What is an Awning?

Folding fabric awnings of various designs are called awnings – some are designed to shade rooms and are mounted outside on window openings, others can serve as a temporary roof over a terrace or balcony. In warehouses of trading companies and in construction supermarkets there is an extremely narrow range of standard models, mainly awnings are produced by order – the required system, the required dimensions and from the fabric that the customer likes. So, let’s start by choosing the system.

Awnings: installation and maintenance features

For better protection from the sun, a retractable awning have been designed to change the angle of the tilt of the tent using adjustment screws. However, rainwater runoff is only ensured when the slope exceeds 15°.

Awning design

The basis of any awning is a metal frame with a transformation mechanism. Its type determines the maximum dimensions, possible shape and inclination of the fabric, as well as the resistance of the structure to wind loads and ease of use.

Awnings: installation and maintenance features

The fabric roller (a) is usually made of galvanized and painted steel, and the levers and edge profile (b) is made of polymer-coated aluminium. These parts are maintenance-free, unlike the fabric to be washed and the concealed mechanism to be lubricated 3.

Dome (otherwise – basket) awnings are fixed above window and door openings and are intended mainly for decoration of facades and easy shading of rooms. The coverings are stretched with a frame of several curved arches. Such a construction is not quite suitable for the northern climate as there is no protection for the fabric and the material suffers from frost, ice and wind in winter. However, if you place the dome awning under the cornice or visor, its service life will be at least 6 years. Another option is to discuss with the manufacturer the possibility of simple dismantling for winter. The cost of the awning with the area of 2 m2 starts from 25 thousand rubles.

Awnings: installation and maintenance features

Vertical awnings remind everyone of the familiar roll-up curtains, but they are mounted on the street side of the window and thus provide twice as effective protection of rooms from sun heating. The simplest construction consists of a roller with fabric hidden in a protective and decorative box, two side rails and a horizontal sliding rail to which the lower edge of the fabric is attached. Windproof systems are also equipped with a spring tensioning mechanism for web tensioning. These models are also ideal for shading a pergola, veranda or balcony.
Awnings: operation and maintenance

All awnings are afraid of strong winds, and inclined awnings are also afraid of heavy rain and hail. In bad weather and for the time of departure they must be folded. Automatic systems have a power outage for the winter. If the fabric gets wet during rain, it should be dried. If you roll it up wet, a fungus will develop between the layers in the folds, which is difficult to remove. Make sure that no branches or bumps have fallen on the canopy, which could cause the mechanism to jam and tear the fabric. Wash the dirty material with a sponge or soft brush with a neutral surfactant solution. Do not use organic solvents or high-pressure washers. If the force is increased by turning the collar or if any extraneous noise is heard while the drive is running, stop the shaft immediately and find out the cause of the fault.

Facade tilting awnings, like vertical awnings, are mainly designed to protect rooms from the sun. They are deployed by means of hinged levers hinged to the wall approximately in the middle of the window aperture height. The advantage of the systems is that the cloth does not interfere with the ventilation of the room. The cost of vertical and inclined window awnings – from 4500 rubles. per 1 m2 .

There is also a hybrid design, in which the upper part of the cloth is vertical, and the lower part is deflected by levers. It is more resistant to the wind than sloping. However, it costs 30-40 % more.

Elbow awnings are installed above terraces. They can be folded out with swivel levers. These “arms” are straightened by powerful springs and carry forward the metal profile to which the front edge of the fabric, which is wound on the shaft, is attached.

The maximum dimensions of this type of awning are 3.5 × 7 m (outreach × width), its inclination can be adjusted within 90°, the design is able to withstand wind blowing at a speed of 12 m/s (but not more).

The worn awning cover can be replaced by contacting a specialist company. The cost of the service is 50-70% of the price of the new design.

Fluffy chaos: how to transport a dog in a car

It is unbelievable how many people continue to be touched by their dog sitting in the front passenger seat absolutely unfastened, or even tries to climb onto the driver’s lap, or how the dog puts his head out the open window, sticking the tongue out. All this is cool only in pictures from the Internet, but in reality, such things can turn into trouble.

