A hot tub was something I wanted for years. But living in a tiny apartment in the city meant I could barely squeeze a sofa, let along a whole hot tub. Imagine my delight when I finally moved into my new house and discovered how enormous my terrace was. There was only one thing on my mind – Finally, I have the perfect place to make my wish a reality. And oh, how amazing it is to have a hot tub on your terrace. You get to soak in warm, bubbly water while you soak up the delightful sun rays. This, combined with a spectacular view makes for quite a magical feeling. If you ever have the opportunity to add a hot tub to your terrace, I strongly encourage you to do so. Read More →
Gaffer tape or gaffer’s tape is believed to be named for the chief electrician responsible for the lighting on stage productions and film sets. Even though a lot of people confuse it with duck tape, the simple and easy to remember the difference between them is that duck tape usually has a backing made from vinyl or some other sort of plastic, whereas gaffer tape has a backing made from fabric.
There are almost as many brands and types of gaffer tape as there are uses for the tape itself. Probably one of the more well known brands would be Nashua gaffer tape which has proven to be very reliable when used even in more difficult circumstances. Despite gaffer tape having a wide variety of uses, the area in which it has proven to be almost irreplaceable in its utility is as an aid to both stage hands and actors alike.
For the longest time, gaffer tape has been used in theatres to do everything from markings for the positioning of the actors, to repairing and holding together so many broken pieces around the stage that you could say it was practically holding together the stage all by itself. This is due in no small part to the type of adhesive that is used, which is very durable on top of being pretty heat resistant and leaves either no residue when removed or so little that it’s hardly noticeable.
One of the most common applications for gaffer tape on any stage would be to hold the wires together in order to keep them organised and keep them from either tripping someone, or causing more serious health risks like electrocution. Another use is their application on floors and walls as a means to give the actors their queues as to where to stand, or visitors as to which way to go. But probably the main reason as to why every stage crew has an almost over-abundant stock of Nashua gaffer tape (as well as other brands) is that they are the best choice to temporarily fix up any of the very frequent wardrobe malfunctions that happen on nearly every theatre play.
Most theatre crews are so reliant on gaffer tape that, much like there is a phrase for duck tape that goes “if it can’t be fixed using duck tape, then you aren’t using enough duck tape”, there should rightfully be a phrase for gaffer tape along the lines of “it isn’t a proper set until the lights are covered in more gaffer tape than the actors are covered in make up”. Though admittedly the phrase may need some work.
Surveying is the profession and science of measuring and examining the dimensions and contour of the Earth’s surface for the purpose of creating a map, determining land boundaries, or constructing a building plan. In one form or another, surveying has been around throughout all of human history with some incredible evidence we can still witness – the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in England.
Opening a cafe requires a lot of dedication and careful planning. Of course, finding the ideal coffee recipes that will make you stand out is incredibly important for your success, so it’s only logical that you’ll want to focus your attention on assembling the perfect menu. However, don’t let seating end up on the bottom of your list. You can have the best tasting drinks, but if people feel uncomfortable lounging at your place, you might as well close up immediately. Read More →
If you’re looking for a towing mirror, you’ll come across a wide selection – from removable to permanent fittings, flat glass or convex and extra features such as inbuilt indicators and heating. All of these option can make the buying process slightly confusing for the first time buyer, so it’s best you do some homework before you start looking, in order to make the best choice possible. Read More →
Forklifts are probably the most important and commonly used piece of equipment in warehouse settings. A regularly serviced and well-maintained forklift can last for a few decades, which makes them one of the most worthwhile investments in the business. As is the case with many other pieces of equipment, accessories can make the forklift an extremely versatile lift truck. So if you have a fleet of forklifts in your workplace, equipping one or two with some accessories, can make them specialised lifting trucks that can handle tasks that a normal forklift otherwise couldn’t. Read More →
We all know the old saying that goes ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, however, an infrared picture is worth a million. Infrared thermography is the only technology that can allow you to instantly visualise heat as colours on a screen and due to these features, it is applied in numerous fields. Read More →
If your business involves packaging as part of the production, then a wrapping machine is probably one of the easiest pieces of equipment to justify, use and maintain. This piece of equipment has the ability to single-handedly reduce the costs on material spent, labour and improve unitisation. If used properly, a wrapping machine will pay for itself in just a year or two.
Nowadays, there are automatic wrapping machine models that are considered high-performance, and they’re the most advanced models in terms of communication, control, load handling and film delivery. They’re ideal for high throughput production rates, and it’s recommended that they’re supplied by a professional supplier who will work together with you to ensure they’re used optimally. Read More →
Let’s face it, the world of power tools is vast, which can be a problem for the family handyman, and every DIY enthusiast, to choose from. Basically, by now you’ve thought this through, and are aware that every level of DIY has a type (petrol powered, corded, cordless) of tool adequate for it. Such if the case with the cordless type of power tools. Read More →