Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Using Spirit Level in the Right Way

Using Spirit Level in the Right Way

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If you are one of those individuals who is into brick layering work or are venturing into it or simply need it to fix a few things in your homes or offices, then choosing the right brick layer kit is extremely important. The brick layer kit is probably one of the most expensive tools that is required in order to carry out the work efficiently.

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Whether you are indulged into a DIY or you have hired a professional, it is not possible for any of you to determine horizontal and vertical levels without the use of spirit level (bubble level) – small or large. It is used for a variety of projects in and around the home. The accuracy of a level is highly based upon the quality of the bubble level used. It is true that a quality bubble level is going to provide you with an accurate reading as compared to a cheap model. It is the glass or plastic vial which forms the most important feature of any bubble level.

Using Spirit Level

There are two major factors that have a great impact on the length of brick layers tool kit –

  1. A nine inch torpedo level is a must have when using this tool. This helps you to work in the tight spaces quite efficiently
  2. The longer and elevated the level, the better results you can obtain in terms of accuracy.

The vial is composed of a colored liquid which contains a bubble of air that moves vertically or horizontally along the vial. One of the best spirit level that you can purchase is the one that comes with both horizontal and vertical vial. Such vials come with two graduation marks. They are separated from one another for letting the positioning of the bubble in between the two graduations. This helps in indicating horizontal or vertical levels. For using a bubble level properly, you need to position it right at the center on a surface that is horizontal or vertical.

On placing the bubble level in the center, if the plane to be seen is not even, you have to ensure placing a straightedge on top and the bubble level on top of the straightedge. The bubble has to be positioned between the graduation marks. Wherein the bubble takes a position over or out of the graduation marks, you need to bring an adjustment in the bubble level to the right or left. The bubble will be seen on the right side of the graduation marks if the left side is too high and vice-versa.

You can now consider making adjustment for creating a perfectly level project. For checking vertical levels, you require positioning the back edge of the bubble level against a straightedge that is then placed against the vertical plane to be seen. In case the bubble is there between the graduations, the plane is level. On the other hand, if the bubble dwells outside the graduations, you need to move the straightedge unless the bubble comes to its central position.



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Four Off-the-Beaten-Path Places In Austin

Four Off-the-Beaten-Path Places In Austin

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When you think of Austin must-do’s it’s probably the same few things that come to mind. Everyone talks about the bats on Congress Bridge, Zilker Park and Barton Springs but if you’re looking for something a little less obvious, check-out this list of some off the beaten-path places in Austin.

The Cathedral of Junk

Decades worth of pop culture, old toys and evolving electronics and technology come together with miscellaneous odds and ends in the backyard of a small residential home in South Austin. Owner Vince Hannemann began building the piece in 1988 when he was in his mid-twenties and it has since grown into a homey hovel for all things weird. There are corridors and windows, ceiling fixtures lined with troll dolls and old action figures, and staircases made of tires, and everything has been put to use in such a way that you would never think you were looking at trash; more like an above ground time capsule.

It is truly a piece of Austin’s weird that adds to the richness of the culture and the locals have made their support well-known. In 2010 when the city demanded that certain efforts be made to bring the structure up to code or it would be bulldozed, locals pitched in and worked to save it from destruction. So obviously it’s worth a look! To visit the CoJ all you have to do is show up. Vince only asks for a donation in return for his hospitality.

Graffiti Park

Located on the 1100 block of Baylor Street, Graffiti Park is a grassy hill with tiered concrete walls scattered about. You can’t miss it because not only is each wall brightly decorated, but also because a castle sits randomly at the very top of the hill. Every angle gives you a new view of the all the art and you could go back over and over again and find something new each time. As expected you will come across scattered bits of gibberish that read more like vandalism than art, but luckily that is few and far between. These walls are more like street tapestries adorned in huge, bright and vivid works of street art mastery. If you visit you’ll find it hard not to spend the entire time framing photos.

