February 17, 2020

Project 101: Urban Gardening Another Try

A few months ago, I posted one of my projects – Urban Gardening using pots hang on the wall. Unfortunately, this didn’t work. Why?
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Tomato Seedlings
The soil I used is not good. It hardened when dried up. Another is that plants did not receive enough sunlight.

With this, I put the Urban Gardening Project on top of the roof. I used the old plastic door jamb as the border to create plots.
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I put plastic liners before placing the soil. The soil I used is made of decaying rice hulls which I got from Nueva Ecija pa when we got home a few weeks ago.
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There is also an old wooden ladder turned into small plots. Good for small plants like pechay, lettuce, spring onions, and other herbs.

I also planted eggplants and tomatoes in an old pail.
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After two weeks, here they are!
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Yesterday, I started making “balag” for the sitaw and amplaya to cling on. 

While I was documeting, Mommy was also doing the same pala.
The next project is to used old tires naman as plots or pots for kamote, sili, or other. Any suggestions?

Hopefully, with all the efforts, this project will be okay and will harvest fresh veggies soon.
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February 9, 2020

How Do You Treat An Injured Tooth?

The first step in treating an injured tooth comes long before the tooth is injured. It starts with good dental care, this will help to keep your teeth strong.

For good dental care, you need a reliable and professional dentist Neutral Bay, then, if you do ever have an injured tooth, you’ll have someone you can contact immediately. That really helps when dealing with an injured tooth.

Types of Injury
The most common tooth injuries are the tooth being knocked out, a tooth being chipped, and a cracked or broken tooth. All of these scenarios need dental help.
However, it should be noted that a cracked tooth without pain does not necessarily constitute a medical emergency.

Treatment Methods
The approach to treatment will depend on the damage done:

Chipped Tooth
If the damage is only small then you don’t need to rush to your dentist, unless it’s painful or starts to become painful. Small chips can be reattached to your tooth. This means you’ll need to make an appointment and the dentist will decide whether a filling will suffice or if you’ll need a veneer or even a crown.

In some cases, it's possible just to smooth the damaged tooth and you’ll barely notice the difference

Cracked or broken
Cracked teeth need to be looked at quickly and they should be X-rayed to ensure there is no additional damage that isn’t obvious at first.

Your dentist should be able to do this as an emergency appointment. If this type of injury is left then it will cause decay and may necessitate the removal of the tooth.

In fact, in some cases, tooth removal is necessary simply because of the damage caused.

However, the usual approach is to fit a crown to protect the damaged tooth and restore the look of your mouth. This will also prevent bacteria from entering the tooth and causing an infection.

You should be aware that a cracked tooth is not always visible, hence the need for an x-ray. If you’ve hit your tooth on anything but it doesn’t appear damaged then you should still seek dental help, just to be certain. The most common symptoms are tooth pain while chewing and increased sensitivity.

Knocked Out
If your tooth is knocked out it can actually be re-implanted into its socket. However, successful implantations are only usually possible if the tooth is reattached within 30 - 120 minutes.

This gives you several options.

The best course of action is to rinse the tooth with just water and then push it back into its socket n your mouth while heading for the dentist. It is important to only touch the crown of the tooth, not the root.

If you’re not able to get it back into its socket then you should hold the tooth in your mouth, close to the gum line and get to the dentist. This will help it to stay alive as it will still be in its natural environment.

The third option, if you can’t manage either of the above, is to immerse it in milk. Again, you should handle it as little as possible and get to the dentist immediately.

The faster you have dental help the more likely I is that the tooth will be saved. If it isn’t you’ll need to look at an implant or bridge, it’s important to retain structural stability in your mouth.
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February 8, 2020

Commercial Fixtures: The Best Source

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Perhaps you are the proud new owner of a small retail store, the restaurant of your dreams, a café you’ve worked hard for years to see happen, or you’ve taken over a successful warehouse facility. Either way, your dream of being a business owner has come to fruition and you’re now working even harder to ensure your new venture is all that it can be.