Part of the disregard for the transportation of dogs has been formed by the law – in terms of transportation, traffic rules in some countries considers pets a baggage. The requirement, therefore, remains only one: the load should not limit visibility on the driver’s side and interfere with control. At the same time, it is quite obvious that one thing is a suitcase with things, and another thing is a living being, sometimes comparable in weight and size to a person. 

Train your dogs starting when they are puppies

One of the biggest problems with dogs in cars is their behavior. Only one thing can completely guarantee the dog’s peace of mind – his own deep-rooted habit of being in a car. Therefore, having a puppy, take him on any trip that you can. But remember – the first trip should not be fraught with something unpleasant, such as a visit to the veterinarian, etc. Or, if that happened, don’t take the pet to the clinic right away – take a walk, give a treat, scratch them behind their ear in order to break the “car-means-trouble” association.

AND EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAR, BUT ALREADY HAVE A PUPPY, TAKE HIM ON RIDES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

If you can’t teach your dog to behave in a car from a young age, you can catch up on it later. Bring the dog to the car, let it look around, start the engine. Put your hand on the roof of the car – the dog will perceive it as the fact that the owner is in charge, everything is under control. Getting inside the car should take place only on command – you can use “place”, “go”, “jump” as keywords.

If the dog doesn’t want to get into the car at all, you can put a piece of treat inside or have a friend whom the dog trusts sit in there.

Do not rush to slam the door; the dog needs to look around and get used to the new territory. Getting out of the car should also be only at the command “come” or “let’s go”.

Take some time for this, because a four-legged car enthusiast – both trained as a puppy and a “convert” – must learn these simple rules, and it takes some time. Otherwise, one day he will joyfully jump into the neighboring Gelandewagen, mark the steering wheel there and wait for praise from you.

Fasten your dog’s seatbelt

In no case should the dog move freely around the cabin. If you have a small dog, then the way out of the situation suggests itself – get a box-carrying and transport the animal only in it. Choose a box of the maximum size that can be placed in your car – this is necessary for the box to be fixed – or fasten the carrier with special straps. If the dog is big, then here are the options for how it can be fastened in the cabin. There are plenty of dog accessories for cars to make it easier.

The easiest way is a leather or cloth leash wrapped around the pins of the head restraints of the rear seat, leaving a free section of 30-50 cm, with a snapped carabiner over the collar. The second option is more reliable: purchase a harness and fasten it to a standard seat belt. Harnesses can be ordinary and automobile – in the second case, there may be a latch inserted into the standard seat belt lock. In addition, there are special dog seat belts now on sale, made according to the harness, but much more restricting to the movement of the dog.

If you have a hatchback or station wagon, and the animal travels in the trunk, you can optionally install a partition (such partitions are suitable for any car) that separates the “dog compartment” from the rest of the passenger compartment. If the trunk allows you to place a large metal cage, then it makes sense to go for this option.

YES, THIS SAD MUZZLE IN THE MIRROR LOOKS LIKE A PRISONER, BUT IT IS SAD ONLY BECAUSE IT CAN’T LICK THE EARS FROM THE REAR SEATS PASSENGERS. DON’T WORRY, YOUR PET WILL BE FINE.

Do not let your dog to lean out of the window

A small but extremely important “preview” to this point: in no case do not leave the animal f in the car for a long time. In winter, this is fraught with hypothermia, in summer – heat stroke, and in both cases it can lead to fatal consequences. Tint the rear window, and preferably the entire “rear hemisphere” – this will have a very positive effect on the microclimate of the rear of the cabin in the warm season. And now to the point.


If your car is equipped with air conditioning, do not try to abandon it in the heat because of your fear of getting a cold or anything – a dog handles high temperature in the cabin much harder than you. And the dogs’ desire to cool themselves down by leaning out of the window carefully opened by the owner can turn into a disease for your pet – as a result of such a “natural airflow” you will not protect yourself from the common cold, but your dog will definitely have it. And this is not the worst – leaning out the window threatens the dog with a chance to get otitis or conjunctivitis, as well as the likelihood of being hit with a stone or simply falling out of the car with a sharp maneuver – this happens even with the dogs who are strapped in.

If the windows in the car are still open while driving, then make sure that the draft is not strong around the cabin (do not open all the windows to the fullest extent), place the dog away from the window. Ideally – get a special grid-curtain for car windows – it extends to any height of lowering the glass, and takes up a minimum of space when folded.