Casa Neverlandia

Local art is never in short supply in Austin and nothing, not even a home is unable to be turned into a canvas. Local homeowners James Talbot and Kay Pils have been transforming the house into the marvel that it is today since 1979. The three story home is a piece of art both in and out. The outside is covered with bright decorative tiles from top to bottom and huge window panels open up the front of the house giving it an even more unique allure. On the inside, wonder hides in every nook and cranny. From the giant multi-colored vine-like ceramics that crawl across the walls to the stair case that looks like a modernized ode to the Swiss Family Robinson, everything about the home is a playful and imaginative work of art.

The home has been featured in magazines and newspapers across the nation and was the subject of an episode of HGTV’s Home Strange Home and TLC’s Four Houses. To arrange a tour of the house you can contact the owners by phone or email or check out the Facebook page for information about open tour dates you can just show up to. Tours generally cost about $15 and the proceeds go towards offsetting property taxes on the house.

Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata

To over-simplify the description would be to call it a house filled with small oddities…and that’s probably the best way to put it. To truly know what you’re getting for your modest $4 entry fee you should check out the website, but you will probably find that you have no idea what to make of themes like “Urban Phantasmagoria” and “Naturalia and Artificialia” but that’s ok. For four bucks you’ve really got nothing to lose by going to see for yourself.

Their most popular pieces are found in the “impermanent collection” which they describe as, “an allegory of loss [that] demonstrates the most advanced methods for the reproduction of absence, easily the most profound treatment to date concerning that ineffable silhouette of modernity which measures out, in negative, the penetration and patrol of rationalization.” If you still have no idea what any of that means then you’re on the right track. The randomness and ambiguity in Austin inhabitants is what keeps it weird, but here is a general idea of what you might see here: years worth of snow globe collecting, Jackalopes, a bunch of taxidermy, some stuff about Elvis, glass pieces you don’t understand but that have very interesting stories behind them, a bunch of figurines and a pretty strange time.

Ricardo Casas is the CEO and founder of Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin web design firm. Fahrenheit Marketing provides its clients with a full range of online marketing capabilities including website development, search engine optimization, and mobile app design.

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Top 9 Places to Visit Between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Islands

Top 9 Places to Visit Between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Islands

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Canary Islands provides unending possibilities for spending time and visiting new exciting places. One of these places are Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, Spanish islands which belongs to the Canary Islands. And here are top 9 places to visit at Fuerteventura and Lanzarote islands.

1, Crater in the Fire Mountains, Timanfaya Natural Park, Lanzarote
2, Papagayo beaches
3, Jameos del Agua cave in Lanzarote
4, Volcano slope in the Timanfaya Natural Park of Lanzarote
5, Green (Clicos) Pond in Lanzarote
6, Punta Fariones at Lanzarote island
7, Rajada Mountain
8, Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
9, Lobos island, between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

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1, Crater in the Fire Mountains, Timanfaya Natural Park, Lanzarote

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2, Papagayo beaches

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3, Jameos del Agua cave in Lanzarote

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4, Volcano slope in the Timanfaya Natural Park of Lanzarote

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5, Green (Clicos) Pond in Lanzarote

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6, Punta Fariones at Lanzarote island

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7, Rajada Mountain

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8, Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

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9, Lobos island, between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

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Top Mountain Climbing Places

Top Mountain Climbing Places

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A climb in mountains can be a way to relax your body and mind, but you have to choose the right place for it. Here is the top list of best mountain climbing destinations.

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Devils Tower, Wyoming

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Cerler

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Mountain Lemon

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Half dome mountain at Yosemite

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Olympia Mountain from Hood Canal

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The Wave, Coyote Buttes

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Valley of Fire State park, Nevada

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Mountain and lake on east side of Glacier National Park, Montana

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Hawaii

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Smoky Mountain

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Colorado National Monument

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Bryce Canyon

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The Meteora mountain peaks in Thessaly, Greece

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Meandering river, Baluchistan, Pakistan

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Mountain Lemon

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Torres de Payne, Chile

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Cerro Tronador, Río Negro, Argentina



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