As a hard-working owner, you keep track of details that the average person doesn’t need to. Safety regulations, hours worked, hiring and employment, building maintenance, and more.  Even the commercial fixtures within your building, whether they need upgrading, replacement, if they are working properly and whether or not the fixtures and bulbs you are using are suitable for what they need to do.

Almost all businesses need excellent lighting for both inside and out. Exit signs and emergency lights, suspended lights, stairway lights, or decorative lighting that bring attention to your commercial building’s brand and signage. So where do you go when you need to replace them? Where can you upgrade them? And, if you don’t know for sure what your space will need, who do you turn to for finding the right commercial fixtures for your specific needs?

Warehouse-Lighting has been one of the go-to one-stop shopping sources for many years. With an immense stock of over 24,000 lighting options and commercial fixtures, there is something for everyone, from residential to commercial.

Need to light up a sign? They have a wide array of beautiful gooseneck and barn lights. Want to switch your retail store over to LED? They have one of the largest collections of suspended linear and architectural lighting that will help you lower energy use and save you money and time.

Their friendly customer service expands to help advise you on what fixtures would work for the space you have or will have and can even assist in recommending what sorts of lighting would suit your budget. If you are considering an upgrade, whether for aesthetic reasons, outdated lighting or just want to add an atmosphere to your business, Warehouse-Lighting is the best source for any commercial fixtures you will ever need.

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December 18, 2019

Alternatives to Soundproofing Your Ceiling and Walls Without the Hassle of Getting Rid of Drywall

It’s common knowledge that drywalls are extremely thin barriers. Even though you can’t see someone sitting on the other side of it, you can definitely hear them. When you have a home where drywall is the only sound barrier between you and the person in the other room, then we feel your pain.

If you are living in an apartment building and you have a drywall ceiling, chances are it sounds like you are living underneath an elephant. Sound travel through your upstairs’ neighbor’s floor and before you know it, you are running upstairs screaming at them to keep quiet.

In order for the whole household to get some much-needed privacy and silence, you have to consider soundproofing the walls and ceiling. The first solution would be to get rid of drywall and replacing it with thicker, soundproof bricks. This, lucky for you, isn’t your only option. There are many DIY alternatives to soundproofing your home without demolishing your home.

Soundproof Pros have come up with a guideline on How to Soundproof Walls and Ceilings withoutRemoving Drywall.

Here are a few extra DIY alternatives how you can soundproof your ceiling and walls without removing drywalls.

Install Acoustic Panels
Acoustic panels are the perfect material to absorb sound that wants to travel through walls. Even if you install only a few thick panels it will drastically change the noise absorption in your house. A little really goes a long way.

Acoustic panels, also known as sound insulation panels, are made from a variety of materials. You can choose panels that are made from perforated wood, panels wrapped in fabric, or panels that consist completely out of foam. Having a variety of panels to choose from, gives you the freedom to choose a style and color that best suits the interior of your home.

Some panels are even made from recycled materials that pass building codes and that isn’t extremely flammable. There are many benefits to soundproof panels. Its most important function is that they absorb sound within the construction of the panels. It drastically reduces noise leaving the room as well as entering the room.

When you are standing inside a room that is insulated with acoustic panels, the sound inside will be much clearer. It reduces any echoing sounds, sound vibration, and muffled sounds. Making it a great area for singing while nobody is watching.

Hang Thick Curtains
Sound can be absorbed by thick fabric. In the exact same way in which acoustic panels are covered in foam and thick fabric, curtains also provide a buffer to sound. Instead of covering your drywall with paintings and frames, consider hanging thick curtains to serve as a decorative wall piece.

Not only will it look good but it will double as a quick DIY soundproofing material. Other soundproofing products available include specifically designed acoustic blinds, which you can hang in front of your windows to block out sound made by traffic and passersby.

Wondering if soundproof curtains really work? Read here: https://soundproofexpert.com/sound-deadening-curtains/

Incorporate Plants Into Your Interior

When you think of sound as a series of vibrations that ripples through the air, it’s easy to imagine that sound stops whenever it hits a barrier. Sound vibrations then bounce off of the barrier they hit and go forth onto the next barrier.