DO AT LEAST A PART OF WHAT IS LISTED ABOVE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE HOW YOUR PET BITES OFF THE EAR OF A BIKER NEXT TO YOU AT THE CROSSROAD.

The future of mobile operating systems

Software in a smartphone is most important. And I will probably never give up such a position and this will always be my thought. What’s the use of a good camera and high performance if the smartphone’s operating system freezes and cannot offer the user sufficient functionality? Currently, there is already a certain tendency in the market of operating systems, which in 1-2 years can greatly prove itself and become a new stage in the development of the mobile gadget market. You can read more about smartphone evolution here.

It’s worth starting with the fact that after the ban on the use of Google services in Huawei smartphones, the “Chinese giant” said that it was working on its own HarmonyOS operating system. Its feature will be a microkernel and modular architecture. This will allow you to use this operating system on smartphones, light bulbs, tablets, laptops, PCs, cars, refrigerators and other equipment. The modular architecture also allows Huawei to make the system easier on smartphones. The company said earlier that only 20% of the code from 20 million lines is used in the Android kernel. And such an amount of boilerplate, of course, is not cool.

Now we have news about some operating system from Google called Pigweed. This is probably the commercial name for “fuchsia.” According to rumors, the new Google operating system will become a kind of analogue of HarmonyOS. It can also be used in any technology and gadgets.

Microsoft also offers its users tablets on full Windows 10, creating a common ecosystem for devices in a different form factor. In the future, I do not rule out the possibility that Microsoft may introduce a smartphone on a full-fledged Windows with the ability to install familiar desktop applications. This will become possible when the company popularizes foldable phones, so that when it opens, Windows mobile mode automatically switches to desktop mode.

It would be nice if Google offered the same concept of a single system with common applications with its new operating system, because it is obvious that very soon folding phones turning into a tablet device will become the norm for the market. And large manufacturers simply need to offer a system that will offer an interface for any size of screens and hardware of any power.

In my opinion,Apple is behind in this matter today. It offers iPad OS on iPad, iOS on iPhone, and MacOS on MacBook. Such a division into 3 different operating systems in 2020 is an extremely outdated option. It would be much cooler if the company offered a single operating system for all devices with a single interface that would adapt to the screen size in real time.

From about 2021, a war of 3 companies will begin – Google, Apple and Microsoft – for influencing the market not only of mobile devices, but of everything that requires an operating system to work. A single operating system means a single ecosystem and a common user experience, and the winner in this battle will become the new leader in the gadget market. Microsoft looks more interesting in this matter now, since it offers the ability to fully launch any Windows-based applications in desktop mode. You can develop something on your tablet if you are programming, for example. This makes Microsoft automatically the winner in a future war for superiority in the field of universal operating systems. And it is surprising that Microsoft, with the release of Windows 8 in 2012, began to offer tablet mode even on desktops. Even then, the company gave users a single operating system for devices of various form factors, so Microsoft has, we could say, more experience in this matter.

Double-sided tape: types and uses

Sticky tape is widely used in various fields, especially appreciated strong double-sided tape. As the name makes clear, the adhesive layer is applied to both sides of the product. This allows you to connect parts, fasten structures and individual elements to the surface with minimal effort.

The range of material makes double-sided adhesive tape a welcome guest in offices and briefcases of schoolchildren, working suitcases finishing or construction workers and advertising studios, in warehouses. Depending on the characteristics of the tape will help to glue a table or poster to the wall, hang a mirror or towel hook, fix the carpet, pack the cargo or wrap the gift.

Application

Sturdy double sided tape is used primarily in areas related to repair, installation, outdoor advertising and transportation, as well as office supplies in offices.

The use of adhesive tapes of this type is convenient for a number of works:

  • Installation of finishing panels, boxes for electrical wiring, suspended ceilings, elements of advertising structures, furniture, hooks, hangers, holders.
  • Linoleum fixing.
  • Production of outdoor advertising materials (banners, stands, volume inscriptions).
  • Assembly of window constructions.
  • Repair of automobile bodies.
  • Fixation of handles on sliding transparent doors.
  • Packaging works (seamless fastening).
  • The decision of office problems – fastening of a paper and cardboard, fixing of information materials on stands or walls.

