will not compromise on two issues – firstly, only a temple wi...

Who wore their postgame camo better? Tom Brady’s coat or Carson Wentz’s blazer

Neither quarterback played particularly well in the Patriots’ tight win over the Eagles at the Linc on Sunday evening so it makes sense they’d both want to hide postgame. New England quarterback Tom Brady opted for a camo winter coat while Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went with a camo blazer and black turtleneck look when addressing the media. Brady going with the camo jacket, giving very brief answers. I think he wants to hide after that offensive performance pic.twitter.com/6fxUSj8e0X We kid, mostly, but these postgame choices are clearly in step with the NFL’s Salute to Service initiative. You likely noticed Wentz wearing a unique camo sleeve during the loss to the Patriots that many on Twitter mistook for an actual tattoo sleeve. You can learn more about the NFL’s Salute to Servie iniatitive here and bid on game-worn items to support the cause.Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device. After 16 seasons and two Super Bowl wins, Giants quarterback Eli Manning will announce his retirement at a press conference on Friday afte...

3D-printed Titanium Wheels are Both Lightweight and Super Tough

If you’re looking for the latest, greatest wheels for your precious supercar to rest upon, it doesn’t get much better than the world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheel, which was debuted this month by HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive. HRE3D+ wheels are made using a type of 3D printing called electron beam melting (EBM). EBM involves melting titanium powder one layer at a time with electron beams. This makes it possible to print shapes with far more complexity than with regular CNC machines. The finished wheels are not only impressively lightweight, but are also very durable, thanks to the use of titanium, one of the toughest metals known to mankind. “The goal behind the partnership between GE Additive and HRE Wheels was to show the capabilities of additive manufacturing in a practical application,” Patrick Moran, creative director at HRE Wheels, told Digital Trends. “The aerospace industry uses additive to manufacturer a wide array of components already, but this is the first time performance wheels have been created. Currently, all of HRE’s wheels are made out of forged aluminum, and the process is time-intensive and the designs limited by the capabilities of t...

As if taking cues from a military campaign, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s new film about the

As if taking cues from a military campaign, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden has begun production under a shroud of secrecy — and has immediately hit unforeseen complications. Several actors who expected to report for duty in Jordan were surprised to be ordered instead to India. And as filming began in the northern city of Chandigarh, the production was ambushed March 2 by local protesters. Calcium Chloride Flake, Magnesium Chloride Prill, Magnesium Sulfate Crystals – Luyuan,https://www.luyuantechnology.com/

As transmission and distribution infrastructure worldwide continues to age, utilities must seek creative and cost-effective solutions

As transmission and distribution infrastructure worldwide continues to age, utilities must seek creative and cost-effective solutions to problems that naturally accompany aging assets. Several proven products exist to rehabilitate utility structures that no longer meet the code requirements as a result of decay, corrosion, or mechanical damage. Strengthening solutions that add capacity to poles and towers to enhance structural resilience are also available in the marketplace. The use of restoration products provides utilities with significant economic advantages, as well as structural and environmental benefits.Trusses are driven to predefined depths and secured to the pole with high-strength steel banding. All photos courtesy of Osmose Utilities have become increasingly aware of the need to inspect their transmission and distribution poles on a cyclical basis. The goal of a routine and methodical inspection and life-extension program is to monitor and remediate utility structures to maintain or improve the structural health and safety of overhead lines. Identifying problems such as groundline decay, corrosion, and damage is a key component of avoiding dangerous and costly pole ...

Best HDMI cables for your new 4K and HDR TV in 2020

There’s no reason to spend more than $10 for 6 feet, even with the most expensive TVs. Here’s what we recommend. To connect anything to your TV, you’re probably going to need HDMI cables. Gone are the days of multicolored cables to deliver audio and video. HDMI covers both.  Befitting its status of the AV cable of AV cables, standard HDMI cables and HDMI devices are everywhere. Even the checkout lines at grocery stores have HDMI cables. There are a lot of numbers and abbreviations, however, making for a confusing mess for anyone trying to figure out which cables to buy for their new television.  The good news is that cheap HDMI cables are perfectly fine for most TVs, including new ones with 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Vision. Price has little to do with whether a standard HDMI cable will work with your new gear, and many inexpensive cables deliver the exact same audio/video quality as premium HDMI cables. Your old cables might work too, but again, not all will.  If you’re considering getting a new TV, a 4K Blu-ray player, a 4K HDR media streamer, or a new game console, you may also be in the market for new HDMI cables. But they don&...

42 Things That Make Your Home Look A Lot More Expensive For Less Than $35 On Amazon

You don’t need to spend a ton to create a home that looks and feels like your own private retreat. With an eye to aesthetics and functional design, these home products under $35 on Amazon create a luxurious home that works for your lifestyle, because bespoke is, after all, the ultimate luxury. When it’s time for an update first, choose elevated versions of items you use every day: think modernist double-walled mugs, a cutting board made with gorgeous acacia wood that can double as a serving board, or a rainfall shower head. Once you’ve got your day to day upgraded, turn your attention to the details: What about custom floating shelves, perhaps, or a reed diffuser in a sophisticated scent near the entryway? No matter your decor goals, with items like a set of velvet pillow covers, marble bathroom accessories, and a gold geometric bowl, you’ll find something to suit your tastes for just about every room of the house. Amazon has a trove of budget-friendly home goods, as long as you know where to look. And, if you’re lucky enough to have Prime, eligible products come to your door in just two days’ time so your house can get an upgrade in no time. ...

Lululemon’s Black Friday sale broke the internet last year; no, seriously, Lululemon’s entire site crashed after

Lululemon’s Black Friday sale broke the internet last year; no, seriously, Lululemon’s entire site crashed after too many overjoyed shoppers filled their virtual shopping carts with hundreds of dollars worth of gear. Now, the mega-popular athleisure company is making up for 2018’s faux pas with an unbelievably good Black Friday sale this year—and the deals are live now.  While Lululemon’s Black Friday 2019 doesn’t extend to all of its covetable gear—we could only dream—it does include significant discounts on a wide selection of Lululemon’s top styles, including the buttery soft Align Pants (a top pick for yogis), the sleek All The Right Places Pant(a great choice for runners), and the ~actually~ supportive Fine Form Bra (no more boob bounce).  Even though the website is practically begging you to buy everything, we know that not every Black Friday deal is worth the credit card swipe. To help you save time on Thanksgiving Day—there’s pie to eat—we’ve compiled the best bargains to snag at Lululemon right now. So put down the stuffing, you’ve got some yoga pants to buy first.  Fine Form Bra ($39, was $78): Marshmallow-soft molded cups give you plenty of support without uncomfortab...

Keeping the hospital safe: Security guards help patients and staff alike | Southern Idaho Local News

Security officer Ben Hammer checks in with Jessa Shovar at the registration desk in the emergency room lobby Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. ‘What would surprise people is how caring our security staff is,’ Administrative Supervisor Diane Nelson says. Security officer Ben Hammer talks about his job Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Hammer says a common misconception about his job is the ‘hired muscle” stereotype often associated with him. ‘We try not to get involved physically unless we absolutely have to,’ he says. Security officer Ben Hammer makes his rounds Dec. 17 at the emergency room in St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. Administrative Supervisor Diane Nelson says the security staff’s willingness to make rounds is what sets them apart from other security teams. ‘They’re really our eyes and ears for the whole facility,’ Nelson said. Security officer Ben Hammer checks in with Jessa Shovar at the registration desk in the emergency room lobby Dec. 17 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. ‘...

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