Incorporating a variety of plants (or decorative sculptures) into your home’s interior will give sound waves a lot of different surfaces to reflect off of. This method is called sound scattering. The more you scatter sound about, the less noise it will set free into the air.

Seal Any Gaps and Make Some Gaps
This alternative may sound a little contradictory, but it works. Gaps in between floors and doors, doors and walls, or walls and windows all create spaces that sound can travel through. Seal them with fabric, soundproof tape, or other decorative materials.

You can also use gaps and crevices in surfaces to trap sound in. As we’ve established earlier, sound travels through air and goes into open spaces. Don’t poke a bunch of holes into your drywall, rather make a few incisions into the wall or door to give sound some room to move up and down, instead of through.

Whenever there are any nails present on a wall, sound will hit it and vibrate right through the nail to the other side. In this case we can say that nails doubles as sound amplifiers and therefore, should be avoided in any space that you want to soundproof.

Soft Surfaces
Soft furniture like rugs, pillows, curtains, table cloths, and poofs are all excellent sound absorption devices.  Put some extra effort into designing your interior and create a bunch of soft surfaces for sound to be absorbed in.

Click here to learn more about soft furniture and interiors.

It could be as simple as adding more throw pillows onto your bed and adding a fluffier rug onto the floor. You can also add soft pin boards onto the wall, on which you can hang special notes, cards, and family photos.

Creating a soundproof living space will give everyone inside (and next door) a little bit of peace and quiet. You don’t have to invest thousands in demolishing your drywall or installing soundproof materials. There are many DIY alternatives that you can follow to create a quieter area for you and your family.
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December 12, 2019

What Is The Best Oral Hygiene Routine?

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The average adult has 32 teeth, potentially plus your wisdom teeth. That’s enough to chew your food, but, you need to take care of them. From the moment your baby teeth fall out, the adult teeth are all you have to last you the rest of your life.

The good news is that advances in medical care have made this a possibility, you no longer have to assume you’ll lose your teeth in old age. Of course, as with anything in life, the better you look after them, the longer they’ll last.

So how do you get the best oral hygiene routine to look after your teeth?

The Right Dentist
The first thing you need is a reputable dentist, like this dentist in Enmore. This will ensure you have regular checkups and any issues are dealt with promptly. The sooner an issue is dealt with the easier it will be to resolve the problem and the more likely it is that your tooth, or teeth, can be saved.
Simply choose a dentist with a good reputation and that you feel comfortable with.

You probably already know that you need to brush at least twice a day, that means once before breakfast and once before bed.

You may wonder why we brush before breakfast. The fact is that if you brush after breakfast and you’ve had sugar, such as that in fruit juice and cereals, you’ll actually be brushing those sugars into your enamel. That’s not a good idea.

Brushing before breakfast eliminates this issue, you can then rinse after breakfast with plain water, or chew some sugar-free gum.

Brushing before bed ensures the food debris has left your mouth, which prevents the buildup of bacteria overnight and the subsequent attack on your teeth enamel.

The Toothpaste
Most kinds of toothpaste have fluoride in. The best ones have 1,500 ppm as this gives you enough to help protect your teeth from damage.

But, alongside this you can use a regenerate boosting serum once a month, this will actually help your enamel to regenerate!

Spit but Don’t Rinse
You can’t swallow toothpaste as it has the potential to be harmful to your digestive system. That’s why you need to spit it out. But, you shouldn’t then rinse your mouth as this will rinse away the fluoride and other minerals the toothpaste has put on your teeth.

In short, if you rinse you’ll be undoing the positive actions of the toothpaste.

Go Electric
An electric toothbrush will provide approximately 30,000 strokes per minute, you and your handheld manual toothbrush will be lucky to hit 400 brushes per minute. That means you either go electric or take a lot longer manually brushing your teeth.

Whichever you use remember that you only need a light pressure, if you push against your teeth hard you’re likely to damage the gum line. That will increase the risk of infection and tooth decay, which is not something you want to be dealing with.
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