Advantages of use

  • Ability to create an airtight connection.
  • Resistant to ultraviolet, solvents and other aggressive chemicals, moisture, changing temperatures.
  • Economical use.
  • Reliability.
  • Availability of different types of material of different specialization.

Types of double-sided adhesive tape

There are universal adhesive tapes and are designed for certain types of work. These materials have a different base.

  • Field: repair and construction.
  • Application: fastening of products of a complex configuration, with holes and an uneven surface.
  • Features: thickness from 0,5 mm, the foamy texture due to the equability provides reliable contact even with rough edges.

Fabric-based scotch

  • Scope: repair, decoration.
  • Application: work with floor and wall coverings, installation of light panels.
  • Features: synthetic or cotton textiles provide lightness, flexibility, good contact with the surface.

Scotch on polypropylene base

  • Scope: advertising, printing, packaging.
  • Application: for work with paper, photos, etc.
  • Features: easily tears, weak adhesion.  

Also there is an especially strong construction double-sided adhesive tape, capable of bearing considerable weight. Such material allows fixing mirrors, shelves, other rather large and heavy objects to the walls.

Features of gluing

The following steps are required to securely glue objects together:

  • Clean surfaces from dust, dirt (solvent, alcoholic solution or special products);
  • cut off a piece of scotch of the right length (it is better to prepare pieces in advance if you need several);
  • gently remove the protective film on one side;
  • apply to the surface by selecting a more porous and rough object (or by selecting a larger object from the two to be bonded);
  • try to press in such a way as to ensure maximum contact area;
  • remove the protective film from the second adhesive layer (try not to touch the sticky surface with your hands);
  • attach the second object or structural element.

How to peel off the duct tape

Robust and reliable double-sided adhesive tape has one drawback (due to its advantages) – it can be badly peeled off and leave traces on surfaces.

We present you a few recommendations for removing the scotch without consequences.

  • Wallpaper. A jet of warm air from a hair dryer will help soften the adhesive layer. After a couple of minutes you should stand on the edge of the tape with a knife or other sharp object and carefully separate it from the surface.
  • You can try to remove the tape from the walls, ceiling and floor by gluing a large piece of paint tape and gradually tearing it off (you should leave a free edge) – the tape will pull it out.
  • Fabric. Alcohol solution and sponge will help.
  • Plastic. Apply oil or medical alcohol to the sticky area, and after a while the tape can be easily removed (do not use solvents!).
  • Painted surfaces. Acetone and solvent can be used to remove the adhesive tape and remove sticky residue.
  • Painted surfaces. Vegetable oil can be used. Rubber nozzles will help to work more effectively.

How to Choose a Refrigerator Size

How do you know what size refrigerator to buy?

There are a lot of free and paid ones online and the following to choose from.

Before buying a refrigerator make sure that it fits the number of people who will be living in the room. If not it might be better to wait a bit. Buying a larger one means that you will have a bigger fridge and that will be expensive.

One thing to check is the quality of the refrigerator. Since the refrigerator is more expensive it is more luxurious. But the quality is important

If you don’t, you don’t know what size refrigerator you will need, or that you should go buy one.

There is no point in discussing the pros and cons of different sizes with people who think they know what refrigerator they should get for the kitchen. The obvious main thing about sizes is, the larger the refrigerator the more space you have to store supplies and because you are obviously working less, you are likely to be more efficient.

What is the most common refrigerator size?

“We simply give the manufacturer of the fridge what we are told the average size is. A large is most often reported,” Lane said.

Lane said many people estimate their refrigerators by using the maximum shelf height. A fridge’s maximum shelf height is the distance between the front of the refrigerator and the center of the freezer shelf. A large refrigerator may also have larger shelves, which may or may not have the height of the shelf within the refrigerator.

The most common refrigerator size for the average household is 2-quart plastic containers. The best to keep the heat in the room. This prevents freezer burn. Keep these refrigerators freezers out of the sun during the summer.

If you have a small family, how many refrigerators can you fit in the garage?

Answer: The basic question of How many refrigerator-freezer containers can you fit in the garage?

If you have a normal family, you’re going to get a 10-pound (5-kg) refrigerator. If you have big families, get something with the biggest capacity, and it can handle all your family’s needs, or you can get a small, lightweight refrigerator to work for a couple of people in your family. I think some people feel pressure to go small. Or they think, “If we use this we’re just compromising and eating on the budget. The Most Common Refrigerator Size for Most Households is 13.5″W x 9.75″D

Which size refrigerator should I get?

All Refrigerators and Freezers are divided into a few general categories.

  • The Refrigerator Size category;
  • The Pre-Replace Basket Refrigerators include the Model LF, Model RM, and Model RE. Their main features are that they are cheap and very sturdy.

How much space should be on the sides of a refrigerator?

Our refrigerator is 6-by-12 inches and that means you have about 1-foot of space per drawer, one-quarter inch on each side of the drawer. It is recommended to have two drawers per size fridge, but this depends on the fridge you are buying. For example, a 5-gallon is 6-by-12 inches and is recommended to have two drawers for meats and vegetables. The freezer is 4-by-12 inches and you should have one drawer for each

I don’t know the answer to that, but I will answer your question about what to do if you cannot get that measure of home and quiet. I think if you’re ready to rent a condo or walk into a van or whatever, it’s a way to figure out what you can actually do with what you have. For example, if you can’t get your neighbors to move into the back of your house, in my mind, then look for a space in the front of the house.

“The first step was to understand the purpose of the refrigerator,” says Van Persie. “After that, we figured out the geometry of the refrigerator walls.”

Based on the installation calculations, they arrived at a wall height of 3 feet, and the total height of the refrigerator was only 9 inches. The goal was to make the refrigerator as thin and light as possible, but not so thin that it would only work as a normal refrigerator.

That is, how many shelves do you need and how many? It may be tempting to stock up on as many shelves as you can. After all, they will save you money! Well, yes, but you don’t have to waste money buying lots of shelves.

Storage is money and you have to make decisions about what to do with your money. You have to decide whether to spend time and money on a good thing that will save you money and effort on things that won’t

If you really need an edge around the edges of your refrigerator, you’ll have to buy a paneled edge.

And you can find them in both ceiling and side. You’ll pay a bit more for this kind of panel. But it is a much more “maintained” look. You’ll be much less likely to be upset by the holes and potholes in the door.

What should I look for when buying a refrigerator?

What’s the difference between one and another? Find out these answers!

According to the refrigerator and freezer giant Proctor and Gamble, the key to using a larger fridge is to open it up.

They recommend taking an oven mitt and turning the top end of the door handle clockwise, which should make a series of “pops” as you open the door.

They don’t say the rotation should be 90 degrees (as it is on the inside of some older refrigerators).

We carry a wide variety of refrigerator models to choose from. For best prices, most locations carry the same models we carry. Check their user reviews to find out what features are most popular, and don’t forget to look for deals to get the best deals for your appliance purchase

You want a refrigerator that meets your needs for insulation and reliability, but that also makes energy efficient. Appliances with a high insulation rating should be cheaper, but also more efficient. Better insulation means less energy used in cooling the appliance; however, insulation ratings can differ from best fridge brands to brand, so it’s important to check ratings to see if they match your refrigerator. One variable you’ll need to pay attention to is how long a refrigerator will last when you run it: How many cycles it will last for is influenced by how long it

The standard size is 2½ feet (76 cm) tall by 11 feet (33 cm) wide, or 11 inches (28 cm) long by 7 inches (18 cm) tall.

How long does a refrigerator last?

For the past 12 years, our research has shown that refrigerators are expected to last between 2 and 5 years. In practice, we predict that a refrigerator will be about 5 years old after the initial five-year warranty period.

I want to start with our classic fridges: The size is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute). Is there a special name for that?

Yes, this is a number that can easily be understood. It is often called the unit of electrical current or electrical power. You see in electricity, an analogy is between 100Hz, one hundred cycles per second, and 50Hz, which is a hundred

Short answer: 95 Quarts.

Long answer: On average, the size of an American refrigerator is 99 Quarts. The closest metric standard is the metric gallons (39 cubic inches), which a British refrigerator is measured in, on average.

U.S. Refrigerators do not fit in British standardized barrels. The only way to measure refrigerators in British standard barrels is to take the approximate height and width of a fridge.